Does anyone know (or Gil if you read this) Why for 2 and 3 player games all the drama shows need to be removed? What is it about those shows that makes the 2/3 game imbalanced? I can't seem to figure out any reason...
More my curiosity than anything... I played 3 player tonight and it was great! Just wondered why those cards get removed
The 3p game took a long time to click. It was lacking tension. I think I had 7 shows out, because I wanted to make sure players looking for a specific genre had a chance to get it, and I didn't want the number of shows to be evenly divisible by the number of players (to keep turn order interesting).
With 3 players and 7 shows, the game is boring. Everyone gets what they want. But if I cut it down to 5 shows, it would have been frustrating... until I cut out a genre!
Once that happened, I got the best of both worlds. Picking shows was not boring but not frustrating either, and there's still a good chance your genre will come out.
After I made that change, I realized that the 2p game needed it as well. So that's why it exists for both player counts.