Volker Landgraf
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How semi-cooperative games handle players who have nothing to lose?
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There is really not much that you can do in rules to totally eliminate this problem, but you can try to reduce it. One possibility is to implement catch-up mechanisms so that it is rather unlikely ...

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What happens if we run out of terrain tiles?
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The terrain tiles are two-sided with different combinations, so when you run short of one type, often you should be able to replace ones already placed by others with the same front but different back ...

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Why are there so many easily avoidable game changing translation errors in Dominion?
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Sorry that this is not strictly an answer to the question, but it is too long to be a comment and it does give some information about where to find more. From the late 1990s to the mid 2010s I was a ...

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Rock Paper Scissor Lizard Spock applied to units features
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You could do it like in Civilization (2010): There, every unit has an attack strength and hitpoints. Two units of equal type (or airforce, which is outside the rock-paper-scissors-cycle) apply their ...

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If the Eyrie does not have enough spare warriors to recruit - does this cause turmoil?
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Yes I don't have a copy of this game, so I can't cite a rule to prove it, but I played it a few weeks ago, and the owner of the game, who also explained it to us, especially pointed out this to the ...

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To play one of the Catan expansion extensions do I need the extended version of the base game?
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I'm not sure about the American editions (by Mayfair IIRC?), but for the German editions by Kosmos the answer is yes. The base game as well as the expansions had the material for 3 and 4 players, and ...

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How can you have units with secret locations on the board?
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One way to place units at a hidden location that has not yet been mentioned is in MB's Gamemaster series Shogun, later renamed Samurai Swords due to naming conflicts. There players hold a card for ...

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When can power be converted?
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You indeed lose the rest. But keep in mind that you only have to pay VPs according to the power you actually get, so in contrast to what @sitnaltax suggested I'd rather advice that you do not covert ...

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Is either player at a disadvantage when cards "aren't' shuffled well enough"?
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Since I don’t know Skip-Bo, I will give a more general answer: In deck-building games (like dominion) it is absolutely possible that a player benefits from a bad shuffle of their individual deck, ...

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What is the meaning of the starting player rules in Tzolk'in?
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I can only speak for Germany, but I assume it is or was similar in other countries. In the good bad old days when gaming was considered something for children, and adults would not play any games (...

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Identify this game - 4X board game between 2000 and 2010
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I think that the description is a composite of several games. The largest portion is from Age of Renaissance, other fetures are from Conquest of the Empire, Age of Empires III, Condottierre. The map,...

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Do Law Offices affect ties you're not part of?
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As a general rule of thumb, you should take the approach that if the author/designer's intention was the unusual interpretation of a rule, they should specifically say so, so even if the rules weren't ...

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