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.

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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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