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OK, so I own a copy of the game, and I haven't really had a chance to look at it yet...

What I can't figure out is this - is it necessary to have all the pieces glued together to play? Or is that just to make the game pretty?

(Or... is anyone who is going to GLG willing to find some Elmer's glue and help a brother out?)

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Based on my reading of English rules translation (in another thread), the only thing you're supposed to glue is the energy coupler, which consists of one steam tank with one of each "upgrade" glued to it. It's just a marker for which column is getting the +1 bonus, so you could use anything as a stand in.

However, if you're going to use the energy coupler as described, I would glue it, as it would otherwise probably fall apart when being moved around.
 
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Yeah, you don't glue any of the normal in game pieces, everything is in a state of flux there. Some have the white bit hanging off, some have the brown and the black, some have the cap, some don't.

I'm assuming you can add and remove bits during the game through your actions.
 
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There is the facility to change a tank from an ore extractor to water or quartz so the pieces do need to come loose. However please note that you can only have one extractor (or 'extension' as refered to in the translated rules here) at a time.

 
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You can also move the brown (compression?) caps around each turn, to increase the production of your tanks you think will benefit you most.
 
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yudp wrote:
is it necessary to have all the pieces glued together to play? Or is that just to make the game pretty?


mvettemagred wrote:
the only thing you're supposed to glue is the energy coupler, which consists of one steam tank with one of each "upgrade" glued to it. It's just a marker for which column is getting the +1 bonus, so you could use anything as a stand in.


Correct. So only one part to glue. I used some transparent contact-glue. Works fine.
 
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Nothing wrong with constructing your own flux capacitor from whatever you have handy...

yudp wrote:
OK, so I own a copy of the game, and I haven't really had a chance to look at it yet...

What I can't figure out is this - is it necessary to have all the pieces glued together to play? Or is that just to make the game pretty?

(Or... is anyone who is going to GLG willing to find some Elmer's glue and help a brother out?)

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It's my impression you only have to do it for ONE piece, not all of them. That's the Energy Coupler.
 
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