Playing with original card set only?

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Playing with original card set only?

Post by tabicat » 29 January 2019, 17:38

I can't seem to find the option to play with only the original 8 card types (e.g. no Baroness, Jester, etc). Is this not an option? It seems like it would be easy to restrict the table to a subset of cards.

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Re: Playing with original card set only?

Post by CB Droege » 29 January 2019, 18:51

This game will automatically set up depending on player number. If you have 2-4 players, you get the original cards only. If you have 5-8 players, you get the expansion also.

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Re: Playing with original card set only?

Post by tabicat » 30 January 2019, 01:13

Thanks. Is that documented anywhere?

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Re: Playing with original card set only?

Post by CB Droege » 30 January 2019, 09:11

It may have been mentioned in the announcement for the expansion?

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Re: Playing with original card set only?

Post by Baron Frog » 11 August 2020, 23:03

It would be great if there more configurable options. We just played 4p and wished we could change the victory criterion to 3 wins, or even 2, for a shorter game. As it was we had a blast, but it went the full 13 rounds, for which we might not have had time, so would be good to be able to configure more options.

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Re: Playing with original card set only?

Post by nimogoham » 30 October 2020, 21:21

Not being able to play with the standard set with 5 players is really unfortunate. I just wanted to introduce the game to some friends, but starting with the expansion immediately is too complex in the beginning.

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Re: Playing with original card set only?

Post by voriki » 02 November 2020, 12:28

Baron Frog wrote:
11 August 2020, 23:03
It would be great if there more configurable options. We just played 4p and wished we could change the victory criterion to 3 wins, or even 2, for a shorter game. As it was we had a blast, but it went the full 13 rounds, for which we might not have had time, so would be good to be able to configure more options.

Thanks
Andy
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I would like it too if it were possible to configure some details that do not impact the gameplay itself(so just scoring and fixed sets of cards).
I would love it even more of we were to be able to add to the card sets that we already know now, basic and Premium, that we can play the Z-Man games 2019 version, and even crazier, if Lovecraft mechanics and Infinity Gauntlet mechanics can be added. Or if we can chooses themes(Batman, …) or Adventure Time which has 2 extra rules. Ofcourse the license need to permit that too.

nimogoham wrote:
30 October 2020, 21:21
Not being able to play with the standard set with 5 players is really unfortunate. I just wanted to introduce the game to some friends, but starting with the expansion immediately is too complex in the beginning.
Do you really have to introduce it to 4 other people at once? Playing the base game with 5 players is not balanced as you'll constantly have deck-outs.

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Re: Playing with original card set only?

Post by tabicat » 15 November 2020, 04:52

Before the deluxe version was released, most people combined two decks and just increased the number of some cards. I wish I could play with this variant since I don't like any of the new cards.

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Re: Playing with original card set only?

Post by voriki » 16 November 2020, 10:59

tabicat wrote:
15 November 2020, 04:52
Before the deluxe version was released, most people combined two decks and just increased the number of some cards. I wish I could play with this variant since I don't like any of the new cards.
Well, those would be house rules, not official rules. And games here follow official rules.

Maybe some house rules have been implemented for some games(I only played a handful of different games here), but then they would be very broadly used. Combining 2 decks sadly does not fall in that category.

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Re: Playing with original card set only?

Post by sl_basilisk » 11 January 2021, 01:25

I also wondered about the version where you combine two decks. Doesn't it count as an official variant? It is mentioned with the name "Big Love Letter Variant" on the website of the german publisher Pegasus Spiele.

https://pegasusshop.de/Sortiment/Spiele ... ohlen-2014

then click on Downloads and then on "Big Love Letter Variante". Then you get an additional rule page where rules for combining two decks are mentioned including how often you use which cards for which number of players. The rule further says that Big Love Letter ends after 8 rounds.

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