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Kent McDaniel
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At the very start, the rules say that whoever roles the first claw goes first into Tokyo. But who is the first person to role the dice? And then rolls go clockwise? CAn someone clarify this? I cannot understand this.

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As far as I remember, the starting player is decided by who rolls the most claws on a single roll. After this the game starts. (No-one goes to Tokyo at this stage.)

Because you can reroll twice, the first one to go to Tokyo is not actually the player who first rolls claws. The first player that resolves his dice and has at least one claw to resolve goes to Tokyo (without attacking anyone because no-one is yet in Tokyo).
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Michael Cozzolino
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In the rules it says everyone rolls all dice, person with the most claws is the first player. This is obviously something you don't have to stick to. We sometimes play a quick 5 min game before playing Tokyo, and the winner of that game goes first. Determining the first player is not a major part of the game. You could just pick someone.

Turn order go to the player on your left - (clockwise).

Once the game starts the first person to attack enters Tokyo since there is no one to attack. Basically Tokyo is yielding to your awesomeness. You attack when you have at least one claw after your third roll that you have to resolve.

All of this is on the front page of the manual
http://www.jinx.com/content/games/King_of_Tokyo.pdf
 
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Michael Nerman
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Anytime Tokyo is empty and a player ends their rolls with at least one claw, they enter Tokyo.

The rules for deciding who goes first are kind of ridiculous, since with six dice, the average number of claws rolled is 1. This always leads to multiple roll offs. It makes more sense to add up the numbers each player rolls. Or, each player cuts the deck and the one with the highest cost card goes first.
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Jeseabell Arrigan
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The first person is who ever rolls the most claws in one role. We always just choose a random person to be the first roller and then go clockwise. It doesn't matter too much who goes first.
 
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Jeseabell Arrigan
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I like the idea of cutting the card deck.
 
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Michael Nerman
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Jeseabell wrote:
The first person is who ever rolls the most claws in one role. We always just choose a random person to be the first roller and then go clockwise. It doesn't matter too much who goes first.
Does it not strike you as odd that you have to choose a random person *before* you engage in deciding who goes first?
 
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To decide who goes first, we always roll two dice and add up any numbers. Low chance of having to have another roll-off, enough dice for everyone to roll at once (we always play with four or fewer players).
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Michael Nerman
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Jeseabell wrote:
I like the idea of cutting the card deck.
It works reasonably well. With a larger group the deck gets thin so for a "cut-off" you need everyone to put their first cut back in the deck.
 
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Jonah Rees
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Never had a problem with the traditional rolling the dice. May take a couple of goes occasionally but we just have roll offs between whoever has the most claws each roll rather than everybody. Never had it take more than a minute, not like it's hard to pick some dice up and roll them. And it is a dice game!
 
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