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Tahsin Shamma
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To me it feels like the game is missing these Power Ups. These would be rare cards (maybe only 1 of each) in the deck...

Armor Vest (blue cube)
-Decreases any damage taken by one for the next three hits taken.

Haste (yellow cube)
-Move two spaces and grab stuff.

Health Pack (red cube)
-Remove the last two damage received.

Adrenaline Surge (grey [wild] cube)
-Use at the beginning of your turn. For the current turn, use the Final Frenzy side of your action tile.
 
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Paul Grogan
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Health packs are a really bad idea for many reasons.
First, getting hurt doesn't harm you in any way. Even when you die, you just come back.
And removing two of someone else's damage really screws with the scoring system and causes king making potentially.
This was talked about a number of times during development - it got suggested a lot

The others, try them out. Haste is not good, since most of the time, players have that action anyway.
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Tahsin Shamma
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PaulGrogan wrote:
Health packs are a really bad idea for many reasons.
First, getting hurt doesn't harm you in any way. Even when you die, you just come back.
And removing two of someone else's damage really screws with the scoring system and causes king making potentially.
This was talked about a number of times during development - it got suggested a lot

The others, try them out. Haste is not good, since most of the time, players have that action anyway.


What about armor or other defensive abilities? Any of these I should know to avoid?

EDIT: Oh, and for Haste, it's an additional 1 action, not necessarily just an upgrade to the existing action. I guess it could just say: Take 1 additional action.
 
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Chris Dragon
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Just came across this forum. It's nice that the game only has 4 upgrades for teaching the game. But yes, some more variety could be cool.

Haste could be reworked as allowing players to grab, then move twice. Several times when that ability would be nice. Or to move, grab, move.

Adrenaline Surge sounds slightly overpowered. I imagine I'd be jealous of the ability or the wild cube and whoever drew it. Not to add too much complexity to it, but if there were a powerful ability like that, it could trigger every other player drawing one upgrade card as well. It would be like a sky-drop of upgrades for everyone.


Another upgrade could be "Explosive Rounds", where one projectile weapon can be upgraded to damage all opponents on a space.


Have you tried any of your ideas yet?

 
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Tahsin Shamma
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I haven't. The amount of similarity from play to play has made me sell the game. I just don't see enough replayability for me.
 
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