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Subject: Board setup for 5P? (i have extra board) rss

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I photocopied the boards so I have two sets of each. I'm havig a 5P game tonight. Going to use a Mansions of Madness figure for the extra wizard and tokens from other games etc for replacement bits.

Can someone tell me the proper board setup with portal placement for a 5P game?

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Maankin, Gent.
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Maybe something like this?
All tiles are "adjacent" this way. (A,B,C,D represent portals)

------ ------
| |
| |
D A
| |
| |
------D----------- -----------A------
| | | |
| | | |

| | | |
| | | |
------C----------- -----------B------
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C B
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------ ------
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GreAt, we'll use this. Cheers.

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Michael Mesich
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Woe unto the wizard stuck in the middle of the battlefield!

I would consider more of a W shape by making staggerd right angles with the boards and then joining the end piece with portals to essentially make a big loop. That way no wizard is is any more vulnerable than another (let alone to all four of the others!) from the get-go.

I'm also curious about the cards. With five you can't just split the cantrip decks. I could see spreading the schools out a bit though, or maybe just opening access to one more school to bulk up the draw deck.
 
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With that cross shape design, all boards are surrounded by boards on all sides, aren't they? Don't forget the wraparound exits to far north, south, east and west.

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Dom Rougier
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That's the original 5 player setup rules, and should be fine. I imagine that's what the official layout will be as well, when the expansion hits.
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*smack head*

Of course. Thanks for pointing that out.
 
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Yes, that's the original 5p layout. Every board is adjacent to every other board, once the portals are taken into consideration.

It looks like the guys in the middle is surrounded, but it's all connected, and everyone is surrounded. Let the beatings begin!
 
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Bah. My fifth player called off sick, so we had 4 games of 4P instead. Awesome fun even so.

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That Disease card is pretty potent...
 
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Lol he actually said in his 'can't come, I'm ill' text that he thought it was the effect of the lingering death curse I played on him on wednesday!

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