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Subject: Initial goods placement. rss

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Daniel Cristofani
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The rules say "Mix up the Goods Markers face down and then place a single Goods Marker onto each circular Warehouse Space on the Board ... Once a Marker has been placed onto each Warehouse Space, turn them all face up"

Why not just mix them face down and then place one on each warehouse face up, in order of the numbers? It should be equivalent in terms of gameplay. (Unlike faceup placement on freely chosen spaces, a la Samurai.)
 
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Mik Svellov
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That is exactly what most players do - so go right ahead!

The reason why it is explained differently is because the rules should be clear and easy to understand even for people who are used to play games.

Edit: make that "not used to play games" (!)
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Joe Grundy
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It's very slightly quicker, if you have multiple people helping set up, to let the setup be a free-for-all.

(Edit: So by putting them face down first there's no ambiguous possibility for bias.)
 
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