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Subject: Maximum Number of Gates and Monsters Seen? (ordering stands) rss

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James
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Hey, folks. I couldn't find this listed in my searching of the forum. I am ordering gate stands and monster stands and am wondering how many sets to order. I am wondering what the top limits are of gates and monsters on the board you guys have seen (including expansion boards).

Have you seen more than nine gates open?

Have you seen more than twenty monsters on the board?

We usually lose by the time the numbers get this high for us!



Thanks in advance for your time in answering.
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It's possible with more players, but with 4 I think the max we've had is maybe 8? Never more than 20 monsters though. Circumstantial evidence, but still.
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There is one Rumor card that, if failed, opens every Gate in the Gate stack and discard pile. According to the stats site, it's happened in <1% of the games recorded. (And presumably you'll lose very quickly afterwards)
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I have 18 green monster stands and 6 orange monster stands.

I've run out of 18 regular monster stands exactly once. I've never had more than 3 epic monsters.

I also have reg/blue/green gate stands. I have 4 of each, but I run out of red gates semi-regularly.


edit: I will probably order more. If you want to get different colored stands, the correct numbers are probably closer to this:

20 green monster stands
4 orange monster stands

8 red gates
6 blue gates
4 green gates

Possible to get 9 red gates in a row, but very unlikely. And these numbers should cover future expansions (?).









I went with these a long time ago: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1029995996

But the acrylic ones from this newer seller also look good:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/400285553/acrylic-monster-stand...

You could go either way IMO. Either way, it will be expensive. goo
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David Nichol
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Thanks for the link. I quite like the plywood ones - especially if they were 'jazzed' up a bit with some green stuff perhaps?

Here's some of my homemade efforts:

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It is possible for ALL gates to open at once, if a particular Rumor is failed. But usually, it will depend greatly upon the number of players. For two players, the most I've seen is eight.

The most monsters I have seen on the board at once is 15, so 20 monster stands gives a good buffer.
 
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