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Subject: 8 colors rss

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I've been playing Caldera with three trios each in 8 colors (plus black caps), rather than six each in 4, and I really like it. I think it will also support the three-player game much better. It encourages more defensive play because of the relative scarcity of pyramids, and trees are harder to build anyway, so games run a little longer.

It just takes three Xeno stashes on top of three Rainbow stashes to pull this off. Has anyone else here tried it?

 
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I have, but using 4 nests x 9 colors on a mega volcano board (6x6). It was very fun.
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Aha, so caldera-less Caldera, then? I.e. no empty spot in the middle? I can see four trios each of nine colors being a similar target ratio to three of eight.

Edited to add: I just realized I could do a 7x7 board, with a cross-shaped caldera of five spaces, and four trios each of 11 colors! It would require using white pyramids, which is a little dicey, and electric yellow. I'll probably give it a go.

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What you mention is this: http://www.icehousegames.org/wiki/index.php?title=Supercalif...
 
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Not exactly. But thanks for the reminder! I've just added Supercalifragilisticaldera to that page.
 
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