congrats, JMH.75! a dance on sword's blade.i'm not quite back to normal. made a fatal mistake.
Hi JMH - I’m on vacation at the moment with patchy internet access. Can I slide down the list a couple of spots?
Ok, invitation send to @Snotty128.
Ooh takeovers! Let’s do it. I’m super busy for a few days but bear with me while I refresh myself with those rules
(Isn’t it crazy that we sit at the table and play a game that someone’s described the rules to us in ten minutes, but with async several days to learn the rules is the norm?)
Yes! It does seem crazy ... but of course it’s about social acceptability. Plus after the ten minutes of rules at the table, getting started will probably help more than a few more minutes of verbal exposition. The key being that it is (should be) a socially enjoyable occasion.
The same thing applies to how long most players will take over a turn at the table. Most will limit the time that they keep other players waiting and will make their “best move found so far” at that point. However, we have probably all met up with the exceptions ... players who will take as long as it takes to exhaustively analyse the situation before them, seemingly oblivious to the passing of time and dying of the light ...
Likewise I’m up to post the next round of this. Been super busy this weekend but I’ll get on it as soon as I can
@feederofgoats are you back in the saddle and ready to go, or do you want to slip down another spot?
GG JMH. Improved logistics saw me leap to victory with only 8 cards on my tableau. Such a dangerous card in this format.
Next up is @irishdomer08. Invite with takeovers sent. We can play without if you prefer, but I want to learn the mechanic at some point.
irishdomer08 Feederofgoats jason1002 Sleeping Giant Pitta js619 Zebracadabra Hardco KYakerDude JammaTal JMH.75
I’ve never played with them on. Time to learn it!
Sorry about the delay - I'm back now and ready to play when my turn comes up!
attention! sometimes no notification and game showed "waiting" for me in online menu, but when going inside i could make my move. irritating.
I don’t have a screenshot but good win to @Snotty128. Beat me pretty soundly!
Sorry, I have been rather slack here. I’ll send an invite to feederofgoats later today
GG irishdomer! I had the ‘death star’ planet buster card in my hand for a while, but you wouldn’t play any cards I could takeover, so I had to scrap it.
Now that I’ve played a couple of takeover games I think the rules are much more simple than I first thought. If I’m correct if you don’t build a military then you can’t be taken over. You have to make a choice to get into the military arms race, and that’s what makes you vulnerable. I think military is a dominant strategy with these decks, so it’s good to see it has an Achilles heel.
Invite sent to @feederofgoats with takeovers on. I can resend the invite with takeovers off if you have a strong preference to play without, no problem.
Feederofgoats jason1002 Sleeping Giant Pitta js619 Zebracadabra Hardco KYakerDude JammaTal JMH.75 irishdomer08
Great game Snotty! I thought I had it in the bag until your monster last turn. We were level on points but it gave it to me for some reason - what are the tie breaks? I would have assumed prestige, but you had more of that than me.
Congrats feederofgoats! The final tie break condition is goods on cards + cards in hand, so you beat me by 2 I seriously underestimated your gateway station, and how it kept earning you points and keeping your hand refreshed. GG, and I’m very happy to lose such a tight game
Thanks Snotty - I got lucky. Very fun game.
I’m travelling at the moment but will start the next one soon.
Invite going out to @jason1002
jason1002 Sleeping Giant Pitta js619 Zebracadabra Hardco KYakerDude JammaTal JMH.75 irishdomer08 Snotty128
Sorry @jason1002 - what’s your friend code?
This is my code