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I was just wondering if anyone plays with multiple base sets, with or without expansions. I'm not really what the advantage of that would be - except more tiles and possibly more people/teams - but it was a thought and it rarely hurts to ask.
 
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One of the benefits if you only play without expansions is that many people get to memorize the tile counts and types of tiles. With two sets you can mix all of the tiles together and randomly remove half. That ensures that the tile mix is completely random and unpredictable. Player's will not know if the world will be road heavy, rich with cloisters, or big with cities. It is a nice way to create an unknown mix of tiles each game.
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Bixby wrote:
With two sets you can mix all of the tiles together and randomly remove half. That ensures that the tile mix is completely random and unpredictable.


And thus remove almost all of the strategy there is in the game. Conversely I leave all the tiles in and hand out tile count manifests to the players.

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It is a nice way to create an unknown mix of tiles each game.


I can see no reason to play that variant.
 
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Sounds like a variant. The picture above, however, does seem like boredom.
 
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clearclaw wrote:
Bixby wrote:
With two sets you can mix all of the tiles together and randomly remove half. That ensures that the tile mix is completely random and unpredictable.


And thus remove almost all of the strategy there is in the game. Conversely I leave all the tiles in and hand out tile count manifests to the players.

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It is a nice way to create an unknown mix of tiles each game.


I can see no reason to play that variant.


I understand your points on this. I should have explained that quite often we are showing new players the game and it is a great equalizer for new players. As far as removing almost all of the strategy, I don't quite agree with you on that point. It certainly removes an element of strategy though.
 
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