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Subject: Does the First Player Have an Unfair Advantage? rss

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Jason C.
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I enjoyed my first play through today with two co-worker friends. While we had a blast, one player mentioned that it seems a bit unfair that the first player can also end up being the last player if they're the one to take the last job or mISK or specialist. What are others' thoughts on this? Is being the first player that big of an advantage?
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Dave Fulton
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Though our playtesting we haven't seen anything to lead toward a distinct advantage based on turn order. And going first gives your opponents the ability to attack you while you couldn't attack them, so it can be argued that it has its disadvantages.
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Jason C.
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Jacksmack wrote:
Though our playtesting we haven't seen anything to lead toward a distinct advantage based on turn order. And going first gives your opponents the ability to attack you while you couldn't attack them, so it can be argued that it has its disadvantages.


Perfect! This is more than enough to curb his suspicion. Thanks (for the assistance and for the great game)!
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Dan
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Played a large number of games already and while I haven't kept a track that would provide statistically significant data, I can tell you anecdotally the first player doesn't appear to have any visible advantage.
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