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Derek Turner
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I haven't had a chance to play this yet, but I think the card decks and new characters will add a lot to the experience.

I do have a couple of questions about the extra content, though. I totally understand why they would add many of the POIs from the Extreme Danger KS bonus, since that is more challenging to find. But here's what I don't get: why did they add duplicates from the base game as a stretch goal? Wouldn't everyone have those POIs already? Why would they not add the other bonus POIs instead?
 
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Different print runs have different ink shades (and sometimes different punch directions). I think the idea was: since we’re adding POIs with event cards, here are some matching, original POIs so you won’t be able to tell which are the specials. Of course, they only gave us half of the original set, so it’s kind of limited in its effectiveness, but... well, I don’t know why they did that.
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I thought it was to replace POI tokens that had been printed backwards. Wasn't there a print run where the punch went the other way around, making it obvious what was and wasn't from the base game?
 
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Yes, there was a bad print run, but as someone who missed the Kickstarters back in the day, I ended up making my own sets of laser-cut POIs. I've been able to add to them as expansions come out (which I back), but then I know that all my POIs will blend. It's also meant that I can add some of the cool variants that I've found here...crazy cat lady, twins, panic victim, gas leak, and DOA. I also ended up making fire extinguisher grenades with dice to resolve them.

Here are the results:

Specials:


Grenades:


The whole shebang:


I also made a set of Specialist Role cards so that I could create my own and have them match.

I've invested a ton of time and money, but it's nice to have everything blend so well...even the fan-inspired ones.

Here is a LINK to the rules for all the variants.

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Does it bother anyone that the new POI's are a different shade of blue and it is obvious that you can pick out the ones from the expansion from the ones in the base game? The new ones are definitely darker.
 
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turbocooler wrote:
Does it bother anyone that the new POI's are a different shade of blue and it is obvious that you can pick out the ones from the expansion from the ones in the base game? The new ones are definitely darker.


Long ago I realized this could be a problem so I glued 6 of my spare blank/duplicate POI markers together to become 3 double thick POI placeholders. I use these on the board for unrevealed POI's. When a firefighter reveals one, I draw the real POI from a bag and replace on the board. Works like a charm and avoids all issues with the mismatched POI markers. meeple
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Good Idea. I was thinking of making a set of wooden tokens and print out the "?" onto a sticky sheet of gloss photo paper and use those as proxy markers and swap them or scan all the tokens and just make my own set.

It sucks but I will come up with a solution.
 
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I 3d-printed some ? markers, and keep the active PoI tokens in a bag.

https://3d.firedrake.org/#FlashPointFireRescue

You could do the same by using three spare PoIs as your "?" markers…
 
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