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"Round" SG (Monarch)

Dr HacknSlash

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I don't know if this has been tried before, but I would like to take a shot at a "round" SG (round in the spirit of "Three Blind Mice", not circular). I'm looking for two others to join me. The idea is that exactly the same game is played by the same three people, but the order is switched around. Thus, the game is played three times simultaneously, with one going A-B-C, one going B-C-A, and one going C-A-B. I'm just curious to see if all three games end up similarly. I'm still okay with posting updates/summaries, but just don't "look ahead" to get ideas.

Ground Rules:
Monarch.
All win conditions enabled.
Normal Map Size.
Everything else random.

Anybody want to try?
 
Interesting idea -

However, I can't commit to 3 games at once.
I suspect that will be your big problem.
 
Originally posted by lkendter
Interesting idea -

However, I can't commit to 3 games at once.
I suspect that will be your big problem.

Maybe you're right, Ike. In principle, it's no more of a commitment than playing a single game, since everyone plays every turn. Would it be more enticing if it were shorter and easier?

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Don't have time to do this...but let me try to understand.

Three games going at once with the same start, right?

Something like this?

Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
4000-3000 A B C
3000-2250 B C A
2250-1500 C A B
1500-1250 A B C

and so on?

So it would be like playing one game all by yourself, sorta, kinda.

How would you deal with all the extra information you owuld have? The "I know I found the Germans here in Game 2 so they should be there in Game 3, too" scenario -- seems to add to the human's advantage.... Short seas, contents of goodie huts, etc. would seem to also fall into that same mode....

I can see the interest, bro, but I don't think the time has quite come....

Arathorn
 
Originally posted by Arathorn
Don't have time to do this...but let me try to understand.

Three games going at once with the same start, right?

Something like this?

Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
4000-3000 A B C
3000-2250 B C A
2250-1500 C A B
1500-1250 A B C

and so on?

That's the idea. A, B, and C are three different people. Each would essentially play the entire game, but with a "dimension shift" every 20 turns. Like parallel universes.

Originally posted by Arathorn
How would you deal with all the extra information you owuld have? The "I know I found the Germans here in Game 2 so they should be there in Game 3, too" scenario -- seems to add to the human's advantage.... Short seas, contents of goodie huts, etc. would seem to also fall into that same mode....

The added information, and keeping it all straight, would add to the intrigue, I think. Kind of the butterfly theory. Ancient Ages: Since we didn't build a barracks in Thebes in game A like we did in B, we had to make peace with the Zulus early. Industrial Ages: Since we don't have coal in our borders in game C, we'll have to go to war. I'm intrigued to see how differently the same game can go, even with the same people playing.

You're probably right that additional info gives humans an extra advantage, but that's only relevant if you're worried about winning. Winning is easy. I want to play this game because I'm curious. If you want to make it challenging too, let's play on Deity--well, okay, maybe Emperor is enough. And specify that game A must be won by Domination; B by Space Race; and C by Diplomacy.

If I only had two more personalities, I could try it, and report back to you how it went. If I had three more, I could report back to myself. Anyway, I'll leave the thread up for a while longer. Hopefully a couple people will get bored with these square (non-"round") SG's they're playing, and try something different.

Dr. HnS

p.s. Actually I'm just bitter that all the other good games seem to fill up before I can get in.
 
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