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Hey All,


Adam and I are working on a ranking system for character cards to make the AI work well. The thing is, I am not 100% on the ordering of the character cards, so if you play Bang and have some thoughts, please share.


I found that poll on the Internet and used it as a starting point and from there broke it down into the following groups, going from best to worst.

1 Willy the Kid, Slab the Killer, Calamity Janet

2 Black Jack, Kit Carlson, Suzy Lafayette

3 Bart Cassidy, Pedro Ramirez, Jesse Jones, Jourdonnais

4 Lucky Duke, El Gringo, Sid Ketchum

5 Vulture Sam, Rose Doolan, Paul Regret


I am not 100% sold on this, but its a start. I am looking for any thoughts you might have on the ordering. There are no requirements for number of rankings, so if you think that we should have 6 or 7 groups instead of 5 that is fine, as is having 4 groups instead of 5.

The approach we are taking here is to tier the quality of the card, so the AI has a better card, so we don’t just randomly pick and end up with Vulture Sam over Slab the Killer. Within each group we will break ties randomly, so it is very important to have a good break down here.

It is also worth noting that we don’t want to have too many tiers, because if we just ordered them, then you would never have a chance of playing Rose Doolan or Paul Regret (which ever one you defined as the worst), so I think the grouping and deciding with in groups randomly is best, but if you have a case against that approach or really any thoughts on it at all, let me know.


Andy and Adam



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