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Postby Gilligan on Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:57 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby roark13 on Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:19 pm

I have one of two triple games, if anyone wants to join

It is escalating, freestyle, unlimited
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Postby unriggable on Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:18 pm

If only I had premium...
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Postby Gilligan on Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:47 pm

Such a great map. Awesome job Fitz!
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Postby Flickflack on Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:34 am

Played a RT, three player game a couple hours ago. Quite fun, but I think the rewards were a little skewed. In the second round, I took the Podium; in the 8th round, I took the game. The lobbies seem a little heavy in their boost, though. Only three territories can attack the lobbies, while five can attack the media holdings. Lobbies may have more territories, but their easier to defend. Giving lobbies a large boost seemed odd.

Still, it's a fun map, and my final romp through the Republican seats after finishing off the Liberal Lobby was simply delightful. And amusing. Despite the strange (and huge) bonuses, I really enjoyed it, and not just because I stomped all over friends. Certainly worth playing again...

...of course, the group I play with probably will add it to the Flick-can't-play list, along with Canada.
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Postby dominationnation on Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:55 am

Great gameplay. now that I play it though I think that the podium should have a greater bonus because it is so key to the game
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Postby Enigma on Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:02 am

dominationnation wrote:Great gameplay. now that I play it though I think that the podium should have a greater bonus because it is so key to the game

lol noooo way. if anything should have a lesser bonus cuz its only got 3 borders.
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Postby anamainiacks on Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:03 am

The bonuses are rather wonky aren't they... some continents are getting more than they should. Currently the statistics stand at:

Continent - No. of Territories/No. of Countries to Defend : Current Bonus
Democrats - 14/4 : 7
Republicans - 14/4 : 7
Print Media - 6/3 : 3
TV Media - 6/3 : 3
Liberal Lobby - 8/3 : 4
Conservative Lobby - 8/3 : 4
Podium - 9/3 : 6

First of all I think bonus for Podium is too much. The only difference between the lobbies and Podium is 1 territory, and yet there is 2 more bonus for Podium. Even the Medias have 2 less than the Lobbies, and are getting 1 less than the Lobbies. Perhaps Podium should be reduced to bonus 5?

Also, the current bonus for the Parties are only 1 more than the Podium. Considering that there are 5 more territories and 1 more country to defend, the difference in bonus should be larger. Also considering the difference between the figures of the other continents and their bonuses, the gap between the Parties' bonus and the Podium's bonus should be definitely more than 1...

But in the end it's still up to the creater, so I'll leave it up to you.
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Postby Enigma on Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:24 am

anamainiacks wrote:First of all I think bonus for Podium is too much. The only difference between the lobbies and Podium is 1 territory, and yet there is 2 more bonus for Podium. Even the Medias have 2 less than the Lobbies, and are getting 1 less than the Lobbies. Perhaps Podium should be reduced to bonus 5?

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Postby sully800 on Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:41 pm

anamainiacks wrote:The bonuses are rather wonky aren't they... some continents are getting more than they should. Currently the statistics stand at:

Continent - No. of Territories/No. of Countries to Defend : Current Bonus
Democrats - 14/4 : 7
Republicans - 14/4 : 7
Print Media - 6/3 : 3
TV Media - 6/3 : 3
Liberal Lobby - 8/3 : 4
Conservative Lobby - 8/3 : 4
Podium - 9/3 : 6

First of all I think bonus for Podium is too much. The only difference between the lobbies and Podium is 1 territory, and yet there is 2 more bonus for Podium. Even the Medias have 2 less than the Lobbies, and are getting 1 less than the Lobbies. Perhaps Podium should be reduced to bonus 5?

Also, the current bonus for the Parties are only 1 more than the Podium. Considering that there are 5 more territories and 1 more country to defend, the difference in bonus should be larger. Also considering the difference between the figures of the other continents and their bonuses, the gap between the Parties' bonus and the Podium's bonus should be definitely more than 1...

But in the end it's still up to the creater, so I'll leave it up to you.


I think the idea is that the podium SHOULD be more important. It's more central to the map than other areas and in real life it commands more power. So the same is true for the map. You just have to treat someone with the podium as more of a threat than people with other continents.
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Postby anamainiacks on Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:57 pm

sully800 wrote:I think the idea is that the podium SHOULD be more important. It's more central to the map than other areas and in real life it commands more power. So the same is true for the map. You just have to treat someone with the podium as more of a threat than people with other continents.


Yes, I know that in real life the Podium is more important. But this isn't real life and if all maps did follow real life, Chinese Checkers map would also allow people to attack territories 2 spaces away in a straight line to imitate the 'jumping' movements, but it doesn't, because it does not abide to the rules of real life chinese checkers. Likewise, why should this map abide to the superiority which is present in real life?

I wouldn't really consider the podium as the central area of the map...especially since the 2 parties seem to be as close to the center as the podium is. In fact, the rough center of the map is where S. Floor, Tom and Ron all meet, so they share the central area.

Also, if the podium was supposed to be a continent where the holder is threatening, the bonus would be even larger.
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Postby boberz on Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:40 am

because that is what makes the gameplay interesting, if everywhere had 'perfect' bonuses there would be no interret but as people are scrapping for the podium as it is important it makes the map more interesting, not every map is a classic map.
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Postby anamainiacks on Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:18 am

My point is that the bonus should be fair and proportionate. Yes, people would be scrambling for the podium, but one has to consider that in the game, not everyone can go for the podium. So if that single territory has more bonus and is easier to get, but the player can't get it for the simple reason that he has no territories there, he's gonna lose out.
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Postby Jafnhár on Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:32 am

Is not "Fundamentalist" supposed to be "Fundamentalism"? Fundamentalist is one that holds that philosophy, but fundamentalism is the philosophy as a whole.
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Postby Zorg_rsk on Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:14 am

@ the comment about the podium:

Looking at it statisticaly, yes it probably should be reduced. However youre not taking into account that it is central in the map, and is in many ways a bad place to take as you'll get wedged between other players. Continents in corners are better than those in the middle. I think the bonus is therefore quite fair.
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