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Exupery Ether
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I've bought this game in order to play it together with my wife. There is no third person and I doubt there be one for some years ahead (our kid is only 7 years old).

So here I am trying to learn the game, in order to play it with 2 persons.

Reading the rulebook it seems there is no Ritual of Annihilation Track for 2 persons. Only for 3,4 and 5. But then again there are a few rules inside the book for 2 persons.

So whatever happens with the Ritual of Annihilation Track for 2 players game?

Can we just ignore the whole RoAt?

And play only with the Doom Track?

I don't mind ignoring some parts of the game as long as we can still play the game.

Thanks to all for your help.
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Adam Starks
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The current 2 Player rules have each faction controlling 2 factions. As such, you set up the board for 4 factions, including use of the 4 faction Ritual Track.

For the Second Onslaught, Sandy and Co have said they are working on 2 Player rules where each player controls 1 faction. No details have been revealed, however, including whether or not a different Ritual Track will be included.
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Exupery Ether
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Thank you, Adam.

In order to learn and understand the game and its basics we are not going to play 2 Factions each. Way too complicated for a beginner game. We will choose 1 Faction versus 1 Faction.

In this case we will forget about the Ritual of Annihilation Track and will focus on the Doom Track alone.

As I was saying, I don't mind bending or omitting important rules as long as we can get a FEEL of the game. That's the most important thing to me now, not to follow the rules religiously (which you cant in a 2 Player game anyway) but to put the game on the table and have a shot at it.
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Adam Starks
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There are always twice as many ritual spaces as there all players, such that the game will end if every player does two rituals. So for your game, what I would recommend doing is using the 3 Player Track, and picking 2 spaces to skip over (maybe skipping 6 and 9 so that it's 5 7 8 10, or 5 and 10 so that it's 6 7 8 9 (with Instant Death being on 9)).
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My daughter is playing the game, and she was 6 when learning and playing it. I encourage you to try and teach it to your kid, they are smarter than we give them credit for.

if you want to make a custom ritual track for 2 players, simply use the 3 player track and start on the "6" level instead of the 5.
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Exupery Ether
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if you want to make a custom ritual track for 2 players, simply use the 3 player track and start on the "6" level instead of the 5.

I will really try this, Moshe! Sounds like the perfect solution

Thank you so much both.

I've spent a ton of money on this game and I don't want to sell it just because we cant play a 2 players game. Where there is will there is a way.
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one of our upcoming stretch goals is "real" 2 player rules, without controlling 2 factions.
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