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Subject: Mean Mood Variant rss

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Zach Apps
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So I've been playing around with the different moods and variants and I've found that I'm not a huge fan of any of them, at least as how they may apply to the overall theme. So I had this idea and I like it a bit better...

Play with Sandra in Mean Mood, however, deduct points based on the total amount of banked shifts the lowest person has. This seems to be fairly balanced since if someone spends all their shifts to avoid penalties, they're also very limited in their ability to take extra shifts when they need them. It also makes the rules slightly less fiddly. Also, this seems to make more sense thematically since a mean boss that was upset over an employee underperforming would also be highly upset if they found out the employee also had banked shifts and wasn't working them to advance like they should.
 
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Gustavo Goncalves
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You got it backwards: if you have banked shifts you being mkre efficient! Making more things in less time. Why would Sandra penalize that?
 
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Daniel Corban
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GusG4Real wrote:
You got it backwards: if you have banked shifts you being mkre efficient! Making more things in less time. Why would Sandra penalize that?


The problem is that she doesn't penalize you if you have banked shifts. Imagine this situation: Your manager is upset that you are not performing as expected, so you respond, "but I am very efficient at not performing!"
 
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Mike F
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Yeah but that shouldn't happen in practice. It's my impression that a player who wastes time banking shifts and sitting on them can fall behind in the rest of the game. It may be more action-efficient to endure Sandra's punishment.

Sandra likes the fact that you've banked shifts (so doesn't penalise you) but you'll still be losing victory points elsewhere. So I think the normal rules are fine.
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Vital Lacerda
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2010 - Vinhos, 2012 - CO2, 2014 - kanban, 2015 - The Gallerist, 2016 - Vinhos Deluxe, 2017 - Lisboa, 2018 - Escape Plan, CO2 Second Chance and Dragon Keepers - Maybe: 2019 - ROTW Portugal and On Mars, 2020 - Kanban Deluxe Edition
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Thank you Mike. I agree with you.
Specialy if you play with people who knows how to play.
 
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