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Subject: The New Goa On BGG rss

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Dylan Shakespeare
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I have been interested in Goa for a long time now (it's more like watering-at-the-mouth), and I hear that when the new Goa comes out in 2010, it will have some rule changes, which Rüdiger Dorn says are better.
My question is: will BGG have a separate game entry for the new Goa because of the rule changes? Or will we have to just disregard all of the negative comments and reviews about the flaws? I don't like being told that the game is worse than it is.
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Koby Shachar
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I think you should address the publisher to have the new game a new name, something like The Return to Goa
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if Traders of Genoa changed to Genoa
maybe Goa will change to Traders of Goa...
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Craig Liken
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I doubt that the rule changes (I have no idea what they might be as I haven't read up much on the so-called flaws of this game) would be significant enough to warrant a new entry.

I must get my copy out and have a go again - I played a couple of games but they felt quite lengthy and we sort of didn't get back to it.
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Anthony Simons
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I would be interested to know if the rules changes will involve a component change too. I would be disappointed if they did.
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Johan L
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Well, Rüdiger Dorn mentions possibly adding dice to it in the thread at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/381155.
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Steve Holden
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Yes, but dice to reduce the randomness, not increase it.
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Scott Minkoff
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It doesn't seem physically possible to use dice to reduce the randomness of the cards. Every dice roll is distinctly unique, with the odds basically "resetting" for every roll. With cards, the odds of a number coming up is reduced by the quantity of that number already drawn and out of the pool. The cards enforce the intended odds distribution. Of course this is only true if the dice are to be used for the "colonist" number on the bottom of the cards. That's all I can really see them being used for...
 
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Mark Bigney
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When Mr. Dorn said reduce randomness, I take it that he meant reduce bad randomness.
Dice have no memory--which would be an advantage in Goa. Currently, if I fail to settle a colony through bad luck; by virtue of that bad luck, everyone else in that table will have better luck. Dice would remove that problem.
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Mark Augustyn
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I think the answer to your question is: BGG will have separate entries for each edition.

For example:

Arkham Horror 2005: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/15987
Arkham Horror 1987: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34

 
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