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Ben Bateson
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It seems to me that the one weakness in this game is the die. Auctioning off one card this round and six next time is a very unbalanced experience, and doesn't help the money-management aspect of the game at all.

I can understand WHY the designer wanted it to be random, but I can't help feeling that an 'average' d6 numbered 2,3,3,4,4,5 would work better.

Any agreement?
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Alexander Portland
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Indeed this is more in thoughts of a good players game. It could works well also with rolling 2 dice and substract the numbers from them. If the dice shows equal numbers, then you can choose the amount of auctionated cards from 1 to 5. In that case, you draw one card after another and decide after every card to stop the drawing.
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Stefano Crespi
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ousgg wrote:
It seems to me that the one weakness in this game is the die. Auctioning off one card this round and six next time is a very unbalanced experience, and doesn't help the money-management aspect of the game at all.

I am not an experienced player, but I don't see the problem.


Anyway, 2d3?
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Carsten Loehn
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ousgg wrote:
It seems to me that the one weakness in this game is the die. Auctioning off one card this round and six next time is a very unbalanced experience, and doesn't help the money-management aspect of the game at all.

I can understand WHY the designer wanted it to be random, but I can't help feeling that an 'average' d6 numbered 2,3,3,4,4,5 would work better.

Any agreement?


I totally agree. I´ve already bought such a die especially for the game.^^

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Ben Bateson
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Yes, so have I now.
 
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thyl wrote:

I´ve already bought such a die especially for the game.^^

ousgg wrote:
Yes, so have I now.


Where can I get such a die?
 
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Ben Bateson
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Most dice shops will stock them - just Google for 'average dice'.
 
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Found a set, thanks!

Strangely enough, all the Google top results were for the UK shops despite the fact that I'm in the USA.
 
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