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Charlie Theel
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Here's some off the wall ideas I was going to post as a reply to another thread but decided to create my own.


-Allow France to reserve locations (this gives them a bit of a jump and keeps the gameplay asymetrical)
-Remove Governor from the game completely or allow it only to work on non-location cards (thus Reserve/Governor only affect military cards and the like)
-Allow 2 Raid Distance for French only
-Change the Ambush action so that you can play multiple Indians as a single action (i.e. if I have 2 in my hand for a single action I can Ambush twice)
-Governor is either one use (after use return to Empire deck), or it is limited uses (1-3, keep track with counters or a die)
-Using Governor gives your opponent 1 or 2 VPs immediately each time it is used(Quebec is not auto-win, calculate points when it is taken to see who won)
-Give the French a new Card:

Harrassment (French only) Cost: 2
This card may only be drafted after the British have drafted Governor. For an action, you may select a single card in the British Empire deck and place it in the British discard pile.

-Make Intendant better by allowing it to block an opponent's use of Governor much like a Fortification blocks a Raid.


Thoughts? Any of these sound good? What tweaks would you suggest?
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The French rely heavily on Governor of controlled locations, in an aggressive settle strategy. Everything else is a auto French win.

No governor of starting, controlled locations would slow down Hammer II, and maybe, maybe just enough. Although I would think some other small tweak might be needed.
 
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Charlie Theel
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bigloo33 wrote:
The French rely heavily on Governor of controlled locations, in an aggressive settle strategy. Everything else is a auto French win.

No governor of starting, controlled locations would slow down Hammer II, and maybe, maybe just enough. Although I would think some other small tweak might be needed.

Don't see how Intendant blocking Governor, French allowed to Reserve Locations, or allowing multiple ambushes as a single action (for both sides) is an auto-French win.

Particularly, the multiple Ambushes seems like a worthwhile variant. This is a disincentive for Military but it's not crazy powerful as the French player would still need to load up on Indians clogging his own deck.

 
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I look for an idea that does not need to modify the cards. And if the French player can use indian card to participate in a sige with 1 point of strength by two gold coins?
 
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