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I just played my first game of this last night with a demo copy from a local FLGS and I'm a bit concerned about the main board used for tracking culture/combat/stability/etc being warped. Is this something normal with other folks copies?
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It might be caused by the insert. If the tracking board is placed on the bottom with the Progression Cards board on top of it, and the personal playing boards on top of that - then it might tend to bend in storage.

I haven't used calipers on the two boards, but it seems to me that the Progression Board is slightly (very slightly) thicker than the Tracking Board (but probably not enough to make any real difference). But, I would put the Progression Card board on the bottom, reverse the Tracking board (put it upside down) on top of the Progression Card board, and then put the player boards on top.

Better - remove the insert, and place all boards on the bottom of the box, with the bits on top of them.

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Frank Hamrick wrote:


Better - remove the insert, and place all boards on the bottom of the box, with the bits on top of them.



That was my solution, my boards are a bit warped as well and they tend to spin a little bit if a corner is bumped, but they should flatten out just fine over time I would imagine.
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The demo copy was unpunched with the boards on top right before we played. I was curious before dropping some serious cash on this. Thanks!
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I've found this board warps less than other boards I have of this thickness. And I know about warping, as I tend to play outside on a covered porch in a rather humid area.
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Vacabck wrote:
...they tend to spin a little bit if a corner is bumped...


The copy I played with was quite warped and suffered from this as well.
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My copy came from Essen and has no warping problems.
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Essen copy; plain progress card board, but warped score board.
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Both of mine we warped. Usually I throw the insert out, but this box is so big with respect to the components that I left it in (though it is easily the ugliest insert I have ever had). I put the boards upside down on the insert and stored the game like that. After a few days, they were no longer warped.
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Both of mine are also warped
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Just got mine for Christmas today and both boards are also warpedcrysoblue

The person who gave it to me said it was ordered from CSI last week. I turned the boards upside down and put them back in the box, hopefully that will cause them to bend back the opposite way and end up straight. If they do not straighten out I will probably contact the company and see about replacement boards. It is a pretty expensive game to come with components that are less than perfect.
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I've decided to hold off. I can't see spending Eclipse type money for a game with much less components and boards that are prone to warping. The game was fun, but it would drive me crazy to pay $67 to $100 and see the corners of the main board a half inch off the table. soblue
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My friend and I each got a copy from CSI when they appeared about 2 weeks ago. Neither of them have any warping or issues with any of the components.
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I did end up sending Asmodee Customer Service an email telling them that both of my boards were warped and asked if they would please send replacement boards. Over 48 hours and no reply from their customer service, not even an email acknowledging that they received my email. I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that everyone at their Customer Service has off for the week since it was Christmas or that they are going to make things right and send me 2 boards that are not warped.
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