Many of the inventors produce dice and can use these dice to power their starting propulsion card, and this was intended to help ease people into the basic mechanics/tactics of the game. I'd steer away from inventors like Carver who don't start with a functional combo like this.
just got this game for Christmas. My wife and I brought it out to play through everything so that we'd have a better grasp of it.
I really enjoyed the game!
My wife commented several times on how much "game" (all the components) you get in the box. She was like "how MUCH was this thing?"
Can't wait to play it with more people.
Thank you for the game!