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Old 05-17-2016, 03:13 PM   #1
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What if you have AGTFOS and want a multi-player game (well, it is normally multi-player, i.e. 2 but I mean 3 or more)

How would you split the crew up? I use Attack Dice

2 crew players:
1: Green Snudalians, Robot, Smbalite (17)
2: Frathms, Redundans, Mascot, Yellow Snudalians (18)

3 crew players
1: Frathms, Smbalites (12)
2: Yellow Snudalians, Robot (11)
3: Green Snudalians, Mascot, Redundans (12)

4 crew players
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:23 PM   #2
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As a board game, it works really well solo or 2-person.

For multi-player, it could be worthwhile to stat up the characters and run it as a GURPS space horror game--possibly with a comic element.
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:31 PM   #3
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I suppose another way to approach it is have teams instead of having dedicated control over specific chits.

If you have 3 players, have two work together moving all the crew, and one running the GTs (or the reverse).

If 4 players, split into two teams of two doing the same.
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:33 PM   #4
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Is it "REALLY" a fun game playing solo? I've tried it solo and maybe I'm doing something wrong but I don't seem to enjoy it as much solo. :(
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Old 03-29-2017, 01:22 PM   #5
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Is it "REALLY" a fun game playing solo? I've tried it solo and maybe I'm doing something wrong but I don't seem to enjoy it as much solo. :(
I don't think so . . . IMO, it only works well with two players or two teams.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:29 PM   #6
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Is it "REALLY" a fun game playing solo? I've tried it solo and maybe I'm doing something wrong but I don't seem to enjoy it as much solo. :(
Well, if it isn't fun solo for you, it isn't, and that's what really matters. From my experience, going back to the game that came in a gaming magazine, I think it is an ideal solo game, due to the inherent randomness of the weapon effects on the Awful Green Things. I just love watching how things play out with totally different outcomes regardless of similar basic strategies. It is more fun as a solo game than OGRE or GEV, and those can be pretty good solo.
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:59 PM   #7
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"Fun" is a relative term. An average solo game is infinitely more fun than not playing it at all.
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:53 PM   #8
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For multi-player, it could be worthwhile to stat up the characters and run it as a GURPS space horror game--possibly with a comic element.
I have always wanted to do it as a LARP at a con or something. Complete with random weapon effects.

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Old 07-23-2018, 06:25 PM   #9
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I have always wanted to do it as a LARP at a con or something. Complete with random weapon effects.
I've dreamed of seeing/participating in a LAGT (Live Action Green Things) event at a con for neigh on a score of years now.

Random weapon effects would be fun to role-play, especially with the increased likelihood of multiple untried weapons being used on Green Things together. (Do you really expect that much cooperation at a con event game).
"A fire extinguisher and a comm beamer are being fired into the engine room together. It's grow... Grow, Green Things, Grow.".

Having an ever rotating cast of Green Things could allow for a lot of attendee participation. "I'm sorry, the crew is full, but we'll need more Green Things any minute now.".

I just wonder if you could get away with charging cans (six-packs?) of Zgwortz (or equivalent) as "admission". Hey, you need to get the props somewhere. Bring empties and someone will complain. Bring full cans and someone will inevitably drink one, no matter what you say (and then probably complain they don't like that flavor). Crowd sourcing just makes it more fun and random. You just need to keep people from actually throwing them.
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:20 AM   #10
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What if you have AGTFOS and want a multi-player game (well, it is normally multi-player, i.e. 2 but I mean 3 or more)
One crew player. Handwrite another color or two of monster counters (they're pretty easy). Have multiple monster players, who will fight over who gets to eat the crew.
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