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Subject: Does last round scoring kill this game rss

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Michael Burke
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I read that going last in the final round usually results in a huge disadvantage and practically kills the game. Any thoughts on this as I love the theme but don't want to buy it if the game is broken.
 
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Heath Doerr
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A simple fix is that once you've done your mission in 1969, you can no longer contribute cards to any subsequent missions.

That way the turn order disadvantage is slowly mitigated as 4, then 3, then 2, then 1 other player can sabotage your mission.

The issue is that players who have done their last mission may be sitting on a lot of cards they have nothing to do with other than negatively affect others players missions. By making that impossible on the last turn, players now need to weigh how much they want to sabotage vs. how much they think they themselves will be sabotaged back in 1969. After their mission is done, unused cards are just lost, rather than piled on the later players.
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Cheryl Leon
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We actually find that when we play we never use our cards against other players. First of all, they are too valuable and too hard to come by. Second of all, we end up rooting for each other to make their Moon missions. LOL! I just think it's more fun when you're almost on your own at the end there. What always kills me is all the rookies i stupidly hire. We love this game!
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