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Subject: iOS game- Why the 3 card starting hand? rss

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Often when I start a new game versus the AI, I start out with a three card hand. I can go through the process of quitting and starting a new game several times before I get five cards in my starting hand.

Has anyone else had this problem?
 
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Re: iOS game glitch-- 3 card starting hand
Are you going as first player? Because the player who goes first has a -2 card starting hand.(5 becomes 3 for standard games, and 7 to 5 for Raiders vs Boss which is not in app version.) It is a balance that the designers put in to prevent an unfair advantage on buys and combat.
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Re: iOS game glitch-- 3 card starting hand
That's not a glitch, that just means you are the first player.
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Re: iOS game glitch-- 3 card starting hand
I made a quick check on website's How-to-play rules section and on that page is a game starting lay out image. It confirms that the starting player has a 3 card starting hand.


Image added for reference and confirmation.


Edited so it made sense rather than my usual gobbledegook.
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Re: iOS game glitch-- 3 card starting hand
When it is player 1, the AI can go through its three cards so quickly I can see how someone might not realize they were actually player two.
 
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Re: iOS game glitch-- 3 card starting hand
Robrob wrote:
When it is player 1, the AI can go through its three cards so quickly I can see how someone might not realize they were actually player two.


Although you can verify that this is the case by looking at the AI's discard pile - it should have 3 starting cards plus whatever it bought.


Edit: see next comment
 
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Re: iOS game glitch-- 3 card starting hand
ashman wrote:
It should have 3 base cards plus wahtever it bought.

I would call them "starting" cards and not "base" cards.
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Re: iOS game glitch-- 3 card starting hand
gillum wrote:
ashman wrote:
It should have 3 base cards plus wahtever it bought.

I would call them "starting" cards and not "base" cards.
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Absolutely ... Fixed
 
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Re: iOS game glitch-- 3 card starting hand
tigbun wrote:
Are you going as first player? Because the player who goes first has a -2 card starting hand.(5 becomes 3 for standard games, and 7 to 5 for Raiders vs Boss which is not in app version.) It is a balance that the designers put in to prevent an unfair advantage on buys and combat.


Thanks! This is what happens when you don't read the rule! I downloaded the app and jumped right into the game. Is there a way to delete this whole thread since it ain't a glitch?
 
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Re: iOS game glitch-- 3 card starting hand
You can edit the subject of the original post to point out is not actually a glitch.

You can ask an admin to delete the entire thread, although that takes all the other posts away with it.

It may be worth leaving it with an amended subject just so other people who miss the 3 card starting hand for the first player see it as well (I know we missed that in our first physical game) cool:
 
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Karlsen wrote:
You can edit the subject of the original post to point out is not actually a glitch.

You can ask an admin to delete the entire thread, although that takes all the other posts away with it.

It may be worth leaving it with an amended subject just so other people who miss the 3 card starting hand for the first player see it as well (I know we missed that in our first physical game) cool:


I tried editing the subject line, but it didn't change. How do I do it?
 
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ukraineboo wrote:
Karlsen wrote:
You can edit the subject of the original post to point out is not actually a glitch.

You can ask an admin to delete the entire thread, although that takes all the other posts away with it.

It may be worth leaving it with an amended subject just so other people who miss the 3 card starting hand for the first player see it as well (I know we missed that in our first physical game) cool:


I tried editing the subject line, but it didn't change. How do I do it?

I think you are trying to confuse me or figured it out later. Hasn't the subject line changed from what it was originally? I thought it had the word glitch in it, or has my memory gone faulty?

Anyway, edit the original post and then edit the contents of the line Subject: and Submit the post. That should work. It's possible it's cached for a little while.
 
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Karlsen wrote:
ukraineboo wrote:
Karlsen wrote:
You can edit the subject of the original post to point out is not actually a glitch.

You can ask an admin to delete the entire thread, although that takes all the other posts away with it.

It may be worth leaving it with an amended subject just so other people who miss the 3 card starting hand for the first player see it as well (I know we missed that in our first physical game) cool:


I tried editing the subject line, but it didn't change. How do I do it?

I think you are trying to confuse me or figured it out later. Hasn't the subject line changed from what it was originally? I thought it had the word glitch in it, or has my memory gone faulty?

Anyway, edit the original post and then edit the contents of the line Subject: and Submit the post. That should work. It's possible it's cached for a little while.


Why would I try to confuse you?

It is showing as changed now. Probably cached for a while as you said. Thanks for you help.
 
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