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Mar
7
comment In Smallworld, do Fortresses pay the +1 VC only on the turn they are placed, or do they each pay for every turn that the race is active?
Oh but there are ways you can be Stout and Fortified at the same time if you are playing with more than just the base set. I believe the Tales & Legends and Realms expansions have options for multiple powers. Still, your explanation of the rules would stand. You are either in decline or you are not, regardless of what you can do while in decline. Fortresses give points every turn you are active (not in decline).
Sep
6
comment Small World: Strategies for using dwarves in a 2-player game
@Hackworth: You stated that turn order bidding wouldn't work because everyone starts with only one victory point, but you actually start with five. This could work. I like the idea.
Sep
6
comment Does Small World's Dragon Master allow conquering non-adjacent regions?
A humorous reminder of this rule is actually the artwork on the dragon token itself. If you look closely, you'll see that it is a walking dragon, not a flying one, and that it is being coaxed forward with human bait dangling from a long stick.
Apr
8
comment How Unethical Is A Purely “Blocking” Move In Ticket To Ride?
If you have agreed not to play a certain way before starting, or are playing in a location where a house rule is standard, then it would be unethical to go back on your word or break a rule (in effect, cheating). Otherwise, actions permissible within the scope of the rules and motivated only by in-game factors, regardless whether a group likes them or not, are still ethical. They may not make you popular, but there is a difference between something that is looked down upon and something that actually violates ethics.
Mar
29
comment How to successfully store games on edge?
I'm a big fan of tossing the insert and creating enough room to fit in expansions. I did this with both Small World and Last Night on Earth. At that point, the boxes do get fairly heavy. Unless you have perfectly equal sized boxes, you don't want to be stacking them at that point anyway or there will be some crushing.
Mar
3
comment Exchanging Cards in Pandemic
Thanks for the help. We've played 4 or 5 games where we were all set to go for a 4th cure during the next time around the table, only to have the deck run out of cards 1-2 players before our cure could be cashed in. Playing the game properly should help turn these into a few wins now!
Feb
28
comment How Unethical Is A Purely “Blocking” Move In Ticket To Ride?
I completely agree. If you are making a move in game, it should only be considered unethical if you are motivated by factors outside the game, or are intentionally making a move that you fully believe is not the optimal move. However much this move "screw" the other player(s), if you truly believe you are making the most beneficial move you could make, then you are in the right.
Feb
28
comment Coloretto vs. Aquaretto and Zooloretoo, what are the differences and how can I tell which to buy?
I would love to hear more about this, whether it just be a link to some good rules for combining, or some of your personal thoughts that were imparted on you by the designer.
Feb
28
comment Small World: Do Spirit Ghouls Score When Active Race Declines?
Thanks for the answer. This was a sub-question to a previous misunderstanding, where I thought the player did not score during the turn they first entered decline. According to the rule book, you may not make new conquests on the turn you enter decline, but you do score.
Feb
28
comment Small World: Do Orcs Get Race Bonus When Conquering Abandoned Territories?
Thanks for the correction : ) I didn't have the game in front of my when I was asking Small World questions that day. Simple mistake!
Feb
7
comment What are some good 8 player games?
If only there were a way to award style points!
Dec
1
comment Boardgaming Online
It supports three different games, all based around similar Robo Rally mechanics, but with different goals & strategies. Still, it does not sound like what you are looking for.