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Subject: Pawn Broker Mistake rss

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Tom Lehmann
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The row indicates the *minimum* number of dice to get a card, not the *average* difficulty of getting a card given some number of dice.

Yes, with exactly five dice, the Knight is easier to get than the Pawnbroker. However, with more than five dice, the Pawnbroker is much easier to get than the Knight (and trivial with the aid of the Serving Maid or Astronomer).

A requirement of 25 would make this card far too easy to get, devaluing the Astronomer (to go for N of a kind cards). It would encourage players to simply go for sheer dice, instead of stopping to possibly buy a manipulator (and many players feel the game is already tilted too far in favor of just going for dice).

I think your proposed change would make the game less interesting and less balanced.

The pattern at row 3 is different than earlier rows because the context of row 3 is different -- some players may have already acquired dice manipulators. Looking at the just the card requirements in isolation is a misleading way to look at them.
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