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Subject: Possble 2p Variant idea rss

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jflartner
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I haven't tried it yet, but (after only 1 play) I was thinking about getting rid of all the duplicate cards when playing with 2p.

There would be more competition for the cards, and the "Swap two cards in the pyramid" would remain valuable all game - making the decision to sac them in order to thin more difficult.

I also felt that the game lasted a bit too long with 2p with all the cards.

Thoughts?
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Igor Freitas
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Re: Suggested 2p Variant
I don't think it's a good idea. The duplicate cards are important for several reasons:
• So that both players can have them;
• So that one player can have more than one copy running, making it appear more often in his hand and facilitating combos, for instance;
• So that one player can entomb one copy and still keep the other for gold or action.

The sarcophagi set, for example, only has 3 different cards. If you play with only one copy of each card and your opponent gets two sarcophagi (or even one), the set will become very uninteresting to you, some situations could be game-breaker without a chance to catch up.

The competition can be added through the Shabtis, if you want to suppress your opponent buys, you can sacrifice cards that you already have when a second copy appear in the pyramid, so that your opponent cannot collect them.

The game only feels a little long during the first matches, but when you get the hang of it, tier III cards will appear on top of the pyramid in the blink of an eye.
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Tom Cleaver
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I like Igor's take on this, but I haven't tried the game with only one copy of each set card.

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