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Subject: Any way to tweak this for 2P play? rss

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Hi,

A few weeks ago I was in a local games shop with my girlfriend in tow, buying Arkham Horror, and I spotted Cosmic Encounter. "Woah!", I exclaimed, "I used to play that back in the 80s! It was great! I didn't know they'd rereleased it! ...ah, that takes me back..."

Yesterday we decided to have Valentine's Day early, and I opened my present from her to find Cosmic Encounter! She'd said nothing on the day, but noted my reaction and the name, and, well, awesome.

However, my current group of friends isn't much for gaming except for our semi-regular poker nights. I do have one commited gamer buddy who's been playing AH with me and is looking forward to Android and Space Hulk (2 more recent purchases lol), but CE is for 3 players and up. I can probably get my mates in for at least one game, but in case the majority hate it, I was wondering if anyone had found a tweak to make 2-player CE viable?

Eco.




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Just a Bill
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Yeah, search the forums and you'll find some other threads that go into this in more detail.
 
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Mayfair's "More Cosmic Encounter" included a 2-player version which involved setting up for a six-player game in which four of the players were "dummy" players, so you could still have alliances, etc. I don't recall how well it worked.

Read this thread and go ahead and play with your heretofore non-gamer friends.
 
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I had a look but couldn't find any threads offering any advice. The variants forum is a bit sparse apart from all the powers by the guy who hates the French.

I'll make do, i guess. Maybe I can come up with a 2P variant.

Eco
 
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The only one I've tried in this century is this: http://redamedia.com/warp/twoplay.php. I dunno that I'd recommend it necessarily, but it's worth a shot.
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Cheers v much. This'll do just fine, I think.

Eco.

 
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Just curious if there is a viable 2-player variant for this game or does it require a fiddly dummy player/s?
 
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:
Just curious if there is a viable 2-player variant for this game or does it require a fiddly dummy player/s?
My favorite method is to have each human player control 2 empires.
 
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