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Subject: Why use Decoy Markers? rss

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Jeremy Yoder
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Still learning game a bit, and I'm setting up the 2nd scenario. It says to take 5 decoy markers and 1 elevator marker, shuffle them, and put them on 6 specific, random tiles. If you ever flip the Elevator marker, replace it with the actual Elevator tile.

I'm not seeing why you should bother with the decoy markers. Why not just take the actual Elevator tile, shuffle it with 5 random tiles, and put them face down in the 6 locations? That's how other setup elements work, so I must be missing something when you reveal a decoy marker.
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I think the thought process behind that was simply that shuffling markers was easier than shuffling tiles.

But strictly speaking you could probably just use the tiles.
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Jeremy,

I'm with you sir, I just shuffle and place the actual tiles. This may have been a rule when components were not final and therefore you could tell which tile it might be. Not sure, but I am all for simplicity.

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It does add setup, it's true--but it does have the virtue of clearly identifying on the table which tile might be the objective. I go back and forth on the issue.
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Gyges wrote:
It does add setup, it's true--but it does have the virtue of clearly identifying on the table which tile might be the objective. I go back and forth on the issue.


This is definitely the reason.
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Gyges wrote:
It does add setup, it's true--but it does have the virtue of clearly identifying on the table which tile might be the objective. I go back and forth on the issue.

Good point, I hadn't thought of that.
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Gyges wrote:
It does add setup, it's true--but it does have the virtue of clearly identifying on the table which tile might be the objective. I go back and forth on the issue.

Ah, good thought, which makes sense for complicated maps. So for simple maps (like the 2nd) I'll just shuffle tiles. Thanks.
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Yep, you guys pretty much covered all the bases in this discussion. There are some missions where just using the tiles might be easier (like Escape from the Slave Saucer, as you mention). But there are others where it's important to know which tiles might have the objective (such as the Thrall Control room in the Boarding Action scenario).

Have fun, Rocketeers! Keep Earth safe!
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Thanks Dan!

Any updates on when the expansion will be coming out?
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