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Subject: is one of the ? card never used? rss

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Kingbird X
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is it true? Then is any one card vital to the game balance? If not I may choose to take one out of the deck before the game start, to create some variety.
 
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I think the purpose is so even if you are the last person to take a ? card, you still have some choice as to which it will be.
 
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Eric Brosius wrote:
I think the purpose is so even if you are the last person to take a ? card, you still have some choice as to which it will be.


Or you are urged not to be the last or you have only one choice. I am ok with harsher rules as long as no one is critical.
 
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Also since you remove cards at random, when you're the second player to choose cards, you can't know for sure what the first player took.
 
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msaari wrote:
Also since you remove cards at random, when you're the second player to choose cards, you can't know for sure what the first player took.


All the cards are face up? These are not secret. Or am I missing something?

The Bonus cards are faced down and secret. But the ? cards need to be face up to see what bonus they give you.
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You're right, Ron. You wind up getting two things, a secret endgame goal and something that grants you an in-game power, and we're talking about the latter.
 
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Ah, sorry, I mixed up the ? and End Bonus cards. I suppose removing a ? card just sounded too outlandish to me =)
 
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For a well designed game like RR, the only thing concerns me is the replayability. By removing one at least you created hundreds of new setups! Cheers.
 
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