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Will
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After our first play (question could be premature) we were left wondering why the star collect phase took place after the prophecy phase. Since it was our first game, we collectively hedged our prophecy phase on the collect from the stars confusing the timing. What was the decision in this?

Whatever the answer, everyone had a great time playing.
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The new stars are for the second year, to have a greater advantage for the next prophecy phase.
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Martin is correct! The collection occurs after so player are not able to use the collected Prophecy in the current Prophecy Phase. Players could definitely collect them immediately as long as the put them aside for the next year.
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If by chance you are speaking of a regular prophecy phase, players should collect all prophecy tokens for star connections before the phase begins. I hope the rules are clear to people about that. The collection of extra tokens that Martin and I are speaking about refer to collecting tokens based on progress tracks. Players should always collect prophecy for star connections before the prophecy phase begins.
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No, I didn't mean to mislead, it was clear in the rules. What we wondered was more about the game in the second year. The first year was fine. In the second year, however, we felt it would be nice to be able to use the connections for the prophecy phase. Our confusion was more that we were trying to make connections during the rituals, forgetting the phase order. Obviously knowing this, one plays differently but my original question was more directed toward the design choice rather than a critique. Love the game.

Oh and now I know when the world will end and how. Listen for me on coast to coast.
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I've called in 3 times, with 3 different scenarios and dates!! I'm the next Billy Meier.


It would be nice to use those tokens immediately. My only worry is that I fear it could make other goals maybe too easy to obtain. The progress Tracks are balanced to the current phase collection. I think is people could get the extra prophecy that would be helpful, but it would inch them to the end of either tracks a bit too easy. But it might be okay.

The other reason, the Jaguars are useless in the second year as well. I probably felt at the time that if the Jaguars were useless then the Prophecy ought to be. Both of those tokens earn a single point at the end game.

You could definitely try it!!

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