New South Wales
I am calling shenanigans on the resource limits with this game. The fact that, after multiple requests, there is no clear answer on what "just use the multipliers" and the hard resource limit means together, I believe that the publisher was just tryikng to save a few dollars and not include the resources that the game needs.
We played last night with no resource limit and the game played fine. I don't believe a hard limit matters.
If someone involved with the design/publishing of this game would like to enlighten us to exactly what "hard limit" means, that'd be awesome.
Reading through these rules forums, I can see 3 options:
A) 15 of each resource with one multiplier per resource (that's why there's 4 of them) giving an actual hard limit of 20 resources each.
B) 15 of each resource with a pool of an extra 20 neutral resources meaning that the hard limit is 80 total resources in the game at any time.
C) Any resource can use all four multiplier tokens for a limit of 35 per resource.
It would seem to me that many on this forum do not like the multiplier tokens and would like to play without them. I am also of this opinion. Please give us an answer as to how to do this. Otherwise, in my single play so far, I see no need or reason for any limit except due to a shortage of what is in the box.
Furthermore, since there is indeed meant to be a limit, why? What game purpose is it meant to serve?
Edit: here https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/20546187#20546187 it says resources are unlimited "Engineers on the box must be considered unlimited, like the other resources." from Mario Sacchi - publisher.
Here https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/20756810#20756810 it says they are limited, "engineers and coins are to be considered unlimited, resources are limited (use x3 x5 multipliers)" from Marco Pozzi - designer.
- Last edited Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:42 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:15 pm
"...to excel above the common rate, in frivolous things, is nothing graceful in a man of quality and honor." - Michel de Montaigne
Let's just play everything always.
Unless we get a consistent answer, I'm treating it as unlimited, because I don't see a compelling reason as to why not.