"Original rules" variation

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StvenC
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"Original rules" variation

Post by StvenC » 16 May 2020, 22:31

When we first learned Elfenland, now many years ago, we had an early edition where the rules were different about getting new cards in between rounds. Instead of "refilling" one's hand back up to 8 cards (which is now considered the standard rule), our rulebook told us that each player was simply dealt 8 new cards in addition to any saved, up to a maximum hand size of 12.

Is there any chance those "original rules" for Elfenland could be made available on BoardGameArena as a variation? We find the decisions about whether to hold a card over for the subsequent round much more interesting this way.

Thanks!

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Re: "Original rules" variation

Post by diamant » 17 May 2020, 12:55

StvenC wrote:
16 May 2020, 22:31
Is there any chance those "original rules" for Elfenland could be made available on BoardGameArena as a variation?
I downloaded two French rules for Elfenland with version 1.0 and 3.0 numbers, and in these two rules each player’s hand is completed with 8 cards.
Can you provide a link to an earlier rule, with the "original rule" that you want implemented?

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Re: "Original rules" variation

Post by wizztick » 29 July 2020, 23:39

I've got the physical game in Dutch and it does say to deal 8 cards having a maximum of 12 in the hand. The rules linked from the site to the online rules (Dutch) also describe it this way. Page 11 at https://www.gebruikershandleiding.com/9 ... 74908.html
To quote:
Hij deelt aan alle spelers acht nieuwe reiskaarten uit. De spelers hebben van de vorige beurt tussen de nul en de vier kaarten over. Aldus hebben ze de volgende beurt acht tot twaalf reiskaarten.
Translated into English:
He distributes eight new travel cards to all players. The players have between zero and four cards from the previous turn. Thus they have eight to twelve travel cards the next turn.
Maybe the original rules are different in the french version? I would appreciate if the game could have this ruleset. It changes the game dynamics quite a bit.

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Re: "Original rules" variation

Post by wizztick » 30 July 2020, 00:16

I raised this as a bug at https://boardgamearena.com/bug?id=21852

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