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Subject: 2 player games + slavery rss

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Olivier REIX
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Hi,

Is there any point in continuing a 2 player game if one of the player becomes a slave early ?
 
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Michael Debije
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Being a slave can actually be a good thing. You get 'free' advances, and are protected from a lot of nasty stuff. Your playing may not be so exciting for a time, but woe to the slaver when you eventually break free! I have not had it happen in a two-player game, but in a 3 or 4 player game, we've actually had the slave victim end up winning.
 
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Olivier REIX
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The problem is : if there is only 1 player enjoying himself, is there a point in not stoping, you see ?
 
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Michael Debije
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I appreciate the problem. Yes, a bit of a tough one: if the second player willing to wait it out, he/she may shine later.
 
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Phil Eklund
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I saw a player in a 2-player game who was enslaved, and discouraged and ready to quit. She broke out of slavery with a barbarian raid, but was re-enslaved two turns later. She staged another slave revolt and this time escaped to the New World. She discovered oil in Venezuela, and pulled ahead. She did not win the game, but the game was close and she was happy she perservered.

However, that being said, it is tough in a two player game for the enslaved to get ahead. Especially the lack of trading partners hurts the underdog badly.
 
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