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Subject: F90: Four players in Monza Circuit rss

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Ismael Descolado
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Hi guys, sorry my english, please!

Three more friends and I played F90 in last sunday.

PEDRO (WILLIAMS) - Strategy: SAVE TYRES
Skill: VERSATILITY

LEONARDO (FERRARI) - Strategy: HAZARD
Skill: PITTING

WARRIOR (MCLAREN) - Strategy: BANGING WHEEL
Skill: REFLEXES

ME (DESCOLADO) (BENETTON) Strategy: CHASE
Skill: PITTING.

LAP 2



was our first attempt using PIT STOP STRATEGIES.

Once again (oh dear...), the poor humans pilots started very very bad.

But, as the first LAP anything goes (even finger in the eye, kick in the nuts and overlap spending only 1 mp), the Robots did not resist!

FERRARI (Leonardo, rookie in F90), disappeared ahead spending a lot of tyres and damage (a big mistake).


LAP 6



The leader (FERRARI - rookie pilot) start to run out of cards. MCLAREN is approaching.

The WILLIAMS follow near and behind, the BENNETON start have problem with PURPLE OPPONENTS (FAST ROBOTs).

LAP 29



First PIT STOP performed (all pilots).

FERRARI follow in first place but skip his turn and change his strategy to SAVE TYRES.

WILLIAMS, VERSATILITY skill, changed his strategy to SAVE TYRES and BALANCE.


LAP 45



Second pit stop performed (all pilots).

FERRARI in first place opens great distance to WILLIAMS. MCLAREN follow surrounded and BENNETON have a particular challenge against ROBOTs.

LAP 49



The WILLIAMS aproaching dangerously to FERRARI, that spent many (good) cards in CHECK TEST to lapping.



The MCLAREN try not to let the WILLIAMS escape ahead.



The BENNETON (ME), catching a titanic duel against BLACK ROBOTs. I overtakes in straight, the Robots win contests in corner. Beautiful ROBOTs race!

ONE LAP TO GO



In the last lap, the 3 human pilots are very close. Where are the BENNETON???



FINISH!!!

PAM PAM PAAAAAAM! PAM PAM PAAAAAM! And the winner is... WILLIAMS!!! Pedro win the Monza Grand Prix. FERRARI and MCLAREN is very close.



The BENNETON win the duel agains BLACK ROBOTS in last corner and finish in 4th place (very far behind).




FINAL

GREAT!!! Beautiful race! Challenging, hardened (to Benneton), but very fun!

Man... I could not ANY TRACK CARDS using my strategy! I could only 4 track cards in two PIT STOPs thanks to my PITTING skill. There was always ROBOTS between Me and human player.

I spent the entire race batting against fast and super fast Robots. With no track cards is very hard to race.
With no track cards, with no ORANGE FLAG, with no SAFETY CAR...

Again, the SAVE TYRE strategy proved extremely effective (many track cards).
My friend WARRIOR (skill REFLEXES) off track three times!!! (I think his reflexes were not very good ...)
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René Christensen
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Cool walk-through the race!
I have one question to this:
Lap 29
FERRARI follow in first place but skip his turn and change his strategy to SAVE TYRES.

Where in the rules does it say that you must skip you turn to change your strategy? I just can't find it.
I think it makes good sense that you should spent more time in the pit if you change your strategy, so that your mechanics can adjust the car, but a whole turn might be too much. Perhaps it should just be a -1 or -2 on the movement.
 
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Muito bacana a review. O jogo parece muito bom. Não sei se você mencionou mas quanto durou o jogo?
 
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Slotracer wrote:
Where in the rules does it say that you must skip you turn to change your strategy? I just can't find it.
I think it makes good sense that you should spent more time in the pit if you change your strategy, so that your mechanics can adjust the car, but a whole turn might be too much. Perhaps it should just be a -1 or -2 on the movement.


You do not have to skip a turn when you change your Strategy during a Pitstop, only when you want to change your Strategy without taking a Pitstop.

This is mentioned on page 4 and page 7:

"...strategy can only be changed with a pit stop or by skipping one game turn."

"...when skipping his turn a player is allowed to change the strategy of his car."


And that's what FERRARI did.
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Rulebook, Pag. 7:

"A player may voluntarily decide not to play any card and skip his turn. In this case his car does not move and does not get any bonus; however when skipping his turn a player is allowed to change the strategy of his car."


The Ferrari stop in lap 20 (turn 10), but changed his strategy in lap 29 (turn 14).
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Ronaldo wrote:
Muito bacana a review. O jogo parece muito bom. Não sei se você mencionou mas quanto durou o jogo?


Foi nossa primeira partida em 4 jogadores (até agora só tínhamos jogado em 3). Não mudou muito não, e olha que a maioria ali era profissional, ou seja, não paramos para ler regras, nada.
Demorou 4 horas. O jogo é loooongo pra cauaca!

My friend MGS question about the time of play (how many hours?)

Answer: 4 hours (without having to consult the rulebook).
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Four hours is a bit crazy long. Is there a shorter variant?
 
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Ronaldo wrote:
Four hours is a bit crazy long. Is there a shorter variant?

Yes, you can have shorter races. Think it is approx. 18-20 turns.
 
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Slotracer wrote:
Ronaldo wrote:
Four hours is a bit crazy long. Is there a shorter variant?

Yes, you can have shorter races. Think it is approx. 18-20 turns.


Yeah, a short race is almost 1/3 less than a full race, and when paying tyre chips you may not pay with cards.
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Abyad wrote:
Slotracer wrote:
Ronaldo wrote:
Four hours is a bit crazy long. Is there a shorter variant?

Yes, you can have shorter races. Think it is approx. 18-20 turns.


Yeah, a short race is almost 1/3 less than a full race, and when paying tyre chips you may not pay with cards.



1/3?? Humm... No way!

The long (full) race have 26 turns (Monza Circuit, I think that Hungaroring have 28 or 29 turns).
The short race (Monza) have 19 turns.

1/2 less than a full race. You save more or less 1 hour of the gameplay (imho). But in the short race you do one pit stop only. cry
 
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descolado1 wrote:
Abyad wrote:
Yeah, a short race is almost 1/3 less than a full race, and when paying tyre chips you may not pay with cards.



1/3?? Humm... No way!

The long (full) race have 26 turns (Monza Circuit, I think that Hungaroring have 28 or 29 turns).
The short race (Monza) have 19 turns.

1/2 less than a full race. You save more or less 1 hour of the gameplay (imho). But in the short race you do one pit stop only. cry


It's actually almost 1/3.
1/2 less of 26 turns is 13 turns.
1/3 less of 26 turns is 17,3 turns.
17,3 is closer to 19.

This is also mentioned in the rulebook:

"The race lasts approximately one third less than the regular race..."

In my experience, it does take about 1/3 less than a full race.
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Interesting thread, but probablt it should be moved to sessions section not reviews.
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The Question nobody is asking but everybody wants to know...


WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE AMAZING CARS?????

 
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The_Rebel wrote:
The Question nobody is asking but everybody wants to know...


WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE AMAZING CARS?????


Because we already know!whistle
 
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