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Just a quick question about using the automata cards as a sort of player aid. How well would it work to use them for those who suffer from a bit of AP or just as a bit of a nudge reminding you of certain actions?
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David Studley
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Hi Xlioe, I'm not sure I'm following your idea. Are you suggesting that the Automa cards help make decisions for the player with AP?
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Josh Ward
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That's kind of funny.

"New rule: If you take more than 2 minutes to decide on an action, flip over the top Automa card, move a worker to the space shown, and take the action there. If you cannot afford the action or fulfill the requirements, you forfeit your turn and your worker stays there. Sucks to be you, make up your mind faster next turn."

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Unless intended to be used as a punishment, Josh has highlighted the reason using the automa deck is problematic as an AP aid. I.e., the worker placement on the card serves to semi-randomly place NPC workers out on the board for players to interact with -- the automa doesn't have to pay any required costs, and gains the benefits on the automa card (e.g., VPs) regardless of cost. On the player side, I imagine (since I don't have my copy yet) that a great deal of the players' strategies involve planning how to meet the costs for the actions they want to take.
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