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The sun never sets on the British vampire...


Jan
17
revised Consume>Trade in RftG Base game
added 133 characters in body
Jan
17
comment Transitioning to Dominion late-game
Nice answer. I wish I was close to having such a good feel for the average value of the cards in my deck!
Jan
17
answered How will using counters to represent money instead of facedown cards change the game?
Jan
17
awarded  Announcer
Jan
17
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
@Pat: Thanks for the edit. I didn't mean to make trouble for you, I'm just a humble seeker after the truth! Especially where Scrabble is involved :D
Jan
17
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
As "Lez" is certainly valid in Scrabble I'm pretty sad this has become the accepted answer (in its current form). See the first review here for confirmation that the "Official Scrabble Dictionary" is not actually complete, due to missing out swearwords that are perfectly valid, at least off air and amongst consenting adults: amazon.com/Official-SCRABBLE-Players-Dictionary/dp/0877792208
Jan
16
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
@Scott: It took me 3 seconds to Google "zo" and find it on, e.g., this page: mattelscrabble.com/en/adults/tips/tip1.html. I have a feeling it's legit in SOWPODS/UK Scrabble, but not in American Scrabble. Then again, UK Scrabble is full of kerrrazy 2-letter words like "gu" ("a type of fiddle from the Shetland Islands", if memory serves) so it's very possible that the US wordlist could be considered a more sensible way to play...
Jan
16
comment How would these Ticket To Ride variants change the game?
The catapult expansion raised a smile. I wonder if the Catapult expansion for Carcassonne would do the job? There's got to be room for a mashup of those two games - Ticket to Carcassonne? - in the world...
Jan
16
awarded  Critic
Jan
16
revised Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
added 112 characters in body
Jan
16
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
Here's a page which clearly indicates that LEZ is an official word in both TWL98 and SOWPODS: phrontistery.info/scrabble3.html. The page was updated in 2007. Has LEZ been dropped from all Scrabble wordlists since then? It would be a big surprise to me if it had. (I think what's actually happening on the page you link to is that they've removed all rude words for the sake of the children. But even so rude words are not actually illegal in Scrabble. Where could you draw the line?)
Jan
16
comment Consume>Trade in RftG Base game
@Tuxhedoh: Even if you have no cards with Consume powers, you can still Consume>Trade, and convert a good into cards by the power of the Trade bonus alone. Once you've resolved that, you have to start using Consume powers until you have either no Consume powers or no usable Goods left. The RftG rules are quite involved, and take a little bit of work to understand at first, but once you "get" them they soon become second nature!
Jan
16
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
There shouldn't be a requirement. However, if anything in my answer is factually inaccurate, contentious, or otherwise off base I'd love to know about it, because as far as I know, none of it is :D
Jan
16
answered Consume>Trade in RftG Base game
Jan
16
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
@LittleBobbyTables: Given that these letters pretty much torpedo your chances of scoring the 50 point bonuses on which most Scrabble games are won or lost, there needs to be an efficient way of offloading them. Anyone who opens up the possibility of tripling the Q, X or Z in both directions deserves everything they get if the opponent then makes that play!
Jan
16
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
Excellent, a random downvote without any explanation or justification. Nice!
Jan
15
asked How would these Ticket To Ride variants change the game?
Jan
15
revised Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
added 425 characters in body
Jan
15
answered Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
Jan
14
accepted How is the “Longest Route” calculated in Ticket to Ride?