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Deb Wentworth
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I *love* this game - it has become my current favorite.

One thing I'm not happy about, though, are the role cards. While large and featuring attractive artwork, the short description of each role is often inadequate to fully understand the capabilities and restrictions of each role. For instance, the structural engineer (in the expansion) does not mention the very important restriction that they can't put out fire.

I was wondering how to make the cards more useful. One thing I could do is type up a short description to include with the card in a plastic sleeve.

Do they make plastic sleeves sufficiently large for these cards? Has anyone tried to make images of the cards with expanded descriptions? Or any other clever ideas to make the role cards self-sufficient?
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Hi deb. I had the same problem as you described. What is more I also use the sleeves for the translation plus the complete description.
The sleeves for these cards are the same as in 7 wonders or in Dixit.

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The specialist cards are Dixit sized (7 Wonders cards are slightly smaller), and will fit in sleeves that work for that game.

The 4th line of the Stuctural Engineer card says "May not Extinguish Fire or Smoke" - so I think that covers that restriction. I'll have to look again at the other cards, would like to know what restrictions aren't listed on them.
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The only one I know of is for the Fire Captain.

The book says "No more than 1 Command AP may be spent on the CAFS Firefighter per turn" but this is not mentioned on either the Fire Captain card or the CAFS card.

The Fire Captain's card also does not mention that you can spend his Command AP to have other Firefighters open/close doors which is in the book.
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What's the translation for "Cafs" firefighter?
Sorry for the offtopic.
 
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Ok thanks!
 
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Thanks for your suggestions, everyone.

Travis, you must have been scratching your head at my example. I did not have the game around when I posted it, and I obviously mis-remembered the card!

Here are some suggestions for minor additions to the cards (for the next edition) to make them more self-sufficient:

Structural Engineer:
- remove a hot spot or damage marker from your current space

Fire Captain:
- commands include movement or open/close doors only
- no more than 1 command AP may be spent on CAFS firefighter


Driver/operator:
- dice may be rerolled one at a time

CAFS firefighter:
- clarify if "extinguish" includes firing deck gun - I'm not positive of the answer, but I suspect it does not. Confusing because the manual uses the word "extinguish" when describing the use of the deck gun.

Edit: confirmed that extinguish does not pertain to use of deck gun in this context.

Paramedic:
- Treated victims may move with any firefighter....

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