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Jerold Wallis

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I wonder if the expansion will include an "official" way to keep people from accidentally gathering up dice that were used at the terraforming station.

I use cardboard tokens (of each color) that depict the #6 face of the die (I basically just put the dice on a scanner and scanned them in color). As soon as the colony is placed, I remove the terraforming die from the board, and replace it with the corresponding colored token. It still takes up the spot, and looks like a 6, but can never be accidentally rolled.

I've heard alternate ways of placing a small clear plastic dome/cup over the terraformed die, again as a reminder not to gather it.

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Both of those are good. I'm going to remember that.
 
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jerold_wallis wrote:
I use cardboard tokens (of each color) that depict the #6 face of the die (I basically just put the dice on a scanner and scanned them in color). As soon as the colony is placed, I remove the terraforming die from the board, and replace it with the corresponding colored token. It still takes up the spot, and looks like a 6, but can never be accidentally rolled.

I've heard alternate ways of placing a small clear plastic dome/cup over the terraformed die, again as a reminder not to gather it.


I would prefer the later over the former for one small issue:

If you return the die to the general pool, it could look like you could buy it again immediately - or missinterpret the cost for purchasing another die. With the dome, neither of those is a problem.

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Brandon Freels
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jerold_wallis wrote:

I've heard alternate ways of placing a small clear plastic dome/cup over the terraformed die, again as a reminder not to gather it.

You mean like this:



I think something like the shower would make a great Kickstarter knick-knack.
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We used the inside of an old roll of tape, but I like the syrup cap!

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