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Subject: Two SCORE cards in a row? rss

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I've just had a quick look through the rules and The Expanse seems very similar in a lot of ways to GMT's COIN games (Cuba Libre, etc), which is a good thing for me as I really like COIN!

In a COIN game we usually set the deck up so that the Propaganda card (the COIN version of the SCORE card) is in the bottom half of each sub-deck, but in Expanse is seems that two SCORE cards are just shuffled into each sub-deck so they can end up anywhere in them? Are there any special rules for spacing apart the SCORE cards here? And what happens if you get two SCORE cards in a row (assuming that's possible - I didn't see anything that said it couldn't happen)?
 
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You can get two in a row. Nothing special happens. Remember that scoring doesn't happen until someone takes a Score card from the track.
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In my experience it actually builds a lot of pressure to get ahead before two scoring rounds happen so quickly after another.
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We played today (3p game) so I could see how it worked. Though I must say I wasn't a fan of having so many SCORE cards in the deck. Six seemed like way too many to me though, and they came pretty pretty close together in each sub-deck - I think that also may have contributed to Earth being a runaway winner as they ended up being way ahead on points during the game because of them (final score was 123-91-77 and that was after OPA and Mars caught up a bit due to final scoring).
 
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