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Subject: Just one more turn? rss

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David Turczi
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Loved everything about the game, except the last turn.

If it ends after a big bold move, that player basically wins (at least that's how it felt to us after 2 games...)

Quick question (I'm hoping to get a designer response here)
How terrible would it be to play it as
if the last scoring is revealed, remove it, and play 1 more round (everyone gets one more turn, including the one who just had a turn).

That means the unpredictableness of who gets the last turn is still there, but at least everybody gets a turn KNOWING that it's their last.
 
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First off, glad you're enjoying the game!

I was a little worried about the last turn issue during testing, and I tracked that. I found no correlation between who went last and who won, and I certainly didn't feel it from an anecdotal standpoint.

Remember that everyone gets to play an event after before Final scoring, so flipping the last Score card doesn't end things instantly. If someone moved really strongly right before the end the other players usually have a chance to mitigate that somewhat.

Please feel free to try your variant, but honestly I don't see that it will improve things. The player that went last pre-scoring will still go last. And it may create more of an issue since you know it's your last action. It will certainly create some AP for that final round.

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Cool, in that case probably the issue is that we're not keeping cards often enough. When the game end triggered the only guy with a card was the Rocinate, and he was losing anyway...
 
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