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Subject: Playing with 5-6 Players rss

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Fergus Hadley
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I know this is a 2 player game but I have 5-6 people coming over to my house to play games this evening and I really want to play Space Hulk.

How would you do it?

One small squad each - but then what about command points? Taking turns? Sharing the squads out (ie. if there's two, 2-3 players share each).

Just one genestealer player?

And would you use a mission from the book or improvise one?
 
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I'd create a custom mission, allowing them to use one squad each. They have one pool of command points between them, and the standard time limit. Multiple players can move simultaneously.

This may *sound* like it will make the Marine turn easier, but it won't as they'll all try and go at once and run the CPs down, or else try and take it in turns and run out of time.
 
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Hm, maybe that doesn't help, but have you considered getting Doom?
I think with the expansion you can play a 6 player deathmatch or capture the flag game.
You could even play the space-doom version found somewhere here.

Or you could 4 people playing standard Doom and two playing space hulk.
 
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Play a custom mission where each player controls a terminator with 3 life? That should last a while. Put them under the timer too
 
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almond55 wrote:
3 life


Huh?
 
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voidstate wrote:
almond55 wrote:
3 life


Huh?


I guess he means each Termi can take 3 hits.
 
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Rob Bradley
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Just buy another set of Space Hulk, and make a big map and have 3-4 players each run a squad of terminators and have 2 players run the genestealers.

For command points use the standard die roll that can be divvied up amongst the marines as they see fit and give each squad one bonus command point. The squad would lose their bonus command point when the Sgt. bites it.
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Spacehulk wrote:
Just buy another set of Space Hulk [snip]


Classic!
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stophle wrote:
Hm, maybe that doesn't help, but have you considered getting Doom?
I think with the expansion you can play a 6 player deathmatch or capture the flag game.
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Our group has had several very enjoyable and fun games of Doom deathmatch ... fun but not the same as fighting off the alien horde.
 
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