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Subject: 2 player captain game rss

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Jay Gonz
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I just got the game yesterday and my sister and I looked over the rules. My question is, if you are a captain and you want to attack, can you attack if you're the only one on your ship? Assuming that you can, you would have to play one vote card, for example a cannon, and hope that the top of the vote deck is a torch?
 
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You are precisely correct with your assumptions. You vote alone, you draw one for the vote.
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Travis Hancock
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Yes, that is correct. It gives you a 40% chance of success when you're attacking alone and play a cannon (since the deck has 40% flames). In 2-player games I find that attacking is usually only good to do as a last resort. Better to control the treasures on Tortuga and view cards and force your enemy to draw undesirable event cards.
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Awesome thanks!
 
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Is this game worth playing as 2 player? I read the rules and setup the game but it seemed pointless as 2p...perhaps I missed something.
 
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Barry Miller
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nxumdon wrote:
Is this game worth playing as 2 player? I read the rules and setup the game but it seemed pointless as 2p...perhaps I missed something.

Well, the game is simply different in each player count tier... not better... not worse, but different:

- In the 2-3 player tier: The game is more of a Chess game, where positioning and taking smart risks is very important
- In the 4-6 player tier: The game retains some risk management, but becomes more about card management and persuasion
- In the 7-9 player tier: The game not only relies on persuasion, but also relies very heavily on teamwork and deception

(I derived the above from the "player count spectrum chart")

Bottom Line:

2-3 Players: You're playing Chess
4-6 Players: You're playing a team-based* strategy game
7-9 Players: You're playing a team-based* party game

* Except for 5, 7, & 9 player games where the Dutch player acts as a spoiler for both teams, of course.

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