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Bernie Santucci

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Grey Elephant says the engraver is broken. What do all of you out there think.
 
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Mathue Faulkner
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Bsantucci wrote:
Grey Elephant says the engraver is broken. What do all of you out there think.

The Engraver's ability has been changed for the newest printing.

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Hugh G. Rection
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mfaulk80 wrote:
Bsantucci wrote:
Grey Elephant says the engraver is broken. What do all of you out there think.

The Engraver's ability has been changed for the newest European printing.



Fixed the for you. The Zman copies for sale in the U.S. still have the 12 cost / 2 VP version. We're supposed to consider it a "variant". shake

Source: New Z-Man games printing with corrections
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Jack Francisco
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I just did some simple pasteups and fixed my card.
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Mathue Faulkner
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Hugh_G_Rection wrote:
mfaulk80 wrote:
Bsantucci wrote:
Grey Elephant says the engraver is broken. What do all of you out there think.

The Engraver's ability has been changed for the newest European printing.



Fixed the for you. The Zman copies for sale in the U.S. still have the 12 cost / 2 VP version. We're supposed to consider it a "variant". shake

Source: New Z-Man games printing with corrections

I think that the U.S. will receive the new card in the next printing. We're still on the 1st print run here in the U.S. whereas they're on the 2nd print run in Europe...
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Mark L
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As far as I know, there is no European English-language version, just the Z-Man one. In which case, the second printing should be available in the US, though of course many shops will still only have the first.

See this thread (also linked above) for info on how to tell which printing is which.
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Jeff Kayati
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Bsantucci wrote:
Grey Elephant says the engraver is broken. What do all of you out there think.


The original Engraver card could be problematic if someone drew the card early. You can then focus your strategy on getting as many different people as possible. It's a fairly easy way to grab quite a few points.

Planning a game around hoping you get the Engraver is a good way to lose.
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Will Miner
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I have seen him get his ass kicked.
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Dave Nish
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Planning your game around getting ANY of the set collection bonus characters is a good way to lose. With the engraver he is good even if you don't plan for him and just happen to stumble upon him in the last rounds. And he is INSANE if you get him in the early round and DO base your game around him.

He is mathematically better than all the other 'set collection' cards of his type.

For those that give +2 for each person of a certain faction, you have to get lucky and base a substantial portion of your game around set collecting to that specific type, which just due to bad luck you could not end up finding that many.

With the Engraver he is ALWAYS good regardless of when in the game you get him and he gives the same +2 bonus. Mathematically it makes no sense. The amount of VP he gives on average when compared to all the other cards in the game is WAY above the norm.
 
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Judy Johnson
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I just played my first game of Bruges this past weekend. One of our players got this card right out of the gate and geared his entire strategy toward the card. He crushed us all lol. We still had a fun time and I like the game...but I am glad to hear there is a fix for the card.
 
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Damien Seb. ●leoskyangel●
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I've posted a correction for Engraver in the file section so that you can print it on your own.

Fixed Engraver card
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