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Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:03 PM

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:30 PM

There, that's our 9 players!

I'll be getting stuff ready this evening.

I figure the way we'll do race choices is by initiative order. So I'll randomize the signup list, and that will be our "around the table order" that's used for strategy card selection throughout the game.

Then, the first person in that order will get to choose their race and starting position on the map. Then the next person will get to do so, and so on and so forth.

We will then build the map. I have, at home, a map with all NUMBERED blank hexes (except Mecatol and Mallice) on which we will build. Each player will receive a link to a Google Drive folder with the hexes assigned to them (most have 5, 3 people will have 6) and will take turns placing hexes by following the numbers (i.e. first person will put a hex on 1, second on 2, and so on and so forth). Hex placement will be done in the above order, but the way it works is that we go from player 1 to player 9, then we go from player 9 to player 1, then back again. (Hope that makes sense).

I'm gonna try to get the basics of the game and chatty threads up, or mostly up, today so that we can get started on that admin stuff tonight, and hopefully have a map built and ready to go for a Monday start!
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:41 PM

So the plan is everyone get IH, right?
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:00 PM

View PostKhellendros, on 09 July 2018 - 02:41 PM, said:

So the plan is everyone get IH, right?

And Morgoth, don't forget him.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:14 PM

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:35 PM

I have posted the turn order in the first post of the Chatty Thread.

We will be using the same map "shape" as last game, so all the Homeworld hexes will be in the same spots as the one in the previous game.

So, if you guys would like, you may post in here, in the order posted in the Chatty Thread, your race choice, and where you would like your homeworld to be placed. (For example, I could say that I want to play Hacan, and I'd like to place my homeworld where Morgoth's homeworld was in the previous game).

I'll get everything else ready for the map creation tonight once I get home.

You can find all the race sheets HERE!

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:44 PM

View PostGalactic Council, on 09 July 2018 - 03:35 PM, said:

We will be using the same map "shape" as last game, so all the Homeworld hexes will be in the same spots as the one in the previous game.


If we're building the map, using the exact same shape could be an issue. Two of the homeworld positions (Twelve and Gnaw's) were only 2 hexes away from Mecatol Rex last game. That was okay, since they were blocked by Nebulas from being able to bum-rush Mecatol Rex faster than anyone else, but if we're building the map it's unlikely they'll have a nebula block like that?

Might be better to just put all the HWs on "ring 4" and add extra blank hexes (or an ion storm!) to cover any extra hexes needed.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:50 PM

View PostD, on 09 July 2018 - 03:44 PM, said:

View PostGalactic Council, on 09 July 2018 - 03:35 PM, said:

We will be using the same map "shape" as last game, so all the Homeworld hexes will be in the same spots as the one in the previous game.


If we're building the map, using the exact same shape could be an issue. Two of the homeworld positions (Twelve and Gnaw's) were only 2 hexes away from Mecatol Rex last game. That was okay, since they were blocked by Nebulas from being able to bum-rush Mecatol Rex faster than anyone else, but if we're building the map it's unlikely they'll have a nebula block like that?

Might be better to just put all the HWs on "ring 4" and add extra blank hexes (or an ion storm!) to cover any extra hexes needed.


Hmmmm..... That's a good point, I didn't really look at it that way.

Okay, then, everyone please hold off on choosing homeworld location until I get a map posted this evening.

That being said, you guys can still go ahead and post your race choices!
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:29 PM

I should mention - I was planning on doing a 14 point game this time. Things were just starting to get really cut throat on the last round of the last game, so I figured having an extra round or two should be good fun!


Any objections?
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:45 PM

View PostGalactic Council, on 09 July 2018 - 04:29 PM, said:

I should mention - I was planning on doing a 14 point game this time. Things were just starting to get really cut throat on the last round of the last game, so I figured having an extra round or two should be good fun!


Any objections?


Sure! Age of Empire or just regular reveal-objectives-one-at-a-time?

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I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:45 PM

So do people post their race selections here so we know what's left when it comes around our selection?
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:52 PM

View PostD, on 09 July 2018 - 04:45 PM, said:

View PostGalactic Council, on 09 July 2018 - 04:29 PM, said:

I should mention - I was planning on doing a 14 point game this time. Things were just starting to get really cut throat on the last round of the last game, so I figured having an extra round or two should be good fun!


Any objections?


Sure! Age of Empire or just regular reveal-objectives-one-at-a-time?


Gonna stick with reveal one objective at a time. I feel if we did Age of Empire, it would just allow everyone to finish faster?! I dunno, for now i'm gonna stick with that. We can do Age of Empire in a future game! :)
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:52 PM

View Posttwelve, on 09 July 2018 - 04:45 PM, said:

So do people post their race selections here so we know what's left when it comes around our selection?



Yep, that's the idea!
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:55 PM

View PostGalactic Council, on 09 July 2018 - 04:52 PM, said:

View Posttwelve, on 09 July 2018 - 04:45 PM, said:

So do people post their race selections here so we know what's left when it comes around our selection?



Yep, that's the idea!


I've put the order of selection and link to the race sheets in the OP so it's easy to find!
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:13 PM

I would very much like the Arborec. They're not particularly good I think, but they look like a lot of fun :)
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:48 PM

So you are saying we are waiting on Khell, again. Some things never change. :)
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:48 PM

View PostGalactic Council, on 09 July 2018 - 04:52 PM, said:

View Posttwelve, on 09 July 2018 - 04:45 PM, said:

So do people post their race selections here so we know what's left when it comes around our selection?



Yep, that's the idea!


Oh gawd. Khell has 17 choices?!?? Morgoth will be back from Indonesia before that choice is made.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:49 PM

Now that was an epic cross post.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:57 PM

View PostMorgoth, on 09 July 2018 - 05:13 PM, said:

I would very much like the Arborec. They're not particularly good I think, but they look like a lot of fun :)


Hmm, that's what I was looking at taking...

will you give me 2 trade goods for it? :D

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:00 PM

View PostD, on 09 July 2018 - 05:57 PM, said:

View PostMorgoth, on 09 July 2018 - 05:13 PM, said:

I would very much like the Arborec. They're not particularly good I think, but they look like a lot of fun :)


Hmm, that's what I was looking at taking...

will you give me 2 trade goods for it? :D

And so it begins.
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