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Subject: Realistic oil resources getting damaged rss

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Paul Newsham
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After a couple of plays, the ridges on the oil barrels are already getting chipped and showing the resin underneath. With the resin being very light in colour, the damage is very noticeable.

I've just been storing the resources in the plastic tubs, so it seems like them rattling around against each other during my drive to games night has been enough to cause this problem.

Anyone else had the same thing happen?
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I have not...but Mine is also largely stationary, we've only actually put the boxed game away once and took it back out again the next night...
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Tarnop wrote:
After a couple of plays, the ridges on the oil barrels are already getting chipped and showing the resin underneath. With the resin being very light in colour, the damage is very noticeable.

I've just been storing the resources in the plastic tubs, so it seems like them rattling around against each other during my drive to games night has been enough to cause this problem.

Anyone else had the same thing happen?


That's unfortunate. A solution would be to purchase some krylon matte finish or testor's dullcote and brush or spray a protective layer on them.
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Tarnop wrote:
After a couple of plays, the ridges on the oil barrels are already getting chipped and showing the resin underneath. With the resin being very light in colour, the damage is very noticeable.

I've just been storing the resources in the plastic tubs, so it seems like them rattling around against each other during my drive to games night has been enough to cause this problem.

Anyone else had the same thing happen?


Yup, I had several damaged before I'd even played it... it's a shame, but to be expected I guess with small, thin parts sticking out like they do.

The replacement parts form suggests not requesting replacements for minor cosmetic stuff like that, so I guess I'll use a blue marker to colour the breaks so they'll just look like battered old oil drums like most do anyway

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My oil barrels arrived with one missing and one broken. Still waiting for replacements.
 
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Lines J. Hutter
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No problems with the barrels yet.
But the 1 Coins already start loosing their color on the edges soblue
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I have two chipped, may mix paint to match color --I wouldn't demand replacement for this.
 
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Don: I don't see a "Don Barree" on our replacement parts form, but if you let me know your real name, I'm happy to look up the status of your request.
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Barry Miller
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lukeheineman99 wrote:
That's unfortunate. A solution would be to purchase some krylon matte finish or testor's dullcote and brush or spray a protective layer on them.

Have always done this for all my painted components (that I care about). It helps a lot, over the course of time. You can use any good quality clear matt spray.

Though I suggest that if you can afford the time, to test your spray on two items painted bright white. Spray one of the items and use the other as a control. Wait a month to see if any yellowing develops.

There's also good advice on clear sprays, over in the forums where the miniatures guys hang out. (Am on the road now otherwise I'd search for a few links).

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My oil barrels and some coins has began to show some wearing too. I have played the game (carefully) several times now. I thought it will take, like, hundreds of sessions before that happens...
 
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I'll give them a dab of paint and a spray of dullcote, they should be fine
 
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Xavier Nostradunwhich
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Had the same thing happen. We started being careful about having the "banker" hand over the metal bars separate from the other tokens and that seems to have stopped the damage.

Those metal bar tokens are heavy!
 
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be sure to paint the chipped part of the oil barrels black, to represent the leaking oil.
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Kristo Vaher
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Yeah, I think that the heavy metal bars are what cause most of the damage. I was actually surprised that they were not made of the same material as other tokens as metal with sharp edges is bound to damage board as well.
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Olli T
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My tokens has been stored by type in their containers inside the box and handled carefully from the day one, and still I can see some broken edges on the oil barrels. Maybe the material is just too fragile for that kind of a thing..
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Patrick Swinkels
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Slashdoctor wrote:
... metal with sharp edges is bound to damage board as well.


This is something I have noticed already after 2 plays. Lots of scratches on the board where the metal tokens were placed...

Imagine having to "downgrade" to the wooden tokens and cardboard coins for future plays wow
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Kostas K.
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Well, the OP certainly opened a can of worms. I am surprised there weren't any previous threads about what seems to be a widespread problem.
 
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Uwe Hock
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I noticed one barrel with chipped ridges so far, have to take care :cry:
 
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Jamey Stegmaier
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I wouldn't call it widespread. There are 26,000 copies of Scythe in peoples' hands right now. There are, what, 20 people on this thread?

Based on replacement parts requests, the only thing we've noticed a fair amount of (and it's still only around 100 requests) is that the windmills are prone to breaking.
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Kostas K.
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I don't think chipped paint in one resource type and scratches on the board warrant replacements requests. It's not a "serious" problem by any means, and that's probably why only after one person decided to make a thread about it, another 10+ felt they should also bring it up.

I agree that it's only 10 people out of the 10,000 or so collector's edition copies of Scythe out there, but there's currently only this thread discussing it and so far it's 10 out of 10 people confirming these admittedly minor issues.

I think having the chance to buy a wooden resource pack would be nice. Chipped paint is one thing, but scratching the wonderful two-part board would be a real shame.

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Jamey Stegmaier
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Sure, you can buy the wooden resources here (you're in Greece): http://stonemaier-games.myshopify.com/collections/scythe-eur...
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Paul Newsham
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I'm not especially worried about it. I made the thread because I previously did something similar about marks on the backs of tiles for Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia. In that thread, Jamey reassured me that it definitely merited a replacement request, so I made this post to similarly test the waters.
 
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jameystegmaier wrote:
Sure, you can buy the wooden resources here (you're in Greece): http://stonemaier-games.myshopify.com/collections/scythe-eur...


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Thanks Paul. I wouldn't necessarily say the same for these tokens, but I tend not to chime in about such things unless people specifically ask me, as I'm the type of gamer who doesn't care if my components have that type of damage.
 
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Patrick Swinkels
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Thanks for the link Jamey.
I also ordered a set of wooden resource tokens.
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