Any experiences on changing the order of picking up the strategy cards?
I'm toying with an idea that the strategy cards are selected in
VP order (least VP first). If tied, use least number of total resources*
available for that player, and if still tied, Speaker or first clockwise
from current speaker. (thus, the clockwise order is only used as last the
This way the last player (VP-wise) has the choice to take ISC first, thus
balancing VP. And the second player is not "forced" to take Initiative.
I would also make that ISC is +1 VP (and game ends at 9 VP)
Maybe this would make Initiative too weak when compared to other strategy cards
- but at least it ensures the first move etc. It would be, after all, nice to have maximum of 1 "no-brainer" strategy card picks, thus making it more fun to others..
*or something else, like total number of units or most influence or ...