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Subject: Thoughts on adding MORE marbles so lanes don't empty rss

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The game marbles exactly fill the dispenser before any players take any, and columns can start to empty out if there are enough players or one column is very popular.

Has anyone played with extra marbles so the top area of the dispenser always has extra marbles in it and ready to fall into columns?

Do you feel this would impact the balance of the game negatively?

If my wife and I like this game, we will probably upgrade the marbles. I think the ones that came with ours are fairly unattractive and many are way off round. The plan is to get extras of course so they match, and I am curious what everyone thinks about just playing with all of them.
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Well, you are always free to house rule anything, but I think the lane depletion is part of the game. It should not become that big of a problem unless you always dump your marbles back in the same place and the lane never gets refilled.
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Matheus Affonso
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Part of the strategy of the game is understanding that there is a limited amount of each ingredient. By adding extras, you will be upsetting that balance. How much that would change the game, though, I wouldn't know.
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There is supposed to be an expansion called The Fifth Ingredient. The ingredient is called Ghost Ectoplasm so I can only assume it's green. They are also promising five more potions. When this expansion releases it should solve your problem.
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Ooh, a 5th colour = a good excuse to order more fancy marbles from LandOfMarbles! ^,^
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Stefano Castelli
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jdecay wrote:
There is supposed to be an expansion called The Fifth Ingredient. The ingredient is called Ghost Ectoplasm so I can only assume it's green. They are also promising five more potions. When this expansion releases it should solve your problem.


Actually, the new ingredient will be... white. White-ish.

Also, the expansion contains four more potions, not five.
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Jason Sheppard
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I was just going off what I read on BGG in the description.
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/203542/potion-explosion-...
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jdecay wrote:
I was just going off what I read on BGG in the description.
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/203542/potion-explosion-...


I see it was corrected.
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Stefano Castelli
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Yep!

Thanks for pointing out!
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