by Sandy Petersen
@Sandy Petersen I would simply say the "previous" or "next" player in turn order, rather than "sits ahead of you."
what should I say to be unambiguous?
@Ben You might be right. Now that you said that, "ahead of you in turn order" does seem sort of ambiguous.
I think it's just worded poorly
I think we're reading this wrong. They said "ahead of you in turn order" aka the player that just went before you.
At least that's how I'm reading it...
Yeah we were doing previous player in the test games. Maybe it's just a mix up?
@Michael, I kind of agree. It seems like the PREVIOUS player is a better solution. There's enough opportunities for AP, I don't want the next player distracted from deciding on their moves!
This model look awesome!
Okay this alien just looks flat-out devious.
I love it.
In the case of these monsters there isn’t a lot of choice to make in the decisions for the monsters. In most cases it’s just rolling dice in a single battle and deciding which attacking ships to destroy. There isn’t a lot to consider for their next turn as they won’t actually be doing anything with the monster on their next turn.
Curious as to the reasoning behind having the next player control the monster. (And will this be added to the rule book?) Is it because they are likely to be most affected by the outcome? I think a lot of games use the previous player in such situations, probably because they have the most time to consider what they will do on their next turn.