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Subject: Setup alerts - face-up?? rss

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♫ Eric Herman ♫
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On page 7 in the "Before You Play" section, it says "Draw one alert at a time from the face-up alerts next to the Alert deck." And continue until you have done 5 alerts.

In the earlier Setup section (page 4) it says to shuffle the three Alert decks separately and place them face-down on top of each other, and then to draw two face-up.

So per page 7's instructions, am I using those two face-up ones first, and then drawing three more?

And then should I draw two more to be the "see what's coming" before actually starting? Or, I would think, at that point, I should have to use the Bridge action to do that.

I assume that's the case, but it's a bit confusing as written. I would suggest removing the instruction on page 4 to draw two face-up, and just have as part of the overall setup to draw 5 alerts for the initial damage.
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It's actually important in some cases that you do it exactly as described, because of this situation:

Let's say one of your first 4 cards is something that knocks the External Scanners offline. When that goes offline, it takes the other card in the face up position with it, getting you 1 step closer to orange alerts quicker.
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Grudunza wrote:
And then should I draw two more to be the "see what's coming" before actually starting? Or, I would think, at that point, I should have to use the Bridge action to do that.

You don't need to use any actions on the Bridge to see the 2 face up cards. They're revealed immediately if the External Scanners are online. When the first Alert is triggered, the second is shifted (to become the new first) and a new card is flipped over for the new second, so there are always 2 alerts showing if the Scanners are online. If the first alert destroys the External Scanners, the second is discarded as well (so it's a doubly bad thing), so there are 0 showing. If the Scanners are fixed, 2 cards are immediately flipped over. There should never be 1 card showing after an alert card is triggered.
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