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Jon Browne
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I've got my first game of Kemet scheduled this week. I'll be teaching and playing a 2 player game.

How's the best way to Play to start out with?

Beginner mode, to 4 VP with power tiles reduced?

Short mode, to 8 VP?

Long mode, to 10 VP?
 
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HANJEL T
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I recommend you to play the short mode (8 VP).
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Marcus Lind
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There is a beginner mode?

Anyway, I recommend short mode to 8 vp, for both beginners and experienced players. Plus the expansion end game condition (rules are free for download).
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Playing to just 4VP and only using the level 1+2 power tiles is a good way to learn the game rules and see how the game plays.

Hopefully there will be plenty of time after that to reset everything and play the full game.

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Christopher Hill
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4 VP's can come rather quickly, but your are right. If you just want to get a feel for things before a full game this may be the way to do it.
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Never heard of the beginner mode, but looks like a good way to easy people into the game. Kemet can be a little intimidating for casual players.

Apart from that, I recommend short mode and if possible 3+ players. Kemet is at the weakest with 2 players, so people may come out of the table thinking the game is worst then it really is.

I would not recommend using the Ta-Seti victory condition. It's essentially a sudden death rule and it can be very frustrating. Everyone I know that plays the game hates it. Whoever if you think the new players can benefit from a somewhat shorter game by all means use it.
 
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Dillon Flaherty
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Print out more reference sheets... ASAP. Kemet is an outstanding game except for the ridiculous lack of multiple reference sheets for all of the tiles.
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c4dillon wrote:
Print out more reference sheets... ASAP. Kemet is an outstanding game except for the ridiculous lack of multiple reference sheets for all of the tiles.


This.-----^

Legonian wrote:
Apart from that, I recommend short mode and if possible 3+ players. Kemet is at the weakest with 2 players, so people may come out of the table thinking the game is worst then it really is.


And This.-----^

Kemet is not great at 2 players. That said, if you are teaching it to another player first in preparation for a larger game with more players, then by all means! But your best experience will be with more players learning and exploring the game together.
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c4dillon wrote:
Print out more reference sheets... ASAP. Kemet is an outstanding game except for the ridiculous lack of multiple reference sheets for all of the tiles.


Agree.
And start with 8 vp.

Somtimes it will be a " sudden death" both race to get that last vp during a dayphase.

My last game (2-player) we had to go on until I won with 14 vp vs 13 and we had the goal set to 8 vp. but we had 8 VP each time the round ended so we had to go on until some one acctully had more VP then the other player.
6 hours of intense fun!

Great game, one of the best out there on the market.
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NicGamz wrote:
c4dillon wrote:
Print out more reference sheets... ASAP. Kemet is an outstanding game except for the ridiculous lack of multiple reference sheets for all of the tiles.


Agree.
And start with 8 vp.

Somtimes it will be a " sudden death" both race to get that last vp during a dayphase.

My last game (2-player) we had to go on until I won with 14 vp vs 13 and we had the goal set to 8 vp. but we had 8 VP each time the round ended so we had to go on until some one acctully had more VP then the other player.
6 hours of intense fun!

Great game, one of the best out there on the market.


you don't need to keep playing to solve a tie. The tiebreaker rules are (from the V3.3 reference sheet on files section):

As soon as a player has at least 8 VP (optionally 10 VP)
at the end of a Day phase, he is the winner.
On a tie, the winner is (in this order): the player with
the most VP; the player with the most battle VP; and
the player who played earlier in the previous Day phase.


So, when the first of you hit end a day with 8 VP, even if tied for permanent and battle VP, the last turn order would break the tie.

Of course if you are having fun, there is nothing preventing you from played 6 hours straight. Just further evidence of how great this game is
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