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Subject: Mistake in English text on Player #2 card rss

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Leanna Shuster
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We played our Z-Man Games English edition of Scepter of Zavandor for the first time today, after a number of plays on a friend's German copy. At some point during the game a player new to the game asked about the card he held marking him as the 2nd player, since the English text didn't match with what we had taught as the rules.

There is a mistake in the English text (it appears to be correct in German). It reads that players in 2nd place have a 10 magic dust penalty for artifacts and a 20 penalty on sentinals. It should show half those amounts (as shown in the rules), namely a 5 artifact penalty and a 10 sentinal penalty.

I'm guessing that nobody else has noticed this, as it is a very obvious typo, but it couldn't hurt to point it out.

Other than this typo, we were pleased with some of the graphical changes in the English version. Finally a way to differentiate the 6 and 9 cards and it's nice that the artifact cards show an icon for the sentinals which they bonus. It would be nice if they put the extra expense into having color fronts to the gem cards to make it easier to sort the discards, and the text on the artifact tracts is a bit hard to read, especially for newer players sitting sideways.

The player aid sheets downloadable from the Geek are invaluable to those new to the game, and still quite useful for a semi-experienced player.

All in all, very happy that Z-Man made an English version and corrected some errors, although they could have gone a bit further.
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Nick Fisk
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That's weird. This bit used to mention Shire Games, and tell you all how wonderful we are. But it seems to have got deleted. Let's see what happens this time ....
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We noticed this a while ago.

I have uploaded a corrected paste-up if you're interested.

Find it here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/fileinfo.php?fileid=17931


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Kendall Johns
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I tried to download a paste-up but only got a blank page.
 
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