Social Isolation = Solium Infernum time?

Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
I mean they both have the same initials and all.

So there's an excellent arcane wargame called Solium Infernum you can play by email. Hexes and demonic legions and wars and backstabbing and treachery.

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This is the game website:

http://www.crypticcomet.com/games/SI/Solium_Infernum.html

And this is an online game log to give you an idea how it can go down:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/gameboys-from-hell/

Or we have a few threads on this here forum from over the years (that are likely messes of broken Photobucket images by now).

It's a long haul playing by email but we probably have quite a few people with the time right now...

Any takers?

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  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    I played the mega game of this that Matev ran a while back and loved it. Bought the game, didn't play it very much and am relatively terrible because of it.

    But I'd love to play! I can be fodder for those experienced folks (or maybe just the agent of chaos whose terrible moves really screw up your plans!).

    Virgil_Leads_You
  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    I could be talked into flailing my way through some SI again. Had fun with the last game.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Big old @ list copied from the last Solium Infernum thread in... 2015!?

    Oh man, the passing of time.

    I suspect many of these will be dead accounts.

    @rend
    @BigBadWolf
    @Capfalcon
    @kaorti
    @Auralynx
    @farangu
    @fadingathedges
    @TheOtherHorseman
    @MrBody
    @kaliyama
    @Smaug6
    @Phyphor
    @jakobagger
    @Moridin889

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    I have forgotten 100% of how this game works and also didn't do great last time I think

    But sure, I'm in

    Hail Satan!

    AustinP0027
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    We can roll with four but anther couple would be good. I don't tend to frequent SE++ so if anyone knows a good thread to try and recruit in there please feel free to do so.

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    I'm up for it!
    Need to buy the game I guess?

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    I'm up for it!
    Need to buy the game I guess?

    Or recover an install, yeah. I'll have to finally get around to archiving stuff off my old PC.

    I remember someone contacting the devs to recover their install info the last go-around.

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    Alright done. Gonna get this sucker installed.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Okay, looks like a game of 5. PM me your email addresses and I can get this show on the road. Default settings for map etc I assume?

    Post up your avatar so we don't duplicate. Bagsy monocle demon for me.

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  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    Oh nuts, was totally going to take that one.

    Alright, I'll be the Robed Death looking guy standing next to the big Gryffin.

  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    Right, installation was surprisingly painless once I dug the email up. Now to try and remember literally anything about this fucking game.

    I'll be androgynous hottie lying on pillows I think

  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Horse-head guy once more, I believe!

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    Going with
    Moody Chiaroscuro
    Monster Limbs
    Calvin Klein Model

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Invites sent. I hope we get more than one game in because 5 years on from the last time played I have no idea what I'm doing in creating a character.

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Dump it all in Presence and just demand everything from everyone.

    Steam Community page: http://steamcommunity.com/id/discrider/
    Oh hey! A knife!
  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Invites sent. I hope we get more than one game in because 5 years on from the last time played I have no idea what I'm doing in creating a character.

    What I remember is that going all-in on throwing fire rituals at people worked for me last time, so I'm trying something else, naturally.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    Remind me what in the Hell dodo I do with the invite file?

    Also how am character work.

  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    edited March 21
    Alright figured it out. Well, the character I kind of did whatever, let's see how much I fucked up! My demon is named Jakobhael which I hope is recognizable enough. Wanted it to still also be somewhat flavourful because I'm that type of dork.

    But anyway I've joined and sent back a save, I hope.

    What a laughably archaic UX but it has its own charm I suppose. Like a cranky, difficult grandparent.

    PS. out of curiosity, how's our general time zone situation? I'm technically GMT+1 but on the other hand I guess it doesn't matter because I for one am already completely unstuck from any sort of normal schedule after a few days off work and inside.

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  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    edited March 21
    I didn’t bother with a demon name. Figured it’d be a little funnier when the “chosen of AustinP0027” are wandering around hell.

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    I'm central time.
    Not sure if I picked Lig or Prane, but if you see that avatar, that will be me!

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited March 22
    And we're off!

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Oh man, it's all coming back, how vital those early moves and how much maths involved in trying to predict the combat.

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  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    Ugh, got a real shitty looking starting spot.

  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    I just want to say, I know nothing about this game, but I am very interested in seeing what kinds of shenanigans fall out of it. It sounds kinda amazing.

    Good luck, and god(?) speed to all!

    *returns to lurking*

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited March 22
    For some reason the board reminds me of some of the maps from Moonbase Commander. Now I want to buy the Steam version of that.

    On topic; I think I might try to join the next time you guys run one of these.

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    If you're curious about my icon; it's an update of the early Lego Castle theme's "Black Falcons" faction.
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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Solium is a very fun game and good for bite-sized gaming for sure.

    "Go down, kick ass, and set yourselves up as gods, that's our Prime Directive!"
    Hail Hydra
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    For some reason the board reminds me of some of the maps from Moonbase Commander. Now I want to buy the Steam version of that.

    I mean I guess.
    I'd have probably signed up though if I could throw demons at someone's head.

    Steam Community page: http://steamcommunity.com/id/discrider/
    Oh hey! A knife!
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Infernal Census is on by the way. So occasionally we’ll get prestige for number of hexes owned.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    Already regretting a bunch of my choices

    You guys' legions seem way more badass.

    Also, what determines the number of orders you get a turn?

  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Already regretting a bunch of my choices

    You guys' legions seem way more badass.

    Also, what determines the number of orders you get a turn?

    Pretty sure that's Charisma. Check the manual! We all will be at some point.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    All the stats other than Diabolism give an extra order if high enough. See pg 44 of the manual.

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  • fadingathedgesfadingathedges Registered User regular
    Big old @ list copied from the last Solium Infernum thread in... 2015!?

    Oh man, the passing of time.

    I suspect many of these will be dead accounts.

    I . . . live . . . again



    I will happily follow along on this, have fun guys! Maybe I can even access a way to reinstall for another day.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
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  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Glad to see we've reached incidental agreement about who's going what direction, Jam.

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  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    Pretty clear who likely was bidding on that manuscript there Jako.

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Glad to see we've reached incidental agreement about who's going what direction, Jam.

    Well, with turn order as it was you were always going to win a race for the wheel.

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    Hmm. A lot to learn here. Sorry for the delay on that first turn. Had sent the wrong file.

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Hmm. A lot to learn here. Sorry for the delay on that first turn. Had sent the wrong file.

    There's a lot riding on your ability to seize those PoPs before Jam Warrior does, I can tell you that much.

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    Perhaps...
    Virgil wiggles their fingers mysteriously

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    Auralynx wrote: »
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Already regretting a bunch of my choices

    You guys' legions seem way more badass.

    Also, what determines the number of orders you get a turn?

    Pretty sure that's Charisma. Check the manual! We all will be at some point.

    For sure, I've been reading through that and the wiki.
    Pretty clear who likely was bidding on that manuscript there Jako.

    No I'm doing some other nothing moves while I sit here and really regret making my legions slow and lazy

    No manuscripts for me.

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