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Lior A
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Hello,

Just played the first game with my girlfriend and we felt that Ren part of the game was very passive. Most of the decisions are made by Feth and he plays a lot more.

What are your thoughts?
 
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Hopefully those involved don't mind me pasting this here from comments on my blog:

Eric Brosius wrote:
benosteen wrote:
The Ravens Of Thri Sahashri s also great but the Feth player bears the brunt of the deduction and makes all the spatial choices. This leaves the Ren player with comparatively fewer choices to make during a game. Not a problem, the game runs smoothly but I can see a good Ren playing getting frustrated at a crap Feth

The two roles appeal to different people. If you're Feth, you do the direct action, for the most part. If you're Ren, you influence the action behind the scenes, providing key information that allows Feth to succeed.

It's like the spiker and the setter in volleyball, or the lead and the follow in ballroom dancing, or the soloist and the accompanist in a duet. I believe it's an error to think that one is more important in any of these 2-person cooperative activities. They are just different in prominence, perhaps, and different in what skills are needed.
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Simon Lundström
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Badigel wrote:
What are your thoughts?


I initially felt Ren's was similar to that of the Master in Mastermind, but after a while I figured it was almost harder to play Ren than Feth. Fest just asks. Ren has to answer, and as her answers are so few, they are highly important.
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Herodotus Halicarnassus
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Badigel wrote:
Hello,

Just played the first game with my girlfriend and we felt that Ren part of the game was very passive. Most of the decisions are made by Feth and he plays a lot more.

What are your thoughts?


My thoughts are both players should be switching off roles every few games because there's a lot more nuances to both sides than there appears to be at first glance. Though I feel like it's easier to win with a skilled Ren and crappy Feth than vice versa.
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Duncan Molloy
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Herodotus Herodotus wrote:
I feel like it's easier to win with a skilled Ren and crappy Feth than vice versa.


I second this. Ren has to do more with fewer options. Feth will take more actions, while Ren will do more thinking.
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