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Subject: Question for Paco: Design thoughts rss

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If i get the rules correctly, every time i player sell oil or make pv with gas, the cubes go into the bag. I was wandering if during the design phase was thought / tested the possibility of putting back in the back just gas cubes, of course starting since the beginning with more black cubes. That would add to a thematic feel of a reservoir being depleted - usually gas to oil ratio goes up with reservoir life.

I am also curious about another design decision: why have you decided to replenish reservoirs just when oil is completed and not oil and gas (so all the cubes)?

I had my first 3p game yesterday and i enjoyed the game pretty much! I am eager to play it with 5p i suspect may be a cuttthroat of a game!!
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enricodonaggio wrote:
If i get the rules correctly, every time i player sell oil or make pv with gas, the cubes go into the bag. I was wandering if during the design phase was thought / tested the possibility of putting back in the back just gas cubes, of course starting since the beginning with more black cubes. That would add to a thematic feel of a reservoir being depleted - usually gas to oil ratio goes up with reservoir life.

I am also curious about another design decision: why have you decided to replenish reservoirs just when oil is completed and not oil and gas (so all the cubes)?

I had my first 3p game yesterday and i enjoyed the game pretty much! I am eager to play it with 5p i suspect may be a cuttthroat of a game!!


Ciao Enrico,

During the testing phase, I've tried several ways of drilling mechanics. In fact, I used a bunch more of each type of cube, and everytime when it drills, the cubes were removed from the game. This may be a bit more realistic simulation, but I needed a mechanics that provide to the towers an equal chance to be used in the game, since that way may make building the gas towers a bit less attractive or even useless in a game . So "recycling" the cubes into the bag was the most convenient for this purpose.
In regards to the second question, decision comes more and less from the point mentioned above.

Keep enjoying the game and thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Cheers
Paco

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