I was hoping to see if anyone else has noticed the change(s) to the starting board that wasn’t mentioned in the notes (as far as I remember).
Previously it seemed that there was no cap on the number of each type of gem that could appear on the starting board. Now it seems that there is a cap on each color (7) and skulls (5). The board can spawn less of each, of course (although I’d assume there is a minimum as well although I haven’t noticed what this is).
This has caused the amount of retreats to go up significantly when trying harder content (where I can’t afford to take even 1 hit from enemy). Obviously this has been very frustrating.
Maybe I just haven’t played enough since the update, but I hoped others out there could confirm/deny.