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John Van Wagoner
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does anyone who's played have:

(a) suggestions for your best/favorite 2-player combos? (when learning the game)

(b) some great 3-player combo mix/matches?

(c) and after having played a few games (as each character), what would be your ultimate 2-player character combo game be?

thanks...
 
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There are marks in the variant section that mentions the ideal starting roles.

For 2 player, I really like Dragon vs Knight. It allows both roles to attempt to fulfill their primary objective.

For 3 players: Knight vs Dragon, vs Goblin would be good. I think the Goblin is probably the trickiest of the three.

I haven't played enough to answer C.
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i would agree that after reading the rules/charts and goblins would be the trickiest (and the cave the busiest)...
 
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I haven't played yet, but I was thinking Knight vs. Dragon vs. Cave for the first 3-players game. My thought: Since the Cave is there anyway, this might be the easiest combination. Makes sense?
 
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Having a cave player definitely has a different feel. It's also the busiest role, so if one your group is easily bored this is the role for them.
 
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I'd say that Knight vs. Dragon is the best 2-player variant for learning/first-time players. They're the two most straightforward roles, and both get to use their standard victory goals.

Cave vs. (Anyone) is another good option if you and/or your opponent have tried out any of the solo variants, because it's kind of like an extension of that, just with a (presumably) much smarter Cave.


Adding the Cave or Goblins to the K vs. D pair works well for 3-players, depending on which of those two roles your third player wants to try.



My personal favorite 2-player setups are Dragon vs. Goblins, Dragon vs. Thief, and Goblins vs. Thief, because they give a lot of direct back-and-forth conflict with both players really needing to get in the other's face. It's less of the cat-and-mouse game where one player is mostly trying to avoid the other while doing their own thing. Goblins vs. Thief can get especially brutal, and is more likely to end in a mutual loss (due to collapse) than any other setup just because they can screw with each other so much. Definitely not recommended for first-time players, but it's a lot of fun once you both know what you're doing.
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