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Kats
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I have researched this game quite a bit and am waiting to get it in the mail. I really like the speed of drafting in 7 wonders with everyone going at the same time. But, in doing the research, I have come across a lot of people complaining about MP solitaire mostly. I thought of ideas to add more as an option since all racing has some crashing or at least rubbing.

example: If a player is behind and lands on the same place as someone else he "knocks" a cog off that person's machine and takes it. And, if he passes them to pull ahead, he knocks off 2 (if they have no cogs to pay then they knock off a part or take 1 damage). This would add more player interaction and have the bonus of giving a bonus to playing quickly to either get out of the way or pull ahead. I haven't played yet, but this seems viable. What do you think?
 
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Byron S
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bkats wrote:
I have researched this game quite a bit and am waiting to get it in the mail. I really like the speed of drafting in 7 wonders with everyone going at the same time. But, in doing the research, I have come across a lot of people complaining about MP solitaire mostly. I thought of ideas to add more as an option since all racing has some crashing or at least rubbing.

example: If a player is behind and lands on the same place as someone else he "knocks" a cog off that person's machine and takes it. And, if he passes them to pull ahead, he knocks off 2 (if they have no cogs to pay then they knock off a part or take 1 damage). This would add more player interaction and have the bonus of giving a bonus to playing quickly to either get out of the way or pull ahead. I haven't played yet, but this seems viable. What do you think?
Given the fact that the race phase is typically played simultaneously, I don't think this would work very well. I suggest playing the game a few times before trying to fix things that may not be a problem for you and your group.
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Paul Saxberg
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Player interaction has been intentionally confined to the draft and certain events during the Vent Phase, because otherwise timing gets a little odd during the race phase, as Byron has correctly anticipated.

If you have a small player count, you may find your house rules work better if players take turns during the race phase. (In a large player count this will result in a very long game.)

The upcoming expansion (details to be released soon!) has found a few more ways for the players to interact... you're not the only one craving more of it!
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I have played a few times now and I do like it. However; the race track is really more of a score tracker with a few effects from the mountains or the certain places if your movement stops there. I thought it would at least feel like there is more interaction while racing as compared to building wonders in 7 wonders, but not really. There is much better engine building decisions and action orders, however.
 
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