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Bryan Jensen
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Just curious: Why is a new Step 3 card included with this expansion? These cards are trimmed the same size as the base game deck and plant expansion deck that have been released previously?
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The Step 3 has the same back as the New Power Plants deck.

The original one included has a light bulb.

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Thanks for asking. I was actually wondering the same thing.
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Danath wrote:
The Step 3 has the same back as the New Power Plants deck.

The original one included has a light bulb.



Thanks for answering. I first assumed it is a dup' of the Step 3 card that came with the New Power Plants deck, but the Geek store picture shows these new cards elongated, which got me to wondering whether some new card deck size had been released and whether my current PG deck size is incompatible with this expansion.
 
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These cards are the same square size as the original power plant cards. Some sets of the original cards come with a step 3 card that says "Phase 3". My set does even though I only bought it a couple of years ago. Since the new card just says "3" on it it removes any confusion.

My friends and I get around any confusion of step and phase by using the terms stage 1, stage 2 and stage 3. At least with this new card you can call it whatever you want, as it leave the only use of the word step in the rules.
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quixotequest wrote:
Just curious: Why is a new Step 3 card included with this expansion? These cards are trimmed the same size as the base game deck and plant expansion deck that have been released previously?

Its explained on the official page here:
http://www.2f-spiele.de/index_eng.htm
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In the last print run of Power Grid Expansion 3 (“The new Power Plants”) the »Step 3«-cards accidentally got wrong backsides. We added a bonus »Step 3«-card in the BGG-Promo Card Sets available in early 2011.
 
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