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Subject: Personal Interpretation of Offer/Telephone marker rule. rss

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Jorge Astyaro
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After reading and trying out the rules on the Offer/Telephone markers and finding them not very intuitive we are using them this way in our games and find this rule much more logical.

CONCEPT:
When you are in an Event ( party, reunion, church meeting, etc.) the only way to meet new friends ( other players ) is if they offer you their telephone number ( you then choose who you will call and establish a relationship). Once you make a new friend and have his/her phone number you can call him ( only once per game) to ask (force) him/her to come with you to another event or try to convince him/her to take you along to an event.


SETUP:
Each player has only his colour offer/telephone markers in front of him. (One for each other player in the game)

IN PLAY:
When the active player plays an event card that indicate that he must meet a new friend. The active player must choose a Natural character unless one or more players give that player his telephone marker (offering the active player his phone number). The active player now must choose between one of the players who gave him the telephone marker, so now the active player gets the other player telephone marker and character token and the active player also gives the other player one of his telephone marker and his character token.

This way you will only have the Telephone Markers (Phone numbers ) of your friends so that you can force them to take you to one of their events or to come to one of your own events.

Hope this makes sense
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Enon Sci
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Insomne wrote:
After reading and trying out the rules on the Offer/Telephone markers and finding them not very intuitive we are using them this way in our games and find this rule much more logical.

CONCEPT:
When you are in an Event ( party, reunion, church meeting, etc.) the only way to meet new friends ( other players ) is if they offer you their telephone number ( you then choose who you will call and establish a relationship). Once you make a new friend and have his/her phone number you can call him ( only once per game) to ask (force) him/her to come with you to another event or try to convince him/her to take you along to an event.


Just a note of clarification: per the original rules the telephone markers are used solely to establish the initial contact with another player. You either play them to force contact or you choose theirs if they offer (forcing their involvement in your activity, unless multiple are offered). After contact has been made, however, you can force them to come with you an unlimited number of times per game. No markers are needed for these future outings, they are solely for initial contact.

This issue was pretty hard to wrap my head around as well, but after reading the rules 1,000x and then finding clarification on BGG from one of the developers himself, this seems to be how they are supposed to operate.

Your variant is nice, however.
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