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Daniel Sundström
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The original boards for the game has two spaces between the grid slots and there are only grid slots for ten cars. By the looks of things, we at least 14 cars in our season that we're trying to set up. Perhaps even more. Should we continue to count two spaces between the cars and place them in appropriate locations or should we reduce the space between the grid slots to just one space? How will that effect things coming in to the first turn?
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With that many players, your best bet is to play on two separate tracks. Being that far back at the start would probably guarantee that you won't finish in the top four slots.
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Also see: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/445843
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Dansun wrote:
The original boards for the game has two spaces between the grid slots and there are only grid slots for ten cars. By the looks of things, we at least 14 cars in our season that we're trying to set up. Perhaps even more. Should we continue to count two spaces between the cars and place them in appropriate locations or should we reduce the space between the grid slots to just one space? How will that effect things coming in to the first turn?


Putting just 1 space between starting positions can become very crowded
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Tor Sverre Lund
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I would suggest not to shorten the distance between the cars. You'll have enough "bumps" in your bodywork as it is. And if you start so far back as in another turn, just ignore all the stuff in that turn for the start (arrows, stops and all, treat is as normal straight, you're going very slow after all). Since starting in 14th place can be a huge disadvantage, I would suggest you deal out starting positions after the current standings in the seasing. That is, the player with least points so far gets pole position.
Also you might want to consider doing two races simultaniously instead (I suspect you have more than two tracks to play on?), 7 on each sounds like a much better deal. Is everyone driving two cars each, or are their 14 different players?
 
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Daniel Sundström
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No, we have two cars each, so perhaps one alternative would be to reduce the number of cars to just one each or have each row in the grid consist of three cars.
 
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Hi everyone!

First-time post, but have been a Formula De fan for a while now. With 3 cars across the track, perhaps you should ignore any collision tests until the second turn when everyone has got their car off the line. Then again, IRL collisions do happen right at the start... surprise

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