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Board Game NES Ideas Thread

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by uknemesis, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. uknemesis

    uknemesis The Nemesis

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    We seem to have lots of story NESs around, and plenty of ideas in them. But simply for a balance, we need more board game NESs!

    I've noticed Roddy has developed a new caravan idea, which is interesting, and thought perhaps a new thread where board game NES mods and players can discuss rules/scenarios/maps would be appropriate.

    Upgrading regiments themselves is a new idea for me, what do other people think of this idea? Roddy (and Troquelet if you are still here!) especially, does this idea work?

    And as for the caravan idea, is there a simpler way of making it work? Because I was very interested in the idea, but realised it could actually cause more trouble than it's worth, because players may abuse it to the point that no-one bothers to trade because all their caravans are attacked. I didn't read it too closely I admit, so is there a limit to the number of caravans a unit/province can attack? Because just being found out wouldn't be a concern if you're going to war with them...

    Anyway, some other ideas that I quickly thought might be possible:

    Railways - bring them into board game NESs to double movement of units or something - could be an economic upgrade, and definitely would improve a nation's defensive and offensive capabilities.

    Airports - units would be able to move from one province with an airport to another, be it allied or their own, however far away it was in one turn. Would be expensive, but also give more credits per turn for the province it is built in.

    Water-crossing Armies - tried this idea in Shengoku Japan UKNES, which never got off the ground. Unsure if this idea is good or not...

    Houses - building houses to increase your population, which could then train in the army, or can pay taxes to give you income.

    Training Camps - upgrading army stats like in UKNESX for the armies in the same province as it, but instead you build a camp that does it, and at the basic level can increase one stat of one army per turn.

    Comments? Ideas?

    Nemesis
     
  2. amirsan

    amirsan King of all Kings

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    great idea! But I would wish we had just a couple good neses in my forums.. :(. You can stay in cfc and SCC! I am! :D I would love it if you would mod a great nes over there. Almost pretty much all the nesers are over there and some from Apolyton. We will soon start mass advertisement when our website is up.

    Just think about it. This will be the last time I ask.

    We also have the first 1vs1 already in action!
     
  3. human-slaughter

    human-slaughter brand new year

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    Im thinking about starting a boardgame NES anyone have ideas for a map
     
  4. GHOST9

    GHOST9 Transformed

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    Here is a map.
     

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  5. Sgt.Hellfish

    Sgt.Hellfish King of the Oceans

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    world map is best
     
  6. uknemesis

    uknemesis The Nemesis

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    World maps are good, but too complicated to moderate unless hugely simplified.

    As for the new forums, I'll see how it goes, just stop mentioning them so much here, you'll get yourself banned.

    Nemesis
     
  7. human-slaughter

    human-slaughter brand new year

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    Hey Ghost I already have an Idea for that map ty :)
     
  8. Jason The King

    Jason The King Deity

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    All of these ideas sound good, ill be sure to post here if i get one too.
     
  9. RoddyVR

    RoddyVR Veteran Board NESer

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    UK, i love the upgrading armies concept in UKNESx.
    the rail/airport thing i've though of before, i think it might be a bit complicated for the value.

    i think the biggest problem with board games is that while a lot of good ideas can be come up with, its very hard to have a game have more then one or two of them in it.

    with more then one "creative" system in the game the game becomes hard to do orders for and harder to moderate.

    as for the caravan system. while it can be abused, THAT THE POINT. its a matter of trust, how much do you trust the people you've got agreements on, and how much can you get away with with those you dont have agreements with.

    I've been trying to develop a trading system that works well for a board game, the one in Rnes4 wasnt great by any means. Hopefully the TaT one will work better.

    i'm going to my sister's for the weekend, if i wasnt i'd start Rnes5 this weekend. as it is, i'll proly start it sometime next week (maybe as late as next weekend).
     
  10. human-slaughter

    human-slaughter brand new year

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    New Board Game NES will be up soon.
     
  11. RoddyVR

    RoddyVR Veteran Board NESer

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    i've found the biggest problem with board games here to be that once people start loosing interest it cascades like crazy.
    if a game is too repetative (all you do is send in orders to attack and get attacked and keep repeating) then people will get bored quick. especialy if they are loosing.

    that's why i'm trying the trading systems. want to get the games based a bit more on the interaction with the other players then just move here, attack there.
     
  12. Oruc

    Oruc Reactionary

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    Nope!
     
  13. Sgt.Hellfish

    Sgt.Hellfish King of the Oceans

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    lol emu monkeys?
     
  14. GHOST9

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    Yes monkeys would be good.
     
  15. uknemesis

    uknemesis The Nemesis

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    Monkeys could be implemented in some way lol, just think Planet of the Apes...

    Nemesis
     

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