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Bryan Thunkd
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I don’t think it’s that much more complicated than Terraforming Mars or Brass. I think if you played it two or three times, you’d get over the learning hump and be fine playing it. But it sounds like that won’t happen.
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Well, I definitely don't hate it, and like I said, in the future I would play it again if asked.
 
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Some folks feel a sense of accomplishment and reward putting a significant of effort into learning a game and mastering it, others just want to play!

It's all good.
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Thunkd wrote:
I don’t think it’s that much more complicated than Terraforming Mars or Brass. I think if you played it two or three times, you’d get over the learning hump and be fine playing it. But it sounds like that won’t happen.


I'm seconding this. The difficulty of learning is behind you and your group. Gaia Project gameplay complexity is actually less than Trajan gameplay complexity. The higher complexity rating of Gaia Project comes from needing to know all 14 factions and using them to judge which one best matches the map setup, tech setup, round setup, and booster setup.

If your group is ok just picking random factions that are semi-color separated (2 factions next to each other and the other 2 have 1 empty on each side) until you all know the factions then do that.
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Hi agian Glen,

If you do get a chance to play again, use my score sheet. I know I've been harping on this on various threads for the past few weeks, but I really believe that it is a main issue that makes people feel overwhelmed by Gaia Project for their first game or two or three.

The other thing is probably the "power cycle" and Gaia forming, so emphasizing that when teaching is important.

A third thing to make sure everyone understands:

In most Engine-building Euros, there is a point in the game where players "switch" from building their engine to scoring victory points. Gaia Project is somewhat of an exception. In Gaia Project the winner will most often be the person who has maximized scoring opportunities throughout the game.

It is absolutely true that a player can score a poop-load of points in the final round, but in most cases, everyone will. Therefore the "small points" scored in the early rounds may often be the margin of victory.

Gaia Project - List of ways to get VP and game record

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Thunkd wrote:
I don’t think it’s that much more complicated than Terraforming Mars or Brass. I think if you played it two or three times, you’d get over the learning hump and be fine playing it. But it sounds like that won’t happen.


Bryan, I can't find the reply you made to me about trying Coimbra (I thought it was here) but I played it yesterday and it was AWESOME!!!! I did poorly but man, I had a good time playing it and am excited to play it again soon!

Thanks!!!!
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