I've recentely came up with a game variant/set-up which might be advantageous to the players and the community.
The settings are identical with ladder 1v1 games with the crucial difference that both players get 1 SANCTIONS CARD(40%,1000 turns) at the very start of the game.
The Rookie plays the Sanctions card at the very beginning.
The Vet **pledges** to either never play the Sanctions card or he chooses AT THE START of the game in which turn he is going to use it and informs the Rookie about it.
I suppose the role of the Rookie can take anyone with less than 100 1v1 games and a feeling that he is a rookie.
The Vet should be someone who can hold his own against the top 10 ladder players.
This game setup is thought as a possibility for players with highly unequal skills to have fun playing each other. It will also help to bridge the gap between the newcomers and the Veterans which will be good for the community. As a extra bonus we might watch extraordinary games where brutal strenght fights stellar skill ( think along the lines of MIKE TYSON versus BRUCE LEE )
Until now I've played only one game with this settings : [BabyPossum v gilgamesz](http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?GameID=1724496
) and I had lots of fun.
I will take the liberty and I will set up games with this settings and send invitations to some players - hope they will not mind and join.
If possible please post some of those games in this thread so that we all can have a look.