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Re: The Rules
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #876696 by Topcollector
Nov 14, 2014 4:29pm
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Oh, and what do I do with the miniature cards?
Re: The Rules
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #876696 by Topcollector
Nov 14, 2014 5:54pm
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I have set up the board and have 2 cards I don't know what to do with -- The Driver and Boxing Buddy.

Those are starter cards. You can leave them aside unless you are playing with the Team Boxer or the Buddy Boxer.

Oh, and what do I do with the miniature cards?

The little cards are the randomizer deck. You can leave them aside for now.

Also, does the last player to play get the top starting eevil card to discard in his deck and then the next one is turned over, or does someone have to buy the eevil card.

Someone has to buy the card for the next one to be revealed.

Let's say someone buys the trinket eevil card. At that time does everyone discard a card right then

Nope, they just put it in their discard, finish their turn, and then the next Eevil card is revealed and attacks. Revealing an Eevil card triggers the Eevil Attack ability, but all the other abilities (+3 ink, draw a card, etc.) only take place when they are played.

the next eevil card is revealed and just sits there until someone decides to buy it?

The next card will attack once and then will just sit there. Although, the Eevil card in the expansion will attack more then once -- more to come on that later.

Is the discard pile face up?

Each player has their own discard pile and they are face up.

and it's getting kind of confusing

Sorry, I know it's sub-optimal to have to use an instruction sheet that's still being written but as of a couple nights ago it's almost done. I just need to write up the attack/defend stuff and then go back and double-check everything else. I apologize for the wait.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PyRJto0F92oO04GKeIVl-vLh2LFJgX0lVbC1nQjXqx8/edit

I paper-covered & lined my box. It turned out pretty cute.

Care to share a picture?? :)
Re: The Rules
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #876711 by Aiphid
Nov 14, 2014 9:28pm
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I'll take a pic. in the morning & try to figure out how to post it. I know how to post, but how do I get the link here?
Re: The Rules
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #876733 by Topcollector
Nov 14, 2014 10:02pm
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You could put it in the AQ photo gallery and link it here. Or you can make a Google Doc and link it here.
Re: The Rules
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #876736 by The Wolf Family
Nov 15, 2014 7:14am
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Re: The Rules
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #876751 by Topcollector
Nov 15, 2014 8:18am
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That turned out great!! And you put in dividers! It's simple, functional, and very nicely done!
Re: The Rules
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #876765 by The Wolf Family
Nov 15, 2014 8:55am
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Thank you. The dividers are foam backing. They stand up by themselves.
A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Nov 17, 2014 8:38pm
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We played the game last night and had a really fun evening, but we had a few questions:

The rules state "Play cards from your hand, one at a time, and fully resolve the effects of each card as they are played." While this probably irrelevant for most of the ink or miles cards, for some cards like the Bonus Box and Maintenance cards that have ink/miles and then "draw a card", do you have to "spend" the ink/miles before you draw the card, or can you draw the card and add the ink/miles on the new card to your total? (We played the second way.)

The Aiphid player card says "Tap this card to block an attack. Untap at the end of your next turn." This isn't really explained anywhere.

Does the "You go first" on the Power Boxer card mean you get to start the game, independent of whomever found the most recent box?

For the Paparazzi Boxer special ability you get to reveal a random card from an opponent's hand and play it. Does this mean you play it as if it were your own, and at the end of your turn does it go into your discard pile, or your opponent's discard pile?

I'm sure we could decide on our own, but a little clarification would help.

Thanks,
TheKindlyVikings
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877182 by TheKindlyVikings
Nov 18, 2014 2:43am
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Great questions! I'll have to start saving up some like these for a FAQ :)

do you have to "spend" the ink/miles before you draw the card, or can you draw the card and add the ink/miles on the new card to your total?

You can interleave buying and playing, including saving all of the ink/miles until the end when you can't play any more so that you can buy more expensive cards.

"Tap this card to block an attack. Untap at the end of your next turn." This isn't really explained anywhere.

"tap" just means to turn it sidewards so that you know that you've used it. You can't use it while it's tapped, so it limits how often you can cheat.

For the Paparazzi Boxer special ability you get to reveal a random card from an opponent's hand and play it. Does this mean you play it as if it were your own, and at the end of your turn does it go into your discard pile, or your opponent's discard pile?

When a card is revealed, it does not leave where it is (deck, hand, etc.). You just get to see it and play it as though you had a copy (a photograph) during that turn.
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877182 by TheKindlyVikings
Nov 18, 2014 5:27am
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I chuckled when I saw the “tap“ was not explained. Apparently, he thought everyone has played Magic the Gathering. *giggle*
You can tell who the geeks are....
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877190 by Aiphid
Nov 18, 2014 7:59am
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"Interleave" - A new word for me. I looked it up & apparently its a computer programming and bookbinding term. Never heard it before.
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877219 by Topcollector
Nov 18, 2014 8:20am
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"to arrange in or as if in alternate layers"

Or: Alternate between
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877219 by Topcollector
Nov 18, 2014 9:38am
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"Interleave" - A new word for me. I looked it up & apparently its a computer programming....

So now you know he's a geek from using "tap" and "untap" and a computer programmer from using "interleave".

I know the term "tap" from something different that doesn't relate to cards. Hint:
Rule #2: Double tap!

But applying it in that context would mean retiring the Aiphid card. *giggle*
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877190 by Aiphid
Nov 18, 2014 11:31am
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Thanks Aiphid! I suspected it came from MTG, but I only played that game once, sometime around 1995, with someone else's cards. -TKV
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877201 by The Wolf Family
Nov 18, 2014 11:42am
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While I only played it once, I never realized that MTG was developed so close to home. I went to college in Walla Walla where Richard Garfield (the designer) was living when the game was released. -TKV
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877243 by TheKindlyVikings
Nov 18, 2014 12:26pm
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Yeah that card wasn't origin ally part of the game so I didn't define it. I should add a glossary and faq to the rulebook.
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877251 by Aiphid
Nov 18, 2014 2:18pm
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actually that card is in the original 2013 version of the game. you weren't going to put it in the 2014 version. but I really love that card!! so I might have begged a little... The quote on the bottom of the card is just freaking awesome! and I love the carving!
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877265 by The Wolf Family
Nov 18, 2014 2:57pm
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No, you have the card because I gave it to you. It wasn't an official card.
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877272 by Aiphid
Nov 18, 2014 3:26pm
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Umm... you are the creator of the game. You put it in the 2013 deck that I have and you have. It doesn't get any more official than the creator putting it in the deck!!! It IS official!! It IS!!!

And NOW it's in the 2014 deck making it double official!! HA!! :D

I really like that card.
5 Player Test
Board: Rules and Variants
Jan 9, 2015 8:49pm
My family attempted 5 players (though we know it's not made for 5 players we forced it to work anyway! HA!). There were card storage problems so we modified a few things:

1. There are not enough Starter cards so we subtracted 2 miles and 2 ink off of the first Starter deck. It has to start a little slow on what you can purchase but we still managed to play just fine within a few rounds.

2. The Missing box cards run out much faster. And as soon as those are gone, everyone is scrambling for those Archaeologist cards! And the lack of Missing Box cards negates the Event card attacks and some Eevil attacks.

We still managed to get a really good game out of it. And no one wanted it to end it even though they could (ONE card removed would have meant 6 cards gone). They particularly liked the Eevil cards and the variations and surprises there. Eevil cards are INK HEAVY which made them difficult to get if you didn't start stocking up on ink. We didn't realize this initially and started stocking up on ink when we did.

  • Ben won at 44 finds by getting the most eevil cards.
  • I came in second at 40 finds by snatching Archaeologist cards after the Missing box cards ran out.
Event cards
Board: Rules and Variants
Jan 10, 2015 6:24pm
The Attack on an Event card says:
Each opponent gains a Missing Box unless they can discard a Missing Box from their hand.

So if I get "attacked" and HAVE a missing box my missing box blocks getting another missing box.

The kids were trying to wrap their heads around how this would relate to an actual event. They could not figure out who are the malicious people at an event making sure everyone has a missing box! LOL!!!
Another variation of play...
Board: Rules and Variants
Jan 10, 2015 11:03pm
The first time I played I didn't realize I was supposed to keep all of the same Outing cards together in piles and shuffled and dealt into piles. The same number of cards were in each pile and it played just fine.

When I last played, we really enjoyed the eevil cards. It's not easy building up to the cost to buy some of them and we really wanted to see more. With the same card at the top (and there is a reason for this since it doesn't have an eevil attack), it takes longer to see something new. So at some point, I want to try how the game would play if the eevil cards were NOT in their own stack but shuffled in with the Outing cards. They could NOT be on the top of the stack to start so they would have to be reshuffled if they came to the top. But this would mean you would NOT know when you were going to reveal an eevil card! It could also mean that multiple eevil cards could show up and be available for purchase.

The game is fine as is. I just have a thing for messing with the "rules". ;)