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Tony Lam
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If I play with 4 players, do I just use cards with "4" written on it? Or I use both "3" and "4"? Thanks.
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Dan Keller
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Both the "3"s and the "4"s.
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Sebastian Zarzycki
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Both.
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Frank Roitzsch
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Than why there are Location Cards with 3s on them? It doesn't make any sense.
 
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I understand what you mean but I prefer sets of "3, 4, Special" to "Blank, 4, Special".

Its that symmetry part of me I guess...
 
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Sebastian Zarzycki
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Think of them as 3+, 4+.
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rattkin wrote:
Think of them as 3+, 4+.

This doesn't change anything, it stays the same. For a 2 player game you have to use the 4 player setting so the 3s are simply irritating. For the first game I only wanted to use the cards without 3s and 4s which would be consistent. I had to look into the rules again.
 
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Sebastian Zarzycki
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Well, sort of. I think that's because when AtS appeared, they really haven't got the 2 player variant sorted out. So it's in there in manual, but as an afterthought - it was quickly replaced by entwife variant anyway, and now by Revival variant (which I enjoy less). In ideal world, the cards should be marked like so:

- current blank cards: 2+
- current 3 cards: 3+
- current 4 cards: 2, 4

But a) it could be hard to fit into that small icon, b) it could be less obvious, anyway.
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rattkin wrote:
Well, sort of. I think that's because when AtS appeared, they really haven't got the 2 player variant sorted out. So it's in there in manual, but as an afterthought - it was quickly replaced by entwife variant anyway, and now by Revival variant (which I enjoy less). In ideal world, the cards should be marked like so:

- current blank cards: 2+
- current 3 cards: 3+
- current 4 cards: 2, 4

But a) it could be hard to fit into that small icon, b) it could be less obvious, anyway.

Sure you mean at '- current 3 cards: 2, 3' instead of '3+' because the cards with 3s on them are also used for a 2 player game. (about which I was not sure before the first game.
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Sebastian Zarzycki
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Yikes, you're right. It makes the whole thing even more convoluted :)

- current blank cards: 2+
- current 3 cards: 2+, 3+
- current 4 cards: 2, 4
 
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Frank Roitzsch
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rattkin wrote:
Yikes, you're right. It makes the whole thing even more convoluted

- current blank cards: 2+
- current 3 cards: 2+, 3+
- current 4 cards: 2, 4


Last change

'- current 3 cards: 2+' would be enough, I think. My '2, 3' isn't right.
So at the end the '2+' would be needless.

 
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Sebastian Zarzycki
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So, in a way, we've come a full circle back to how the cards look like now, don't you think?
 
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rattkin wrote:
So, in a way, we've come a full circle back to how the cards look like now, don't you think?

Not really.
Not to be nitpicking, but the cards should look like this:

- current blank cards: [nothing]
- current 3 cards: [nothing]
- current 4 cards: 2, 4
 
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