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Subject: Why not attack everyone from the beginning? rss

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Philos Philos
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In general, what prevents me from attacking every unrecognized co-player from the beginning of the game? Statistically, there is a greater chance of attacking an enemy than a friend, isn't it?

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Malte Menger
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if there is one player on the table who is known for attacking anyone anywhere, the other fellows should gang up on him. problem solved for the next game.
 
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Michael Kefauver
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Right. We have a player like that, and it's usually what we do. We either all go the free for all match (For a quick, messy game) and indulge him, or drop him fast and move on with life.

Also, you have the distinct chance of killing your friends, or making characters like Ali mad enough to attack you instead.

You can do it, just like attacking everyone in any game, but it usually has the same end effect of you dying when everyone else turns on you.
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Andrew
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malteh wrote:
if there is one player on the table who is known for attacking anyone anywhere, the other fellows should gang up on him. problem solved for the next game.


We have a player with a reputation (undeserved??) of powering up with Black cards and attacking indiscriminately - he is usually dead after one turn... devil
 
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Why do that when you could say "I will only attack people who attack me first"?
 
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Philos wrote:
In general, what prevents me from attacking every unrecognized co-player from the beginning of the game? Statistically, there is a greater chance of attacking an enemy than a friend, isn't it?

That's why Daniel is in the game. If you wound Daniel badly, he'll commit suicide by going to the Weird Woods, and the risk of that makes random attacks more costly.

Hunters lose even more from random attacks, as if Daniel isn't the first to die, he will join the Hunters, and thus wounding Daniel hurts the Hunters whether he is first to die or not. Therefore, indiscriminate random attackers are likely to be Shadows; if you are going to expose yourself that way, you might as well reveal.

(The expansion makes it even more dangerous to be identified as a Shadow early; Ellen can negate a character's power, and Fu-Ka can set a character to 7 HP.)
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Greg Todd
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When we play, everyone does attack everyone else from the beginning. We figure that you may as well deal some damage while you have the chance. It's only when you get near to killing someone that you have to be more carefull. We soften everyone up a bit to start with.
 
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