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Re: Help—I need help with acronyms
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2022, 08:12:01 AM »
Here you are the following comparison where the River tiles are placed with the C on their backs upright:
* Top: C2.2 Base Game River (Devir)
* Middle: C2.1 BB6 River (Devir)
* Bottom: C2.2/C3.0 BB7 River (HiG)



You can see the tiles do not follow a standard orientation.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2022, 08:15:15 AM by Meepledrone »
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Re: Help—I need help with acronyms
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2022, 09:16:01 AM »
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Re: Help—I need help with acronyms
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2022, 09:18:19 AM »
I know... This a game changer... >:D

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Re: Help—I need help with acronyms
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2022, 09:54:04 AM »
You actually have me wondering if they vary between boxes in the same print run because of how they're fed through the industrial printer.

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Re: Help—I need help with acronyms
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2022, 10:07:36 AM »
HiG provides the files for printing, so the tiles are rotated in origin.

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Re: Help—I need help with acronyms
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2022, 11:17:41 AM »
>> Ferries:
- One of the FRRR lake tiles becomes a RRRR lake tile.
I'm fascinated by this.  How does the decision get made?!

I have been meaning to post for a while about how thoughtful I think the tile designs are in the expansions.  Two quick examples:

-->4 cloisters among the 8 Goldmines tiles; these are important to draw the active player away from the often easy points + Gold, with the expectation that there will be a "gold rush" and the cloister will complete quickly.
-->2 CCCC tiles among the 12 in Bridges: because bridges make fields bigger, it is important to have these tiles to reduce the number of completed cities, on average (at least, this is my speculation).

I don't play Ferries, but does anyone think that this decision to add one more road ending / Ferry dock will have an important effect?  Does HiG have game simulators that they use to evaluate such things?  Play testing?!  Seems like such a crazy small change to me, but can't be an accident, right?  Or is it just to keep crazy fans on their toes?  Who's in the room when that decision is made?!

(As an aside, this thread has drifter pretty far from the acronym glossary topic...should part of it be moved for improved search when people are arguing about BB-2035?)

Thanks for sharing all of these observations and knowledge.  Crazy stuff.

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Re: Help—I need help with acronyms
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2022, 11:19:57 AM »
I think they make changes and place bets on how long it will take the fans to notice.


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