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Josh Taylor
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How many games do you think would be enough to make a somewhat generic deck of cards worth buying? That is, how many different sets of rules should such a deck come with, and what opinions do you have on how varied those rules should be?

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Just the one - but make it good.
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Sturv Tafvherd
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Josephus wrote:
Just the one - but make it good.

Yup.
And if it is generic enough, others can make their own games. Like the decktet.
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Re: How many games?
It just needs one good game to make a deck worthwhile buying, as any number of successful card games will testify (eg Bohnanza).

I know I can play more than 20 games with a Sticheln deck, which is generic, but I never do because they're not as good as Sticheln. I end up just playing Sticheln with it.

So even if you have 50 so-so games for a deck, if you have no really good game I'd still not buy it - the so-so games just won't make it to the table above all the other good games out there.
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Joe Mucchiello
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Stormtower wrote:
Josephus wrote:
Just the one - but make it good.

Yup.
And if it is generic enough, others can make their own games. Like the decktet.

Actually I would measure a new "generic" card deck against the number of NEW games it allows you to play rather than the number of existing games it allows you to play.
 
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