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Stephen Kuch
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How long is the sand timer supposed to be? It is called a "minuteglazs", but mine is really only about 42 seconds long. Is it just mine? Or is the minuteglass supposed to be less than a minute?
 
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I haven't timed mine personally, but I've seen others list 40 seconds for the timer so yours is probably just fine.
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arcnarenth wrote:
I haven't timed mine personally, but I've seen others list 40 seconds for the timer so yours is probably just fine.


Yeah, there's a little joke in the Mechanics Manual about it. 40 seconds (give or take 3 seconds) is correct and what the game was balanced around.
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Stephen Kuch
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Sounds good! Thanks for the prompt responses!
 
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Artrean wrote:
How long is the sand timer supposed to be? It is called a "minuteglazs", but mine is really only about 42 seconds long. Is it just mine? Or is the minuteglass supposed to be less than a minute?


Our timer has come up at 42 seconds every time we timed it.
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cause....42: The answer to life, the universe and everything.


Sorry...i cant help myself...
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Mine's roughly 44.4 seconds and 43.8 seconds, depending on which way you flip it.
 
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We didn't playtest this in space, but I suspect that MvM evolves into a more 'thinking-man's game". Without gravity, the sand timer really becomes less of a constraint...
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Riot Kades wrote:
We didn't playtest this in space, but I suspect that MvM evolves into a more 'thinking-man's game". Without gravity, the sand timer really becomes less of a constraint...


MvM Space Expansion confirmed. Excellent, in time to compete with all the Mars games coming out. I wish you luck, Riot.
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I thought mine was too quick!

Timed it to only 27 seconds.
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Curatesegg wrote:

I thought mine was too quick!

Timed it to only 27 seconds.


It's supposed to be 40 s. So that sounds short enough to be considered defective, to me. Or at least 'hard mode'.

Can you put a bit more sand in it? Otherwise I'm sure they can get you a replacement (or just send some more sand!) once everything calms down on their end.
 
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Orion3T wrote:
Curatesegg wrote:

I thought mine was too quick!

Timed it to only 27 seconds.


It's supposed to be 40 s. So that sounds short enough to be considered defective, to me. Or at least 'hard mode'.

Can you put a bit more sand in it? Otherwise I'm sure they can get you a replacement (or just send some more sand!) once everything calms down on their end.


I'm not going to worry about it, I can use something else now I know it should be around 40 seconds.

 
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Orion3T wrote:
[q="Curatesegg"]
I'm sure they can get you a replacement (or just send some more sand!) once everything calms down on their end.


Your call, David, but this is definitely a viable approach. We'll probably just send you a spoonful of sand and see if you can figure out how to get it into the glass yourself.

(Or we'll just send you a new one.)
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Riot Kades wrote:
Orion3T wrote:
[q="Curatesegg"]
I'm sure they can get you a replacement (or just send some more sand!) once everything calms down on their end.


Your call, David, but this is definitely a viable approach. We'll probably just send you a spoonful of sand and see if you can figure out how to get it into the glass yourself.

(Or we'll just send you a new one.)


Thanks for the offer - but it wasn't mine that was timing wrong, it was James.

I won't get mine until shipment 2.
 
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