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Nicola Gambetti
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Hello,

this Saturday in Essen I had a short talk with Bruno Cathala: he told me that he and Ludovic Maublanc are actively working on the fabled sixth player expansion.

With the sixth player, the game itself would change slightly: instead of playing an everybody-against-everybody game as it is now, players would then be playing in three teams, each of whom is made by two players helping each other. For example - as I’ve understood it - player A and B are allies: player A prays to Poseidon and builds the ship bridge from an island to another, then player B prays to Ares and may use player A’s ship bridge to attack the now connected island.

The map itself would change as well, featuring bigger islands divided into two or more areas: thus more players could share the same island, making conflict a bit more likely.

Gods’ powers could also be slightly changed: for example, instead of allowing the player to recruit a free unit as it is currently, the gods would now give the player their own building for free, thus requiring the player to buy even the (formerly free) first unit.

Finally, Mr. Cathala told me they hope this expansion would be published in time for next year’s Essen.
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Keegan Fink
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Marvelous news! This is one of my all time favorite games, so I'm glad to hear they still have new ideas on how to expand the core concept
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Hi !

but at this time, this are "only" ideas we want to work on... we now have to developp that, verifying all is ok and that player will like the new direction !!

and then we still have to convict the publisher
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Patesi LIMAC
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Incredible!

I can't wait for this!!

The six player and the alliance mode will be a strong change in de mechanics. For exemple, more variables and the end of "clash de leader", much common in five players game.

The gods listened my prayers!!

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/760961/sixth-player-request

Thanks, Cathala
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Changing almost everything about the game to shoehorn a 6th player in doesn't sound interesting to me, but then again, I'm not a fan of team games anyway.
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zoran
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To the gallows with the publisher!
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tolis PAPADAKIS
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I cannt wait
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zemus wrote:
To the gallows with the publisher!


Why ?? What did we do ?

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Kevin Ice
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matagot_contact wrote:
zemus wrote:
To the gallows with the publisher!


Why ?? What did we do ?



Quote:
and then we still have to convict the publisher
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Fabien Conus
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ktice wrote:
matagot_contact wrote:
zemus wrote:
To the gallows with the publisher!


Why ?? What did we do ?



Quote:
and then we still have to convict the publisher


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ktice wrote:
matagot_contact wrote:
zemus wrote:
To the gallows with the publisher!


Why ?? What did we do ?



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and then we still have to convict the publisher


Ok, got it now

That said, I don't think we'll need much convincing... it this expansion is good (and I'm sure it is), we will publish it.
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Disgustipater wrote:
Changing almost everything about the game to shoehorn a 6th player in doesn't sound interesting to me, but then again, I'm not a fan of team games anyway.


Hard enough to find one other person that wants to play. Not a fan of team games either. That being said, if this expansion has any new gods/heroes/creatures, then I will get it just for the new cards and figures (if any)..
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John Herrera
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For me, anything Cyclades is a purchase for me...

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Minel Ungureanu
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This is my all-time favorite game and team-play doesn't sound such interesting for me (I see that I'm not the only one).

Is this decision based on community request or you just can't add anything cool to the normal competitive game mode?

Anyway, at least would be cool to add different powers for each faction, i.e. the red faction can re-roll one die, once per naval combat.
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I really want a team-mode
 
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