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Jan
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comment What are good general strategies for Pandemic?
Eradication is a game term. It specifically means eliminating all cubes from the board AFTER you have found the cure. At that point no cubes of that color can ever come back. However, simply removing all the cubes of a color is NOT Eradicating the disease, if you haven't cured it yet.
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Sep
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comment Optimal (Or Just Effective) Strategy For The Resistance?
A minor modification here is to intentionally choose the person on your left. Let them choose a random third player for the team. This way, if the first mission fails, you know to downvote mission #2 (as you know the person to your left is a spy). Otherwise the odds are the same (this way it just recovers quicker)
Aug
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Oct
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comment When would you buy the Thief in Dominion?
True. Advanced Dominion strategy involves knowing when you're behind, early, so you can take risky adjustments to catch up. The thief is just one of those adjustments. It's a 'chance' to turn the tide, so only buy/use it when warranted.
Oct
17
comment If I own both Utilities but mortgage one, do I get 10x or 4x the die roll in rent from the unmortgaged one?
The question is asking about the unusual case of owning both, having one mortgaged, and landing on the other. Your answer provides the evidence needed to come to the right conclusion, but it doesn't actually answer the question, which could be better asked as "Does a mortgaged utility COUNT for purposes of getting the 10x dice roll on the other utility"? Even with the evidence you provide, someone could (incorrectly) argue that "even through it is still owned, it doesn't COUNT because it is mortgaged".
Oct
4
comment What are good general strategies for Pandemic?
Can be, yes, but it's risky early as you don't know yet how often that color will be coming up. This is why i suggest it only for a player who can't help make progress toward the next cure that turn.
Oct
4
comment If I own both Utilities but mortgage one, do I get 10x or 4x the die roll in rent from the unmortgaged one?
This answer could use clarification. If you own both, but one is mortgaged, you get 10x for people landing on the unmortgaged one, but don't get anything from people landing on the mortgaged onr.
Oct
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Jul
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answered Dice with an average roll of zero?
Jul
23
answered Countermeasures to “analysis paralysis”?
Jun
26
answered How can I clearly detail all possible destinations from every point of the map in my game?
May
20
answered Is it better to go first or last in Vinci?
May
18
comment What is a Gateway Game?
I would add that gateway games, specifically, have relatively more luck than other complex games. This allows newer people to 'win' more often, despite good strategy from experienced players.
May
8
comment Can an optimal strategy for Roll Through the Ages be created for two player games on modern hardware?
Are you willing to accept probabilistic pruning of subtrees? (e.g. not exploring a subtree if you know within a certain high probability that it isn't optimal) If so, you can reduce the strategies to goal-based ones, and solve it much more quickly.
May
8
comment How can Hot Spots be cleared?
There is no way to remove them. There have been rumors of an expansion adding character cards with that ability.
Apr
30
answered Do you need a solo player variant to make a Print&Play game successful?