The Tao of Gaming

Boardgames and lesser pursuits

Sometimes not even Money …

Continuing on a tangent from actions versus words, sometimes you can’t even trust actions … if the resource in question varies dramatically from time to time. They obvious example is high stakes no-limit poker. If you (and your opponent) each have a million dollars in chips, then a $100 call pre-flop basically means your opponent has two cards (because of implied odds) But if your opponent calls $10 when you each have $20, that’s a good hand (or bad opponent).

Cylons won’t do anything out of the ordinary for small stakes. But again, that’s because this turn may be mild influence on a skill check and waiting gives the chance to make a crushing decision. Uneven resources. But in Bang! (to continue the discussion), one turn is (usually) one shot. Resources don’t vary, so you can trust actions.


Written by taogaming

August 16, 2010 at 9:09 pm

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  1. As an unrevealed cylon early in the game, mildly spiking a skill check a couple of times is a good way to signal to another behaving cylon that there are two of you at the table, and hence you can both be a bit more aggressive.

    Rob Renaud

    August 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm

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