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Subject: Spend Budget / # of requisition cards rss

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When you Spend Budget (Phase 2 of the Game Setup), are you allowed to go through the whole requisition deck?
Or do you display an X number of cards from which you must choose to spend you $ on? If so, what is X?

(From the rulebook, I assume it would be the first option. But that could seriously slow down the setup as there are lots of cards to read)
 
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It's the first option. I suggest to use only the cards without expansion icon for your first game. You could also read them before the game and suggest some cards for all agents. I did this when explaining the game. It was faster and the other players had enough to do with picking an agent.

I'm thinking about a house-rule for this in the future. Otherwise some of the cards will always be taken and others never.
 
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I tried a “shop” variant, dealing out a certain number of cards. But lost the game badly and just picked what I wanted for the next game. I don’t think I’ll return to the shop variant unless I find I’m always picking the same cards. It can definitely make he game more challenging though to limit your choices.
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rcmoore4 wrote:
I tried a “shop” variant, dealing out a certain number of cards. But lost the game badly and just picked what I wanted for the next game. I don’t think I’ll return to the shop variant unless I find I’m always picking the same cards. It can definitely make he game more challenging though to limit your choices.


One thing that might work as a house rule (it does in other games) is to slightly shift prices when you play a lot: If an item is taken twice in a row, it gets a bit more expensive the next time, if an (available) item is not taken twice, it gets a bit cheaper. Works well with the "shop" option, but requires book-keeping...
 
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