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Subject: 1st play with expansion buildings - wow Gold thingie is super-strong! rss

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Caleb
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I know it costs 5, but the one player who got one gained at least 10 cards (!) from it over the course of our 4-player game last night. Yikes. He ended with a score of 30 just in base buildings, before any bonus scoring (Harbor, 6-cost buildings) and killed us.

 
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cannoneer wrote:
I know it costs 5, but the one player who got one gained at least 10 cards (!) from it over the course of our 4-player game last night. Yikes. He ended with a score of 30 just in base buildings, before any bonus scoring (Harbor, 6-cost buildings) and killed us.

It's less swingy than the Gold Mine, but still swingy all the same.... I've seen people use the Goldsmith early on, and strike out 3 times before finally getting his free card. 1st time was Coffee Roaster which he himself already built, 2nd time, an Indigo Plant which everyone already had built, and a 3rd time, it was a Carpenter.

I think if nothing else, it's another 5/3 (5 cost/3 VP) building that gives a bit of boost to the City Hall (Library used to be the only violet 5/3, but now, you can build another high VP building and still get your +1 from the City Hall), and helps the Residence to score more.
 
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Building the Harbour early is super strong aswell, and so is the Library, and the Prefecture combined with the Customs Office, and a lot of other cards, and combinations of cards.

There is a counter strategy to most of the cards, so just learn how to work around a given card instead of trying to fix the card.
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l-hansen wrote:
Building the Harbour early is super strong aswell, and so is the Library, and the Prefecture combined with the Customs Office, and a lot of other cards, and combinations of cards.

There is a counter strategy to most of the cards, so just learn how to work around a given card instead of trying to fix the card.



Whoa, whoa there fella. I never said I wanted to fix it! Was just commenting on how well it worked in the one game I played. I'm not the kind of guy to tinker with stuff after playing it once.
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