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Deck Guide: Burning Drakes

[Note to rationalists: This is a straight up strategy article on Magic: The Gathering that the website I write for did not have room for, so if you don’t play, skip this.] [Note to Magic websites: You have permission to … Continue reading

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Octopath Traveler: Spoiler-Free Review

Epistemic Status: Full Play Through, extensive experience with similar games Previous Spoiler-Free Review: Persona 5: Spoiler-Free Review Soon I hope to write Against Spoilers, which will detail how hard it is to actually provide useful information in a true spoiler-free way. … Continue reading

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Linkpost: Arena’s New Opening Hand Rule Has Huge Implications For How We Play the Game

This is a link-post for my latest Magic article, posted on Channel-Fireball: Arena’s New Opening Hand Rule Has Huge Implications For How We Play the Game. Posting here is a more reliable way to engage with me than commenting there, but … Continue reading

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The Art of the Overbet

Previously: The Kelly Criterion Last time I said, never go full Kelly. In practice, I strongly agree with this. Either one should go far over full Kelly because the core Kelly assumptions have broken down and you want to throw the rules out … Continue reading

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The Kelly Criterion

Epistemic Status: Reference Post / Introduction The Kelly Criterion is a formula to determine how big one should wager on a given proposition when given the opportunity. It is elegant, important and highly useful. When considering sizing wagers or investments, … Continue reading

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Additional arguments for NIMBY

The following post was written in July of 2017 in response to a post by Julia Galef, but I decided not to post/finish it. I figured I’d piled on San Francisco enough. With the recent post on the subject by … Continue reading

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Eternal: The Exit Interview

Previously: Eternal, and Hearthstone Economy versus Magic Economy, The Eternal Grind, My Referral Link to download Eternal if you want to play. Epistemic Status: Played a lot of games. Wrote a lot of words. Those not interested in Magic, Eternal or game design may want to … Continue reading

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