I played my first game of this last night. In turn 2 the anchovies were out of contention, and their last topping was removed in turn 3. For about half of the game, then, we were just playing the normal game with no safety rule and the non-leader placement rules.
Any suggestions for beefing up the anchovies? I'd like to see them slowly spread across the pizza on their own during the placement round as well as during the cutting, but I can't think how that might work.