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Turn 513

Collected a choice token and made a small alteration to an action.

I went slightly meta and altered

"Edit any action on the list to cause a minor alteration in how the game works. 

Alternatively, you may alter the occurrence frequency of one option on the list by modifying the range of any option by increasing or decreasing the number in column J by up to +/- 5 from its current value. You may not go to zero or negative; there must always be at least one "card" in the "deck" after you take this action."
 
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"Edit any action on the list to cause an alteration in how the game works. The theme of the action should be retained, otherwise use your own judgement.

Alternatively, you may alter the occurrence frequency of one option on the list by modifying the range of any option by increasing or decreasing the number in column J by up to +/- 1 from its current value. You may not go to zero or negative; there must always be at least one "card" in the "deck" after you take this action."
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+Mischa Krilov - exactly as CW says: I'd remove change frequency from the "alter an action" action so that it's distinct from "alter the frequency" action.

IMO, we already get lots of choices from "choose 2/3" + choice tokens; individual actions providing choices seems weak to me.
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Turn 478

First to use the new-and-improved stuff!

I added a (mostly icy) tile at 2,8, and incorporated it into the newly named Chill Hold.

With that: +Eugene Wheeler III is up.
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Yay!
one minor note (my bad): I expected the map copies to follow the format of the existing map files.  So yours should have been map00364.  I'll see about clarifying the language.
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One of those "oh yes, of course, how right!" moments
 
A Lego-Friendly Prosthetic Arm Lets Kids Build Their Own Attachments

A new mindset from what current prosthetics are. Missing a limb shouldn't be a disability for a kid when you have the opportunity to explore and augment their potential by creating, playing and learning.

The needs of a kid in disability are not always related to physical activity but often alternatively the social and psychological aspect; sometimes a functional element is everything they need, but some other times it might be a spaceship, or a doll house, or a telescope, or a video game controller, or a swim fin...

What if kids could use their imagination to create their own prosthetics, their own tools according to their own needs? Learning. Creating. Being kids.

#prosthetics   #lego   #creative   #science   #disabilities  
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OMGJ, please use View > Snap To... > [uncheck all] because it makes editing the map actually doable.
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"Oh my gentle Jesus." It is, how do you say, an 'idiom.'
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While I'm complaining/critiquing the ruleset, two things I just noticed while looking for a place to "reduce the tiled nature of the map"

First, there are a ton of blank spaces and cul-de-sacs in the map. Should it be a priority for column E to select empty spaces based on how many of their neighbors are occupied?

Second, the "insert a photo" and "draw a tile and scan it" actions seem at odds with reducing the tiling effect - what's the motivation there?
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There was a point when the spreadsheet broke down.  When I set up the new code, i used 'unique' instead of 'sort'.  I've switched back to 'sort'.
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So, here's a thing...

Between going weekdays only and being shuffled in the turn order, it looks like it may be a month or more before I get another turn, which is a little frustrating.

This is compounded by being unsure how to enjoy spectating the game.

The only rules fixes I can think of would be reasonably drastic changes to how turn order works - that if you're skipped [for certain reasons?], you shuffle down the turn order, or you get an interrupt, or everyone gets one move each round,in whatever order...

Frankly, bringing it up makes me feel like the problem child, but it seemed better to open the discussion than simply to bail.
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I would expect so- save your screenshot somewhere and then attach the photo. I use a Chrome extension called Awesome Screenshot that's very sweet.
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Turn 489

A couple of small things. Added an empty ocean tile at 5, -8 - because the vasty deep is as important as all these little archipelagos, and extended the mountains about 2, -8 into a more complete range to reduce the tiled nature etc.

And now +Kelley Vanda is actually up.
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I think actually I should have marked him as queued.
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Turn 469

I've increased the chances of creating or changing the size of political boundaries on the map in the hopes of increasing the narrative aspect of the game, as opposed to the mere map building part. Consider this a flag on my part :)

I also move the Crazy Old Hermit from the Gate of the Gods to the Feast of Butterflies:

That was until one day this morning ritual ended with him turning on his heel three times and straight up walking all the many leagues to the Feast of Butterflies. He strode past the caretakers there into the midst of the butterflies and was quickly blanketed. Now he sits, apparently sustained by the carpet of butterflies, motionless. Some folk who left him offerings in his hermitage now have joined the pilgrimage to the Feast to pay respects there. News of his journey has begun to make its way across the lands around the Feast; some wise people say it is all very ominous - of what, they cannot say.
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Oh, and +Eugene Wheeler III is up
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Turn 444

I'm setting out to recruit another player after adding a picture to the Tainted Glacier (which I realize as I'm searching for images is in fact an iceberg, but hey...)

I guess that means +Eugene Wheeler III is up again?
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Turn 434

Collected a choice token, and added a tile at (-5,4), extending the northern coast that that gulf there.

On to you, +Alexander Cherry 
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Turn 416

I like it when the RNG talks about the same area in two different actions. Even better when it's across turns.

This time, I got "create or expand random encounters at (-9,-4)" and "add a tile at (-9, -5)" Since that was a cul-de-sac, how could I refuse?

Plus, I get to hint at the reasons for the destruction of the Brown Way in Turn 409. How great is that?

+Alexander Cherry, tag!
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That would be AWESOME if I had any choice tokens.
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Turn 409

Rolled remove an item from (-9,-4), so a big section of whatever that big brown thing is sank mysteriously into the sea.

Also got the "add a feature to make things less tiled" result, so I added what was intended to be an enormous natural bridge/tunnel merging the desert/grassland checkerboard around (-6, 1).

Which means that +Alexander Cherry is up!

p.s. I was so stoked to narrate the events etc, but I have no idea what I just tore a chunk out of , so mysterious sinking is the best you get.
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I had headcanon.
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