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Jaime D.
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Hello,

Choosing Ulm's first player by saying who's supposed to be the most 'reliable' buddy sitting around a table is the worst method I've run into ever.

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Jon Ben
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Of course I've been up all night! Not because of caffeine, it was insomnia. I couldn't stop thinking about coffee.
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Almilcar wrote:
Hello,

Choosing Ulm's first player by saying who's supposed to be the most 'reliable' buddy sitting around a table is the worst method I've run into ever.

arrrhsaurongoo


Do you tend to follow the wired suggestions printed or do you just choose randomly?
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Carl Chamberlain
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Almilcar wrote:
Hello,

Choosing Ulm's first player by saying who's supposed to be the most 'reliable' buddy sitting around a table is the worst method I've run into ever.

arrrhsaurongoo


Just roll a die to decide.
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Thomas Leitner
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They are all pretty silly, though this one is sillier than most. We always choose randomly, much like I suspect everyone does.
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Danilo Catalano
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Reminds me of, can't recall which game, "first player is the last person who has been in the Mediterranean".
I live in Sicily (which is an Island in Italy, in the middle of the Mediterranean), on a coastal city. Yeah.

Anyways, i always ignore the rulebook and choose randomly.
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Jaime D.
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Erik Burigo
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“Don't try the paranormal until you know what's normal.” - Granny Weatherwax
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"The last player who visited a city." (can't remember the game, though) seems even worse, to me.
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Terence Burnett
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Sounds like the start of an argument before the game starts.
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Evan Francis
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Funny though, I was chosen instantly.
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trevor

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I played a game where the rulebook said first player was the last person who was in outer space. None of us had been so we couldn't even start to play the game and we threw it in the trash.



Really though, are you really taking these seriously? Most of them are intended to be a joke or sarcastic....you do know that right?
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John Bandettini
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That one not so much
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Worst start player for me is Key to the City – London. Start player is the last person to visit London. Difficult to use this one when you are playing at London on Board
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Dirk Meijlof
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Played Ulm yesterday and was unanimously chosen as start player. But I'm a lawyer (and they know it) laughlaughlaugh
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Dirk Meijlof
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We also played a game of Exoplanets yesterday. This is how the startplayer is chosen:
rules page 4 wrote:
To begin, the player who can name the most of Jupiter’s moon takes the first turn.
Players begin by declaring the number of moons they are able to name and then name them in any order.
First we gazed at each other, "are the serious?" but then we just started to name a few and found out that we actually do know a few (playing with geeks ). I think this was one of the most unusual ways of determining the start player we have come across.
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chris thatcher
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We always use the starting player suggestion in games but even i think Ulm has a lame one and we just roll a die.
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