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Title: Does a non-symetrical game appeal to you?
Post by: pilgrim14 on January 29, 2015, 09:10:58 PM
I am making a sci-fi card game and was wondering if a asymmetrical game, if balanced correctly, would appeal to anyone?
Title: Re: Does a non-symetrical game appeal to you?
Post by: LukeChips on January 29, 2015, 09:32:00 PM
That's how star wars lcg is, one peson plays the light side and one side plays the dark side. I didn't like it that way because you had to make two different decks.
Title: Re: Does a non-symetrical game appeal to you?
Post by: pilgrim14 on January 29, 2015, 10:01:53 PM
I meant more along the line of Netrunner, where the two sides have completely different mechanics and play styles.
Title: Re: Does a non-symetrical game appeal to you?
Post by: EmJayBee83 on January 29, 2015, 11:02:54 PM
Given the popularity of Netrunner, I would say that a asymmetrical game can work very well. The only real issue with the asymmetry lies in organized (i.e., tournament) play, where it can be difficult to come up with a balanced match system.
Title: Re: Does a non-symetrical game appeal to you?
Post by: LukeChips on January 30, 2015, 09:02:22 AM
I meant more along the line of Netrunner, where the two sides have completely different mechanics and play styles.
Star wars LCG and NR are almost the same.
Title: Re: Does a non-symetrical game appeal to you?
Post by: browarod on January 30, 2015, 01:29:38 PM
I meant more along the line of Netrunner, where the two sides have completely different mechanics and play styles.
Star wars LCG and NR are almost the same.
I've never actually played Star Wars but from what I've read about the gameplay each side has relatively the same turn structure and the same overall possible actions. NR has completely different mechanics for each side and only a few actions shared.

On-topic: I like the idea of asymmetrical play because it means you're almost playing 2 different games if you play each side, but they still interact with each other and are in the same universe. It's fun to try and figure out how to make a run at a corp knowing what's in your hand, but also knowing what possibilities they could have laid in the way while they know what they've laid and might know your tricks.
Title: Re: Does a non-symetrical game appeal to you?
Post by: LukeChips on January 30, 2015, 02:01:33 PM
In star wars, each side has a different goal, much like NR but not exactally the same.