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Jul
16
comment Firefly Boardgame: Amnon Duul solid bonus (Travel Hub) benefits
It gets even funnier if you're running two jobs that have "no limit" loads (going in the same direction past the Bazaar). You can drop off a full load at one, jump to the Bazaar and grab a full load for the other. :)
May
30
comment Does the order that cards are played have any effect? (Specifically poison)
Worth noting that's it is fairly common for games (beyond MtG) to use the "add it all up and then apply floor" method. (I think Munchkin does it that way, to name a second)
Apr
30
comment How many is “A bunch”?
@SamIam I don't see why - the goal here is to avoid giving away information. Specifically, that asking for the specific number gives away that you have an answer in hand (and that you haven't been asking when you don't have an answer). Asking for the details everytime (whether you care about the answer or not) means that they don't get additional information, beyond that you're a stickler for the rules.
Apr
30
comment How many is “A bunch”?
@SamIam Not necessarily - if you always ask for clarification, then the opponent doesn't gain information on whether the answer matters particularly in this instance. (Maybe you have the Charm this time, maybe you don't. If you ask both times, they don't know if this is the one they should worry about).
Apr
30
comment How many is “A bunch”?
It's "underhanded" because you're trying for a "gotcha" moment. I don't think it's Bad per se, since you're simply using the same trick they're using. But making them walk through the motions every time is the smarter play, since it can force them to play around cards you don't have (not to mention just proper play).
Mar
24
comment Can a card be un-cast, if the player realises it was a bad decision?
@Jefromi I've seen instances of people playing cards in tournaments not realizing that it won't do what they expect (due to card interactions or just a mental misfire). So it's possible for this to happen in a game where the results matter.
Mar
17
comment What are some good tactics for the early game in Risk?
+1 for the buffer - it's always better to have the fight on their continent rather than yours. :)
Mar
14
comment What tap effect has priority?
Mini-answer: as a general rule, tap-as-cost will trump tap-as-effect. (I'm sure there's corner cases where that's not true)
Mar
13
comment How compatible are the two versions of Netrunner?
Looking at the two example cards, isn't the only real difference that it now costs a credit/bit? (Going from 0 to 1). That's relatively minor.
Mar
10
comment Can't understand the end of Game of Life
Doesn't the new version have the additional rule that you can't steal tiles from people in Countryside Acres?
Mar
10
comment Does ice ever break in Netrunner?
@Twitch_City That could be an answer in itself - there is definitely an ebb/flow to the game.
Dec
17
comment Are you required to call a judge if you're not involved in the game?
Yep - probably to dodge the question of "how do you punish a spectator?"
Oct
29
comment Advice on acquiring / constructing Dice Towers
I have one of the Chessex portable boots. I can't speak to the felt on the deflectors, but you really want some sort of softer surface on the bottom to prevent dice bouncing out the end (I usually use a pad of paper)
Sep
5
comment What's the impact of allowing other players to continue while you choose tickets?
I wouldn't say it's underhanded - if there are two players playing by that rule then you'll always have to wait, and then it's even. (We play contrary-wise - you always keep going, so everyone is getting the same advantage)
Aug
22
comment What can dead Werewolves players be doing?
Usually in long games the dead around here just kibitz. (It's quite easy to be entertaining and yet not "contribute". :) )
Jul
27
comment Does Avis or Iago have a better chance of winning a match?
@user1873 The d20s could be considered indistinguishable, but the d4 isn't - it's worth different points and will affect the later possibilities. But it sounds like you've got a good start on how to approach it.
Jul
26
comment Does Avis or Iago have a better chance of winning a match?
@user1873 The problem is that you rapidly fall down the rabbit-hole of probability - Iago(4) has 32000 different possible rolls, which combined with Avis(4)'s 7680 different openings means that there are 245,760,000 different ways the opening roll could play out. And then you start tacking on the branches as you re-roll dice. And that's for just one of the 289 combinations of each player's X die...
Jul
24
comment Does Avis or Iago have a better chance of winning a match?
Added the link, but the spreadsheet was very quick-and-dirty (basically iterated through the various formulas). If I get a moment I'll do up a Pretty GDocs version and link.
Jul
5
comment When should I add life gain cards to my deck in MTG?
I'd argue that if a card gains you life and has a decent side effect that ain't bad either.
Jul
5
comment On-Going / Long Running Game
Is the intention that it's a long-form game, rather than something short like President or Uno where you can add or remove players between hands?