Quote Originally Posted by Fedifensor View Post
In Medias Res seems a bit unbalanced, as the randomness can lead to one player drawing three schticks that all complement their starting ones, and another getting three useless schticks.
Before the shortening came out, I took a stab at solving that problem in an old thread here:

Quote Originally Posted by prj View Post
A straightforward way to speed up the game is to give everyone more shticks and loot to start with. But drawing shticks randomly doesn't give a very good balance. I came up with some sets of extra shticks - two sets of three for each character. In addition to three of the four standard starting shticks, each player chooses one set of three extra shticks, depending on their preferred style of play with their assigned character.