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Big Head Zach
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Despite what anyone says, the original game did not have unique player powers (except for the Flapper and Humanoid which were deliberate handicap modes), so I'm curious to know if this game "added them back", so to speak.
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bhz1 wrote:
Despite what anyone says, the original game did not have unique player powers (except for the Flapper and Humanoid which were deliberate handicap modes), so I'm curious to know if this game "added them back", so to speak.


After playing a ridiculous amount of MULE in college on the C64 we came to view the Humanoid as not a handicap because of the way events hit. Bad events happen to the leaders and good events effect the last place person so it tended to be the guy who took the Humanoid among equally skilled players won.
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You are correct: in the original game the species did not have any special powers, even though that was alluded.

M.U.L.E. The Board Game introduces thematic powers for each species as an optional rule. Flapper is still the Beginner Species (easier than others) and Humanoid is still the Expert Species (for those who like challenges).
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I could have sworn the Packer (?) was better at food when I used him in a game. I guess it was just the power of suggestion.
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mvettemagred wrote:
I could have sworn the Packer (?) was better at food when I used him in a game. I guess it was just the power of suggestion.


If I recall correctly, that MAY of been how the AI played it, not that it got any advantages. I think you included different races, to change up how the AI played. At least I saw them akin to the token pieces players use in Monopoly, to represent what what a player preferred to do.
 
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In the C64 version, the AI exclusively played as Mechtrons.
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I think I played this on the NES, might have been C64, but I don't remember anyone having special powers, games back then were a bit more straight forward. I did spend many many many many hours on this game. Then came sim city.
 
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GAH! My kingdom for a PDF of the rulebook!
And by kingdom, I mean the imaginary one in which I rule supreme and unchallenged for all eternity. Also, there is cake.
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Not a PDF, but you can try here:

http://muttoo.on.ca/mulemanual/

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