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Houserule for going first?
« on: April 28, 2012, 11:52:38 AM »
Since the player going first is at a slight disadvantage, what about a rule that the first player starts by drawing 6 cards, putting 2 under the deck, then skipping his first draw?  In other words, he'd see his first draw before he does the "mulligan".  That prevents awkward situations where you end up with a hand of tanks and artillery on the first play.


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Re: Houserule for going first?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 10:51:21 AM »
Yep, that could work.  There are a few other suggestions on BoardGameGeek as well.  My general feeling is that since I almost never play just one game of Hill 218 the "first player disadvantage" isn't something that needs fixing.  It's like having the Black pieces in a chess match -- rather than try to balance it out with an extra rule it just balances over time with the games you play second/have White.
David Humphrey está todavía en la Colina 217.
      - From Spanish translation of Hill 218 rules