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Subject: Start player rss

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Kerrin Addis
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Does start player ever change?
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Jon Ben
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I don't think so. There is compensation for later players at the start of the game.
 
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Thomas Leitner
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kerrinaddis wrote:
Does start player ever change?


Nope. It doesn't seem to matter at all. Having the last turn in the game has its own advantages.
 
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Kerrin Addis
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JonBen wrote:
There is compensation for later players at the start of the game.


I think I missed this, can you please elaborate?
 
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kerrinaddis wrote:
JonBen wrote:
There is compensation for later players at the start of the game.


I think I missed this, can you please elaborate?


Sorry, I'm wrong about that. I thought I remembered one but there isn't anything in the rules about that. Too many game rules bouncing around in the noggin post-Essen
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Kerrin Addis
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JonBen wrote:
kerrinaddis wrote:
JonBen wrote:
There is compensation for later players at the start of the game.


I think I missed this, can you please elaborate?


Sorry, I'm wrong about that. I thought I remembered one but there isn't anything in the rules about that. Too many game rules bouncing around in the noggin post-Essen


Ha ha ha, happens to me all the time :-)
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Played it yesterday (4p) and was in the fourth seat. It didn't felt good, honestly. I was always last and sometimes it felt like I couldn't catch up or the best action tokens were already taken etc. Dunno, but I would like it more with a changing start player each round.
 
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It does seem strange that the start player never changes. There could be (especially at higher player counts) some competition to place seals in certain city quarters. I would have thought perhaps having second, third, fourth players sequentially one higher on the scoring track at the start of the game might have made sense.
I'm also wondering why players start at 5 points. Is there any way to lose points in this game? And if not, why start at 5 points?
 
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Dan Blum
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Because occupied Danube spaces are skipped, the later players will in general be able to move further on the river early in the game, so they will have first shot at placing in certain districts if they want it.
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tool wrote:
Because occupied Danube spaces are skipped, the later players will in general be able to move further on the river early in the game, so they will have first shot at placing in certain districts if they want it.

That makes sense, thanks.
 
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