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Subject: Fixing the Bulldozer rules rss

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After several playings I agree that the bulldozers are underestimated someway. With the original rules they are not a good purchase compared with other resources. The Designer proposed several options to change this. I would like to know what do you think would be the best fix based on your experience.

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Modified rules for bulldozers: preferred option?
improve movement rate from 2 to 3
improve line building from 4 to 5
improve movement rate from 2 to 3 and line building from 4 to 5
leave the original rules unmodified
other (please post your proposals)
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Where is this discussion of proposals/
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blockhead wrote:
Where is this discussion of proposals/


Here

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/480200/bulldozer-rules
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Well, the 5-3 Bulldozer has a 100% of votes, so we can go for this option.

Now, let's talk about the resource cost. I think the 5-3 Bulldozer should have a cost of 2. An stack of two crews has a line building capacity of 10 if static, a 5-3 Bulldozer has a 15 line building capacity if static. Moving one hex, a stack of two crews has an 8 line building capacity and the 5-3 Bulldozer a 10 line building capacity. Moving two hexes, the crews have a 6 line building capacity and the Bulldozer a 5 line building capacity. The crews have better speed, the Bulldozer a better "static" working power.

In the original rules, there was no reason to buy one Bulldozer instead of a Crew, because the Crew had much better speed and, in practice, a near equal line building capacity (i.e. moving one hex, both had a 4 line building capacity). With a 2-point cost 5-3 Bulldozer, a Bulldozer is a better option for building lines near the roads but two crews remain a better option for rapid movement an flexibility.

Edit: Besides, a 5-3 Bulldozer has a very good capacity for extinguishing smoldering fires.

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If we change the Bulldozer to 5-3, which cost do you think is appropiate?
one
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I have playtested the bulldozers with the new variant values and the results have been satisfactory.

The original and the new variant bulldozer counters



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