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Leo Ruby
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Hi,

Does anyone know if this is possible with 2 players?
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Until Adam dings up something official, you can always just play two factions each and compare your lowest scores each. Pretty common way to slap a reasonable 2 player version on for now.
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Itiac Nolcin wrote:
Hi,

Does anyone know if this is possible with 2 players?


I believe Adam says he hopes to figure out a 2 player variant if the gaming community asks strongly enough for it, but that it was definitely intended as a 3+ players game.

For a 2 player variant, I would think about the following ideas:

- Take out the outer ring, to put the players closer together to make sure there is still combat. (Alternatively, perhaps raise the VP reward from taking out an empire from 1 to 2).

- More than 1 role each per turn - Probably 2 each, although 3 each could be interesting too.

- Regent would probably need to be changed a bit, as getting the throne wouldn't be as beneficial with only 2 players (can't choose a direction, and if you don't get it, you're only going second, not third or fourth, etc.) I also think too often the choosing player would just cancel out everything the other player does, making the role less interesting. Perhaps giving the chooser an extra empire token to place would help, although that could be a bit too unbalancing.

Anyways, those are some initial thoughts after just reading the rules and not playing... anyone else with thoughts on this?

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dan schnake
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Yes. We've got a 2 player version, but it's had insufficient player testing and we're still messing with it.

As you surmise, it gets rid of the outer ring of sectors and completely alters the Regent role. We'll do a little more work on it and get a document up for everyone to test and comment on.

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danman wrote:
Yes. We've got a 2 player version, but it's had insufficient player testing and we're still messing with it.

As you surmise, it gets rid of the outer ring of sectors and completely alters the Regent role. We'll do a little more work on it and get a document up for everyone to test and comment on.



Now that the game is out, any word on this variant? I'd love to test it out.
 
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