Mag Blast holds a special place in our gaming group, almost nostalgic. We started playing your standard all vs. all games, but there is always that bit of diplomacy or perhaps the whiner, or worse: the temper tantrum! (during a game of Mag Blast, can you believe it?)
Eventually we thought it would be fun to play with teams, and we'll play that way whenever we have an even number and we're in the mood for Mag Blast. We find team play more enjoyable than all v. all. It's pretty straight forward:
1. Choose teams.
2. Alternate seating so that you're not next to a teammate.
3. You can use cards such as 'temporal flux' from your hand to save your teammate from a death blow.
I'll add other items if I think of any.