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Manuel Gracia
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Hello,

I'm outraged. I played this game for the first time a few weeks ago and I couldn't help but think how awkward the player order tokens were in the game. To me they resembled either finely crafted pepper mills or some easy-to-grab male reproductive organ (*blush) in different shades and colors to be used for players to jockey for position.

For providing these phallic tokens what does that say for the publisher? Heck what does this say about the players who love to use these pieces? If a kid happens to walk by while in the middle of the game and asks what these pieces were what am I supposed to say to the kid? Why would the publisher put me in this situation? Why didn't this come up in play testing? What's the proper way to pick these up anyway?

Anyways, theres so many other tokens the publisher could've used. Camels, genie lamps, crates, etc. I don't have extra tokens lying around so I hope Days of Blunder provides a replacement. At least some stickers or maybe a "hat" to make it less obvious.

Oh man, another game I have to carefully play as to not offend other people I'll never meet. I mean I'm not personally offended myself. I'm highly stable, culturally sensitive, my favorite snack is a Chicago-style hot dog, and I was raised in an era where people once used joysticks to play computer games (F16 Fighting Falcon anyone?). I'm just deeply worried about all the other people...especially children who may happen to stumble upon a group of dudes playing this game.

Outraged. I pray the publisher doesnt released an Enhanced Edition of this game. No thank you.
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David Smidt
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I see what you did there...
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Andy Andersen
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What???? A sense of humor????

Woot.
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Kevin Seachrist
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A flaccid argument if ever there was one.saurongoo
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fanofuna wrote:
I'm just deeply worried about all the other people...especially children who may happen to stumble upon a group of dudes playing this game.

Outraged. I pray the publisher doesnt released an Enhanced Edition of this game. No thank you.


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Jeff Johannigman
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Try playing Cosmic Encounter, looking a ship token on a planet, and not thinking, "Mmmmm, nipples."
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Alexander Griffard
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http://youtu.be/oVp9v9kCXE8 Thomas Crown Affair
 
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Matthew Robinson
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The publisher has promised a reprint without phallic pieces but most likely they'll just cock it up.
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Stephen Gassett
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You've reached the age where you've learned a thing or two about how to play with your bits (just don't try pouring water into your radiator when your engine is running hot!) blush
 
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steven smolders
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if your ''male reproductive organ'' looks like those players piece
You have my deepest sympathy....
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Kristoff Bergenholm
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I don't know about you, but I think they're cute. whistle
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Neil Christiansen
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It took a lot of stones to think they could pull off those wooden bits!
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Mario Calderon
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Arthur Cormode
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Typical op. Just trying to get a rise out of people. wow
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Matthew Brychel
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This post leave anyone else limp shake
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Trey Chambers
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bravhart007 wrote:
This post leave anyone else limp shake


Some, but I'm sure it will make others raise the flag.
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Stephen Groves
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I am comfortable playing with these pieces. It feels quite natural to me.
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