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Keith Pishnery
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The setup indicates you don't use these in "first game." Does that mean, they are meant to only be used if you have played the game already? They don't seem to be called out like that anywhere else except a "if used" in the Planning phase section.
 
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First game = haven't played already.
2nd game and thereafter = have played already.

It's a recommendation by the designers to help ensure you get the basics down before adding a bit more complexity. Not uncommon in rulebooks and you can choose to follow their advice or not.

"If used" references are just that- if not used then X doesn't apply. I don't think it's essential to have "first game" stamped everywhere. If someone missed that early in the rules, the "if used" mention should give them a hint that they need to read thoroughly to grasp the meaning.

I had to go back to find the Organizing Tile sidebar reference, only to see I'd read everything around it but skipped that paragraph. Duh!


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Keith Pishnery
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Thanks. I mean, I understand what those terms meant (hence my question), but found it odd the rules never state something along the lines of "want more complexity? use the special action cards in your next game," which is also common in rulebooks.
 
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Hello Keith!

Special Actions are a bit more advanced concept of the game and that's why we recommend to play the first game without them. Sorry if it was unclear when do you actually use them! Thanks for this feedback and we will try to avoid such misunderstandings in our next game

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We played our first game last night and stuck to not using the special ability cards. As useful as they are, we had enough going on to learn and figure out to keep us busy. We will definitely use them for our next Age of Thieves session.
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