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


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?
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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.
Jan
23
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
23
comment Evaluating an opponent in a game you're familiar with?
I wouldn't say that's asked another way, I'd say those are two different questions. The first is a pretty meta question about how to read people, the second is about how to adapt gameplay. Are you looking for answers to both?
Jan
23
answered How difficult is Axis and Allies to learn and teach new players?
Jan
23
awarded  Critic
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
21
answered Correct/Recommended use of Masquerade in Dominion: Intrigue
Jan
21
answered Axis and Allies - Is there a best country?
Jan
21
comment Is it ever a good idea to research weapons development?
@juan2raid +1 for the epic anecdote, and otherwise killer answer. Was that the beginning of the end for the relationship? :) When I first started playing A&A by email I had a streak where I lost 4 games in a row to heavy bombers. In all three games I was the allies. I was playing well and had some luck and at some point it was clear I was going to win all four. My opponents turned to tech as a last resort and all got heavy bombers on their first try. I spent over 60 IPCs in each game trying to match and couldn't. That was the game. Since then, I won't even play unless we ground rule out tech.