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From: Jon Palmer <jmp225@***.EDU>
Subject: Re: The game to end all games...
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 08:47:50 -0400
>Felix Hoefert wrote:
>> People tell me I ponder too long over my cards when it´s my turn. I´d
>> like to know how long You guys think before You play a card. This is not
>> sarcasm, I´m just curious. My 80-point games last up to about 50 minute=
>> usually, but one lasted 1.5 hours. ---Felix
>It's not only how long you ponder, I had some games (70 rep) last from 30
>minutes (against cermak blast/bully guy deck) to 3 hours. It's all in the d=
>and shuffle.

We don't play much one-on-one here, but our 4-6 players tend to last 2-3
hours... usually because one guy (we don't like him much) insists on
playing four each of GAQ and Wild Goose Chase, thus making the game take
forever. The way these games usually end is one of the two of us who plays
big bruiser decks will make a run on somebody's Cleanse the Hive, take it
with like two guys because every guy on the run is a 9/9 A4 or in that
neighborhood (A1+Heavy Armor Full+Dermal Plating) and the game will finally

The few 1-on-1 games I've played have taken 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, but
they were over IRC so that's inherently slower. I can't imagine games
taking much less than 30 minutes, tho. (as opposed to L5R, for which the
fastest I've seen is a 7 minute win (turn 2 kill w/ Lion, Return of Fu
Leng-Evil Feeds-Desperate Measures-Gohei attack), and Magic, where it's a 1
minute win (turn 1 Ball Lightning-Blood Lust-Berserk)).

Jon Palmer


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