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Subject: open drafting? rss

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Ben Friedberg
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Has anyone considered playing with an open draft rather than a 'passing' draft? i.e.: the drafted cards are pulled from a central 'market' rather than a hand that is passed around. How much impact will the purely open information have?
 
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Personally, I'm curious as to why the designer chose to go with a single-hand draft where you draw cards off the top of the deck instead of a multi-hand, simultaneous draft like in just about every other drafting game. There are enough cards for it, and the simultaneous draft has the additional advantages of A. having play flow quicker, and B. more strategy, since after three turns you've seen every card in the draft.

I've tried playing it this way (ie, in a 3p game deal 6 cards to each player, then draft simultaneously and pass), and IMO it does nothing but improve the game.
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I agree with you. I found the original rule is too simple and depends on too much on luck. I don't see you can have many strategy except turn a 4-4 card to a wild card so don't let your left player to get it, play the card that fit your left player, etc. I always feel I don't have choices on my hand card.
 
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