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What do you think will be the ideal number of players for the expansion? 3 already seemed not enough but I have the feeling it'll be worst with Pegasus (but I could be wrong). On the other hand, with new skill cards and characters, do you think maybe 7 or 8 players variants will become possible?
 
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LNAGary wrote:
What do you think will be the ideal number of players for the expansion? 3 already seemed not enough but I have the feeling it'll be worst with Pegasus (but I could be wrong). On the other hand, with new skill cards and characters, do you think maybe 7 or 8 players variants will become possible?


Apparently, Cylon leaders are only usable in games of 4+ players, so in a way your concerns are founded.

Corey has stated in an interview that the expansion makes the game more friendly for 7+ players, due to the extra components that are included (presumably extra loyalty cards and characters).
 
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I actually really liked the 3 player game of BSG I played. It went faster and still had a lot of the intrigue of who the Cylon was, with higher stakes for being right or wrong about that.

I think BSG scales quite well between 3 and 6. And yeah, I agree with Pegasus it might become more viable with 7 or 8.
 
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Grudunza wrote:
And yeah, I agree with Pegasus it might become more viable with 7 or 8.


All the previews have still been saying 3-6, but I'm hoping for 7+, too.
 
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7+ would be awesome. Atm too many of my friends like Battlestar and are asking when my next session will be. I have to almost do a rotating roster on who can/can't play :(

By offering it as a 3-7/8 player game this will be solved.

And I think, to answer the original question, the more the merrier!! :D
 
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I'm sure that 7 and 8 player games will be possible, but I'm guessing that the "ideal" game will now be 6 players - 1 Cylon Leader and 2 cylons against 3 humans. The one secret agenda card we've seen suggests that the Cylon Leaders want the game to be close, so they will probably replace the Sympathizer straight up. (Or has this maybe already been confirmed? I can't remember what all I've read and what I've just speculated sometimes.)
 
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