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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2013, 03:20:50 PM »
Here's a good 10 minute overview of the game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydaQP3GPRpE&list=PL83C09D34031F572F
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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2013, 04:03:15 PM »
Honestly, I'm not delving too deep into this strategy stuff. I don't want to play against some mega-TS overlords or anything, ones with gambits and plans and strategies laid out and play it like lightning rounds of chess. I'd rather game this with a group that's new to it, as I pretty much am.

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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2013, 05:03:09 PM »
Honestly, I'm not delving too deep into this strategy stuff. I don't want to play against some mega-TS overlords or anything, ones with gambits and plans and strategies laid out and play it like lightning rounds of chess. I'd rather game this with a group that's new to it, as I pretty much am.

I think that would be the most enjoyable game for us.   What we have in this group now is new players or guys that have only played a handful of games or less (and that was some time ago) so this will be a unique experience for you all.  FWIU, the game moves in to a different level of play once players learn the cards and when or how to play what.  I've tried the game using wargameroom.com playing with a stranger on the other end and no sooner than I did my play, he had already done his and was waiting on me again.  I felt pressured and couldn't sit back and enjoy the game and think about my next play.  I would like to see a nice, leasurly rate of play with this one.  I think this unique approach - having teams of players - will put a new perspective on the game with lots of debate and banter and (hopefully) some trash talking (all in jest) and I think we'll have a really great time of it.  Plus, to be honest, I'm not going to be able to update the game board and screenshot and post status updates more than once a day - perhaps a couple of times on a weekend if the rounds are ready that quickly and there very well may be days that I just can't process the round at all that evening and so it will have to wait a day.  Again, a leasurly pace.
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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2013, 05:18:23 PM »
I'd like to get in on this as well if it's not too late. I don't own TS so I would also need to read up on the rules. Bob, where did you find them online?
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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2013, 06:05:01 PM »
I'd like to get in on this as well if it's not too late. I don't own TS so I would also need to read up on the rules. Bob, where did you find them online?

Absolutely stagger, is team USA ok for you? 

Here's the link to the post that I made that had some attachments for simple playaids for TS:

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=8385.msg209326#msg209326

And the rules themselves can be downloaded from:

http://www.gmtgames.com/living_rules/TSRules2nd.pdf
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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2013, 06:08:16 PM »
Ok, this is who I have playing so far. 
Player     Side     
Banzai_CatSoviets
UbercatSoviets
BarthheartSoviets

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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2013, 06:18:35 PM »
And the smack talking starts already...love it!

Ok, here's an updated roster:

     Player          Side     


     Banzai_Cat     Soviets
     Ubercat     Soviets
     Barthheart     Soviets


     undercovergeek     USA
     bob48     USA
     staggerwing     USA
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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2013, 06:26:11 PM »
OK - creating team forums tonight

edit:  they're there now.  y'all go check and make sure you can get into your board, but not the other

GJK - you should be able to get into both
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DEC 2013 TS forum game archive
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2013, 06:32:54 PM »
Gary's thread for turn-by-turn updates, as well as smack talk, deal-cutting, and spectator sarcasm.
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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2013, 06:45:16 PM »
OK, are we going to ham this up so we make the front page?

Since each team has three players we can make a triumvirate of power for each:
US:
President
Sec. of State
Chairman of Joint Chiefs

USSR:
Premier
General Secretary of the Army
General Secretary of State

The first stage of each round is "Headlines". Maybe these could be presented as headlines of respective newspapers.
 
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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2013, 06:48:55 PM »
OK - creating team forums tonight

edit:  they're there now.  y'all go check and make sure you can get into your board, but not the other

GJK - you should be able to get into both

Works for me, I can see our party forum and the general forum but not the capitalist dog's forum.
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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2013, 07:47:01 PM »
Note, Comrades, that we are known as "The Party," whereas America only has elephant and jackass, no?

This is thread test to ensure Western decadent technologies created by swine-fingered slave-driving corporate lackeys has not failed the glorious Revolution.

I have no idea how to organize this thread except perhaps to create a new thread for each turn, and to just use this one for general discussion. If you guys have a better idea, note that we are all equal in the eyes of the Revolution (with some, of course, being more equal than others, as Comrade Stalin used to say).

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« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2013, 07:50:02 PM »
Time to make the World safe for mushy peas, err…Apple Pie!
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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2013, 07:56:09 PM »
OK - creating team forums tonight

edit:  they're there now.  y'all go check and make sure you can get into your board, but not the other

GJK - you should be able to get into both

Works for me, I can see our party forum and the general forum but not the capitalist dog's forum.

Same here- Freedom's light shines brightly on the West but all is darkness, cold, and despair over in commiepinkoland.
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Re: Twilight Struggle - Coop Game Public Forum
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2013, 07:59:58 PM »
I'm going to move this thread into the TS area now.
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