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Subject: Tip to assemble the etched posts rss

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Mark Dijkmans
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First punch out the holes.
Make the holes a little bit bigger with a sharp pencil or another object with a sharp tip, like a skewer.
You do this by going up and down with the pencil in the hole.
Fold into a cylinder.
From then on follow the instructions in the rulebook.
This prevents screwing up your game.cry
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Thanks for the warning and for the advice, pal!
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Jonathan Leech
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I haven't ruined my pieces but they're going to need glue to keep them together. I can't see how they can be assembled properly without glue.
 
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David Chapman
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jonnyalpha wrote:
I haven't ruined my pieces but they're going to need glue to keep them together. I can't see how they can be assembled properly without glue.


They can't. The holes are too large to grip the teeth of the end pieces. The OP is an idiot whose "advice" actually will ruin your game.
 
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Interesting, that some people seem to have problems with holes too tight, others with holes too wide.

When I assembled the production copy for the overview, it was clear to me, that you have to fold the sides rather hard, so there is no (or not much) tension left to unfold again.


Top row: The middle part was not fold enough! It is just made that way for being photographed properly.

Second thing: When fitting the "positive" parts into the holes, some were a little hard to fit in, so I had to press them first between two fingers. The holes were rather tight, which is necessary to hold the whole piece together.

So, from my experience I would recommend to keep a xacto knife ready for punching (for cutting the paper on the downside a bit to avoid ripping it) and just try, what it needs to make everything fit.
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I wonder... Are there any replacements for people who messed up their components? Could we purchase some extras? Just in case...
 
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Oliver Richtberg
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Hi all,

our problem with the tally sticks was, that our producers had big problems to cut the 2mm broad slots. If cut by a single take, the inner parts of the cardboard would stick in the cutting blades of the tool plate and would jam the process, so they cut two times, where the first event makes an L-shaped cut to the left side and the second take will cut the right upside down turned L-shape. That's the only way to produce it. The disadvantage is that the producers cannot prevent some very small deviations from the first take to the second and sometimes that produces a minus deviation, other times a plus deviation. Although it is just some tenth of a mm, it causes effect on the slots. So some are bigger as desired, some are smaller.
We have to apologize for that, but we found out some hours before the Spiel'16, as the games have been produced very shortly before the fair.

If you ruined your tally sticks, there is no problem to get a replacement tally stick board from our spare part service here: http://www.zoch-verlag.com/en/service/spare-part-service.htm...

sorry for that blush

Oliver from Zoch
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Now, THAT is what we call "customer service"!
Thank you very much!
(Even... even I haven't received my copies, yet, so, I don't know what I'll face. They're on the way back home - since I used the Essen mailbox service...)
Anyway! That was very nice and kind from you!
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Now I'm thinking on it:...
Couldn't we use cards instead of these cylinders? As many cards, as the scratches are printed on them. Since our place is hidden during the game, it could work!
OK, the etched posts are cool, but, it would be a pity to ruin the image of the game, if there are too many complaints about them.
I wouldn't mind if I see any of such cards, in the next reprint, or in the first expansion - yeah... I'm talking about the one with the addition sins! whistle
 
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Sebastian C.
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We used a die, also goes up to six
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Yeah, true! Instant and cheap solution!
But, you can add your coins upon your cards - plus, they can be painted in your colors, too... That's why I prefer them over dice. (Besides, I wanted to express my wish for an expansion!)





















 
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Peter D
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A small bit of glue on the last tab/hole connection is all it needs.

This game is brilliant.
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Mark Dijkmans
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First of all i only tried to help. I haven't said that you should push your pencil through the hole with force. Mine are perfectly fine whitout any glue.
 
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My slots were way too small/tight.. Even after trying to open them with a screw driver I still had problems making these. Horrible design idea.
 
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