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Subject: Map Randomizing rss

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Wizard Giller
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My family has recently gotten into this game and so far we are having a lot of fun. My problem is setting up the board. When we mix up the tiles in the bag and draw them we are more apt to pull out the thicker tiles first and thus clump the forests and mountains together. Is there a map generator or randomizer app out there? I saw one on the forum from a few years ago, but the links no longer work.....
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George
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I have the 80s version and we always just place all the tiles on the board and mix them around with our hands, then put them into place semi-randomly. Occasionally we'd consciously try to spread a type around or group it together, but mostly we just grab the nearest tile to put in the nearest hex.
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Eric D
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I too have been searching for a solution to the same problem.
 
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David K.
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soosy wrote:
I have the 80s version and we always just place all the tiles on the board and mix them around with our hands, then put them into place semi-randomly. Occasionally we'd consciously try to spread a type around or group it together, but mostly we just grab the nearest tile to put in the nearest hex.


This is the fastest, and IMHO, the best way to do this.
 
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Chris Broggi
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Back when I used to play this more often in the 80s, I sometimes would purposely build the board in interesting configurations instead of randomly.
 
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Nick Smith
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I agree, just mixing on the board works best. Especially if all players join in.
 
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Stephen Buonocore
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Shadowen wrote:
soosy wrote:
I have the 80s version and we always just place all the tiles on the board and mix them around with our hands, then put them into place semi-randomly. Occasionally we'd consciously try to spread a type around or group it together, but mostly we just grab the nearest tile to put in the nearest hex.


This is the fastest, and IMHO, the best way to do this.


This is by far the best way to do it. It's randomized by default. AND then you get to place your People in turn order, so no one can manipulate the placement to their advantage anyway.

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Stephen M. Buonocore
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