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[PbP] [Time of Crisis] #2 - The Roman Empire In Turmoil - Phyphor Wins!

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    3 Legacy gained for the victory.
    (Italia's support drops 1 for losing Africa.)

    Support Check Phase
    -1 support in each of your provinces containing a Rival Emperor, active barbarians and/or an enemy army in the capital.
    If Emperor, -1 support to Italia if a Pretender or Rival Emperor is on the map.


    Mob removes Governor in Galatia.

    Expand Pretender Empire Phase
    Provinces you govern with a support level of 3+ adjacent to your Pretender Empire join it.

    N/A

    Gain Legacy Phase
    Gain Legacy for governed provinces, improvements and being Emperor or Pretender.

    4 Legacy gained: 2 Provinces governed; 2 Improvements.

    Buy/Trash Cards Phase
    You may discard cards from your hand before buying/trashing cards.

    Finished, with four political points generated by support in provinces governed.

    End of Turn Phase
    Flip inactive barbarians in your provinces to their active sides.

    N/A

    Add one Mob counter to each of your provinces with Mobs.

    N/A

    Refill your hand to five cards.

    Done.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Turn 10.3 - Preda

    Upkeep Phase
    All Quaestor and Castra markers in provinces you govern are removed.

    Done.


    Crisis Phase
    Roll 2d6 on Crisis Table and resolve the result.

    Geth, roll 2d6 for Crisis Phase

    Crisis Phase:
    2d6 10 [2d6=6, 4]

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    1 Frank barbarian is activated.

    Geth, roll 1d6 for Invasion Check
    Geth, roll 1d6 for Path
    The first die is considered the black die.

    Invasion Check:
    1d6 4 [1d6=4]
    Path:
    1d6 4 [1d6=4]

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
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    Player Info
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    Cards
    STARTING CARDS

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    MILITARY CARDS FOR PURCHASE

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    SENATE CARDS FOR PURCHASE

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    POPULACE CARDS FOR PURCHASE

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    The Franks do not invade.

    Good Auguries is active.

    Take Actions Phase
    Play cards from your hand and spend influence points to perform any combination of actions in any order you wish.
    You may choose the same action multiple times, if you can afford to pay the necessary influence points.


    @Preda

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  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    Play 3 Red. Attack Ardashir and Friend with my army in Syria with flanking manouvre.

    Geth, roll 2d6h2 for Preda's Legions
    Geth, roll 1d6h4 for Preda's Militia
    Geth, roll 3d6h4 for Ardashir & friend

    Preda's Legions:
    2d6h2 1 [2d6h2=2, 1]
    Preda's Militia:
    1d6h4 1 [1d6h4=5]
    Ardashir & friend:
    3d6h4 2 [3d6h4=3, 4, 5]

  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    Barbarians wiped out, automatic victory, no need to reroll. Militia dies and one legion is reduced and immediately retrained. Increase influence to 4 with Ardashir death. With the last point, attack Barbarians in Britannia.

    Geth, roll 2d6h2 for Britannia's Legions
    Geth, roll 3d6h4 for Franks invaders.

    Britannia's Legions:
    2d6h2 2 [2d6h2=5, 4]
    Franks invaders:
    3d6h4 2 [3d6h4=1, 5, 5]

  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    That's a Loss. 2 barbarians die, the last one remains. 2 legions wounded (They go out of the capital and immediately back in since no one stop them). Play Blue 3. Recruit last Barbarian in Britannia in Britannian Army (Next time I'll play smart and do that before attacking...) Play red 2. Retrain a Legion In Britannia and a Legion in Macedonia. Place Castra on Syrian Army. Play blue 1. Use my 4 blue point in Galatia automatically taking it. New governor, Mob automatically goes away. Play Yellow 4. Encrease influence in Galatia and Macedonia to 2 with 2 yellow points each. I have 10 political points, I pick Pretorian Guard, Tribute and discard last 1 blue. Should be 8 points of provinces and 4 of Battle (that should have been 8 if I was smart...)
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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    @stever777 sadly I think italia support is at 2 since I also lost hispania

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    4 Legacy gained for the victory.

    Support Check Phase
    -1 support in each of your provinces containing a Rival Emperor, active barbarians and/or an enemy army in the capital.
    If Emperor, -1 support to Italia if a Pretender or Rival Emperor is on the map.


    N/A

    Expand Pretender Empire Phase
    Provinces you govern with a support level of 3+ adjacent to your Pretender Empire join it.

    N/A

    Gain Legacy Phase
    Gain Legacy for governed provinces, improvements and being Emperor or Pretender.

    8 Legacy gained: 4 Provinces governed; 4 Improvements.

    Buy/Trash Cards Phase
    You may discard cards from your hand before buying/trashing cards.

    Finished, with ten political points generated by support in provinces governed.

    End of Turn Phase
    Flip inactive barbarians in your provinces to their active sides.

    N/A

    Add one Mob counter to each of your provinces with Mobs.

    N/A

    Refill your hand to five cards.

    Done.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Turn 10.4 - Phyphor

    Upkeep Phase
    All Quaestor and Castra markers in provinces you govern are removed.

    Done.


    Crisis Phase
    Roll 2d6 on Crisis Table and resolve the result.

    Geth, roll 2d6 for Crisis Phase

    Crisis Phase:
    2d6 9 [2d6=5, 4]

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    1 Nomad barbarian is activated.

    Geth, roll 1d6 for Invasion Check
    Geth, roll 1d6 for Path
    The first die is considered the black die.

    Invasion Check:
    1d6 4 [1d6=4]
    Path:
    1d6 3 [1d6=3]

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
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    Player Info
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    Cards
    STARTING CARDS

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    MILITARY CARDS FOR PURCHASE

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    SENATE CARDS FOR PURCHASE

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    POPULACE CARDS FOR PURCHASE

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    3 Nomads invade Africa & 1 invades Hispania.

    Good Auguries is active.

    Take Actions Phase
    Play cards from your hand and spend influence points to perform any combination of actions in any order you wish.
    You may choose the same action multiple times, if you can afford to pay the necessary influence points.


    @Phyphor

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Preda wrote: »
    (They go out of the capital and immediately back in since no one stop them).

    Armies do not have to leave the capital to attack. It's more of a political status than a physical location.

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Red 4,4,1. Blue 1, Yellow 3

    Place governor in hispania. Success on non-1
    Geth roll 1d6

    1d6 4 [1d6=4]

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Attack barbarians in hispania

    Geth roll 2d6h2 for rome
    Geth roll 1d6h4 for barba

    rome:
    2d6h2 1 [2d6h2=5, 1]
    barba:
    1d6h4 1 [1d6h4=[6, 3]]

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  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    stever777 wrote: »
    Preda wrote: »
    (They go out of the capital and immediately back in since no one stop them).

    Armies do not have to leave the capital to attack. It's more of a political status than a physical location.

    Armies have to leave the capital when they lose a battle.

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Only if they were defending there.

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Question: since I am guaranteed to be over 60 points will the game end immediately, or is there one more round? @stever777

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    It will end immediately.

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Increase support in hispania
    8 mil points left
    Syria army -> pannonia (3). Battle (4)

    Geth roll 1d6h2 for legion
    Geth roll 1d6h4 for damaged legion
    Geth roll 1d6h4 for barbs

    legion:
    1d6h2 1 [1d6h2=3]
    damaged legion:
    1d6h4 0 [1d6h4=1]
    barbs:
    1d6h4 0 [1d6h4=1]

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Italia army -> thrace (6). Reinforce army (7). Battle barbs (8)

    Geth roll 3d6h2 for rome
    Geth roll 2d6h4 for barbs

    rome:
    3d6h2 2 [3d6h2=3, 1, 5]
    barbs:
    2d6h4 3 [2d6h4=[6, 5], 5]

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Fitting that the game ends with the emperor futilely losing vs barbarians

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    It takes 3 points to get from Syria to Pannonia, not 2.

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Yeah I accounted for that I just didn't include the initial battle in that running count

    Battle (1)
    Move for 3 (4)
    Battle (5)
    Move for 2 (7)
    Reinforce (8)
    Battle (9)

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    10 Legacy gained for the victories.

    Support Check Phase
    -1 support in each of your provinces containing a Rival Emperor, active barbarians and/or an enemy army in the capital.
    If Emperor, -1 support to Italia if a Pretender or Rival Emperor is on the map.


    N/A

    Expand Pretender Empire Phase
    Provinces you govern with a support level of 3+ adjacent to your Pretender Empire join it.

    N/A

    Gain Legacy Phase
    Gain Legacy for governed provinces, improvements and being Emperor or Pretender.

    8 Legacy gained: 3 Provinces governed; 3 support in Italia; 2 Improvements.
    1 Turn of Being Emperor.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
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    Diocletian, Latin in full Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, original name Diocles (born 245 ce, Salonae?, Dalmatia [now Solin, Croatia]—died 316, Salonae), Roman emperor (284–305 ce), who restored efficient government to the empire after the near anarchy of the 3rd century. His reorganization of the fiscal, administrative, and military machinery of the empire laid the foundation for the Byzantine Empire in the East and temporarily shored up the decaying empire in the West. His reign is also noted for the last great persecution of the Christians.

    Final Legacy Points
    Daemonis 58 + 10 = 68
    MrBody 53 + 0 = 53
    Preda 69 + 0 = 69
    Phyphor 75 + 6 = 81


    All Hail Emperor Phyphor for holding the Empire together until Diocletian arrived to get it back on track!
    Congrats, Phyphor!
    GG, all.


    Final map


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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Phyphor wrote: »
    Fitting that the game ends with the emperor futilely losing vs barbarians

    You actually won that by wiping them out.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    Thanks for running.

    I still think there's a good basis for a game here, but it feels like 80% of the focus is on barbarian management rather than moving against the other players. Italia and being emperor/pretender should be the main focus of the game, but it's only secondary to making sure you regularly clean your gutters of barbarians. The player who held the emperor title for 2/3rds of the game shouldn't come in 3rd place and 13 points behind the one who held it for less than half as long.

    I would also like to claim that it's totally not at all my fault I did so terrible! Okay, not the best plays, but a random barbarian invasion just happened to have occurred on the single worst possible turn in the game where I didn't have the hand to deal with it, losing the territory, failing to take over another territory because of rolling a 1 for governor, and never recovering from that because if you don't keep pace with everyone else grabbing 3 & 4 cards, you're out of the game.


    (I still think the Castra and Flanking events should be swapped on the 2 & 3 red cards, or something that doesn't give a such a huge advantage to the defender. Then the blue events should be buffed because blue points are by far the least useful while the blue 4 event if by far the most useless)

    One thing I missed: I've been getting the rules to mobs wrong this whole time. I always thought they decreased support by being present just like barbarians, but they don't do anything except multiply and they only affect control if they equal the support level. That makes the amphitheater way better than I thought since mobs have zero effect as long as your support is at least 2.

    Basilicas still suck. You either occupy Italia with an army that guarantees the vote, or you don't take it at all.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Agree with almost all here, (except your play was just appalling).
    :P

    It's a very good game, esp for GMT Games, but not great. A good amount of luck involved.
    Gonna put it on the back-burner for now. Need a holiday break.
    Thinking of running Star Trek Ascendancy, which I really like.

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited November 2017
    I was really surprised that I scored that high given that I had been trailing (by 10+) for almost the entire game, but I guess there can be huge swing turns, 40% of my non-bonus points came from the last 2 turns
    stever777 wrote: »
    Phyphor wrote: »
    Fitting that the game ends with the emperor futilely losing vs barbarians

    You actually won that by wiping them out.

    Oh right, forgot about that

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Mobs aren't totally pointless (but yes amphitheatres are pretty good), they still decrease your points available to buy/trash

    The game definitely does seem like "cull the barbarians simulator" - that last turn I got more from fighting a few random barbarians than I did for being emperor, which seems a little weird

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  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    Congrats, Phyphor! Thanks for hosting, stever777!

    I guess being Emperor raises a red flag and everyone attacks you instead of the most dangerous player :) My mistake to take it early probably, but still had a chance for the 2nd place.

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Phyphor wrote: »
    Mobs aren't totally pointless (but yes amphitheatres are pretty good), they still decrease your points available to buy/trash

    The game definitely does seem like "cull the barbarians simulator" - that last turn I got more from fighting a few random barbarians than I did for being emperor, which seems a little weird

    Not only that, but you won by "poaching" barbarians from another player! Barbarians are so far into the primary means of victory points that they go from threats to gold rush.

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