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General Brass Discussion

Team brass games

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Posted by dvd 2009-10-10 11:57:09 GMT


I'm testing a variant for Brass where players play 2 vs 2, the winning team being the one with the biggest VP total. The talk rules have to be agreed when starting the game.

If some people are interested to join, they can do it in the games
"coop dans le nord" (french map)
"l'union fait la force" (lancs)
"test 2vs2"
The password is : brassenequipe

French speaking players are welcome, but any english speaking one can join as well!

Posted by randomuser 2009-10-10 21:18:08 GMT

My friends play a 2v2 Brass, but they use the winner as whoever has the highest low score.

For example, if team one got 200 and 130, and team two got 160 and 150, team two would win because the lower score (150) is higher than the lower score (130) of team one.

They think it's more interesting that way, but I can see either win condition being interesting.

Posted by Hammerite This user is an administrator. 2009-10-10 23:05:15 GMT

Ah, the "Knizia method".

Posted by dvd 2009-10-11 10:49:48 GMT

This can be interesting too, but strategy might be quite different there. I will try this!

Posted by Andrew Swan 2009-10-12 02:04:31 GMT

Hopefully these games are flagged as "friendly" so that they don't affect the player rankings (which are based on everyone playing for themselves, not being helped by a teammate)?

Posted by Hammerite This user is an administrator. 2009-10-12 11:31:18 GMT

Yes, any game where you intend on players acting according to different rules not enforced by the system should be labelled "friendly". You should also post a message in the game's discussion thread explaining how you want the players to behave.

Posted by dvd 2009-10-13 15:48:00 GMT

Obviously, all these games are friendly.

There are three possible options :

1) Free talk : one can say anything, give the list of cards in one's hand, say what one would like to be done by partner. Only private conversation outside the game forum is prohibited.

2) Restricted talk : one can give general considerations about the strategy one is planning but it is forbidden to ask for specific moves or to say what cards one has.

3) Silent games : the moves of the players are the only way to communicate. Experienced players will probably not have difficulties to guess what partner is waiting for!

For the moment, two games are awaiting a 4th player : "coop dans le nord" and "test 2vs2", with password : "brassenequipe".

I suggest the default talk rules to be the 1) : "Free talk". Players can agree for something different when the game starts.

Join! We need your collaboration!

Posted by ryanwanger 2012-03-07 23:41:53 GMT

I'm curious how this turned out...would love to hear the thoughts of anyone who played this way.

My 3rd game ever of Brass, I played live with just one other person...we each commanded two different players (winner was the person who had the most combined points). It was pretty interesting, although there was a little more AP and the occasional moment where you spent the last few minutes planning for a turn with the wrong set of cards in your hand.

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