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  a new guy question... Sat, 30 January 2010 21:00
hello everyone, I'm pretty new to this game and had a basic question that I could not find the answer to.

Q - When you start a new senario you are prompted to draw cards. The axis player is always listed in order at the top to draw cards, then the next entry is for the allied player to draw cards. Does this mean that the axis player always gets top card & does he draw all of his cards first or do you take turns like you would if you were dealing cards in a poker game?

I'm assuming this would be a "house-rules" decision but, I would like info from some of the "pros" haha.
      
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Re:a new guy question... Sat, 30 January 2010 21:15
First of all, welcome to the forum BIGNAP44.

There is no rule on how you draw your cards and the question is not covered in the FAQ, so I guess you and your opponent are able to do as you like.

I normally start with the side getting the most cards and give out cards alternating between the sides, and if the side with more cards need more I deal them.

Example: German 5 cards, Allies 3 cards
Deal: G, A, G, A, G, A ,G, G

If you have any questions there is a great FAQ made by Rasmussen81 here: http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/content/faq/

It covers all expansions, but has a table of contents so it should be easy to navigate.

Stig Morten
      
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Re:ad79 Sat, 30 January 2010 21:20
Ok, cool thats how we were currently treating the situation.


Thanks for the quick reply and welcome! Smile
      
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Re:a new guy question... Sat, 30 January 2010 23:06
ad79 wrote on Sat, 30 January 2010 15:15

First of all, welcome to the forum BIGNAP44.

There is no rule on how you draw your cards and the question is not covered in the FAQ, so I guess you and your opponent are able to do as you like.

I normally start with the side getting the most cards and give out cards alternating between the sides, and if the side with more cards need more I deal them.

Example: German 5 cards, Allies 3 cards
Deal: G, A, G, A, G, A ,G, G


We have made an addition:

If the senario happens to deal out the same amount of command cards on each side, each player rolls their 4 dice and the player with the most stars gets to draw first. *(This can also be used with tanks, grenades, and flags since there is one on each die.)
      
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Re:a new guy question... Sat, 30 January 2010 23:42
BIGNAP44 wrote on Sat, 30 January 2010 17:06

ad79 wrote on Sat, 30 January 2010 15:15

First of all, welcome to the forum BIGNAP44.

There is no rule on how you draw your cards and the question is not covered in the FAQ, so I guess you and your opponent are able to do as you like.

I normally start with the side getting the most cards and give out cards alternating between the sides, and if the side with more cards need more I deal them.

Example: German 5 cards, Allies 3 cards
Deal: G, A, G, A, G, A ,G, G


We have made an addition:

If the senario happens to deal out the same amount of command cards on each side, each player rolls their 4 dice and the player with the most stars gets to draw first. *(This can also be used with tanks, grenades, and flags since there is one on each die.)




I think most players have the player who moves first in a scenario draw one card first and from then on alternate drawing cards.
      
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Re:a new guy question... Sun, 31 January 2010 01:51
at the beginning of the game, I see how many cards each player gets and deal them out like in poker. I Don't know if it makes a difference as long as it's random.

      
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Re:a new guy question... Sun, 31 January 2010 04:30
Here is how our game group starts a game.

Deal out a number of card piles (4 maybe 5) equal to the max number of cards either player should have. Each player then selects a pile. If you have to many cards compared to the number listed for the scenario, discard cards to get down to the proper number at random, before looking at your cards. Place the unselected card piles back in the deck and shuffle the deck.

Richard Borg
      
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Re:a new guy question... Sun, 31 January 2010 04:46
i actually don't see a big difference on how to draw the cards

basically you just shuffle 3-4 times the entire deck, and you can even give all cards at once to the first player (or the second player doesn't matter), because after reshuffling, i should say that all cards become random, but Richard's suggesstion looks like fun to me, even though i found that the most efficient way is just to simply shuffle and alternate each other
      
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Re:a new guy question... Sun, 31 January 2010 04:52
Steve, statisticians say that it takes about 7 good shuffles to make a deck reasonably random.
      
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Re:a new guy question... Sun, 31 January 2010 05:12
Thanks for sharing your system, Richard! I never would have thought of handing out cards that way but it sounds like a fun option! Cool
      
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Re:a new guy question... Sun, 31 January 2010 06:51
Thanks for all the different options guys. Smile
      
    
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