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Fred the Obscure
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Double deck , one board Fri, 17 December 2010 16:00
Greetings All,

I mixed up two decks for a breakthrough scenario, and being an idle swine I havent bothered to split them back to two seperate decks.

Now playing regular one board scenario's.

Do you think using double deck would unsettle play balance?

What I have done is add two more air sortie cards when playing air rules. Reason - if there are two in a single deck there must be four in a double deck.

Any mathematical/analytical types out with a comment?

Ta,

Fred the Obscure,
      
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Re:Double deck , one board Fri, 17 December 2010 17:36
FRED ..... don't do it!!!!
Oh the humanity!!!!
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I think you do skew things a bit. You have now doubled the number of section cards and the probability of drawing continuous left sector cards, etc. is increased. Does't always take a rocket scientist to see the danger.
Laughing Laughing

Although what you suggest is accurate for an OVERLORD game. But consider that usually twice as many cards make up a hand as well.

[Updated on: Fri, 17 December 2010 17:37]

      
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Re:Double deck , one board Sat, 18 December 2010 10:30
Also being too lazy to separate them. I bought two extra decks. Keeping the original one for standard scenarii and shuffling the two new ones together for breakthrough.

Then of course they brought out Winter Wars, and now I have a breakthrough deck of its own, and the double-sized normal deck just sits in the box looking ever-so-slightly glum.

Worth it though- "on the move" is great.
      
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Re:Double deck , one board Sat, 18 December 2010 12:59
Being another one that falls into the "too lazy to separate decks" category, I also bought 2 decks for Breakthrough that won't see too much use now the Breakthrough deck is out.

What I did was this. (Warning: Might not be doable for "Lazy people", but IMHO worth the effort)

Separate the 2 decks, choose one of them and add in all Recon-1's from the other deck into the first.

You will now have a 66 card deck with 12 Recon-1 cards. I use this deck for standard scenarios that has Combat Card rules, and find it really good.

So I have now:
1 standard deck
1 Breakthrough deck
1 Overlord Deck
1 standard Combat card rules deck.(The modified deck mentioned above)

1 incomplete standard deck(usable for card houses if you play against players that are SLOW)


      
Fred the Obscure
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Re:Double deck , one board Sat, 18 December 2010 17:26
yea, so I'm not the only lazy bugger out there.

point taken Stevens - I'll split my deck when playing single board again. Thank you.

I can see what I really need is the Breakthrough expansion.
I feel a late Christams present to myself comming up.
Wonder what the Rand/Dollar exchange rate is like at the moment?

it's always the postage thats a real bugger, often more than the gane/expansion itself.

Ah well, nobody said it would be easy living in Africa.


Fred the Obscure.
      
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Re:Double deck , one board Mon, 20 December 2010 21:17
I just separated 4 decks that accidentally got mixed up over time. For a while I was playing with either too few or too many of various section cards. It helped that I marked one deck with a black dot in the corner of the card face.
      
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Re:Double deck , one board Sat, 01 January 2011 08:00
Fred the Obscure wrote on Sat, 18 December 2010 04:45

Greetings All,

I mixed up two decks for a breakthrough scenario, and being an idle swine I havent bothered to split them back to two seperate decks.

Now playing regular one board scenario's.

Do you think using double deck would unsettle play balance?

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Ta,

Fred the Obscure,


Fred,

It changes the game using 2 decks but I wouldn't say it unbalances the game.

I have 4 decks. One single deck well played. Two combined decks (bought as extra decks) for use as a "double deck" and a spare unused deck.

I"ve been playing "ordinary" scenarios with a two-deck deck for a while and find that it plays well. You get different sequences cards, but I don't think that this is bad.

It is really up to you, how you want your games to play. If you and your opponent don't mind I'd recommend using a double deck. That's my preference.

Regards Phread
      
    
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