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Reply: Trades:: Re: Danish Math Trade March 2017 - Discussion thread

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:08

by noname536

Thank you, it was just that I was confused where was the items I submitted.
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Reply: Eldritch Horror:: General:: Re: Classic discussion: Arkham Horror - Eldritch Horror [POLL]

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:07

by Esgaldil

nobody82b wrote:

Most of the people in these forums are people who are massive fans of one or the other game.

I think the poll is helpful for providing some evidence to the contrary - right now (with over a hundred respondents) over 60% are rating EH 8+ and over 80% are rating AH 8+. There's clearly a lot of people, possibly a majority, who like myself are massive fans of both games.
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New comment on Item for Geeklist "Ohio HeavyCon III"

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:07

by Bjordgamer

Related Item: The Colonists

Hey Nathan/Brian,

Sorry I'm not going to be able to make it out there today after all. It was great playing with you guys!
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New comment on Item for Geeklist "Kickstarter Pure Cooperative Board Game Projects"

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:07

by luvmywife

Related Item: Centauri Saga

This now has a legacy expansion on Kickstarter


This project is funded and ends on April 30, 2017
$45 for expansion and upgrade pack plus shpping
$90 for core game plus expansion plus shipping

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vesuviusmedia/centauri-...


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Reply: Hot Deals:: Re: [TARGET] 4/2 - 4/8 Buy Two Get One Free

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:07

by Nivanor

I tried that combination online and it doesn't work. Is it only at stores?
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Reply: Martians: A Story of Civilization:: Rules:: Re: Timing of the DNA Alteration bonus

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:06

by Vyking

Maybe we're doing it wrong. We've interpreted a lot of things wrong until they were clarified by the developer.
That's what happens when they rush out rubbish rulebooks.

I'm sticking with immediate effect. Or maybe from start of next round.
Mostly because as an example if you build the energy installation upgrades in round 2 to get +1 energy, should you keep that player disc slightly off the corporation card so you don't see the benefit at the start of round 3?
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Reply: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game:: Variants:: Re: Custom Henchmen and Sidekicks

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:06

by Goodsound

Custom Sidekick Rawhide Kid. Special ability due to homophobic notions of villains ;)

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Reply: Trades:: Re: Discussion Thread for UK Maths Trade April 2017

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:06

by totero

I gotta say this is the best selection of games i've seen in a maths trade in a long time.

Fingers crossed they all find new home!

I'm excited for this one.
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Reply: General Gaming:: Re: The Punchboard Quiz

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:05

by Nivanor

I'm guessing 7 wonders duel as well.
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Reply: Terraforming Mars:: Reviews:: Re: A(nother) negative review

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:03

by Muse23PT

dende wrote:



Muse23PT wrote:


I don't like Food Chain Magnate but the game has 0 Randomness...

You say it's random because of the map layout?!?!? Are you joking? That is the setup of the game... you do that BEFORE the game starts!

You make a map layout and after that you start playing the game... making the layout isn't part of playing the game... it seems you just want to antagonize people just for the sake of it...

Setup is part of every game as there wouldn't be a game without the setup. So if the setup features stochastic elements the game can hardly be deterministic.

There is a chess variant called Fischer Random. It is called like that because the setup of the pieces is randomized and thus plays differently than normal chess as opening knowledge is fairly worthless.

It matters significantly whether a game with spatial elements features a static or changing map. It also matters significantly whether you always play with the same cards when you play a deckbuilder.
So the claim that game setup is not part of the actual game translates into the claim that there is no difference between playing Dominion Base or playing Dominion + all expansions.
In short, the notion that the game setup is something above and beyond the game is even more ridiculous than the double speak-ish "flexible strategy" stuff of the OP.


Mate, Setup isn't part of playing the game and stating otherwise makes no sense!!

Also, no one said anything was deterministic, what was said is that there's no randomness or luck and perfect information when you start playing the game and setup isn't part of playing the game... that's why so many rulebooks say after the setup part "And now you are ready to play the game"... setup is building the landscape where the game will take place!

For the normal version of Chess you can make plans and strategies and there are a wide array of starting moves you can use to fit your strategy.

If in the other hand you are playing a variant like the one you mention or like in FCM where the layout of the game is setup before the game starts, that only means that you can't plan your strategy before you see the layout, it doesn't mean the game you are going to play is random or that randomness was inserted into it!! It wasn't!!

After the starting layout in either that variant of chess or in FCM is done the game can start and there's ZERO randomness in those games... there's perfect information available to all the players and that doesn't change because you have to wait to see the layout of the map or the pieces!! The mechanics of those games have no luck factor in them!

The only random element in those games are the actions of your opponents, and that's why I say that no game in the world, even the ones with 0 randomness and perfect information, is 100% strategy...

But I see there's no point is discussing with you because you'll jump through any hoop that you can, no matter how ridiculous it is, to avoid saying that you were wrong and someone else was right...

:D:laugh::whistle:
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Reply: Feel the Love:: Re: Roll the dice 5.0

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:03

by mgoddard

mgoddard previously rolled 9d10rr[4] = 301
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New comment on Item for Geeklist "Ohio HeavyCon III"

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:03

by FunkyBlue

Related Item: The Colonists

NewbieGamingDad wrote:

Sorry I couldn't make it, but I had to (unexpectedly) leave early on Saturday. Perhaps if there is another game going on Sunday, I'll be there 9-5.

Same. I ended up having to stay at the house with the munchkin. I'm good for today. Noon?
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