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I can't find the post now but I seem to remember someone recommending a different 3 player Kingdom setup than what the rules recommend.

Any opinions on the best 3 player setup for novices?

Thanks!
 
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KlydeFrog wrote:
I can't find the post now but I seem to remember someone recommending a different 3 player Kingdom setup than what the rules recommend.

Any opinions on the best 3 player setup for novices?

Thanks!

I'd recommend assuming the designer knew what he was doing until your own experience gives you reason to suspect otherwise. Starting with variants before absorbing the game is a mistake more often than not. (And yes, I've played this game with 3 using the suggested setup.)
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I agree with Sphere (hey, George, very long time no see - glad to see you posting here).
The only other setup that is remotely plausible is Aqui, Turan, Hyperbo. Any other combination makes no sense at all, as far as I'm concerned, simply because of the way the map is designed.
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I think Aquilonia is the easiest to understand, followed by Turan. Hyperborea is probably the hardest to play.
 
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I think Aquilonia is the easiest to understand, followed by Turan. Hyperborea is probably the hardest to play.


Both are pretty straightforward as they don't rely on magic much. Still, Stygia is easy in my opinion since they have a protected backwater in which they can expand without much interference... unless Turan turns South which in turn will yield the center to Aquilonia. This particular dynamic is why I really won't play Conan with 3p anymore.
 
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Thanks for the thoughts everyone. I didn't get it to the table today after all but will keep this in mind for next time (assuming I can't manage to get 4 players together)!
 
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