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Kevin B. Smith
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One of my frustrations with this game is that once you have decided to advance, you must face an unknown number of event cards. Depending on the shuffle, you could face a dozen enemies in a row. As your health and ammo dwindle, you hope the cards will give you an escape, but that doesn't always happen.

I think next time we play, I'll try including a houserule allowing a retreat. That is, after any encounter, the party could choose to retreat back to their previous location rather than continuing to face additional cards.

Doing so would not be something you would want to do, because you have already given up time and energy. But it would add a decision point to the game, and would avoid the feeling of helplessness when the deck doesn't play fair.
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That is a great variant rule.

My friends and I have tried a few variants, including a basic rule that you could reshuffle hazard cards with certain skills or using dice rolls to avoid them.

Right now, I am using a Hazard Deck that is separate from the main Island deck. it seems to work quite well and the game has really improved over time.

I was planning on bringing the game to Kickstarter this year so that I could pay someone to make original art. It has come a long way. If you'd be interested in play-testing it, I would send you a copy when I get it ready.

You gave me a lot of great feedback and I always appreciate it.

Thanks again.
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CarlSalminen wrote:
I was planning on bringing the game to Kickstarter this year so that I could pay someone to make original art. It has come a long way. If you'd be interested in play-testing it, I would send you a copy when I get it ready.

That sounds awesome. Definitely let me know!
 
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