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One item LoW focus – The “Crazy buildings”

In this week’s edition of One Item, we’re going to look at what I call the “crazy buildings”. They’re a set of 5 buildings, 1 for each resource and 1 for gold, that yield a crazy amount of resources for everyone. Not just the player who lands there, but the owner, and possibly even the other players!

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One item LoW focus – Deal with the Black Viper quest

Per Jessica’s request, the next Lords of Waterdeep card I’m going to quick-hit you with is…Deal with the Black Viper*. For a long time this was my quest, and I would drop everything to acquire and do it when it came up. Nowadays I don’t go at with quite as much abandon, but it is definitely still one of my favorites.

*- One of the funny things about doing these posts is I’ll actually learn some names of things in the game. Despite playing hundreds of times I probably know the name of fewer than 10 things in LoW, since their names don’t matter.

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One item LoW focus – Defend the Yawning Portal quest

I thought it would be fun to do some quick-hitting mini-posts that focused one specific card or building in Lords of Waterdeep. It would be fun to do one of these every week or so, but we’ll see how it goes 😉

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Lost Cities the Card Game tips

Since acquiring Lost Cities the Card Game my wife and I have played it a bunch of times; the cards are getting a bit worn out already. I talked about it in an earlier post, but now that I’ve played it some more, I thought I’d throw down a few quick pointers for the game.

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Lords of Waterdeep – House Rules

Hi! It’s been a minute since I last posted here, and to try to get back into the swing of things I thought I’d do a quick post about an old favorite, Lords of Waterdeep. My now fiancé and I have played this so much that we’ve adopted a number of house rules to customize the game. Feel free to use any of all of these in your game, or if you have any of your own add them in the comments!

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Lords of Waterdeep – Plot Quests Part 2

Continuing the discussion of plot quests in Lords of Waterdeep!

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Lords of Waterdeep – Plot Quests Part 1

Back to good old Lords of Waterdeep! Let’s talk about the plot quests that are available in the game. Plot quests are quests that have an ongoing reward for the rest of the game after you complete them. Completing a few good plot quests can go a long way towards victory. I’ll talk about them specifically, but first a few general caveats:

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Spades: Bidding Part 2

Let’s continue our discussion of bidding, starting with my favorite bid: nil.

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Spades: Bidding Part 1

I’m not exactly an expert on Spades, but I’ve played it a fair bit and am probably qualified to go over some of the basics. I’ll assume you know the general rules. If not, you can look at them here. You can see by scrolling through that link that there are about a million variations in scoring and gameplay, but which particular ruleset you’re using isn’t important for the purposes of this post.

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Cassino tips and tricks

I’ve talked about Cassino before and given some general tips here. In this post I’d like to share some little tricks you can use to help improve your Cassino game. All of these will be assuming a 2-player game, because once you get into 3 and 4 player games strategy becomes pretty iffy. But this first trick will still work with more players, as long as you’re the dealer.

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