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Steve Carey
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In the Living Rules, the Starting Display of 5 cards does not match the narrative nor the (correct) Starting Display version printed in the rulebook.

Also, the Turn 3 stack picture for the Dino-croc is labeled differently ("spiny"?) than in the rulebook, and it also shows a Size 1 AA card attached - this doesn't happen until Turn 13.

On Turn 19, the action is stated as Reveal a Card whereas in the Living Rules it is (correctly) noted as Purchase a Card.

Not to say that the Example-of-Play isn't helpful (Culling is explained rather well), but I really wish it was fleshed out more to give more particulars and to provide rules cross-references - this is a fascinating design, and I'm anxious to get it on the table (first game of the New Year).
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Steve Carey wrote:
In the Living Rules, the Starting Display of 5 cards does not match the narrative nor the (correct) Starting Display version printed in the rulebook.

Also, the Turn 3 stack picture for the Dino-croc is labeled differently ("spiny"?) than in the rulebook, and it also shows a Size 1 AA card attached - this doesn't happen until Turn 13.

On Turn 19, the action is stated as Reveal a Card whereas in the Living Rules it is (correctly) noted as Purchase a Card.

Not to say that the Example-of-Play isn't helpful (Culling is explained rather well), but I really wish it was fleshed out more to give more particulars and to provide rules cross-references - this is a fascinating design, and I'm anxious to get it on the table (first game of the New Year).


They are extremely lucky to have designed a great game, because the rules are awful. They could have used a lot more diagrams and flowcharts for this bad boy.

Fortunately the guy at the con who I played with was extremely forgiving and patient and we muddled our way into a pretty damn good experience.
 
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Also in the Living Rules, at the end of 3.5, the printed notation from the rulebook "Note: ignore the greenhouse shifts of volcanos that appear during set-up." is missing - is this rule still in effect?
 
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These mistakes are in the Living Rules only, not in the published version. I have corrected the Living Rules (Word Version) posted on the Megafauna Yahoo site, to correct all the mistakes noted here in the example and the missing note in 3.5d.
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Thnx Phil - the greenhouse/volcano setup exception is important to note, so glad to see that it's still in effect.
 
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