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Nobles' Club Bullpen: Fourth Cycle

Nobles' Club Bullpen: Fourth Cycle

  1. krikav

    krikav Theorycrafter

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    Iirc we haven't done a PRO leader yet?
    You want to roll a game @elementoffear? :)
     
  2. elementoffear

    elementoffear Warlord

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    Well, the last one I published didn't get too much traction. But I don't mind rolling one and running the script. Lets keep that as a final resort :)
     
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  3. Tobiyogi

    Tobiyogi Prince

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    A new game towards the week-end would be very appreciated. So please go ahead! Maybe the choice will even fall to my favorite worst leader Saladin. :lol: No, wait, last guy was already Spiri. Maybe China?
     
  4. krikav

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    It's seems to be very much hit and miss. :) Some games I have done have gotten very positive review and others less so. I remember a Monty game I personally liked alot but others didn't seem to like that map...

    Spi we had with asoka so better not Saladin right away. But Any other PRO leader I think is fair game, go with whom you like. :)
     
  5. sampsa

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    Is there a list of leaders we've played on this cycle?
     
  6. krikav

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    No, we seem to be too lazy and disorganized to put that together. :D
    We started with Hannibal for 212 iirc.
     
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  7. krikav

    krikav Theorycrafter

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    And we are in the fifth cycle now, aren't we...?
     
  8. earthy

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    I believe so. That means we've done

    212 Hannibal
    213 Bismarck
    214 Catherine
    215 Hammurabi
    216 Suleiman
    217 Lincoln
    218 Asoka

    If we're looking for a PRO leader next, might I suggest Gilgamesh?
     
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  9. krikav

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    Gilgamesh could be problematic, as that eliminates the possibility of us ending up in semi-iso with him. I know @Tobiyogi has sweet memories of good ol Gilga. :)
     
  10. elementoffear

    elementoffear Warlord

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    Actually, I seem to remember a let's play game I saw with Gilgamesh, and it's strategy was doing a spy based game, that might be a cool challenge.
     
  11. Tobiyogi

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    Better to be the Vulture-King himself than to see his angry face all the time :king: and of course, we are all looking for more semi-iso games ! :love:
     
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  12. AcaMetis

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    If there's no objections I'll roll the next map with that idea in mind. What it'll end up being in practice is, of course, a completely different question, but I've got a few ideas in mind in that regard...:devil:
    Spoiler :
    No, it does not involve being semi-iso with Sitting Bull, because while I am, in fact, that mean I'd prefer to continue the trend of "you don't need to be Lain to maybe beat an NC map" set by the Asoka map after the Hammurabi one.
     
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  13. krikav

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    Oh nice! So we have two NC games lined up now...!?
     
  14. AcaMetis

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    Not sure how many are lined up, but I might actually be able to post the next one before I go to bed. Got unreasonably lucky and rolled a very nice-looking map in like 6 tries, crazy.

    EDIT: Forgot to do this earlier, but Nobles' Club 219: Gilgamesh of Sumeria is up. Typos no longer included as they got fixed by a moderator :goodjob:.
     
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  15. elementoffear

    elementoffear Warlord

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    Cool! BTW I think edits don't send email alerts, I saw this a couple of times before, so I would advise making a new post for the new game.
     
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  16. AcaMetis

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    Anyone got a new NC game on their plate ? If not I wouldn't be opposed to rolling a map if there's interest :). For reference, the fifth cycle's leaders so far have been:

    212 Hannibal (FIN/CHA)
    213 Bismarck (EXP/IND)
    214 Catherine (CRE/IMP)
    215 Hammurabi (AGG/ORG)
    216 Suleiman (PHI/IMP)
    217 Lincoln (PHI/CHA)
    218 Asoka (SPI/ORG)
    219 Gilgamesh (CRE/PRO)

    In terms of traits we're looking at either everyone's favorite leader Quechua (IND/FIN :p) or Pacal (EXP/FIN). Of those two I think Pacal is the better pick - I know I wanted to roll maps that didn't take Lain to maybe beat, but a UU that sends Sitting Bull running for the hills (futilely :devil:) is perhaps a little excessive ;).
     
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  17. krikav

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  18. AcaMetis

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    212 Hannibal (FIN/CHA)
    213 Bismarck (EXP/IND)
    214 Catherine (CRE/IMP)
    215 Hammurabi (AGG/ORG)
    216 Suleiman (PHI/IMP)
    217 Lincoln (PHI/CHA)
    218 Asoka (SPI/ORG)
    219 Gilgamesh (CRE/PRO)
    220 Pacal II (EXP/FIN)

    Next up trait-wise would be Stalin (AGG/IND), but I think the man-o-steel would be a good leader for
    Spoiler :
    full iso - AGG to defend against barbs early and get Amphibious Grens later, IND to get Mids/GLH/failgold/etc. to fuel the research. Of course the past few maps have been Fractal maps, and I think it's time for a different map script.
    So any objections to a Pangaea featuring the next in line, Augustus Caesar (IND/IMP)? I'm thinking a lesson in whip overflow (2-pop whipping Praets into axes/archers) and why Praetorians are an insane UU.

    In short: Not a hard map, but a fun map :devil:.
     
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  20. Tobiyogi

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    @AcaMetis I am not a huge fan of adapting mapscripts dramatically to the leader (like you proposed for Stalin), I think every possible combination can be a lesson for players of any level. No objections to Augustus next, but it would attract me less to play it if I knew already by know what type of map it will probably be....
     

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