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Offline AdamH

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Cubes by username
« on: 28 September 2018, 11:10:51 PM »
So in a game with projects, if a player hasn't bought a project yet, there's a colored cube that appears by their username. Why is this there? I think it shouldn't be there.

There is no display like that for +Action tokens that haven't been placed yet in Lost Arts games. If anything, make it consistent, but it seems obvious that not putting them there is the way to go.

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Re: Cubes by username
« Reply #1 on: 29 September 2018, 01:26:44 AM »
I disagree, but I understand your point. There is a colored cube for each unbought project yet, up to two.

In my mind the cubes are there to remind players that they still have the option to buy a project per cube. That is unlike Adventure tokens, which may be bought and moved repeatedly.

Again, I see your point about consistency, but to me putting the cubes there is the 'obvious' thing to do.

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« Reply #2 on: 02 January 2019, 11:19:11 PM »
I'm not sure it's necessary to have the cubes there, but I guess it helps indicate that you can only buy two Projects for players who don't know this (when playing with more than two Projects).

But I don't actually think it's inconsistent the way it is now. Player tokens from Adventures are actually in the general supply when not placed anywhere. This is obvious with your -$1 token but it's the case for all the tokens. The Project cubes on the other hand are given to the players when the game starts.

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Re: Cubes by username
« Reply #3 on: 03 January 2019, 04:18:19 PM »
Can someone explain why DXV limited us to two cubes per player, if there is a limit of two projects anyway? Is this based on some future plan to broaden the utility of the cubes or the scope of projects?

If I had 700 cubes, I could still only buy two projects in a game right now.

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« Reply #4 on: 03 January 2019, 05:13:37 PM »
The 2 projects per game is a recommendation only, AFAIK. You can play with 4 projects online, for example. But for the physcial game it would be impractical/uneconomical to distribute 20 cubes per player, in case 6 players decided to do a game with all of them. So since there has to be a limit, it allows a bit more freedom to allow more Projects but limit the cubes, instead of making "max 2 projects per game" a hard rule.

Of course, this is all my interpretation only.

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« Reply #5 on: 03 January 2019, 06:22:28 PM »
Can someone explain why DXV limited us to two cubes per player, if there is a limit of two projects anyway? Is this based on some future plan to broaden the utility of the cubes or the scope of projects?

If I had 700 cubes, I could still only buy two projects in a game right now.

I don't understand this question. Assuming as you do that there is a limit of two Projects, why would DXV supply more than two cubes per player?

In any case, Ingix is right, two Projects is only a recommendation.