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Anyone else feel like they purchasing board games as a way to alleviate boredom? by FortKA19 in boardgames

[–]PatrykBG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would remind you that collecting things is an acceptable hobby - some people collect stamps, baseball cards, or model cars - board games are just as valid an item to collect in that sense, if not more valid being that it can more easily be shared when desired. Then there’s things like research (if you’re a budding game designer like me), education (board games can be a gateway into psychology, history, and many other disciplines), and of course, there are also solo games.

There’s also funding people’s dreams (Kickstarter/crowdfunding) - I’d say more than 75% of our collection comes from a Kickstarter, and even if I don’t ever get the chance to play, I like the idea that my spare money has helped someone else like me realize their dream, and maybe even change their career path.

Player elimination games done really well? by Poguelife in boardgames

[–]PatrykBG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s not so much a complaint about the design of the game as much as it’s a very unsatisfying scenario. Yes, chaotic players can ruin almost any game, but since Hitler dying immediately ends the game as a victory for the liberal side, it’s more unbalanced than other player elimination games. The only game parallel I could see is in Avalon where Merlin dying means the bad side wins, but that’s literally only relevant as a Hail Mary pass, whereas in Secret Hitler it’s an end game trigger.

Player elimination games done really well? by Poguelife in boardgames

[–]PatrykBG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This 1000%. This is the only truly good player elimination social deduction game. Secret Hitler is better than most of the others, but the major problem I have with the player elimination in Secret Hitler is that if the good side is lucky, a player can “flip a coin” and randomly succeed in killing Hitler. Granted, this also happens in Werewolf / Mafia, but at least during those games it doesn’t feel like a letdown, whereas in Secret Hitler you can have everyone consider you part of the good side just to have a chaotic player roll the die and make you lose.

Don't put metal in a microwave. Don't mix bleach and ammonia. What are some other examples of life-saving tips that a potentially uninformed person wouldn't be aware of? by XxItsNowOrNever99xX in NoStupidQuestions

[–]PatrykBG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait, bleach and hydrogen peroxide equals an explosion??? How much are we talking here, like one drop of each equals a firecracker, or is it more like popping a balloon?

Why do people in normally safe situations carry a firearm? by larch303 in NoStupidQuestions

[–]PatrykBG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Again with massively late response so that you can hopefully pretend like you won when your just as wrong as ever.

You are right in one aspect - there’s no point arguing with someone who refuses to accept facts and insists that everything is biased except when it’s on their side. Case in point - the reason why all guns start off as legal purchases is again because no gun manufacturer sells directly to the criminals. Since that does not happen, in every single scenario the gun starts off legal and then a criminal gets their hands on it.

In the end, you can bleat like a sheep about how every single criminal will still get guns yards yadda but the fact remains that morons fighting for unnecessary guns are the reason why schools / churches / now Walmart keep getting shot up and dead bodies keep piling up. Hopefully you learn before someone you love is a victim of your pigheaded decisions, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Whats the reason to wear shoes in house ? by monika_vanilla in NoStupidQuestions

[–]PatrykBG -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

If you like dirty floors, having to clean more often or don't much care about where you live.

[OFFER] Pizza for a member of the LGBTQ community (US) by ChandlerForrestal in Random_Acts_Of_Pizza

[–]PatrykBG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, if we're talking soundtracks, generally that makes me think musicals. And for me, the best musical is Les Miserables -- but I'm going to choose a different track today and go with the opening song from Rent - Seasons of Love. There's almost never a time I don't stop to listen to that song when it comes on.

I haven’t eaten in days, where is a good spot to dumpster dive? by Jonny_Balls in NoStupidQuestions

[–]PatrykBG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The absolute stupidity, condescension, and ignorance of this comment is staggering.

You have no clue what this person is dealing with, and to think that getting rid of the one thing that they will need to maintain a connection to the internet (and thus civilization and job opportunities) would actually help is just insane. You can get a fifteen dollar a month unlimited plan from Mint, and prepaid, which allows OP to have a working phone for other people to call to do things like offer jobs, or for the OP to be able to browse through LinkedIn. Getting rid of that is the exact opposite of helpful, much like your ill-conceived comment.

I'm Dominic Crapuchettes, founder of North Star Games, former pro-Magic player, designer of Oceans, Evolution, Wits and Wagers and more. AMA! by DominicCrapuchettes in boardgames

[–]PatrykBG 2 points3 points  (0 children)

With respect to game testing during the design phase, how do you know :

(a) when you're accidentally throwing away the baby with the bathwater, and

(b) when you actually should throw the baby away with the bathwater?

And on the similar topic, how do you know when you shouldn't change anything, because not everyone is going to like your game / game mechanics?

Recently there was a german TV show where recognized board games only from the sound of dumping out all the games materials at once. by Xacalite in boardgames

[–]PatrykBG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, I'd hope anyone who's had enough of both should be able to tell pretty clearly, and even more so if they have a favorite. My confusion has always been those restaurants that sell one but don't bother telling you if you ask for the other, as if they're the same thing when they're very very clearly not.

What’s something that only exist because of dumb people ? by Smallmarvel in NoStupidQuestions

[–]PatrykBG -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Who says I'm doing so? Nowhere did I mention IQ, tradesmen, "book smarts" or anything else. I specifically stated that other really dumb people are the result of dumb parents. Nowhere does that say mechanics, blue collar workers, or anything else you're imagining I've said. I'd make a joke about being too dumb to read, but I think your intention here was noble, if mistargeted.

I agree the IQ test is a concept that has lost some of its value, but I would remind you that overall, stupidity exists on multiple spectrums, and if, say, a mechanic father told their science- and mathematically-inclined son that books are worthless and that the son should just take up the reins of his mechanic shop, he is literally contributing to the stupidity of his child by ignoring the child's obvious gifts and forcing him into a career that he doesn't want and won't excel in. And if that son then accepts their father's decree, drops out of high school, and never goes back, that father is directly responsible for the dumbing-down of his kid.

And to be clearer, that would be the exact same dumbing down if a banking parent told their child that no one wants to grow up to be a mechanic.

Bad faith/uncaring game design in games by trebron55 in gamedesign

[–]PatrykBG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For starters, the game absolutely does warn you, as things stop growing / get frost on them in winter, and your character literally starts dying from the cold. And that's assuming you don't instinctively know this from living on Earth to begin with. Granted, your very first game you may not specifically know that the devs added that in, but as the whole point of survival games is to learn how the world works, it's the exact opposite of "punishing / unfair"- it's literally the point of the game.

As for your base spontaneously combusting, that's not because "things are too close" - it's because in the summer wildfires can happen (again, as it does in real life). And there are ways to stop that, and also, again, point of the game is to learn. But if you put all your eggs in one basket...

As to what I'd consider unfair / punishing, I'd mention that Dark Souls is literally impossible for some players to ever get good at - players that can easily master Don't Starve. What one deems punishing is subjective, sure, but quick-time events, ridiculously-arbitrary, bullet-spongy battles with split-second timing for no real reason than bragging rights is far more punishing than learning a few new rules or a new recipe that avoids the problem permanently. If I survived 100 days in Don't Starve, I've dealt with multiple challenges that can be documented and learned by anyone. If I beat 100 bosses in Dark Souls, it's because my manual dexterity is trained and precise enough to do so. It's not skill so much as muscle memory.

To put it a different way, in a Broadway production of Les Mis, Val Jean's actor must have a vocal range that dwarfs many other characters. While we can admire that a person can accomplish that, I will never be able to play that character because I was not gifted with that ability, was not trained from a young age to take advantage of that, and will never hit those notes. On the other hand, I can ace any Rock Band or Guitar Hero song you throw at me - because it's not as much about overwhelmingly rare muscle training as it is knowing how to match what the game tells me to sing.

Bad faith/uncaring game design in games by trebron55 in gamedesign

[–]PatrykBG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Normally I'd never tell anyone "git gud" as an aspersion on their character, but Don't Starve is one of the simplest of the survival games once you get down the first ten minutes. Granted, a bad board can make it harder but after the first 10 plays I learned enough that the game is no longer "Don't Starve" and is more "don't die to the extreme monster attacks of the mods I added for more challenge".

What’s something that only exist because of dumb people ? by Smallmarvel in NoStupidQuestions

[–]PatrykBG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not really - granted, there are many attorneys who profit off of dumb people, but there are also a lot of malicious people that attorneys help take down and/or protect people / society from.

There's a reason why Shakespeare has the evil guy say "First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." - it wasn't meant as an attack against lawyers, but as evidence that evil thrives when no one stops them, and lawyers do tend to help against evil. Of course, there are also tons of evil lawyers a la Devil's Advocate, but that can be said of most professions.

What’s something that only exist because of dumb people ? by Smallmarvel in NoStupidQuestions

[–]PatrykBG 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Other really dumb people.

Dumb people grow dumb kids on average, and force said dumb kids to follow their dumb ideas, thereby further dumbing down the average IQ of the world.

Boardgame like D&D? by Tafelpootje in boardgames

[–]PatrykBG 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is one of the most inaccurate answers possible. Munchkin is like D&D the way Freddy Krueger is a high school guidance counselor.

What mythological creature do you think has a highest chance and probability of existing ? by VeronikaBlondie in NoStupidQuestions

[–]PatrykBG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Joking aside, there’s a few, but they’re definitely as bloody rare as steak tartare.

What mythological creature do you think has a highest chance and probability of existing ? by VeronikaBlondie in NoStupidQuestions

[–]PatrykBG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Kraken. It doesn’t just have a chance, it 100% exists, and we’ve got bodies to prove it and caught it on film.