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The secret life of Toon (also known as GameCat)

I have been a programmer for 30 years. Use Delphi most of the time, but have experience in PHP/C/C++/Java/C# and several other languages. And also (X)HTML/CSS/XML/ASP/XSL/Javascript and more web based languages.

I like to reverse engineer (curiosity and cat) and have compiled a Delphi 2009 Syntax because there was none yet.

In real life I am a father and a husband. I like to work with (chain)mail as you can see from my picture. In de evenings I teach other people to use First Aid techniques like CPR.

If you want to contact me, try toon at gamecat dot org.


Dec
16
comment 9-player Advanced Civilization rules
Always hard to get enough people to play this game... Our record is 5.
Oct
8
comment Breaking roads in Settlers of Catan
@TomAu: that is right.
Nov
22
comment When is it a good time to offer a draw in chess, and when should I accept one?
+1 for the last bus remark. Reality finally wins.
Nov
4
comment Carcassonne — problem telling the difference between the Big Meeple and regular Meeples
Unrelated but fun: In our latest game we had a 33 tile city with cathedral (99 points), when it was finished, only 3 tiles were left on the pile. But at least 2 big meeple were stuck in that city for almost the entire game.
Oct
31
comment Baby shower games
Congrats, first kid? When do you expect it?
Oct
28
comment Good rules for combining the various expansions start tiles
@Simon Withers, you can use a replacement tile, if you get that one you play the 8x8 tile. Or you can roll a die and lookup the tile on a table.
Oct
28
comment 18xx Companies able to buy other companies, what will be the impact
Thanks, this way we can work something out as a team effort.
Oct
28
comment Breaking roads in Settlers of Catan
@Justin L, answer adapted
Oct
26
comment Clarifying house rules for Monopoly
@Erik P, lol, we have had some experience with cheating bankers. (They always had a secret stash of cash somewhere).
Oct
25
comment What extra roles have you used with Werewolves?
If the medic selects the medic each night, he can't be killed by a werewolf. So I assume he can't chose the same person twice in a row.
Oct
25
comment What extra roles have you used with Werewolves?
I see a deadlock. If there are two people left, the kingmaker and the previous king/queen, there can be no king but there must be a king.
Oct
22
comment Differences between Clue/Cluedo and Clue: Discover the Secrets
+1 for "Purists hate it. My kids think its fun." Kids have a different idea on what's fun.
Oct
22
comment Good games for playing in a bar
@Erik P: There was a 2 dice variant called Mexican or something like that. As I remember correctly 1,2 has a special meaning.
Oct
20
comment Can a toilet be covered if the votes are tied in Drunter und Drüber?
That was my idea too. The Yes = No is not covered in the rules.
Oct
19
comment What cooperative board games are there that I could safely play with my wife?
@Pawka, Risk is the perfect way to end a marriage.