Caravan (In-Game)

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Gameplay & Tech' started by SudoX, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. SudoX

    SudoX First time out of the vault

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    Jun 14, 2009
    I know Fallout just came out and I've had a hell of a time playing it, I also got the collector's edition so I've got all the special goodies as well ^.^ My question is if anyone has found caravan cards in game? I know the owner in Vikki and Vance Casino has a "play caravan" text option, but you need 30 caravan cards to play (obviously, if you've read the caravan rules you'd know that :D) I'm wondering if the cards are hidden throughout the game world of if you can buy them? Anyone encountered any cards (in-game) yet?
     
  2. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    you can buy them from many different merchants.
     
  3. Little Robot

    Little Robot sup Orderite

    Sep 29, 2010
    One character fairly early in the game gave me.a free deck. Not sure who, though.
     
  4. Syanlon

    Syanlon First time out of the vault

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    Oct 19, 2010
    I saw a couple of cards for sale in the Goodsprings shop but had no idea what they were for.
     
  5. Texas Renegade

    Texas Renegade Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 21, 2008
    a guy in goodspring will give you a deck.
     
  6. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    what i want to know is how to build a good deck, and select it. strategy points. etc. i know how to play the game and i usually win, but i'm a little confused still.

    also: anybody else notice Caravan is bugged and you never win any money? :(
     
  7. Mapex

    Mapex It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 31, 2008
    Ringo.

    On a side note - how do you play Caravan exactly? I am able to place my first card, but then when my second turn comes I only have the option to "Discard Card" until I run out of cards and lose.
     
  8. Oerjeke

    Oerjeke Still Mildly Glowing

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    Mar 24, 2009
  9. SudoX

    SudoX First time out of the vault

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    Jun 14, 2009
    Another guide available at wikia: http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Caravan_(game)
     
  10. FolcoTook

    FolcoTook First time out of the vault

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    Jun 5, 2007
    Running from memory here (taking a break at work), but IIRC you need to use the arrow keys (assuming you are on PC) to choose a card to play. I only played about 3 hours last night and did one game of Caravan with Ringo. I burned through about a third of my deck with the same issue until I figured that out.
     
  11. Mapex

    Mapex It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 31, 2008
    Stop following my posts and being so helpful all the time. You make me feel stupid :(

    But thanks, Oerjeke, SudoX, and FolcoTook. I'll check those tips/guides out.
     
  12. Oerjeke

    Oerjeke Still Mildly Glowing

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    Mar 24, 2009
    NEVER!
     
  13. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    you have to use the arrow keys! that fucking confused me for a LOOOONG time!
     
  14. jero cvmi

    jero cvmi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 8, 2008
    I'm really curious if your character can develop an addiction to caravan.
     
  15. C2B

    C2B Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Caravans actually a bit broken. As soon as you "get" the game winning it is waaaaay too easy.
     
  16. SudoX

    SudoX First time out of the vault

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    Jun 14, 2009
    Well if I represent my character, then my character is addicted ;) I'm trying to make up for the debt I acquired before I started to figure things out... Still sometimes it doesn't make sense!
     
  17. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    I don't know man, No Bark was way better at it than everybody else up to that point. He beat me before I even finished one fucking pile! 'Course after that I went all-in and routed him for over $500. :D

    Also: anybody know how to add cards to your deck or what any strategies for buying cards, using cards, arranging decks might be? This part is still over my head.
     
  18. Humpsalot2

    Humpsalot2 First time out of the vault

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    Oct 17, 2010
    If you stack deck with same suit and kings and/or 10's and 6's. Same suit = play card anywhere, 6 -> 10 -> K on ten = 26

    (while accumulating same suits and 6's and 10s, buy up all 7's, 8's and 5's (the 2 numbers next to 6 (5 and 7) and the 8's ill explain) and 9's (number next highest to 10s). Using the same basic strategy of 6+10+king on ten, you can do 5+10+king on 10 to get 25... 6+9+K9 to get 24... 10+8+k8 to get 26, lots of combos of 7 8 9 10 that get close to 26
    10+8+8= 26, 9+9+8= 26 10+9+7 = 26, and so on)

    Aces, and 2, can be pretty good to add to a 25 or 24... this will change the suit of that row, but should be last card you add anyway, and if that row is all the same suit you can play the ace as an ascending number.

    So, exclude 3,4, J, Q, Joker to start, then improve your deck from there.



    (Eventually you can narrow it down to only using 3 suits, then 2 then 1 to make the ultimate deck, where any card can play anywhere, and you wont have to follow the ascending and descending part of the rules)

    I am still unclear sometimes why the game ends, but i win bc i have high caravan #'s. So why does game in fast and sometimes long? aka what ends the game?
     
  19. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    how do you get the cards you buy integrated in your deck? is it automatic? i also don't quite get the "arranging" part of choosing your deck.
     
  20. zkylon

    zkylon It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 1, 2010
    The game ends when the three of a player's caravans are in the 21-26 range and best all the opponent's caravans. If one of your caravans' tied with the other guy's caravan the game's gonna drag on until that's no more (eg: you use a J on one of the other player's cards to break the tie). Usually games get longer because both players are trying to get a lower card to break the tie by selling their caravans higher.

    Took me a couple rematches against Ringo to figure out you could place cards on the other player's caravans and i'm still sorta confused. And still trying to figure out the deck building for myself...