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Björn Hansson
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Some actions allow it, some don't. What does that mean?
 
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Example?
 
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jetcougar wrote:
Example?


Run - this movement does not allow the kumotori to use the action "move the kumotori to the next tile"
 
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Oh OK, so you're referring to the "Simple Movement". I am not involved with the design of Kumo Hogosha, but after numerous plays I can surmise their reasoning.

There are two positions that limit/restrict "Simple Movement" -- "Kumo" and "Run".

Kumo - this position is the only way to win the game. It is a powerful position that needs to be restricted to improve overall game balance. By restricting movement the game is challenging. When we first started we misread the rules and allowed simple movement in the "Kumo" position. Game were over quickly and offered less strategic options and required less strategic thinking. Our games ended with few Kumotori entering the arena and few positions being used. Now that we play correctly our matches are harder fought with most of all of our Kumotori entering the arena using most or all of the positions.

Run - it's double "Simple Movement". Other positions that allow "Simple Movement" (Block, Jump, Grab, and Throw) are limited by the need for adjacent Kumotori. Also, "Run" allows you to break a game rule - diagonal movement. Example: if you run up and to the left/right you have moved to a space that is diagonally adjacent to your starting space. When you allow "Simple Movement", "Run" becomes very powerful not to mention movement of a single space becomes redundant and the lesser of two options. My final observation is that this restricts players from moving the Stone of Balance too early. If allowed you could begin moving the stone on your second turn.

Apologies for the lengthy reply, but hopefully this answers your question.
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Hello everyone

The "run" position allows you to move a Kumotori from two tiles instead of one. But you cannot move from only one tile if you are running.

The "Kumo" position is the only one who allow to move two Kumotoris + the stone of balance, for only one action point. But a Kumotori by himslef on the "Kumo" position, cannot move at all. You need to switch sides to do so.

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Simon
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Nicholas Bodart
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and two adjacent Kumotori in the KUMO position may not move without the stone.
 
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