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asked Which boardgames need expansion sets before they work properly?
Feb
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comment Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
Agreed. All this quality analysis is making me want to learn how to play cribbage!
Feb
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revised Quick engaging card games that can be learned quickly by a new group
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Feb
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comment Alternative rules for SimCity: The Card Game
I had a similar response to a Wolfgang Kramer game "The Market of Alturien". The components are so pretty and you want it to be great... but in the actual play it's a stinker. I tried to suggest variant rules to my group and the only response I got (in slightly less polite phrasing) was "you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear". It's a shame...
Feb
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comment Which alternative methods of choosing a starting player actually WORK?
Of course, in my group we spend ten minutes faffing over which game we even want to play... maybe it should just be "whichever game someone starts setting up first"!
Feb
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comment Which alternative methods of choosing a starting player actually WORK?
This idea was initially appealing to me, but the more I think about it the more problematic it seems to get. In some games points are too valuable to bid freely; in other games going first isn't valuable enough to bid on! Take my favourite game, Agricola: it feels like it would clearly be worth a point or two not to be in fifth seat... but I'd probably rather be in second seat than first!
Feb
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revised Can you sacrifice yourself to use an Elder Sign in Arkham Horror?
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comment How Has The Fluxx Core Game Changed Over The Years?
A full and excellent answer, so thank you! I'll go away and mull on the implications of all this for a while...
Feb
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answered Can you sacrifice yourself to use an Elder Sign in Arkham Horror?
Feb
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comment How do the expansions for Carcassonne change the game?
I really should try playing with the Count some time soon, I have owned it for months and years after all! My group tends to find Carcassonne to have too many "annoying" and "fiddly" rules in the first place, so it might be a hard sell, but I'm going to have to try.
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accepted How Has The Fluxx Core Game Changed Over The Years?
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comment How Has The Fluxx Core Game Changed Over The Years?
@Crazy: That IS an interesting observation! I reckon it's because, when it comes down to it, Fluxx is like "bread", and the expansions are like "sandwiches". Bread is a good start for making a delicious snack, but you wouldn't want to live on it alone ;)
Feb
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asked How Has The Fluxx Core Game Changed Over The Years?
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comment Which alternative methods of choosing a starting player actually WORK?
I quite like that idea, although it could be a bit depressing if it was your birthday yesterday!
Jan
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comment How should I approach teaching Magic:The Gathering to a new player?
@Gyom: Try removing the uncommons and the rares from a pool of cards from a modern Core Set. I'm pretty sure all the concepts on the commons are both simple and annotated with handy reminder text. And then you can add in uncommons and rares as your pupil's confidence level grows!
Jan
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comment Dungeon Lords Questions - Really Hard!
@Egg: There's another Special Event that gives you 3 Evil if you have the most monsters. But I think it's safe to say that Title Envy offers the largest potential for a massive one-shot Evil swing. I don't know if you could actually achieve 7 Evil from it on Turn 2, trying to work that out makes my brain ache, but I think 4 Evil from it seems like a pretty safe bet.
Jan
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comment Dungeon Lords Questions - Really Hard!
@Egg - I'm a long way away from knowing the answer to all 7 questions, so if someone beats me to it (with working shown!) I will accept theirs as the correct answer. In the meantime though I'd love any comments about ways to tackle some of the harder questions... your comment certainly helped clarify some of my ideas about the fastest ways to gain lots of Evil!
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answered What are the differences between the Fluxx games?
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comment What are the differences between the Fluxx games?
+1 for impressive Fluxx knowledge!
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comment How do the expansions for Carcassonne change the game?
Upvoted for not only being an excellent answer, but also restricting yourself to the three BEST Carcassonne expansions. These are the ones that everyone should know about!