...is everyone using the official event tile variant from DLP? Or just playing with the rules written as is? I don't see too much about it in the forums, so I am having trouble determining the variant's value before my first game...Is using it a no-brainer or an unnecessary attempt at a band-aid?
The original rules haven't been that big of a deal. You should try it and see if it bothers you. I've been meaning to try the official variant, but just too lazy to separate the tiles, lol!