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This game should be called "Guilds of Looking at the Reference Sheet a Bajillion Times".

Every single person I know has noted what an achilles heel this is for an otherwise enjoyable game.

Yes, yes, I know that with a few plays that won't be necessary but it's seriously dampening player enthusiasm which hinders even getting it back to the table.

I totally get that being language independent is a major boon for the international market but if this game simply had the explanation right on the cards like San Juan I'm convinced it would be getting a lot more love. (already many reviews and negative comments focus on this)

I'll gladly tip generously in Geek Gold anyone with more basic graphic design skill than I who takes this little project on and I'm certain countless others will follow suit once it's uploaded!

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I agree. I find that it dampens my desire to break this out and it may cause it to go to the sale pile because of this very thing. Makes me think of Feld's original Roma. The icons were so terrible that I had to make paste-ups, which allowed me to enjoy that great little game. They eventually released a newer edition with English text, which makes one wonder why they didn't do it sooner. This game is in a similar, if not the same, boat.
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I'll see what I can do...
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Tony Boydell, a man's man! Nice!
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This is a cheat sheet that I made when I was teaching GoL to my group. I found that people could generally decipher any card by piecing it together an icon at a time, but the original "Common Icon" list in the rule book was incomplete, so I added enough of the other ones that pretty much every card was covered.

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Something like THIS?



(note the pre-TMG use of cubes rather than meeples!)
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Yup. That would be it. I'd buy an "upgrade" pack of those cards.
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senorcoo wrote:
Yup. That would be it. I'd buy an "upgrade" pack of those cards.



Seconded.
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feign wrote:
senorcoo wrote:
Yup. That would be it. I'd buy an "upgrade" pack of those cards.



Seconded.


So do I!
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I would buy the game if these cards were available. I know I would like this game but I won't even think about buying it as is - my gaming partner would get too frustrated with all the iconography.
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tonyboydell wrote:
I'll see what I can do...


Any idea how soon we might see a set of paste ups Tony?

I've been waiting to introduce this to my various groups in the hopes of that.
 
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