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Ed G.
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Re: I am order RFTG...
I am Spartacus. Nice to meet you.
 
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gamer667788 wrote:
..would there be room on the table (I believe in jones theory like a religion) for GTR


No. I'm Spartacus.

That's an answer to your question and a response to Ed's claim. I'll reserve most comments on how "Jones's Theory" is misnamed--it's a dogma or a doctrine--and pointing out that religious posts belong in the RSP forum.

My question to you is why get RftG when you could get the better game GtR alone?
 
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I love RFTG, but didn't care much for GTR, though much of that was due to the appearance of that game. RFTG is deep and has many expansions. Perhaps give it a try for a while before getting something that is similar....
 
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I have San Juan, GtR is on order, and would like to get Puerto Rico. I don't see much need for RftG at this point though. I do tend to use the Jones theory as well.
 
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Dustin Crenshaw
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whats GtR?
 
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Jay Sachs
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For me, definitely there is room for both. They do share some mechanics, in particular role selection and cards dual as resources and improvements. But they play and feel very differently. GtR has much more direct interaction and "take that" play, whether it's the Legionnaire demand, conniving manipulation of the pool, or stealing your their patrons with the Colosseum. Race, excluding takeovers, is about anticipating your opponents' choices to maximize your shared benefit, and minimize your opponents'.

Put another way: my wife will play Dominion only without attack cards. I could play RftG with her. There's no way she'd play GtR.
 
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Eric Brosius
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I think the two games are different enough that it's hard for one to displace the other.
 
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RftG is my favourite game of all, although I haven't played GtR yet.

What I will say is that the theme of RftG is very strong, so I would imagine that, while both games shame the role selection mechanic, they will feel quite different.
 
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