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Subject: Encouraging more fights! rss

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Phil Schmidt
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When you go to pirate's cove after being defeated, your ship returns it's damaged areas to the jolly rogers for free, and then you may spend money freely upgrading whatever you want. The players still gets either 2 cards or 2 money and a card.

This change is based on the idea that losing a battle is too punishing. Not only do you not collect treasure, but it is likely that the damaged section of the ship will result in multiple losses in a row while trying to make repairs. This way, the loser still suffers from not being able to collect treasure, but are not automatically set as the underdog as long as you are carrying a few coins.

We tried it once and it was really fun.
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Bryan Jensen
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At the Cove being allowed to spend to upgrade whatever you want partially defeats the intent of the game to make you have to choose between which item to upgrade depending on what island you choose.

But I like the idea of letting the damaged player elect (if they have the money) to fix their critically damaged area past the base mark to which they are usually limited.
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