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Subject: The case of the "Moldys" brokers rss

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Roger
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I think it has to be seen to be believed.
So here it is after an attempt at washing them.



Obviously un-playable since the bidding rests on players being able to bid without others knowing what brokers they are using. Well, the orange one with the 3 spots is quite easy to spot!

I reported it to the company on 4th of July and got replacement for the orange red and yellow yet, but not the black ones.

So, so far it is only 3-player games as one does not dare touching the smelly, hideous, couloured from outer space little monsters...

~J
 
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I had same problem with yellow/orange and they replaced quickly.

I believe this problem is normally yellow and orange, so they may not have read your email properly and not realised black were mouldy as well.
 
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Naa... Blacks are "out of stock" for now.

but I am hopeful!

~J
 
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We got our copy on the aftermarket and ended up cleaning them up then repainting. Not too much work, but still.
 
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THERE'S ORANGE BROKERS!? I don't have Orange Brokers! I want Orange Brokers! (I don't want them moldy, though)
 
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Nearly 2 months later and still waiting... maybe this week... getting impatient.
 
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Got them!

hallelujah!

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Coworker and fellow BGG gamer also has the same problem, with a copy bought this weekend. The yellow ones are simply awful; I've never seen pieces that distressed right out of the box. Even the bags they came in looked like they'd had red dust tossed in for good measure.
 
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DaveyJJ wrote:
Coworker and fellow BGG gamer also has the same problem, with a copy bought this weekend. The yellow ones are simply awful; I've never seen pieces that distressed right out of the box. Even the bags they came in looked like they'd had red dust tossed in for good measure.


I just received my copy and had the same problem The orange and yellow brokers are not useable because they have spots and smudges on them. The interiors of the bags also have dusty smudges inside.

UPDATE: Soon after I wrote this reply, I sent an e-mail to the company and got free replacements. They came very quickly.

 
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I bought a copy recently, and I have the same issue. I sanded mine down and I'm planning on reprinting them. Do you have any suggestions for paint? I was thinking acrylic paint like the ones war hammer minis painters use.
 
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Here we are, years later, and I opened a box of Ys (still available for purchase on Amazon as of this typing) and indeed it has the "problem" cylinders.

So I sent an email to Ystari (following the Contact link from their website), and in less than two weeks, I have in my hands--sent from France at no cost asked of me--a package of clean, beautiful new cylinders.

That is really getting it done. There are some companies you can buy from and have no worries of support down the road. I'm adding Ystari to the list. thumbsup
 
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And nearly a year after the last post, I acquired an in shrink copy of the Second edition with the mold problem and Ystari was STILL able to send me replacement pieces, free of charge (for the orange and yellow pieces only, but the reds and blacks responded well to some light cleaning).

Now that's support!
 
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