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Joe Fatula
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When playing Leaving Earth, which cards are you most likely to run out of?

Lately I've seen several people run out of Juno rockets, though they weren't really doing anything useful with them, and I've seen more advanced players run out of ion thrusters.

(I'm working out the contents list for the next expansion, and it would be fairly easy to throw in a few extra component cards.)
 
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Will H.
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Success cards--although I always seem to have plenty of major and minor failures!

(Playing primarily solo, I don't tend to run out of any component cards.)

Are you thinking of printing more of a particular card, or a x3, x4, x5 type card a la Agricola?
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Joe Fatula
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gar0u wrote:
Are you thinking of printing more of a particular card, or a x3, x4, x5 type card a la Agricola?

I'm open to either one. We already have 5x Supplies in the game, so there's precedent for having higher denominations of components.
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Ion-thrusters and probe with the outer planets..
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Gary Court
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Junos. There's just enough for solo, but with any more players this pile disappears immediately.
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Only played the base game solo so far and the only thing I've run out of are sample cards. Junos and ion thrusters have run low though.
I'd suggest generic "3X" and/or "5X" tokens as they solve the problem of running out of cards while also keeping the space crafts that have multiple of the same card more organized, all while not requiring you to print a bunch of cards.
And I really like the wooden tokens, so any excuse to get more is good
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Junos and probes.
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This may be my playstyle, but ion thrusters, often by a factor of 2 or more.

I usually use the following trick -- any card that is upside down is the same as the first rightside up card above it. So, a stack of N ion thrusters can be represented by 1 ion thruster, plus N-1 of any other card, upside down. (Even then, I sometimes run out of ion thrusters.)
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Israel Waldrom
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Ion Thrusters, and I usually just play solo. Would love some more copies of them
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Junos for me. They are just the prime filler component to buy with left-over money. (Supply is more situational and oyu typically do not need too large quantities as you can often enough pick them up some place else).

I use Ions a lot, but I never ran out of them, which is surprising to me seeing that some other players do run out regularly.
 
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Andrew P.
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I too only play solo and I always run out of Ion Thrusters. They're just so damn useful, especially with the Outer Planets expansion.
 
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Andrew McBrien
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Ion Thrusters
 
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Pawel Garycki
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Medics!!
Ion thrusters.
Probes.
Junos.
Samples from $$$ worlds.
Supplies.
spacecraft cards.


However I use the following variant:
Before the game, divide all components by 5, round down, and form stacks for each participant (note: samples and Aldrins will not make it). Put the rest to another stack pool. Then, depending on the amount of players and missions, whenever someone completes a missions, they take, as a reward, several different components from the common pool and add them to their own pool. The amount to be picked up should be adjusted in a way that all common components are gone before tha last mission is taken.
 
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The two things I most run out of are free time and table space.

Seriously though, more Juno rockets and ion engines would be appreciated. I haven't used the Aldrin capsules yet but I suspect that a multiplayer Outer Planets game might need a few more of them.

I also like the idea of a generic "3x" or "5x" or whatever *token* that can be put on a single component card of any type.
 
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Samuel Hinz
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I made these before I ever received the game.


Perhaps card versions would be the best option.

Essentially a card with x2 on one side and x3 on the other with effects the card directly under it.

Can be used for any card deficiencies, rather then printing more of specific components.

Truthfully I've never really needed them but I've still yet to truly dive into outer planets.
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Gerry Smit
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I was about to recommend something like this. Rather than have a "Juno x5" card, and a "Probe x 5", why not just "x5" markers?
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Terry Yoder

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Ion thrusters. I use them like long haul space trucks.
 
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Played my first multi-player game Wednesday, and we ran out of Probes.
 
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