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Tim Pavey
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Clarification on Pack Ice please. Do you roll for exposure when the card is drawn? (i.e. the 10 that is written on the card) or is there no exposure roll that round and the game ends after one more full round?
 
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Lars H
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I was wondering about the same. In my opinion the Pack Ice card is a - even though special - weather card, so it has two effects:
1. It has an exposure effect like a die roll of 10. (Otherwise the "10" on the card would make no sense.)
2. It determines that the next round is the last round.
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Rob van Zyl
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Laars wrote:
I was wondering about the same. In my opinion the Pack Ice card is a - even though special - weather card, so it has two effects:
1. It has an exposure effect like a die roll of 10. (Otherwise the "10" on the card would make no sense.)
2. It determines that the next round is the last round.


This is correct.
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Tim Pavey
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Thanks for the clarification. Is there a final exposure roll after the final round or is the scoring commenced using the current game state?
 
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Lars H
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There is no exposure roll after the final round.
1. If you draw the Pack Ice card there is an immediate exposure effect of 10 (as if a normal weather card had been drawn).
2. The next round will be the last. At the end of this last round no more weather card is drawn (Quote of the rules, page 6: "END OF ROUND When every player has passed, it is the end of the round. If the Pack Ice card was revealed last round, the game is over. Otherwise, resolve the following steps in order: 1. A new Weather Card is drawn...")
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Adhil Patel
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Exactly.

The weather cards have an exposure result on them. You don't roll after revealing them.
 
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Tom Chick
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Why is there a 10 on the pack ice card? What's the difference between a 10 and a 6? They both mean losing a single piece, don't they?

Similarly, I presume there's no difference between a 6, 7, and 8 on the d8's, right?

-Tom
 
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TomChick wrote:
Why is there a 10 on the pack ice card? What's the difference between a 10 and a 6? Similarly, I presume there's no difference between a 6, 7, and 8 on the d8's, right?
You're right, 6,7,8 and 10 all have the same exposure effect. I guess that 10 is chosen instead of 6 to distinguish the pack ice card from the regular "exposure 6" cards.
 
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Tom Chick
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There's also no difference between a 1, 2, and 3. I can understand that they're on the dice because, well, dice. But what's the point of putting them on the cards?

For what's mostly an elegant game, there are some weird hitches in here.

-Tom
 
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In an earlier version the weather cards for 1, 2 and 3 all had "1 2 3" printed on them.

But I really like this version since it's using the same numbers as you would have expected (d6, d8) and all over the game - no special treatment, makes it easier.

Since the dice are customized it could have been 0 (for 1-3), 1,2,3 for (4,5,6+) all over the game. The d6/d8 would look like: 0,0,0,1,2,3 and 0,0,0,1,2,3,3,3. But that would feel strange!
 
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Adhil Patel
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Remember that the dice results and the numbers on the cards are actually a scale of exposure. On a fine day, we get a 1. On a day with heavy snow we get a 6. On a day when the pack ice comes, we get a 10.

It's really there to indicate severity, and adds to the theme in my opinion.
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