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    [–] Friday or Sunday for a first-timer. Yakb0 3 points ago in paxeast

    Sunday hours: 10AM - 6PM

    Friday hours: 10AM - midnight

    This thread is also usefull. https://www.reddit.com/r/PAX/comments/ardji1/pax_east_first_timers/

    [–] PAX East First Timers Yakb0 1 points ago in PAX

    When the schedule is released, download the app, and plan out your day. If you're mainly interested in tabletop, then you can show up at 11, and avoid standing in line for hours.

    And remember to look around. The BCEC is a big place, and there's a lot going on, that's not on the expo hall floor.

    [–] Redditors who are in the US, what is one thing you love about your state? Yakb0 1 points ago in AskReddit

    You can still buy a single family home within walking distance of the subway in Dorchester, for $5-600k

    And if you are willing to move to Hyde Park, or West Roxbury, you can buy a house for even less, and still remain within the city limits.

    [–] ELI5 Difference between JPEG, PNG & other image formats. Yakb0 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    Smaller files download faster. A .jpg might be %10 the size of a .png

    [–] Uber/ Taxi Price Range Yakb0 1 points ago in paxeast

    Depending on where your hotel is, and how much sightseeing you plan to do, a weekly pass might not be a bad idea.

    https://www.mbta.com/fares

    [–] One More PAX (old PAX man yells at cloud) Yakb0 4 points ago in PAX

    I went this year. I had an awesome time. The convention center is on the riverwalk, so there are plenty of great restaurants nearby, and accommodations were cheap.

    It's definitely smaller than East, but tabletop, console freeplay, etc.. are all there; and none of them are mobbed. Even in the classic arcade, you could either wander up to a cabinet, or wait behind one person.

    [–] Are there any board games where the box is actually a component of the game? Yakb0 1 points ago in boardgames

    I wouldn't recommend playing it, but Mafia De Cuba uses the cigar box that it comes in, as part of the game.

    [–] TIL that Princess Diana's funeral was watched by approximately 2.5 billion people, which, in 1997, was about 43% of the entire population of Earth. Yakb0 15 points ago in todayilearned

    India only gained independence fairly recently. In 1997 there were still a LOT of Indians who were born in British India, as subjects of the British empire, and the Queen of England was their sovereign ruler.

    So Indians pay more attention to the antics of the royal family, than you'd expect.

    [–] What's a quote that you really like? Yakb0 1 points ago in AskReddit

    plans are useless, but planning is indispensable

    and

    If our gods can die, than so can we.

    and

    Fight fire with fire. In fact, fight everything with fire.

    [–] What are games that get the most improvement from adding reference sheets? Yakb0 7 points ago in boardgames

    Race/Roll for the Galaxy.

    Way too many symbols to remember otherwise; plus the distributions on the dice.

    [–] Without saying what the category is, what are your BOTTOM three? Yakb0 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Mafia De Cuba, Dominion, Munchkin.

    Actually I think Exoplanets is worse, but very few people know about it.

    [–] Worst game ever.... Yakb0 3 points ago in boardgames

    I don't like it, because it's an extreme example of a positive feedback loop.

    It can easily degenerate into some people having quick pointless turns; and one player combos into a combo, into another combo, and then needs to shuffle his library to keep drawing, etc... and you have to sit there while that player essentially plays with himself.

    Other deck building games don't suffer this problem, because there is an external objective. In Star Realms it doesn't matter how many cards you can play, if you aren't actually damaging the other players(s).

    [–] Got a rant or unpopular opinion? Post it in here! Yakb0 1 points ago in cars

    What about cars like the Ariel Atom, that were designed to be open topped.

    [–] Pax south vs West Yakb0 1 points ago in PAX

    Here's part of the tabletop area at East. The BCEC is a giant rectangle, and the tabletop area is the whole back third of it.

    http://hw1.pa-cdn.com/pax/east/images/gallery/3Z1A0645_sat02.jpg

    South was so empty, sometimes I felt like calling out, 'heeellloooooooo down there', to anyone else at one of the tables. East is mobbed. unless it's Thursday, you have to work to find a space.

    [–] What was incredibly expensive 10/20years ago, and is completely worthless today? Yakb0 10 points ago in AskReddit

    The drivers didn't own the medallions, their boss did. Drivers would rent a car+medallion for a shift.

    [–] What was incredibly expensive 10/20years ago, and is completely worthless today? Yakb0 6 points ago in AskReddit

    Depends on where you live. My Mazda rusted to pieces by 12 years.

    Shock towers rusted out, the oil pan rusted through, I had to replace parts of the exhaust multiple times, there were visible holes in the fenders, etc...