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Drones are generally easier to defeat than the enemies in the main deck. It also gives you more time between events and a longer stay in phase 1 and 2 to build your deck.

The goal is not to get through the deck, but to complete the objective.


EDIT : OP deleted post. He was asking why added more drones to the deck made it an easier game.
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yea....that makes sense....but at the same time more drones means wasting more strikes etc that could be potentially used for bigger things....thats how i see it anyway.
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"wasting more strikes etc that could be potentially used for bigger things"

Huh? You would draw a card from that deck anyways. The easier that card is, on average, the easier the game is. So drawing a drone makes a given turn easier than drawing a harder non-drone card. You draw up your cards on each of your turns so there is no wasting of cards.
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Firthaa01 wrote:
yea....that makes sense....but at the same time more drones means wasting more strikes etc that could be potentially used for bigger things....thats how i see it anyway.

Early on in the game, you need weaker enemies because you are only drawing standatd 1 strike cards. When you have an easier enemy it gives you the chance to kill it with what you have in your hand and bolster your deck with more powerful cards that will allow you to kill the bigger enemies. There's nothing worse than drawing up 3 strikes only to have nothing but 4s in the combat zone...
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Have you seen the predator rule book, there is a new chart which is recommended also for Alien. It changes the drone card addition to each hive mini deck
Sorry I'm on my phone and don't have the link
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Is the OP missing?
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Geosphere wrote:
Is the OP missing?

One of the most confusing BGG things, the possibility that the original posts disapears without even something like a placeholder...
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Geosphere wrote:
Is the OP missing?

OP deleted I guess. He said that he didn't understand how adding more enemies to the deck made it an easier game.
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usuba wrote:
Have you seen the predator rule book, there is a new chart which is recommended also for Alien. It changes the drone card addition to each hive mini deck
Sorry I'm on my phone and don't have the link

Here is how many dronecard should be used / mini-deck of Hive cards.



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GimliTheOulu wrote:
usuba wrote:
Have you seen the predator rule book, there is a new chart which is recommended also for Alien. It changes the drone card addition to each hive mini deck
Sorry I'm on my phone and don't have the link

Here is how many dronecard should be used / mini-deck of Hive cards.




Great! So this is some kind of officially sanctioned overhaul of the difficulty?
 
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Johnny_Bravo wrote:
GimliTheOulu wrote:
usuba wrote:
Have you seen the predator rule book, there is a new chart which is recommended also for Alien. It changes the drone card addition to each hive mini deck
Sorry I'm on my phone and don't have the link

Here is how many dronecard should be used / mini-deck of Hive cards.




Great! So this is some kind of officially sanctioned overhaul of the difficulty?
It's a screen grab from the rule book. I guess you could consider that official.
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grant5 wrote:
Johnny_Bravo wrote:
GimliTheOulu wrote:
usuba wrote:
Have you seen the predator rule book, there is a new chart which is recommended also for Alien. It changes the drone card addition to each hive mini deck
Sorry I'm on my phone and don't have the link

Here is how many dronecard should be used / mini-deck of Hive cards.




Great! So this is some kind of officially sanctioned overhaul of the difficulty?
It's a screen grab from the rule book. I guess you could consider that official.
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Yes there is a thread where I asked this question and the answer was it should also be used from now on for Alien. The idea is to make it more difficult

Having said that playing two player Alien 4 having no drones in the first mini deck I felt it easier not harder. This was because without the drone cards the clones never reached the combat zone
 
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Does "Skill the enemy phase." mean skip the Hive phase in Aliens?
 
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mikeytheblack wrote:
Does "Skill the enemy phase." mean skip the Hive phase in Aliens?


All good.. Found the answer..

It's yes.
 
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