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Comet Hiker
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Hello to all geeks!

I'm contemplating introducing the game to a group of friends, but we'd end up in the uncomfortable situation of having one player sit the session out. Since I want to avoid that, I wonder what experienced players think of the following idea?

6-player introduction variant:
-Have 2 players control Dracula.
-First player plays according to normal rules.
-Second player -being the one with knowledge of the game- acts both as an advisor to Dracula and a rules teacher to the Hunters, ie.reminding them which actions they can take and providing some measure of hints and tips on good moves.
-During Dracula phase, both players agree on Dracula's actions. First player gets the casting vote in case of a tie.

The point here would be to let a new player have fun with Dracula without risking the whole session on some illegal moves on his part, or a poor understanding of the rules.

So - totally unfun for the 6th player?
 
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Tiago Soares
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Comet_Hiker wrote:


So - totally unfun for the 6th player?


IMO, yes. A lot!
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Chris Merritt
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In this case your 6th player is for all intents and purposes a moderator for the entire game. If you feel like watching your friends play and being there to give advice and answer questions is worthwhile is up to you. Personally I would find it a little boring, but would probably be willing to do it myself if it meant I would be able to play the game with some of them in the future.
 
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Tim Earl
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My group thinks it's no good with 5, for what it's worth. Our ideal number is 3, so each player controls two hunters. If you only control one hunter, it can get boring.
 
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David "Davy" Ashleydale
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I actually think it's best with 2 players, so I would only want to do 6 as some kind of "learning" game so that I would have more people for 1-on-1 Fury in the future.
 
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Tobias F.
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In my opinion this isn't a 6 player variant at all. But it's an excellent way for teaching the game to new players - especially for an unexperienced Dracula player. I would do it exactly like described.
 
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