BIG Dux?

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BIG Dux?

Post by redmist1122 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:49 am

Since our group out here in Tucson is more than two players, almost always our games are multi-player. Like our other favorite TFL game CoC, there is a way to accommodate a multi-player game, by using Big CoC supplement.

I'm sure this isn't a new question, what are you guys doing out there? How do you handle a four player game (2 vs 2). Use more than one card set?

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Re: BIG Dux?

Post by Derek H » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:08 pm

I've played lots of games with 4 players using the Raiders rules where cavalry is commanded differently to the infantry. One person commands the cavalry, one commands the infantry. They hold their cards together and have to agree how to use them.

Works for us.
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Re: BIG Dux?

Post by redmist1122 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:30 pm

Derek,
Thank you for your insight. Did you have to use additional cards/deck of cards? I just have the main rules w/cards...which leads me to another question. Do I need the Raiders rules w/cards to play multiplayer then? I take it, the Raiders rules have the multi-player rules supplement within in them?

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Re: BIG Dux?

Post by JimLeCat » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:42 pm

We've played multi-player games three different ways - splitting forces so players share Fate Cards, playing with more than two forces in one deck and playing with multiple decks.

The first works well for introducing inexperienced players to the game, if you have experienced players to pair them up with, but won't really handle more than four players (you just can't subdivide the forces that much). You can do raids and battles this way.

The second similarly works well for up to four players, so long as you have someone running the game who makes sure that things keep moving and you don't have players who take a long time thinking when one of their cards comes up. You will need extra cards though, and a bigger table than 6x4. This handles battles fine, but raids need a little work beforehand.

For the last, you really need a bigger table table, and you need to divide the players up into sides. You then divide the table into parallel zones and play with a pair of players on opposite sides in each zone. Use one game deck per zone and turn them in sequence. If one card won't affect another zone which hasn't gone, then you can turn a card for that one too. Players then mostly fight their opposite numbers, but can attack adjacent zones if they wish. This really works best for battles.

Hope that helps.

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Re: BIG Dux?

Post by Archdukek » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:31 am

Greg,
The Raiders supplement is well worth getting in its own right, who wouldn't want to play with Picts, Scots and Irish! :)
However, it doesn't have rules in it for multi-player games. Rather it has ideas and suggestions for playing multi-player campaigns.
The new forces introduced make more use of cavalry and Derek and his mates were heavily involved in its playtesting which I think is what he was referring to rather than that it has special rules for multi-player games.
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Re: BIG Dux?

Post by redmist1122 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:02 am

Ah ha! That's what I was looking for...well looks like I'll be placing an order for the Raiders!

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Re: BIG Dux?

Post by Derek H » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:41 am

You don't need Raiders for multi-player games. It's just that the force structures for the Scotti and the Gwŷr y Gogledd who both have cavalry and infantry under separate commanders, works well for multi-player games.
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Re: BIG Dux?

Post by redmist1122 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:17 am

Derek,
So if I don't need Raiders, then where can read or get the resource which guides me to a multi-player game?

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Re: BIG Dux?

Post by Derek H » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:43 am

No resources I know of. Just work out a chain of command for yourself then allocate players to positions.
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Re: BIG Dux?

Post by redmist1122 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:47 pm

Got it...thanks.
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