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Subject: First player advantage? rss

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Randy D

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Does the player who goes first have a discernable advantage over other players?

If so, has it been tested to give the other players an advantage equal to their starting position such that the start player advantage is nullified? For example, everyone starts with 3 gold, but player2 starts with an extra +1 gold (4 gold total), player3 an extra +2 gold (5 gold total), player4 an extra +3 gold (6 gold total). If extra gold is deemed too powerful, then another benefit idea would be to give 1 extra secret claim card from which to select or maybe 1 extra Tycoon card, etc.
 
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Mike n Phyllis Snedeker
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Our group only has 5 games in so far, but haven't seen a tilt of wins to 1st player to need a "fix"...
 
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Robert Couch
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I worked hard during the development to eliminate any first player advantages that might pop up. There's already a lot to lay out when you're preparing to play the game. I didn't want to have to add another layer of separate player setups on top of that.
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Randy D

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Robert, thanks for the response. It looks like this is something that you had put a lot of thought into and that is good to hear. It is also good to see how much effort you put into keeping the game simple at its core -- it is so easy for a game to quickly become bogged down with so many rules and extra little details to remember that the primary experience of the game becomes lost and muddled. Saloon Tycoon definitely has enough strategic decisions to make that minimizing all those extra little rules & details was a good call.
 
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We felt that the outlaws counteract any "first player advantage". People tend to hold back from expanding too fast because they end up with all the outlaws if they do :-)
 
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