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Jeff M
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How many players can play this game?
The description of the game states;

"In the game, you and your friend (or up to three friends with two Core Sets)......"

So..the base game plays 2, and if you want to play 3 you need to purchase the game twice. Doesn't play 4.

The BGG header for the game states it plays 1-4.
Which is it?


 
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Three friends.
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Up to 4. That's "3 friends" and you.
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You and three friends makes four.
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So, 3 friends, but as many "non friends" as you like?
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Lowden025 wrote:
So, 3 friends, but as many "non friends" as you like?


No, the rules expressly forbid playing with non-friends. goo
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Your quote from the rulebook explains it clearly.

1 core set plays 1-2 players.

2 core sets plays 1-4 players.
 
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You need 2 "core sets" then to play more than 2 people total?
The BGG header makes it sound like one core set plays 1-4 people.

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Goteki45 wrote:
Your quote from the rulebook explains it clearly.

1 core set plays 1-2 players.

2 core sets plays 1-4 players.


Will the "Dunwich Legacy" expansion up the number to 4 ?
 
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Lowden025 wrote:
Goteki45 wrote:
Your quote from the rulebook explains it clearly.

1 core set plays 1-2 players.

2 core sets plays 1-4 players.


Will the "Dunwich Legacy" expansion up the number to 4 ?


Maybe? We don't know the card pool from Dunwich yet.
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wait..what?!? i am not my own friend.

so cold...so lonely..
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Lowden025 wrote:
So, 3 friends, but as many "non friends" as you like?


I'll put it this way: you want to go into the dark basement to fight terrors beyond human comprehension with people you don't know, be my guest.
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The game plays with 1-2, not 1-4. To play with 3 or 4 you have to buy 2 copies if the game. Please use one of the countless threads already dedicated to it to argue the merits of this model.
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The Fallen wrote:
Lowden025 wrote:
So, 3 friends, but as many "non friends" as you like?


No, the rules expressly forbid playing with non-friends. goo


Actually the rules do not strictly forbid playing with non-friends. But the Grim Rule covers this situation: "... resolve the conflict in the manner that the players perceive as the worst possible at that moment." In my case since my non-friends are all jerks I am forced to play with them because that is the worst possible outcome.

In fact I only need one core to play with dozens of annoying non-friends.
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anaturalharmonic wrote:


In fact I only need one core to play with dozens of annoying non-friends.


But if you become friends with two or more non-friends during the game you will have to rush out and buy another core before you can continue.
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This is the best thread ever...
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JohnnyG wrote:
anaturalharmonic wrote:


In fact I only need one core to play with dozens of annoying non-friends.


But if you become friends with two or more non-friends during the game you will have to rush out and buy another core before you can continue.


Damn. Didn't think of that. +1 FFG. Very sneaky way to lure me into buying more than I expected.
 
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gamedog wrote:
Lowden025 wrote:
So, 3 friends, but as many "non friends" as you like?


I'll put it this way: you want to go into the dark basement to fight terrors beyond human comprehension with people you don't know, be my guest.


How is that any different from guest star week on Scooby Doo?
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How is that any different from guest star week on Scooby Doo?


And how well did that work out? That's right: Glimpses of the true nature of the universe papered over with the most banal of explanations. Feats that the greatest of human engineers would struggle to duplicate, handwaved as illusions performed by mundane criminals. And as the masses are lulled into complacency, hypnotized by the irresistible desire for comprehensibility, none among them questions the hound with the insatiable hunger, whose barks and growls at times become an uncanny approximation of human speech.
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anaturalharmonic wrote:
JohnnyG wrote:
anaturalharmonic wrote:


In fact I only need one core to play with dozens of annoying non-friends.


But if you become friends with two or more non-friends during the game you will have to rush out and buy another core before you can continue.


Damn. Didn't think of that. +1 FFG. Very sneaky way to lure me into buying more than I expected.


In fact, I think the Grim rule makes it worse than that. You could start out with just one core set while playing with your many non-friends, but you could also buy every single copy of the core set that you can find. And which would be worse for you?

The Grim rule has just become FFG's greatest profit margin.
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LeonardQuirm wrote:
anaturalharmonic wrote:
JohnnyG wrote:
anaturalharmonic wrote:


In fact I only need one core to play with dozens of annoying non-friends.


But if you become friends with two or more non-friends during the game you will have to rush out and buy another core before you can continue.


Damn. Didn't think of that. +1 FFG. Very sneaky way to lure me into buying more than I expected.


In fact, I think the Grim rule makes it worse than that. You could start out with just one core set while playing with your many non-friends, but you could also buy every single copy of the core set that you can find. And which would be worse for you?

The Grim rule has just become FFG's greatest profit margin.


That would Also mean that all possible copies of the game has to owned by you. And that means that every Jerk around the close is pretending to be your friend so that he can play the game... can it gomany worse than that?
You will become insane for even less reasons than that!
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The Fallen wrote:
Lowden025 wrote:
Goteki45 wrote:
Your quote from the rulebook explains it clearly.

1 core set plays 1-2 players.

2 core sets plays 1-4 players.


Will the "Dunwich Legacy" expansion up the number to 4 ?


Maybe? We don't know the card pool from Dunwich yet.


We can make some educated guesses.

The article on the Dunwich Legacy says it will have 59 player cards. 15 of those are almost certainly going to be the 5 investigators plus their signature cards and weaknesses. That leaves 44 other cards, which certainly won't be enough to add 2 player decks' worth. So no, I don't think Core Set + Dunwich will allow you to play with 4 players. 3 is probable, but 4 doesn't seem possible.
 
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