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Brad Steffen
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This variant simulates the layout of most modern buildings where the stairs connect multiple floors and the roof.

The Stairs tiles are placed in the same location on every floor.

The Stairs tiles are placed face up.

The Stairs location is determined by a random draw from one of the Patrol decks.
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Jason
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Are you putting in anything to balance how much easier it makes things? Finding the stairs are a major part of the difficulty of the game. This is especially true in a four player game where you need to spread people out on multiple floors as quickly as possible. And then on the final floor, finding the stairs to the roof is a big part of the endgame.
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I originally came up with this idea as part of the "Safes located in rooms rather than being rooms" variant I posted earlier. In that variant the difficulty is already increased because the Safes are potentially alarmed or blocked.

Thoughts on increasing difficulty of the Stairwell itself:
- Stairwells are also Cameras
- Roof access is not in the Stairwell
- The Stairwell is located outside the 4x4 layout

Anyone else?
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Jason
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Yeah, I saw that other variant and was mulling over how the alarmed safe rooms would balance it out. Imagine a safe that was in a deadbolt room!

Here's an idea: Stairways become keycode locked. So you have to figure out the code to them. So you better get up there and start rolling, and you should probably have a Peterman.

And the event that changes the keycodes would cause you to be locked out of the stairwell! Imagine the problems that would cause. *evil laugh*
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Jason M
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The last game I played, the stairs randomly ended up at A1 on all three floors. It did not make the game easier, let me tell you :/ God I love this game.
 
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Cristo Anglo
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Ya know this is all good stuff IMO. If the stairwells are all placed diagonally to a corner face up and key code locked and or a camera....that is pretty cool. The safes being in a room that is either a foyer, camera, or laser etc. this is WAY awesome!

 
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Tim Fowers
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Great expansion idea!
 
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