smci wrote: ↑28 October 2023, 02:13
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Thank you for your detailed return about Biomos! I will try to answer you point by point, keep in mind we worked 3 years with tests in real world and a lot the design choices are the result of these. We wanted to have an easy to learn, contemplative, thematic and enjoyable game for the general public with the possibility to go further for the seasoned players.
It's a game designed for the general public, the basic mode is indeed easy when you are a seasoned board gamer but it is not for the people in general. But if you want to play strategically, you can still do it, there is more control than you think when you are accustomed (or else I wouldn't have a 90% victory rate at 2P in this mode).
We tested these possibilities and it was really too powerful. All the balance comes from the fact you draft for you while counter-drafting for the others. By letting more direct control on the draft, it becomes too easy for everybody to do exactly what they want, loosing all the interesting tension. The good control sensation for player wanted to explore the full strategic side comes in the advanced mode by keeping the core mechanic working.
Advanced mode is for people like you and me who wants more depth. So, we indeed make the choice to have it here in the rules to not disturb the general public with useless information for starting the game.
I agree the web rendering of the cards (essentially the size and RGB-color) make it less readable than the real game. MathCT did implemented a possibility to see the card in better size by keeping your mouse on the card.
Thank you for this nice suggestion, the translation is clearly not perfect from our translator partner. The game is not published in english (yet), so we hope to have a best one to propose next year but we'll see to improve our translation sooner!
- Best player configuration
For me, if you want a tactic game the best is 2p in basic mode, advanced mode any config or even solo mode. If you want a chill game, 3/4p in basic mode.
I hope this brings some answers to your interesting feedback, thank you again!