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Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« on: April 17, 2016, 07:25:34 PM »


this one's coming fast-and-furious for the next few days...
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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 08:14:39 PM »
Subscribed!  :D

(Note that this isn't the mp game I'm working on with Bartheart, but rather Banzai Cat's single player vs the AI. So potential buyers can get a good look at both kinds of play.)
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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2016, 09:29:39 PM »
Couple of corrections.  Your starting influence cannot go anywhere in the world.  If you're playing as the US, you have to put your 7 points in Western Europe.  Remember that Turkey and Canada are included in Western Europe in this game.  If you're the USSR, your 6 points have to go into Eastern Europe.  Finland and Austria are counted in both western and eastern Europe.

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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 11:06:19 AM »
Quote from: Banzai_Cart, presumably
This game can drive you mad as a newbie. A veteran player would clearly see the best possible path, while all I see are nothing BUT paths, like some homicidal Choose Your Own Adventure book with twenty page choices.

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GROGS OF CRISIS -- a four-player mp of GMT's boardgame Time of Crisis, set in the decades before Diocletian.

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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2016, 05:38:30 AM »
Couple of corrections.  Your starting influence cannot go anywhere in the world.  If you're playing as the US, you have to put your 7 points in Western Europe.  Remember that Turkey and Canada are included in Western Europe in this game.  If you're the USSR, your 6 points have to go into Eastern Europe.  Finland and Austria are counted in both western and eastern Europe.

You can only attempt the Space Race once per turn until you get far enough along the track that you're permitted to try twice.

I figured I'd misrepresent something at some point even though I felt certain I had it down. Thanks for the corrections, SDR!  O0

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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016, 03:02:46 PM »
I screw up rules all the time.  It's my forte.

Regarding AAR, pt 3.  It's usually better to try for a coup than go for a realignment when the defcon situation allows for it.  You usually have a better chance at a coup, you get the military points you need, and if you try for a battleground state, you make it harder for your opponent to counter-coup.

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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 04:53:22 PM »
Wish I could discuss Turn 2; I just submitted it to Brant, though, so I'll wait until those rounds get posted.

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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 09:58:19 AM »
In part 6, just below the Asia Scoring scoreboard, you write:

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I have a Presence in the Middle East, giving me +4 VP. However, he has Domination in the Middle East, giving him +9 VP. This is a net +3 VP for his Communist ideals. Add that to the +2 USSR VP that was already there and he now the Victory Track reflects +9 USSR VP.

Bad cold medicine? It was Asia Scoring not Middle east, 9-4 is 5 not 3, and the Commie final score is 7 not 9.  :idiot2:

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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 10:09:51 AM »
Don't we have an editor....  ???


news to me!  >:D
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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2016, 04:19:43 PM »
I suck at writing, too.

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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2016, 07:59:25 PM »
first week of AARs is now all up...  more coming on Sunday :)
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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2016, 02:57:54 PM »
Is this both a single player and multiplayer?
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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2016, 03:58:09 PM »
Is this both a single player and multiplayer?

Yes.
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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2016, 08:08:01 PM »
Is this both a single player and multiplayer?

Yes.

Who sells it?  I don't see a link in the AAR.
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Re: Feedback on Twilight Struggle AAR
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2016, 08:19:20 PM »
Is this both a single player and multiplayer?

Yes.

Who sells it?  I don't see a link in the AAR.

I believe it's only through Steam.
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