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Subject: Playing with a Cirucs Flochati deck rss

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Shayne Slauter
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A Circus Flochati deck has 10 suits and a range from 0 - 7. If you changed the rule that if one holds a 0 in the hand of one suit and another holds a7 in one suit of the same that the 7 turns into a -1, would all else in the game be ok?
 
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Pedro Pereira
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you would be missing out on the beautiful artwork... other than that, yep, you would be pretty ok playing this game with that deck.
 
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Chris Spath
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I would play with the 0s as 8s. Count then as 8 for everything and then it would be exactly the same, and probably easier to remember.
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Lucien Copus
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Spatho wrote:
I would play with the 0s as 8s. Count then as 8 for everything and then it would be exactly the same, and probably easier to remember.

An 8 is just a 0 with a belt on anyway.
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Spatho wrote:
I would play with the 0s as 8s. Count then as 8 for everything and then it would be exactly the same, and probably easier to remember.


If he's playing with people who have never played Arboretum, though, asking Them to think of 0 as an 8 would be more confusing. After all, your scoring routes go in increasing order and zero is not more than seven.

So I agree that making 0 an 8 could be beneficial to experienced Arboretum players, but noobies would be better off with zero being the lowest number, I think.
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One issue with that though is that it will change the distribution of point totals for determining scoring rights from players' hands at the end of the game. Which might not be a big deal, but it won't quite be Arboretum.

I see what you're saying about maintaining sequential number order for new players. Some might find it easier than others to use the 0s as 8s. It may be a case of how experienced with games in general, if not Arboretum itself, new players are.
 
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