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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?
Jul
3
comment Comparisons Betwen Deck-Building Games
Might be worth distinguishing between the "living card games" and the "deck building games" - LCGs are much closer cousins to Magic and other CCGs than Dominion.
Jul
3
comment How can I set up a game of the Resistance without anyone needing to close their eyes?
@ire_and_curses But how do you mark the set without giving away information? Either the marks are on the card back (which means people can learn that the A set has blue and red spies), or they're on the card front (which means someone is looking at the details. It's not impossible, but it'd be pretty easy to mess up (and difficult to detect when you've been compromised as well)
Jul
3
comment How can I set up a game of the Resistance without anyone needing to close their eyes?
The other concern I can see with having a set of "evil colors" is that someone has to hand out that list (or write it on the card), so unless you're building a set and not handing it out, someone by definition is in the know.
Jun
11
comment Which boardgames need expansion sets before they work properly?
+1 for pointing out a few games that feel like demos until you buy an expansion (Pandemic really comes into it's own once you have more jobs; I still haven't forgiven Settlers for insisting on selling me 5-6 player expansions for their expansions)
Jun
11
comment Implementing a map exploration mechanic cheaply
Non-square cards aren't really a drawback - they'll still fit into a grid fine (albeit a rectangular rather than square grid).