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Subject: Game Balance rss

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What are your perspectives on game balance? I'm not talking about anything overwhelming. I know that all of the factions have a reasonable chance at winning, and no one faction drastically overpowers the others or is drastically under-powered.

Still, do you feel it is perfectly balanced, 25%/25%/25%/25%? Do you feel the game balance favors one or more factions?

In my experience, the syndicate has done slightly better than the other factions, but I've never played a full four player game, so some of that could be skewed by bot behavior.

Thoughts?
 
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I think Government has a harder time winning, generally speaking
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I find the government's odds get worse as the game goes on, and conversely easier for the J26 the longer the game goes.

The Directorio have a pretty even shot all along, and the syndicate has the most straightforward odds.
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leroy43 wrote:
I find the government's odds get worse as the game goes on, and conversely easier for the J26 the longer the game goes.

The Directorio have a pretty even shot all along, and the syndicate has the most straightforward odds.


I completely agree.
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Gov does generally lose momentum as funding from the US decays, so there is that.

One other factor is the randomness of the events, which make it hard to say anyone had a steady chance.
 
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I think that the Government does well if it can prevent any winners after 4 prop rounds. Then, as long as their forces are in position, they can splurge all their income on Civic Actions to move into the lead.

J26 has this option too, of course, but with fewer pieces it's a little bit harder. Saying that, syndicate can put themselves in a good position to win post-4th prop too.

If I'm playing Syndicate, I'm usually just trying to stop a winner for 4 props, restrict the Gov a bit during the 4th campaign and wait for the money to roll in.
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