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Joe Fatula
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Here's a thread for any questions/discussion about promotional tiles. So far, these are the promo tiles that have been given out:

2013
Catalina - Preorder
San Ramon - Dundracon
Nueva Helvetia - Conquest Sac
Sausal Redondo - Gamex
Puyallup - WHO
Portland - OCEAN
Morgan Hill - Lumenaris
Rancho Simi - Quilt/Craft
Rio Laquisimes - VHE Modesto
Santa Clara - Pacificon
 
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Mike Urban
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So, the obvious question: if I was at Gamex, is it possible to get a promo tile?
 
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Joe Fatula
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It's already on its way!
 
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I have an extra Nueva Helvetia for trade for any of the others mentioned.
 
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I'm interested in buying this game so not surprisingly I'm also interested in the Promos. Other then Catalina are the other California tiles just alternate names for tiles already in the base game? How do Portland and Puyallup fit in?

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Joe Fatula
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short answer
The promo tiles are as different from the existing tiles as the existing ones are from each other. If you use the normal rules, California gets explored as you play, so tiles can fit in many different places.

long answer
A tile only has a few defining characteristics:
- terrain type (forest, desert, etc.)
- 6 edge types (mountain, lowland, coastline, etc.)
- name
- shape of coastline (if it has one)

If two tiles have the same edge types, they can fit in any of the same locations. For example, the Modesto and Conchilla tiles have the same edges, so they fit in any of the same locations (though their terrain types are different).

Some of the promo tiles happen to have the same shape as existing tiles. Nueva Helvetia, for example, has 6 lowlands edges, so it's the same shape as Mojave. San Ramon, for example, happens to have a shape that isn't used by any other tile.

Portland and Puyallup fit just like any other tiles.

The usual way to play the game is to explore California as you play, so it looks different every time. As you're exploring, when you draw one of the promo tiles, it works just like any other tile.
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Thanks, Will there perhaps be a means someday to acquire (buy) some of these promo tiles?
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The plan is to just to give away promo tiles at events and for special occasions. We're new at this, though, so if you have any ideas about other promos we should do, I'd love to hear them.
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I was at Dundracon and Pacificon this Year. Are any of the two promos still available?
 
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Now I have a Sutterville tile along with my Nueva Helvetia for trade. I would like to trade these for other Promo tiles out there.
 
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Joe, one thing I would suggest when making promo tiles for events in the same area is to make different terrains for those events.
 
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Joe Fatula
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That's a good suggestion, since people generally pick up promo tiles from the same area.
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I'd like to get my hands on these if grouped together for a nominal fee (many other companies do this with promos or Kickstarter items).
 
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