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july mjj
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the 3 expansion boards takes too much space for what they do. i play in small table spaces most of the time (small houses = small furniture in these part of the world). they could have easily fitted those 3 in 1 board and then plop it in the middle of the main board (which is empty space anyway), somewhat similar with how it was done with Village: Inn. anyone else find this annoying?

also, anyone thought of creating a PnP version combining all 3 boards? i'd surely print it. hehe
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shichigatsu wrote:
anyone else find this annoying?

No.

The game takes up a lot of space outside the board anyway with people having their inns and quest cards. We find it easily slips in between the player boards and doesn't take up any more area than the actual playing area.

I think the extra boards keeps it nice and modular without having to have all 3 in the game at once. Board overlays can look nice but can also be a bit of a hassle if they get knocked about and start covering up other areas of the board.
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shichigatsu wrote:
the 3 expansion boards takes too much space for what they do. i play in small table spaces most of the time (small houses = small furniture in these part of the world). they could have easily fitted those 3 in 1 board and then plop it in the middle of the main board (which is empty space anyway), somewhat similar with how it was done with Village: Inn. anyone else find this annoying?

also, anyone thought of creating a PnP version combining all 3 boards? i'd surely print it. hehe


My group definitely finds it annoying as well, and we have a pretty big table.

I wish they would have shaped the expansion boards in a long, thin column board the length of the main board, or do like you said and make it an overlay that fits on the main board. Even the Corruption board maybe should've been handled different imo.

My group likes playing with both expansions at once so then we have to make room for all 3 boards.
 
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The game takes up a lot of space outside the board anyway with people having their inns and quest cards. We find it easily slips in between the player boards and doesn't take up any more area than the actual playing area.


The only time I've been annoyed by the expansion board size is playing 2P at home, because there's barely enough room on the table for us to play the base game.

Waterdeep has a fairly large footprint anyway, so if you're playing 3P/4P, like you say, there is probably space between two players for expansion stuff.
 
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No problems here. My gaming group loves the game, pure and simple.

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No problems here either, although we normally play on a big dining room table.

shichigatsu wrote:
they could have easily fitted those 3 in 1 board and then plop it in the middle of the main board (which is empty space anyway


We put all the adventurers and the coins in this space, although I do like this idea. I don't think the corrpution would fit, but there's definitely space for some (perhaps smaller) buildings.
 
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chrishall20 wrote:
We put all the adventurers and the coins in this space, although I do like this idea. I don't think the corrpution would fit, but there's definitely space for some (perhaps smaller) buildings.


we used to do this, dump all the cubes and money in the middle but stopped doing this once the expansion came with it's "place X in an action space" which can get mixed up with the supply pile.

the corruption track could easily be done like how they did with the round marker, just stack the skulls and have a linear presentation from -1 to - 9. if the board is redesigned, it could fit under the round marker, and either do away with the additional agents placement or transfer it on the upper part of intrigue discard pile .

Teamski wrote:
No problems here. My gaming group loves the game, pure and simple.

-Ski


just to be clear, i also really like the game, especially with the expansion. i just have a minor annoyance with the expansion board's footprint.


Mattr0polis wrote:
I wish they would have shaped the expansion boards in a long, thin column board the length of the main board, or do like you said and make it an overlay that fits on the main board. Even the Corruption board maybe should've been handled different imo.


a vertically-oriented board with also be nice, the new action spaces in each expansion board could easily fit the size of 3 building tiles. this would be similar to the upcoming Alien Frontiers: Outer Belt expansion.

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take a look at this http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1225930/my-board-creation-lo...
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