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2010
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Best with 3 players
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12 and up
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15 minutes
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Little Duckling (fan expansion for Space Alert)
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While Space Alert offers a fabulous 4-5 player experience, the box advertises 1-5 players. Like many players, I felt the 1-3 player experience felt like tacked on, where each player just plays the role of 2 or more people.

To rectify this situation, I made a new board designed for a 1-3 player experience (similar to the idea of using a different board for smaller games in Small World). I dubbed the ship Little Duckling. Simply print and mount the board (on the back of the Sitting Duck if you really like it).

The rules (with examples and clear diagrams) and a complete set of missions (from tutorials through simulations to missions) are included in the Little Duckling handbook.

This has been play tested and I hope produces a balanced and fun 1-3 player experience for you as well.

Released in the File Section of Space Alert, this expansion has had its graphics updated by paulmond.

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3 Updated Appendix III
I have found that a lot of the missions listed in the Little Duckling Rule Book don't play properly using the excellent flash player at phipsisoftware.com/space_alert.html. This was usually due to there being no room for the phase ending announcements at 1 minute and 20 seconds. Therefore, I have written a routine to correct each line based on the following rules: Alerts need 11 seconds; Incoming Data needs 5 seconds; Data Transfer needs 13 seconds; Phase ending announcements need 5 seconds - 1 minute before, 20 seconds before and when the phase actually ends. Communication Systems down were also timed incorrectly, so these have been modified as required.
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2015-05-15
2 Instrucciones en Castellano
Instrucciones de Little Duckling "Pequeño Patito" en Castellano.
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2015-02-15
27 Custom Mission Audio Files for the Little Duckling
I extracted the audio clips from one of the mission generators and spliced them together to make audio files appropriate for the Little Duckling. I tried to adhere to the general scheme given for missions in the back of the rulebook, however these files are NOT playtested yet. Any critiques or advice would be appreciated and I can update these files as needed. Any Unknown Reports that occur are for the 3 player game and should be ignored for the 1/2 player game. Also listen to the alerts carefully as some occur simultaneously.
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2011-03-25
39 Little Duckling Board - v2.0
A new board designed for a 1-3 player experience (similar to the idea of using a different board for smaller games in Small World). I dubbed the ship Little Duckling. Simply print and mount the board (on the back of the Sitting Duck if you really like it). Updated board thanks to Paulmond
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2011-01-31
41 Little Duckling Handbook - v2.0
The rules (with examples and clear diagrams) and a complete set of missions (from tutorials through simulations to missions) are included in the Little Duckling handbook. This has been play tested and I hope produces a balanced and fun 1-3 player experience for you as well. I would like to thank BGG user Paulmond for updating the rules and board with new graphics. If any user knows how to make custom mission MP3 from a script please let me know so we can include these as well. I currently am using Phipsisoftware?s Space Alert Flash Player (phipsisoftware.com/space_alert.html) to make missions.
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2011-01-31
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