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Subject: Orientation and the new mountain components rss

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Wayne McIlvaine
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The rule book states orientation is critical, and that you need to place the mountains around the workshops, but it isn't clean how the mountains should be oriented.

Did I miss something?

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There are outlines on the tiles themselves.
 
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skipmc wrote:
The rule book states orientation is critical, and that you need to place the mountains around the workshops, but it isn't clean how the mountains should be oriented.

Did I miss something?

Thanks!

There are markings for the mountains on the edges of the tiles. It doesn't matter which way you align the mountain on the marking. The tiles just need to all be oriented 'right-side up' the same way.
 
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Wow! I don't know how I missed that!

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Ganybyte wrote:
Why not just mix the tiles in and oreint them randomly for more variety? This is not a suggestion, but a real question. What's the gameplay consequences of incorrect orientation.

Actually, the three Crafting Tiles (with the mountains) are different and do not share the same mountain settings (meaning the spots where you're supposed to put the mountain are not on the same borders of the tiles) which tends to offer a little variety I guess?

Yet, by not putting them in the center you -could- (as you stated) end up with a configuration where one or more of those tiles are in corners/sides making them impossible/very tricky to go to.

You'd have to rearange or turn the tiles to be able to access them which makes the setup more tedious for no noticeable bounce in variability (imho).

Also, the "pit" would be less fun if on a border/angle.

TL/DR: Nothing game breaking. Rule might be ignored with minor hasstle if variability is a real problem to you.


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Well if you apreciate tricky situations, it might be just as fun or even more fun to mix the tiles like you want to. I stated less fun for the pit because to me, it is very fun to play all around it. I like to have a few games "by the book" before trying to experiment but that idea is definitely a good one if you want to spice things up among a group of experimented players. Maybe I'll try it someday. thumbsup
 
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