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aerospace engineer, Star Wars nerd, PowerPoint hater, and family barista, @wuerl


Feb
14
awarded  Student
Feb
14
asked Axis and Allies 2nd Edition: to Pearl Harbor or not to Pearl Harbor
Feb
10
comment Minimum bid rule for Monopoly auctions
Is this based on a similar practice in real auctions? I'm curious if you just came up with the rules out of the blue (not necessarily a bad thing BTW) or if you're re-purposing guidelines from somewhere else.
Feb
8
comment Information gain from discarded tiles in Mahjong
Can you add Mahjong to the title of this question somewhere? The game you're asking about is kind of buried in the link and the tag.
Feb
8
answered Best set of blank cards
Feb
6
answered What are the blue-backed cards in Dominion for?
Feb
6
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
3
comment Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
@Ben Jackson np, I figured that's what you were going for.
Feb
3
comment Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
Okay duh, I hadn't made the mental leap to scoring flushes the same way as you'd asked about scoring runs: each unique way of getting four cards in the same suit. So yes, I agree with your afterthought, scoring a 5-card flush as 20 would be insane, given that it would be possible to have plenty of runs and 15s in there as well. It could blow the 29-point hand out of the water, which would way unbalance the game. One example of the new best hand would be 6-7-8-9-10, for 33 points.
Feb
3
revised Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
edited body
Feb
3
comment Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
One tear...thanks guys. :) @thesunneversets you should learn, cribbage is crazy fun
Feb
3
answered Quick engaging card games that can be learned quickly by a new group
Feb
3
answered Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
Feb
3
comment Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
How would a five-card flush score 20?
Jan
28
awarded  Quorum
Jan
26
answered Do you know any good miniature wargame that is fairly easy to learn and play?
Jan
25
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
24
comment How difficult is Axis and Allies to learn and teach new players?
@jon Good point re Diplomacy. I may have let my familiarity with A&A and lack of with Diplomacy bias my assessment. If you have another suggestion at closer parity I'll edit my answer accordingly.
Jan
23
comment Evaluating an opponent in a game you're familiar with?
Got it. I'll think on it and share any insights.