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Subject: Is white a poor risk? rss

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Does white seem 'less weak' at lower player counts? Seems weak at 4 players.
 
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Heinrich Glumpler
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Hi,

I ... don't know.

The game surely is more random when playing with 4 players instead of 2 or 3 players - so it is generally more risky to choose the "right" color - wether this is White or another color.

In some sessons White might be a good choice, while sometimes it is not.

The game is designed to force the players to evaluate the situation at hand and take a risk at the right moment by choosing the "right" color.

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but white can never score more than 10 right?, I have lost to a score of 17 red.

I guess I just need more plays to understand how to block or be more defensive.... but when you keep pulling white out of the bag, it seems difficult.

it's like backgammon in a sense, that, there is unpredictability - but the numbers are a resource you must deploy as best as possible. That holds (I think) for the color you pull from the bag in DD.

But, it's also like a meta-game of backgammon where you are giving advice/assistance to both players, then ,after betting on one color, you give up (most) of the ability to help anyone!

Like horse racing, the first part of the game, the horses arrive at the track with a history of odds attached (like the color distribution of the early placements) - then the odds change as bets are placed (because a leading color is put back, and choice becomes limited) and there's a dash to the finish.

It may still be a little too 'chaotic' - but I need more plays.

Kinda wonder about an open draft variant.....


 
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