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Subject: Krakatoa at MACE rss

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Chris Grzywacz
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I had the chance of teaching a family of three Krakotoa a teen daughter, dad, and grandfather.

I find that the larger the group, the more people enjoy Krakatoa, especially since when you throw the dice, if you do not hit any other dice that stayed on the board, you lose that scoring opportunity. This can lead to some interesting house rules (any dice thrown off the table do not count or the turn does not count...) It seems like it would be a great party game.

Dad went first. He rolled a great score, getting six yellows and two red and a blue, the yellows score the highest so he was not hurt much about the other 3 dice not scoring (since there were no extra yellow to score with them). He picked up his first dice and lost one of his yellow, which since he did not roll another yellow, lowered his score. Then he went through the round with each kind of dice, scoring less each time.

Grandpa was consistent, getting a mix of scoring dice each round, but no big scores like dad, but also no small scores. He did make a big mistake in his fourth roll, grazing the dice, but not moving it, thus missing his scoring that particular roll. He was in second place, but not for long.

The teen thought this was silly, it was easy to hit other dice when you roll snore and her first and second roles went well. Then she missed a dice and on the next round rolled two of the table trying to over compensate. Since she only had two rolls left, she better make them good. She did, rolling an abundance of yellow dice, allowing her to have two big rounds and actually passing the leader for the win, after missing two scoring rounds!.

Everyone had such a good time, they asked to play again.
 
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cgrzywacz wrote:
Dad went first. He rolled a great score, getting six yellows and two red and a blue, the yellows score the highest so he was not hurt much about the other 3 dice not scoring (since there were no extra yellow to score with them). He picked up his first dice and lost one of his yellow, which since he did not roll another yellow, lowered his score. Then he went through the round with each kind of dice, scoring less each time.

As already mentioned elsewhere, you can't disregard the type of the dice when scoring. A Volcano only scores if all three dice are from the same matching set (Steam, Ash or Lava). See the answer to Question 1 in this thread to confirm this.

So the above description would only work if the initial six yellows involved three yellow Steam dice and three yellow Ash dice, for example. Is that the way you were playing?
 
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