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Questions after a couple of games Fri, 08 September 2006 02:05
I've only played a couple of games, but similar 'problems' occurred in both of them and I'm not sure if I'm missing something or not.

1) It appears that the last round is fairly pointless. Since the rules state that only treasure that's been dropped off at treasure island counts for the final score, we end out with everyone ignoring the final round of cards and heading to treasure island to drop off treasure. More to the point, if you don't have treasure by that point, there's just not much you can do to catch up at that point. Note that in both games, we had a strong leader. Why not count what's on board the ship towards the score after the last round?

2) When someone falls behind in the game there's not much that they can do to catch up. So much of the early game comes down to luck, I've only played the five player game and whoever gets hammered in the first fight is at such a disadvantage that they never seem to recover - they also had the disadvantage of not steering clear of fights in subsequent rounds and so they get pasted again. Since you can only heal the first point of damage at the repair island, you are still easy pickings until you get to a real (sail, hull, etc.) island. Once you've lost two sequential fights you are still struggling to get gold to repair and everyone else is off solidly gaining.

3) A corollary of the previous point, once someone gets ahead, it's real hard to bring them down. They can avoid the legendary pirate pretty handily, but it's hard to gang up on them given the completely random nature of the encounters. Throwing the Navy at them just gained them a ton of fame Sad

For all that, we had a lot of fun - neat game.

Thoughts, am I missing something?
      

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  Questions after a couple of games  RhuaglarFri, 08 September 2006 02:05
  Re:Questions after a couple of games ColtsFan77Fri, 08 September 2006 03:52
  Re:Questions after a couple of games RhuaglarFri, 08 September 2006 07:00
  Re:Questions after a couple of games ColtsFan77Fri, 08 September 2006 07:38
  Re:Questions after a couple of games RhuaglarSun, 10 September 2006 08:05
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