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Ron
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We played the game on Saturday and - as an Essen buyer - I do own this promo card, which I shuffled into the deck.

The card came up at a point in the game, where I had just lifted off from Neptune, trying to go back to the the inner belt, land on Venus and win the game afterwards.

After a short discussion (which I started), we chose to remove this card from the game. I'd have easily won by using it. Getting a free lift from Neptune to Venus - I'd have landed on Earth the next turn and won. So I came in only second a couple of turns later.

I assume this card has been abandoned during playtesting but used as a promo card for Essen.

Is it only me or do others also have the impression that this card has too much impact to that otherwise fine game?
And did you use it and how did it affect the outcome of the game?
 
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Hi Ron,

Thank you for you opinion and question!

Actually we really test this card a lot of times, even with more sensitive Advanced rules.

You are right - this card is powerful, but our tests show that most times it is not too much powerful. Usually event cards can give you bonus/penalty +/- 1 round, this card may save you 2 or even 3 rounds. But, as far as far this card is affected on every player, most times you can't get relative advantage more than +1 round.

In described case it helps you to change 2nd place to the 1st, but I don't think that it can help to win player, who is far away (of cause in VP point of view meeple).

I agree, that this card add more random to the game, but it is question of your taste. So, if you don't like additional chaos (and I quite understand you) - don't use it. But for some players, as far as I saw, it may add some additional fun.

And there is one more reason to use it - this card speed up the game, for some players it is important.

PS Good luck in KOSMOS!
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Hi Yury,

thank you for your 'official' answer. And gratulations to your game - we had a lot of fun playing it! meeple

Tanion wrote:
Actually we really test this card a lot of times, even with more sensitive Advanced rules.

... which I can find where?
 
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Hi Ron,

you can find the advance rules here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/84360/kosmonauts-advan...
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gil orey wrote:
Hi Ron,

you can find the advance rules here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/84360/kosmonauts-advan...

Ah, on the Geek already ... I should have been able to find them by myself blush
Well, thanks for the link, Gil!
 
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PzVIE wrote:
Hi Yury,
thank you for your 'official' answer.

You are warmly welcome!

PzVIE wrote:

And gratulations to your game - we had a lot of fun playing it! meeple

Oh, that is great, thank you!
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Is there any way of getting this card for those of us who were unable to attend Essen?
 
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