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It's a card game. More seriously, how do I convince my friends to play? They are all nerds- similar to me.
Fire Emblem obsessed lunkheads, the lot of them.
I have this problem, but it is magnified by the fact that the game is Arkham Horror.
I hear contrasting things, but I haven't bought it yet. Care to expound?
If they made a game in this genre that was always winnable no matter what random encounters appear in what order, then the game would be so easy as to be boring.
I don't think that's true. Think of this genre of game as a puzzle for which the solution is an algorithm.
I usually like beat the game games, but Pandemic is ASS... You go from winning to having Lost in like a turn or so with no way to actually save yourself sometimes..
I don't think that's true. Think of this genre of game as a puzzle for which the solution is an algorithm.It is true that there are optimal algorithms, but even the most optimal algorithm will not always win.
However, my point is that the point of this kind of game is tofindthat optimal algorithm. Once you are able to execute the optimal algorithm perfectly every time, there's no point in continuing to play, but it's not easy and boring until you've done so.
However, the issue is not with the communism... It may be very difficult to design a functioning communist society, but that doesn't make it impossible.
Sure, there are unwinnable situations, but there is a solid challenge in working out how to play it optimally.
Sure, there are unwinnable situations, but there is a solid challenge in working out how to play it optimally.That's a better direction, though they're more like co-op puzzle games than anything. Most of the offerings in the genre focus more on combining popular intellectual property (D&D;, BSG, etc...) or landscapes with social-but-not-meaty mechanics. "We're all helping!" They're relatively noncompetitive as well, which I believe actually draws many people to them for various reasons.
At least in a game like BSG, you know that 1-3 people in the game are working against you. So when you lose it was probably because of the traitor. In Pandemic (without the bio-terrorist) you know the game just fucked you.
True, but I've yet to find a game where the traitor role didn't mostly boil down to "play sub-optimally and feign error when necessary until you are forced by circumstance to reveal yourself."
Well in BSG, (if I had explained the cylon correctly to you) you are supposed to wait for a moment of best advantage, use your characters once a game ability to FUCK everyone and then go to the cylon board and stirr shit up.
you want to try and get the title of President or Admiral and use them to screw everyone up as well
That's hardly playing sub-optimally