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Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 12:43:21


{rp} General Mac 
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Anyone played any good games with unusual settings recently?

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Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 13:53:46


Rainbow Dash (Kurtis)
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try setting sancation cards to negative percentages and playing a practise game and see what happens..

ive done it at -100% a few times it really changed things
Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 14:09:06


{rp} General Mac 
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hmm that would work a bit like a reienforcement card except + a pecentage of what your income is
Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 14:30:30


Mostly Harmless 
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There's a tournament going on with the tictactoe map, with all bonuses set to -2.
The idea is to use gift cards until your opponent is down to 0 armies. I've played a few fun games with it so far.
Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 14:32:17


Mostly Harmless 
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Haha.
Just saw you are the host of that tournament, nevermind my previous post then :P
Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 15:07:15


{rp} General Mac 
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@Ognian haha! thats exactly the type of game im after. i fancy getting a new tournie started with unsuall settings
Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 15:11:48

RvW 
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|> try setting sancation cards to negative percentages and playing a practise game and see what happens..

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|> hmm that would work a bit like a reienforcement card except + a pecentage of what your income is

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Just for completeness' sake:
A similar effect can be obtained by using the third variation of reinforcement cards: "Progressive: Give armies based on how many territories are owned by players.". Of course the number of territories owned and the number of reinforcements received is not exactly a linear relation, but it should be close-ish to linear, so with proper multipliers you'd achieve much the same thing. (Benefit: you can still use normal sanction cards in your game.)
Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 17:13:17


Ironheart
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try world map with all bonus negative and extra men for every teritory
Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 18:05:03


NecessaryEagle 
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If you want to help me try out some unusual settings:

http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?GameID=2191889

(I was gonna use the Africa map but I thought that was too much :P)
Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 19:19:24


Jeremiah2911 
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I like playing world map and Roman map with preassigned teams and/or territories
Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 19:54:22


Ironheart
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not unusual most of the time u see that on open games
Games with unusual Settings: 2/27/2012 20:40:37

Sewerrat
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I like the Bastions tournament made by emgzapper:
here is a game: http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?GameID=1979519
Games with unusual Settings: 2/28/2012 09:00:25


[中国阳朔]Chaos 
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we play 'assassins' which is really fun, but can only work with group of people that can be trusted. 6-8 players.
each player has to eliminate one other person, first one who's target dies, wins.
You need a neutral person who gives each player their secret target.

settings can vary, such as light fog, gift card (really fun to keep somebody alive), ...
Games with unusual Settings: 2/28/2012 09:45:04

Kildawg491
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@{RP} General Mac could you give me one of those game settings to the game that Ognian was talking about as that i think it would be very interesting to play
much appreciated in advance
Games with unusual Settings: 2/28/2012 15:08:16


{rp} General Mac 
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wow! some really good ideas here.

"try world map with all bonus negative and extra men for every teritory"

this one makes my head hurt Iron !!! but could be interesting :D

My favourate has to be "Assassins" that looks fun. any time you feel like inviting me to one of them i would be happy to play

@ neoanderson [Link text](http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?TournamentID=1795)
heres the link to the tournament
Games with unusual Settings: 2/28/2012 15:25:16

The Duke of Ben 
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Chaos, what maps and number of players do you recommend? Also, what do you do about unusual surrenders or booting? Say the guy with the highest income surrenders or gets booted, does the guy targeting him win even if he was losing badly?
Games with unusual Settings: 2/29/2012 05:54:08

Darkruler2005
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I honestly really liked the very powerful cards settings, but I was blacklisted by Big E, the creator, for booting him after he refused to take his move, so I unfortunately can't join any of those any more. If another member would create, I'd be happy with an invite or at least a mention of when it will be created. A tournament is possible, but consider that it requires a lot of players, and a few months per game.

Very powerful cards settings is just as it is, the cards are made very powerful. They just require a high amount of pieces. For example, spy card in 15 pieces to view a player through the fog for 50 turns. Or reinforcements cards in 40 pieces to gain 400 troops. Or sanctions in 50 pieces to grant -100% income to one player for 20 turns. Quite the killers. I didn't like the 10000% abandon one, though. I forgot the specifics for the diplomacy card.

It wasn't too unusual in that it was merely a 20 FFA without cards for quite a while, but the fact that everyone works towards getting those cards and unleashing them on the most powerful players was quite fun for me (especially since I won).
Games with unusual Settings: 2/29/2012 06:30:33

reddleman
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I recently played a game on Middle Earth with no bonuses at all. That was verrrry slow going. There were extra armies for territories, but they weren't set high enough to really make a difference. In the end, I think I only "won" because the other guy got bored and surrendered.
Games with unusual Settings: 2/29/2012 06:43:48


[中国阳朔]Chaos 
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We have an Assassins game ongoing atm:
http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?GameID=2155087

first time we try with light fog. I think normal fog + spy card every 5 turns is even better, but we'll see.

I recommend at least 6-7 players. with less you quickly know who's after who.

People should not surrender, ever. (put settings on surrender has to be accepted by all) That's one of the reasons you need to play with friends or people you trust.
The gift card can swing the game around, the weakest will receive a big stack to stay alive.

as for maps, it's up to you, but for 6-8 players, you want at least 250+ territories, although it might be fun on a small map too (but we never tried that)
Look forward to !! [Battle Island II](http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=10795) !! this will be great to play Assassins on.

@{rp} General Mac: I added you to my invite list :-)
Games with unusual Settings: 2/29/2012 20:53:33


Matma Rex 
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Assasins?

That's the good ol' Hunt variant! :D

(Though in Hunt, you don't win immediately when you get your target; you just get a point and "inherit" his prey. The winner in person with most points at the end of game (even if they're not the last one standing).)

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@RvW

> A similar effect can be obtained by using the third variation of reinforcement cards: "Progressive: Give armies based on how many territories are owned by players."

Aren't values of progressive cards determined when you *get* them, not when you *use* them? This makes them kind of suck. :)
Games with unusual Settings: 2/29/2012 21:40:10

RvW 
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@Matma Rex:
Yes, they are. But personally, I rarely save up reinforcement card, so it doesn't matter too much I think?
Games with unusual Settings: 2/29/2012 23:34:52


Perrin3088 
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Matma, the problem with progressive is that the end game is always full of large R cards.. the idea presented here is to have small R cards, then a large R card every so often..

I'd like to make a game with R cards of 5-10 depending on map every 2-3 turns, then another with an R card of 15-25 every 10-12 turns...
Games with unusual Settings: 3/1/2012 13:06:14


[中国阳朔]TexasJohn 
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Damnit Sin, was just about to mention the Assassins games. They are super fun! Even when idiots go on vacation or accidentally tell me immediately who they are after. In those, I also like to make treaties thru PM, even with my target. It keeps 'em guessing.
Games with unusual Settings: 3/1/2012 23:34:52

Tacticus 
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Assasins sounds great.....

I like unusual games (if done well) as they add new elements and make the game more interesting.
Games with unusual Settings: 3/2/2012 15:35:43


[REGL] Pooh 
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**LOW Army Cap Game**

Link to a custom, but I think you can put in similar elements to mix it up. What makes it interesting is the low army cap. You need other tweaked settings to make it playable. Below is an example that I think makes for an interesting game.

http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?GameID=2183968

Map: Grid
Army Cap: 2.7 (This is very low!)
Armies per Territory: 1/3
Base: 5

You need to ensure that the neutrals are low (0) and you have enough starting armies to get the first bonus, or you can supplement with small and frequent reinforcement cards.

You will often find yourselves constrained by the cap, so judicious use of your armies is very important in attacking and getting bonuses. You essentially are penalized for having most of the bonus.

In this case, if you have 8 armies taking up 9 of the territories in the bonus, you don't get the bonus to increase your income and thus the cap, and you have 8 armies doing nothing for you. When you get the last piece of the bonus, your cap goes up by 2.7 * Bonus value, so you get an extra 15 armies the next turn.
Games with unusual Settings: 3/2/2012 16:32:39


{rp} General Mac 
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John that looks like a lot of fun. took me a while to get it but looking through that game it becomes a lot clearer.

feel free to invite me to one of them games.

i wonder what it would be like on a map that isnt so symetrical
Games with unusual Settings: 3/2/2012 16:42:09

The Duke of Ben 
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You'd need people who understood the game a lot more than most people seem to. It'd also be a short match if someone started out in a really big bonus and didn't think far enough ahead.
Games with unusual Settings: 3/14/2012 15:39:26


{rp} General Mac 
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How about this game style for an unusual Settings :)

Zombie Survial !!!

[Link text](http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?GameID=2384955)

started and played a lot of these over the last week and they are a lot of fun !
Games with unusual Settings: 3/14/2012 16:22:52


Muppet
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I'll take an invite to those zombie games, General.

I see that the zombie hordes have taken to posting on the forum, perhaps their AI has been upgraded?
Games with unusual Settings: 3/14/2012 16:30:15


{rp} General Mac 
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haha yes to be honest the post on the forums was a mistake. :-)
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