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Subject: Are upcoming events revealed from the start or not? rss

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Aren't you supposed to know what's coming up? In other words while the order of events are randomly determined from the beginning of the game, don't all players know from the get-go what they are?

namely, this photo got me wondering about that
. We played it such that ALL the event tiles were known from the start
 
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They are known from the start indeed. Would make planning a little bit difficult otherwise :]
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As much as they've built up palaces, it looks like they've been flipping them over after each season is done.

But since all of the seasons are oriented to be facing the lower-left, it looks like they've been flipping them right to left. So the best chance is that the setup was simply staged.
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Well if you look at the rules under set up you will see the following:

"... Shuffle the remaining 10 tiles face down and draw 1 at a time randomly, placing them FACE UPas you go from left to right in the other 10 spaces in the event row. ..."
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ackmondual wrote:
namely, this photo got me wondering about that
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Oh man, the game is already difficult enough already without seriously handicapping yourself like that. laugh
 
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Sick Leave wrote:
As much as they've built up palaces, it looks like they've been flipping them over after each season is done.
I think this is the answer. The board in the picture is upside down to the viewer and the tiles are upside down relative to the board. At least, as compared to how I've played.
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I would agree that this picture just shows flipped tiles of months already passed. At least that what we do when playing In the Year of the Dragon. It makes it easier to see what is coming next.

As said: rules say that you put them face up after randomly choosing the events and indeed placing them face down (ie not knowing what is coming) would make already difficult year virtually impossible to survive.
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matejbatic wrote:
I would agree that this picture just shows flipped tiles of months already passed. At least that what we do when playing In the Year of the Dragon. It makes it easier to see what is coming next.

As said: rules say that you put them face up after randomly choosing the events and indeed placing them face down (ie not knowing what is coming) would make already difficult year virtually impossible to survive.
ahhh right... for some reason, I thought the board goes right to left blush surprise laugh
 
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I don't know. Every single tile is facing the left hand side of the photo (except for the one sideways illness tile). So it sure looks like that's the primary spot to be assessing the board from.

And from there, that means the events have been evaluated right to left, if you assume they've been turned over after use. Yeah, the Brits drive on the left side of the road, but they usually do things left to right. So that's some evidence against the turned over after use theory.

Has anyone just asked the guy? cool
 
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It's clear that these are the last four events, not the first ones, since the first two events are always peace.
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Werbaer wrote:

It's clear that these are the last four events, not the first ones, since the first two events are always peace.
Forgot about that.
 
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Werbaer wrote:

It's clear that these are the last four events, not the first ones, since the first two events are always peace.


D'oh! blush
 
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The rules say that the tiles are placed face up at start, so that everyone knows what is coming.

I think it might be an interesting variant to only turn up the first 4, and to turn a new one up at the start of each turn, so that you know what will happen for the next 4 months, but not past then.
 
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