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Eric Humrich
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I have 11 worker and 24 markers for each player. The rulebook says it should be 10 workers and 22 markers. Should I sort out 1 worker and 2 markers? Or were there some last minute changes that didn't find its way into the rulebook?
 
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Mike Keller
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Yes, there are some spare markers and workers in every copy.

Please everybody: sort out 2 markers of every player color. The amount of workers is not important: you can use all 11 workers per player color!!!
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When is arule not a rule?
Freakgeims wrote:
The amount of workers is not important: you can use all 11 workers per player color!!!
Well actually it is. There is a rule for dealing with a worker shortage on page 12!
 
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Linda Chov
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so do we have an answer in this?

use 10 workers only?

or use 11 workers?

just about to play for the first time. thanks
 
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Not very ambiguous
trevorandlinda wrote:
so do we have an answer in this?

use 10 workers only?

or use 11 workers?
p5: Game Setup

Each player also receives, in his or her player colour:

6. 10 workers...
 
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Linda Chov
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yeah...I get that.

However the designer seems to disagree with that in his above post, which is very confusing, to say the least.

The rules say 10, the designer seems to say 11 is fine.

Can he or someone from Quined say which is correct?
 
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trevorandlinda wrote:
yeah...I get that.

However the designer seems to disagree with that in his above post, which is very confusing, to say the least.

The rules say 10, the designer seems to say 11 is fine.

Can he or someone from Quined say which is correct?


Sounds to me like the designer said either is fine. If you'd like to play with more play with 11...if not, 10.
 
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Linda Chov
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thanks. yeah, it does seem that way.

It just seems, well, very odd that rules are written for what happens when you run out of workers, and this is a deep, thinky euro game. This kind of thing, in my experience and opinon, should be fixed. No? Mike Keller must have had one of them for all of the playtesting, i'd have thought.

Btw...loved the first play. Can't wait for the second.
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Linda Chov
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OK. So the designer replied to a question I sent. For anyone who wants to know:

22 Tokens / 10 workers

was the intended set up.

Here's the reply.

Hello.

The game contain 24 Markers and 11 Workers.
Markers: There are 2 spare markers per color, so there should be 22 to play with.
Workers: There is 1 spare Worker in every game, so there should be 10 Workers to play with, BUT since it doesn't really matter, you all can agree to play with 11 Workers.
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Lars Ehresmann
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In a german forum the designer even stated that with 2 players 11 is even favourable, since a very unlikely deadlock (all workers are on 20 different action spaces) can be avoided this way.
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