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Sebastian Zarzycki
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For the better half of the game, you spend your turn on rotating and moving, targeting an enemy that will no longer be there anyway when your turn comes again. It looked good on paper but ultimately it's lacking the dynamics. Either that or I'm missing something.
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Слава Zordok
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Do you play Mechwarrior or Robotech?
 
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Thomas Michel
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@Sebastian: did you perhaps miss the speed-module rules (your central module is a speed-module!) and the wastage rules? For us the game didn't feel slow but it requires clever usage of activation chaining by using speed-modules and wastage.
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Sebastian Zarzycki
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We've used the speed modules, combined with the main module, wastage: not so much (it only works for two types of tiles).

I've promised myself to try again, but so far, was sort of disappointed by the sheer randomness of the fight - since you don't know what your opponent has most of the time (usually at least 1-2 modules face down, not used yet), you cannot possibly figure out the best positioning for you.
 
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Yury Yamschchikov
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Sebastian, for players, who don't like random there is advanced game mode (please see page 18). In this game mode all modules on board are placed face up and there is no surprise what your opponents got and even what you will take.

Base mode more like bouncy mayhem
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Sebastian Zarzycki
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I think that the advanced mode is too overwhelming, for a change. I guess I'll just play more and then switch to something in between - when you pick up a module, you show up and keep it face up, but the arena is still face down.
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It sounds interesting, I'll test this "half-random" mode, probably it will be good for some players.
PS Please write your impressions when you try it.
 
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