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The Tribal Elders of Delphi

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Stories & Let's Plays' started by mrkingkong, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Gurra09

    Gurra09 First Consul

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    I'm all in favour of continuing the IAAR. Would we in that case rewrite mrkingkong's old constitution about electing new monarchs, or revisit the idea every 20 turns? (I'm not opposed to either but prefer the former as it would help the game flow.)

    Edit: Rest in peace, Basileus Melodas. Did he leave any heirs?
     
  2. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    I was intending to replace the existing game rules and just have me as game runner, and keeping with the 'who will be the next Chief Minister?' game each 10 turns.

    And yes, he did:

     
  3. 1889

    1889 Mayor of H-Marker Lake

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    I'm in favor of something much more informal but many of you seam to really enjoy this system so I withdraw from this game. Its just not for me.

    Aplistios retires to his estate and enjoys respectability and wealth in his autumn years.
     
  4. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    Well that's pretty much exactly the opposite outcome to what I had intended when I developed and proposed this; it was meant to increase engagement, not drive players away.

    And if it's going to have this effect then I don't want to keep going with it.
     
  5. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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  6. MiguelBazil

    MiguelBazil The "Always Late" One

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    I'm good with any system. I do have to warn you all that sometime in September, I may be extremely limited to play this. I'll be staying 3-4weeks in France in a work project assignment, and it may be unwise to have me rule.

    As for the system, I like your system Melda, it's really simplified over the more complex team games. However, I do think that it deserves a game of itself. I think it was a great 20 tunrn test that shows it needs to be done from scratch to really see where it can be taken.

    I'd say we return to the simplified version, and start thinking about the next iteration of your system, see if we can find more players to start fresh, maybe get some objectives. What do you think?
     
  7. Melda

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    That sounds fine. I had a post-Delphian scenario planned that I'm not going to have time to see through to completion (hence why I wanted to do it in this scenario because it's going to be finished much sooner) but I'm happy to turn my spreadsheet and notes over to someone else to host a new scenario at some point.

    Part of the reason I developed the IAAR approach is that I have no interest in continuing in this scenario as a player, but I am interested in the scenario and I thought this could help enhance the scenario rather than detract from it.

    Clearly I was wrong so I think we should go back to the democracy game setup and I will therefore be retiring from the game.

    The Basileus is dead, long live the Basileus!
     
  8. Gurra09

    Gurra09 First Consul

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    Like Bazil, I'm onboard whichever way this goes. The IAAR part was much fun, but I'd be happy to return to the old team game here if that is what we want to do. :)
     
  9. Melda

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    If anyone wants the IAAR spreadsheet or notes for any future IAARs they might be planning, let me know (so far cpm is the only person to have actually seen the spreadsheet, and I reset all the neighbourhoods' attributes before starting here).

    If you need me for anything else I can be contacted by PM or on Steam. :)
     
  10. Wyverncraft

    Wyverncraft ¡Viva la Revolución!

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    No IAAR?
    *sigh*
    Well, that was kinda what I was here for...
    Goodbye?
     
  11. MiguelBazil

    MiguelBazil The "Always Late" One

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    Well, 1889 and Gurra, you guys still up for this?
     
  12. Gurra09

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    I'm up for it, it would be a shame to let Delphi die here after all this. Hoping 1889 is too. :)

    Assuming the three of us are still playing and we do continue we should choose a new monarch. You already said it would be unwise to elect you as you are going to France so it's down to me or 1889 in that case. Going out on a limb here, perhaps I can take on the next 20 turns? That way the trade routes Leonidas ordered, effectively blocking wars with China or Netherlands, have the chance to finish by the time next monarch takes over - opening up more possibilities during their term. And if something unfortunate were to happen to the Basileus (and his son and his Synedrion?), wouldn't it make sense for his Chief Minister to step in?
     
  13. 1889

    1889 Mayor of H-Marker Lake

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    I'm not really down with the constitution. I don't mind a little story to go along with turn reports but this game and Smokey Skies are now all about role playing and playing turns is secondary. I pretty much lost interest a while ago.
     
  14. MiguelBazil

    MiguelBazil The "Always Late" One

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    Well, you could do less story you know? Still, if you don't want to, then I guess we can't force you. You can do a few turns Gurra, I don't mind.
     
  15. Gurra09

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    That's sad to hear, but I've always felt like the role-playing in here has been relevant to the story of the gameplay. I usually do small role-play things about my characters in these games just to fill time when there's time to spare - like when you wait for turns to be played. I'm usually quite impressed by Bazil's and Melda's longer stories because I never write that much. :p Edit: What I'm trying to say is that while there has been roleplaying about personal characters, the actual playing of the game hasn't seemed like a secondary focus to me - turns moved on when the player had the time, or in Melda's case when the Synedrion had given orders.

    Anyway, I would be happy to play the next 20 but I don't know how much interest there will be with the state of things here now. But if the Council (you guys) have any advice for a newly appointed Dictator of Delphi, feel free to post. If there's a little bit of interest I'll play the first five turns and see where we go from there. I believe Melda gave us the save a few posts up.
     
  16. Melda

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    That I did.

    But if the only remaining players liked the IAAR perhaps the Delphian Council would countenance a continuation of the Melodopoulos dynasty (and the IAAR framework)?

    If so, let it be known.

    If not, I shall return to the shadows and not trouble anyone. :)
     
  17. Gurra09

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    Since 1889 doesn't seem to be staying after all, I believe that is the case. But I'm not really sure who is in and who is out at this point. I liked your term as monarch, and if the rest of the players (= Bazil?) want the IAAR back then I do too. (And I will not take on the position as Dictator of Delphi but rather do a new Synedrion campaign. :p)
     
  18. Wyverncraft

    Wyverncraft ¡Viva la Revolución!

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    IAAR back!
    Yay!
     
  19. Melda

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    Only if Bazil approves.

    I don't want to make a major rule change like this without a unanimous position from the current player base.
     
  20. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    . . . unless he's already gone to France? :p

    If we don't hear from him for a while (since it's been about 29 hours since he was last on the forums --- yeah, stalker, I know) could we just assume this?

    :p
     

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