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[Small World] Game 6, Round 1: Clear skies.

Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4Registered User, Moderator mod
edited October 2010 in Critical Failures
OP was stolen from Valkun's pocket by Gandalf the Crazed, whom I drugged and stole it for myself.
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Introducing the Champions

In order to give the game a bit more variety, as well as offer a neat prize for winning, this game will be the first to have a contribution from the first winner of my PbP. Every winner will have the opportunity to submit their own special power or race to the game, so play smart.

This game will be a normal game with all expansions.

What the?
Small World is a game of territory domination with an emphasis of strategic thinking over random dice rolls. Each player will be able to select from a number of randomly generated races which combine the race's abilities with a special power to generate combinations ranging between ho-hum and outstandingly powerful. However, you have to decide when to abandon your current race in favor of a new one as the original lacks the power to expand or outlives its usefulness.

How do I join?
People can sign up until 11:59pm EST on Thursday the 26th. After that, I will randomly choose five victims to play for everyone else's viewing entertainment.

Once a round ends, I will update the map, set the current event and reveal the upcoming event.

Guidelines for playing:
The initial race/special power stack will be randomized. There will be tables listing all the race/abilities and dice rolls on invisible castle will determine which one appears next. I'll handle generating the first six. Whenever a player selects a new active race from the stack, it is their responsibility to generate a new race. Discarded powers/races will be put into new stacks with a fixed order in case we run through the random ones.

Players can make their own rolls for final conquests/berserk (roll 1d6, 4,5,6 = 0) and are responsible for reposting the game summary with their additions/alterations. Post how many points you earned for your turn, but keep the total to yourself. At the end of the game, we'll reveal how many points we've earned. There is no way to stop it, but it is against the spirit (and rules) of the game to keep a running total of other players' points.

To keep the game flowing faster, each retreating unit from conquered regions will go to the region with the least defense that does not contain an immunity token like the dragon, hero, or halfling hole. Water regions are considered immune as well. Multiple retreating units will each check for whatever is lowest at the time they are placed.

Useful Links
Rules
FAQ

Race Summary:
Spoiler:

Special Power Summary:
Spoiler:

The Map:
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The Territories By Quadrant:

NORTHWEST
Spoiler:

NORTHEAST
Spoiler:

SOUTHEAST
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SOUTHWEST
Spoiler:

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Posts

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    reserve up

    I'll happily play again, but would like to let new players have first chance.

  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Darian wrote: »
    reserve up

    I'll happily play again, but would like to let new players have first chance.

    Ditto. Also I've got a pretty firm idea on what my champion race will be, I'll pm it in later this afternoon.

    Houn wrote: »
    This is Penny Motherfuckin' Arcade. It's a better class of forum, and you know it.
  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Is everyone tired of Small World?

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  • The EverymanThe Everyman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I've never played before, but I've been interested in trying it out. Sign me up.

    Ovis Hale, the Wizard - A Land of Shadow and Madness, Dungeon World
  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    ill sign up as well, the semester just started but I think Ill have time.

    He's a superhumanly strong soccer-playing romance novelist possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She's a beautiful African-American doctor with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!
  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Well, sign-ups close soonish, so I hope we can do better than this by then.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'll sign up, and can even set up my board to match the game state to give me a better idea of what the fuck is going on!

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Today's been rough, so I'll start up Round One tomorrow afternoon.

    Sorry for the delay.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Round One of Eight

    1. TheEveryman (TheEveryman in decline) <---Yer up!
    2. Void Slayer (Void Slayer in decline)
    3. SlickShughes (SlickShughes in decline)
    4. Darian (Darian in decline)
    5. Pinfeldorf (Pinfeldorf in decline)

    Current Combos
    Historian Kobolds: 16 Tokens, 0 VP
    Berserk Goblins: 10 Tokens, 0 VP
    Underworld Giants: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Commando Ghouls: 9 Tokens, 0 VP
    Bivouacking Skeletons 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Heroic Gypsies 11 Tokens, 0 VP

    Race Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Special Power Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Current Event: None
    Upcoming Event: Blue Genes - Players secretly bid for the right to break up the current combos in order to create a combo of his or her own. The next time this player needs to select a new race, he or she will choose this created combo instead.

    Notes: Your bid cannot exceed the amount of victory points you have. A minimum bid of one is required. All bidding will be done via PM.

    The Map:
    defaultmap.jpg

    The Territories By Quadrant:

    NORTHWEST
    Spoiler:

    NORTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHWEST
    Spoiler:

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    This is what happens when I don't meet the promised ETA: gypsies in round one.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    At least they aren't berserk again.

  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    But they are heroic, so they will probably be on the board longer.

    He's a superhumanly strong soccer-playing romance novelist possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She's a beautiful African-American doctor with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!
  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    They may not be heroic, though, depending on who rearranges the traits, and how they do so.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    I'm pretty sure someone will pick them in Round 1. They're a solid combo.

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  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    At least there are no were-white ladies.

    He's a superhumanly strong soccer-playing romance novelist possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She's a beautiful African-American doctor with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Were-white ladies are a trap; surely no one would fall for them again.

  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Already sent The Everyman a PM, so it won't be long before the countdown.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Round One of Eight

    TheEveryman has had to drop due to personal issues.

    1. Rorus Raz (Rorus Raz in decline)
    2. Void Slayer (Void Slayer in decline) <---Yer up!
    3. SlickShughes (SlickShughes in decline)
    4. Darian (Darian in decline)
    5. Pinfeldorf (Pinfeldorf in decline)

    Current Combos
    Historian Kobolds: 16 Tokens, 1 VP
    Berserk Goblins: 10 Tokens, 1 VP
    Commando Ghouls: 9 Tokens, 0 VP
    Bivouacking Skeletons: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Heroic Gypsies: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Merchant Humans: 7 Tokens, 0 VP

    Race Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Special Power Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Current Event: None
    Upcoming Event: Blue Genes - Players secretly bid for the right to break up the current combos in order to create a combo of his or her own. The next time this player needs to select a new race, he or she will choose this created combo instead.

    Notes: Your bid cannot exceed the amount of victory points you have. A minimum bid of one is required. All bidding will be done via PM.

    Rorus Raz
    Spoiler:

    The Map:
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    The Territories By Quadrant:

    NORTHWEST
    Spoiler:

    NORTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHWEST
    Spoiler:

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Interesting interaction; Underworld makes them adjacent, so then you also get the "attacking an adjacent region from a mountain" bonus from your initial caverns/mountain.

  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Yeah, and it's a cavern, so it gets -2.

    Though I admit to double checking my turn three times before posting. Can be a bit confusing.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So, what's up with Leaders? May we buy them, or are they nix?

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    We haven't tried leaders in any of these games; I don't own the set, not sure whether or not Rorus does.

  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    It's a promo set, and it's really nothing special. I think you pay a VP to add an extra token that can be captured by opponents. I don't own it, and reviews were lukewarm. Didn't seem like it added enough to be worth incorporating. Perhaps some other PbP.

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  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Round One of Eight

    TheEveryman has had to drop due to personal issues.

    Void Slayer: I have turned the race and power list into an HTML list, so just delete the selected race and you don't need to worry about changing the numbers. I found this very convenient in game 4, but if its a problem, I'll change it back on my next turn (it will take a bit of effort).

    1. Rorus Raz (Rorus Raz in decline)
    2. Void Slayer (Void Slayer in decline)
    3. SlickShughes (SlickShughes in decline) <---Yer up!
    4. Darian (Darian in decline)
    5. Pinfeldorf (Pinfeldorf in decline)

    Current Combos
    Berserk Goblins: 10 Tokens, 1 VP
    Commando Ghouls: 9 Tokens, 0 VP
    Bivouacking Skeletons: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Heroic Gypsies: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Merchant Humans: 7 Tokens, 0 VP
    Diplomat Elves: 11 tokens, 0 VP

    Race Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Special Power Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Current Event: None
    Upcoming Event: Blue Genes - Players secretly bid for the right to break up the current combos in order to create a combo of his or her own. The next time this player needs to select a new race, he or she will choose this created combo instead.

    Notes: Your bid cannot exceed the amount of victory points you have. A minimum bid of one is required. All bidding will be done via PM.

    Rorus Raz
    Spoiler:

    Void Slayer
    Spoiler:

    The Map:
    game61.jpg

    The Territories By Quadrant:

    NORTHWEST
    Spoiler:

    NORTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHWEST
    Spoiler:

    He's a superhumanly strong soccer-playing romance novelist possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She's a beautiful African-American doctor with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!
  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well I so wanted those giants, but at least i have doomed us all with diplomat elves. Its actually kind of funny that you could have taken every single underground region this turn with those giants, not a good move but still funny.

    He's a superhumanly strong soccer-playing romance novelist possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She's a beautiful African-American doctor with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!
  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    It might have been, but with Skeletons available I didn't want to be too appealing.

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Round One of Eight

    TheEveryman has had to drop due to personal issues.

    Void Slayer: I have turned the race and power list into an HTML list, so just delete the selected race and you don't need to worry about changing the numbers. I found this very convenient in game 4, but if its a problem, I'll change it back on my next turn (it will take a bit of effort).

    1. Rorus Raz (Rorus Raz in decline)
    2. Void Slayer (Void Slayer in decline)
    3. SlickShughes (SlickShughes in decline)
    4. Darian (Darian in decline) <---Yer up!
    5. Pinfeldorf (Pinfeldorf in decline)

    Current Combos
    Commando Ghouls: 9 Tokens, 0 VP
    Bivouacking Skeletons: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Heroic Gypsies: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Merchant Humans: 7 Tokens, 0 VP
    Diplomat Elves: 11 tokens, 0 VP
    Cursed Orcs: 5 tokens, 0 VP

    Race Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Special Power Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Current Event: None
    Upcoming Event: Blue Genes - Players secretly bid for the right to break up the current combos in order to create a combo of his or her own. The next time this player needs to select a new race, he or she will choose this created combo instead.

    Notes: Your bid cannot exceed the amount of victory points you have. A minimum bid of one is required. All bidding will be done via PM.

    Rorus Raz
    Spoiler:

    Void Slayer
    Spoiler:

    SlickShughes
    Spoiler:

    The Map:
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    The Territories By Quadrant:

    NORTHWEST
    Spoiler:

    NORTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHWEST
    Spoiler:

    EDIT: Forgot to generate new race, doing so now.
    EDIT again: done.

    Houn wrote: »
    This is Penny Motherfuckin' Arcade. It's a better class of forum, and you know it.
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Round One of Eight

    1. Rorus Raz (Rorus Raz in decline)
    2. Void Slayer (Void Slayer in decline)
    3. SlickShughes (SlickShughes in decline)
    4. Darian (Darian in decline)
    5. Pinfeldorf (Pinfeldorf in decline) <---Yer up!

    Current Combos
    Bivouacking Skeletons: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Heroic Gypsies: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Merchant Humans: 7 Tokens, 0 VP
    Diplomat Elves: 11 tokens, 0 VP
    Cursed Orcs: 5 tokens, 0 VP (three VP to skip)
    Hordes of Halflings: 11 Tokens, 0 VP

    Race Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Special Power Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Current Event: None
    Upcoming Event: Blue Genes - Players secretly bid for the right to break up the current combos in order to create a combo of his or her own. The next time this player needs to select a new race, he or she will choose this created combo instead.

    Notes: Your bid cannot exceed the amount of victory points you have. A minimum bid of one is required. All bidding will be done via PM.

    Rorus Raz
    Spoiler:

    Void Slayer
    Spoiler:

    SlickShughes
    Spoiler:

    Darian:
    Spoiler:

    The Map:
    game61.jpg

    The Territories By Quadrant:

    NORTHWEST
    Spoiler:

    NORTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHWEST
    Spoiler:

  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Will take my turn later this evening, sorry if that inconveniences everyone, I'm at work and really need to see the whole board, as-is, to get a better idea of what the fuck I'm doing.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    I need a neutral dude to handle this bid.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Round One of Eight

    1. Rorus Raz (Rorus Raz in decline) <----You're up!
    2. Void Slayer (Void Slayer in decline)
    3. SlickShughes (SlickShughes in decline)
    4. Darian (Darian in decline)
    5. Pinfeldorf (Pinfeldorf in decline)

    Current Combos
    Heroic Gypsies: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Merchant Humans: 7 Tokens, 0 VP
    Diplomat Elves: 11 tokens, 0 VP
    Cursed Orcs: 5 tokens, 0 VP (three VP to skip)
    Hordes of Halflings: 11 Tokens, 0 VP
    Ransacking Dwarves: 7 Tokens, 0 VP

    Race Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Special Power Summary:
    Spoiler:

    Current Event: None
    Upcoming Event: Blue Genes - Players secretly bid for the right to break up the current combos in order to create a combo of his or her own. The next time this player needs to select a new race, he or she will choose this created combo instead.

    Notes: Your bid cannot exceed the amount of victory points you have. A minimum bid of one is required. All bidding will be done via PM.

    Rorus Raz
    Spoiler:

    Void Slayer
    Spoiler:

    SlickShughes
    Spoiler:

    Darian:
    Spoiler:

    Pinfeldorf:
    Spoiler:

    The Map:
    game61.jpg

    The Territories By Quadrant:

    NORTHWEST
    Spoiler:

    NORTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHEAST
    Spoiler:

    SOUTHWEST
    Spoiler:

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    How are you killing my guys without using more tokens than that? Should be two + the number of tokens in the area you conquer (so two for empty, three for lost tribe or mountain or single token, four for two tokens, etc.).

  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Darian wrote: »
    How are you killing my guys without using more tokens than that? Should be two + the number of tokens in the area you conquer (so two for empty, three for lost tribe or mountain or single token, four for two tokens, etc.).

    Oh Christ I forgot the rules. I'll redo my turn. I coulda sworn it was just +1 number of cardboard on the territory, but it's 1+x.

    Okay, redid my turn. Sorry about the mixup, it's been a long time since I've actually gotten to play this game.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Not a big deal; you did remember to put the extra skeleton down, I see (might want to include that +1 skeleton for killing in two regions in your turn summary).

    Rorus, just PM your bid to admanb and/or Mordenthral, then post that you've done so. Then the rest of us can just PM our bids to you, and they can confirm your bid as needed.

  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    We bid on our turns right?

    He's a superhumanly strong soccer-playing romance novelist possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She's a beautiful African-American doctor with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Nope; the bidding happens right now. Each of us has available the initial 5 VP + whatever we made on our turn. Single silent auction, only the winner pays.

  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Minimum bid of 1, by the way.

    I'm afraid the new turn will have to wait until tomorrow.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo FF69B4 Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Not a single bid yet.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Huh... are you ready to receive bids, then? I hadn't realized.

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