Tag Team (T2) Mod
Tag Team is a 2 player vs 2 player/2 player vs 1 player team mod for Aristeia! It represents a partnership style of team play, where team members work together against their opponents. Due to the additional communication allowed this game mode will take a little longer than a normal game of Aristeia.
Team A and Team B will have two players each, sitting together. Take the Aristo/Chacter cards to make a drafting deck. Players will roll off 3 Orange and 3 Blue dice. In case of a tie (fill in).
The team with the most successes will choose first, and the player with
the most successes will choose first for that team. Players will opening
announce who they have picked, then hand the deck to the next player in
order (1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 1).
Determine Underdog status as normal between teams.
Initiative spots are split between Evens and Odds, with one team member
taking Evens (2/4) and the other taking Odds (1/3). During the planning
phase players will secretly confer with each other to determine
Players only become the Active player when activated on the initiative
order. Only the Active player for a team may respond to the opposing
Active player, even if their character is currently in the Infirmary or
There is no discussing strategy between players on a team during the game except during the Planning Phase.
Notes: This is my 2v2/2v1 mod. I initially came up with it in order to
teach two friends Aristeia at once, and have since polished it a bit
based on feedback. It requires that both players have a good grasp of
the characters, and gives plenty of opportunity for them to have a chance to play all the characters on the team. This gives a nice, broad experience for new players (which is my group in general).