Miguel [working on TENNISmind]
(from Valencia, Spain)
My next game: TENNISmind, a simple yet realistic tennis match on your table
My best-rated game: TETRARCHIA, about the tetrarchy that saved Rome
The rules seem to recognise some sort of advantage with chariot 1 at least in making the whole game 4 races long, and deeming the player who came last in the preceding race be first for the next race.It has always been clear that the sooner you start, the better. But I have never though of modifying the rules, as you said they already take this advantage into account by suggesting 4 races with inverse starting order. Or if you want to finish earlier, play just 2 races, one race is very fast.
The same thing happens with the 'precursor' game, Ausgebremst. But again, we always played the 8-race tournament with inverse order, and the issue disappears. Changing the rules in order to play only one, balanced race seems too complex, I think these simple games really shine playing several races.