[quote=“lillumultipass, post:1, topic:999, full:true”]
I have just received Codex, and will play tomorrow with 2 friends and we will play FFA. [/quote]
Wait. Which version of Codex did you receive? If you only have the Core Set, you only have one red starter deck and one green starter deck and cannot actually support a 3-player FFA game without also getting the Starter Set or one of the expansions.
If you have the Deluxe set, you have two Neutral Starters and the starter for each of the 6 colors.
I guess we will start with 1 hero each. What 3 heroes do you recommend ? [/quote]
Any set of the Neutral, Red or Green heroes should be reasonable for a 3-new-player one-hero each FFA game.
Then, we will move to 3 heroes. How should we select those 3 heroes ? [/quote]
For new players you likely are best sticking to monocolors - either let people pick their favorite colors by aesthetics or provide a brief summary for each color’s playstyle “Green is about nature, gold gain and lotsa big critters” “Red is about blowing things up”, “Blue is about limiting opposing options”, “Purple is about trickey manipulation of Time”, etc.
If my understanding is correct, we cannot choose an hero from the same color because the starting cards are identical and I only have one set, right ?[/quote]
True for 1 hero mode FFA, not necessarily true for 3-hero mode FFA.
You must chose a starter deck which matches the color of one of your chosen heroes. In single hero mode, that means each player’s starter deck matches their hero. But in 3 hero mode where people are running multicolor decks, they can split the heroes from a given color between multiple players - although they will have to decide who gets each starter.
In general, the best setup for teaching 3 new players is to have 2 of those players play head to head 1-hero Bashing vs 1-hero Finesse while the other player spectates and looks up rulrs questions that arise.
Then the spectating player swaps in against the winner, the winner swaps Specs and the loser takes over rules reference.
After those two games and five minutes of explanations about game mode differences such as Spec choice at tech 2, lending patrollets, how the additional add ons work, mercenary tokens and the bounty for killing units, you should be good to try a 3-hero each monocolor FFA game.