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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1525 on: August 16, 2016, 02:49:05 pm »
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http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=16067

I've decided to change how the bidding works to something else I've been mulling over (which I think is similar to another game's bidding system I played, something involving dinosaurs, but I can't quite put my finger on what it was). But yeah, go, sign up, let's playtest this thing.

Evo?  Or maybe Stockpile, but I don't think there are quite as many dinosaurs in that game.  This is one of my favorite bidding mechanics ever and I think I try to use it way too much.

Also, it's a low luck game (I'm not entirely sure yet whether to make it no luck besides setup... basically it's just a case of how many of the cards are revealed from the start of the game. I can have everything visible and make it no luck, only reveal cards at the start of the turn and make it quite reaction based, or something in between).

Somewhat controversial, but it should be noted that simultaneous decisions are arguably elements of luck.  It's like Rock-Paper-Scissors.

Your idea sounds a lot like 7 Wonders, except with drafting from a pool instead of from personal hands, and bidding for draft order -- especially the part about the 3 stages.  Only 9 turns total sounds rather short, but I guess it'll depend on the feel you're aiming for.

No, I agree. This was actually something I've been umming and aahing over, whether after each bid all other players in the round should re-bid, or just go with what ends up being the order, even if it's no longer what you want. The former has the advantage of giving players less of a "I got screwed by his bid" feel, while the latter has the advantage of being much quicker, and I'm aiming for more short game.

Regarding 7 Wonders, yeah the comparison is definitely there. 7 Wonders and TtA are two games that both have some loose elements in common.

I actually really like simultaneous decision mechanics, specifically because it's a way of adding luck to a game without making it feel like luck.  It takes away the perfect information (which can be good or bad, depending on what kind of game you're going for), but you still feel responsible for all your decisions.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1526 on: August 16, 2016, 02:50:15 pm »
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What about Sushi Go? I love that game, and it's got simultaneous decision making!
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1527 on: August 16, 2016, 06:52:02 pm »
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So, playing Splatoon. I see a Sniper in an exposed position. I'm not using the best weapon to approach, but he's using a scoped charger and he's looking about 90 degrees away from my position, so either a) He's not charged yet, and won't have time to kill me before I'm in range to kill me, or b) He's charged and won't be able to see me due to the scope's tunnel vision. So sure, seems like a good time to attack. As I approach, he swings around 90 degrees, immediately shoots and turns back to where he was looking before. I was dumbfounded. Firstly by the fact he managed to see me approach, which shouldn't have been possible if he was charged enough to kill, second by the fact he made such a big swing around and still got the shot perfectly lined up with basically no aiming period. I have no idea how he managed it.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1528 on: August 16, 2016, 07:29:54 pm »
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So, playing Splatoon. I see a Sniper in an exposed position. I'm not using the best weapon to approach, but he's using a scoped charger and he's looking about 90 degrees away from my position, so either a) He's not charged yet, and won't have time to kill me before I'm in range to kill me, or b) He's charged and won't be able to see me due to the scope's tunnel vision. So sure, seems like a good time to attack. As I approach, he swings around 90 degrees, immediately shoots and turns back to where he was looking before. I was dumbfounded. Firstly by the fact he managed to see me approach, which shouldn't have been possible if he was charged enough to kill, second by the fact he made such a big swing around and still got the shot perfectly lined up with basically no aiming period. I have no idea how he managed it.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1529 on: August 17, 2016, 01:42:34 am »
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« Reply #1530 on: August 17, 2016, 08:23:33 am »
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I just switched to linux.

I am very happy with my decision.

I approve. Actually, knowing your coding background I'm shocked you weren't already there. Some things Linux isn't really cut out for or at least supported in but coding is the very least of those things.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1531 on: August 17, 2016, 10:36:16 am »
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So, playing Splatoon. I see a Sniper in an exposed position. I'm not using the best weapon to approach, but he's using a scoped charger and he's looking about 90 degrees away from my position, so either a) He's not charged yet, and won't have time to kill me before I'm in range to kill me, or b) He's charged and won't be able to see me due to the scope's tunnel vision. So sure, seems like a good time to attack. As I approach, he swings around 90 degrees, immediately shoots and turns back to where he was looking before. I was dumbfounded. Firstly by the fact he managed to see me approach, which shouldn't have been possible if he was charged enough to kill, second by the fact he made such a big swing around and still got the shot perfectly lined up with basically no aiming period. I have no idea how he managed it.

Tilt controls!

No, really, tilt controls if you have the body control and the patience of a saint, combined with the joystick, let you take these precision shots sometimes. Only some people can manage this though.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1532 on: August 17, 2016, 10:51:30 am »
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So, playing Splatoon. I see a Sniper in an exposed position. I'm not using the best weapon to approach, but he's using a scoped charger and he's looking about 90 degrees away from my position, so either a) He's not charged yet, and won't have time to kill me before I'm in range to kill me, or b) He's charged and won't be able to see me due to the scope's tunnel vision. So sure, seems like a good time to attack. As I approach, he swings around 90 degrees, immediately shoots and turns back to where he was looking before. I was dumbfounded. Firstly by the fact he managed to see me approach, which shouldn't have been possible if he was charged enough to kill, second by the fact he made such a big swing around and still got the shot perfectly lined up with basically no aiming period. I have no idea how he managed it.

Did the other team have an echolocator?
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1533 on: August 17, 2016, 11:23:36 am »
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So, playing Splatoon. I see a Sniper in an exposed position. I'm not using the best weapon to approach, but he's using a scoped charger and he's looking about 90 degrees away from my position, so either a) He's not charged yet, and won't have time to kill me before I'm in range to kill me, or b) He's charged and won't be able to see me due to the scope's tunnel vision. So sure, seems like a good time to attack. As I approach, he swings around 90 degrees, immediately shoots and turns back to where he was looking before. I was dumbfounded. Firstly by the fact he managed to see me approach, which shouldn't have been possible if he was charged enough to kill, second by the fact he made such a big swing around and still got the shot perfectly lined up with basically no aiming period. I have no idea how he managed it.

Did the other team have an echolocator?

Not active, for sure. Being tagged would have definitely made me not approach.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1534 on: August 17, 2016, 12:02:28 pm »
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True willpower is suppressing the urge to shout, “Where’s the best place to fuck,” when listening to Science Fiction Double Feature at work. Oh, Pandora, you’re going to get me in trouble someday.

I also had to resist the urge to whistle when Always Look on the Bright Side of Life came on, but that would have been less disastrous.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1535 on: August 17, 2016, 12:08:15 pm »
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True willpower is suppressing the urge to shout, “Where’s the best place to fuck,” when listening to Science Fiction Double Feature at work. Oh, Pandora, you’re going to get me in trouble someday.

I also had to resist the urge to whistle when Always Look on the Bright Side of Life came on, but that would have been less disastrous.

Is that something usually done during the theater showings?
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1536 on: August 17, 2016, 01:00:32 pm »
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True willpower is suppressing the urge to shout, “Where’s the best place to fuck,” when listening to Science Fiction Double Feature at work. Oh, Pandora, you’re going to get me in trouble someday.

I also had to resist the urge to whistle when Always Look on the Bright Side of Life came on, but that would have been less disastrous.

Is that something usually done during the theater showings?

Yes, audience members typically shout it just before Richard O’Brien sings, “In the back row.” Then there’s more hijinks after that.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1537 on: August 17, 2016, 01:18:19 pm »
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True willpower is suppressing the urge to shout, “Where’s the best place to fuck,” when listening to Science Fiction Double Feature at work. Oh, Pandora, you’re going to get me in trouble someday.

I also had to resist the urge to whistle when Always Look on the Bright Side of Life came on, but that would have been less disastrous.

Is that something usually done during the theater showings?

Yes, audience members typically shout it just before Richard O’Brien sings, “In the back row.” Then there’s more hijinks after that.

Ah.  I'm a fan but I've never actually had the theater experience. 
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1538 on: August 17, 2016, 01:58:14 pm »
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True willpower is suppressing the urge to shout, “Where’s the best place to fuck,” when listening to Science Fiction Double Feature at work. Oh, Pandora, you’re going to get me in trouble someday.

I also had to resist the urge to whistle when Always Look on the Bright Side of Life came on, but that would have been less disastrous.

Is that something usually done during the theater showings?

Yes, audience members typically shout it just before Richard O’Brien sings, “In the back row.” Then there’s more hijinks after that.

Ah.  I'm a fan but I've never actually had the theater experience. 

I suggest it, but the experience can certainly vary.

Ideally, the audience should be a well-oiled machine that speaks in unison or lets someone say his piece.

Sometimes you get audience members who want to be the center of all the attention, so they try to quickly yell something so they can be first and screw up the pacing.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1539 on: August 18, 2016, 03:58:08 am »
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First forum post at 4 AM!
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1540 on: August 18, 2016, 04:00:29 am »
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Here's another one just to make sure. Good night.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1541 on: August 18, 2016, 05:26:46 am »
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man, i was content with the hues being blue and white but it does different ones!
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1542 on: August 18, 2016, 08:32:15 am »
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See how great avatars are? o/
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1543 on: August 18, 2016, 08:59:14 am »
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Too fast for my taste. Might fix later.
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« Reply #1544 on: August 18, 2016, 09:02:31 am »
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Although, the GIF limitation may be working against me. Three hundred fifty frames of tweens means that I’m exceeding 256 colors, so some are being dropped. That actually slows it down in some parts.

I wonder if SWFs can be uploaded as avatars.
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« Reply #1545 on: August 18, 2016, 09:36:08 am »
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Although, the GIF limitation may be working against me. Three hundred fifty frames of tweens means that I’m exceeding 256 colors, so some are being dropped. That actually slows it down in some parts.

I wonder if SWFs can be uploaded as avatars.

Single white females? 
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« Reply #1546 on: August 18, 2016, 09:37:03 am »
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I wonder if SWFs can be uploaded as avatars.

It would be cool if webms could.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1547 on: August 20, 2016, 06:48:00 pm »
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Happy birthday to me!

Happy Birthday, RR :-) Hope to get to play in a Mafia game with you soon!
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There are two people around my age and one closer to 16. It's hard to tell though
I'm still 13!
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« Reply #1548 on: August 21, 2016, 06:31:34 am »
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Happy birthday to me!

Happy Birthday, RR :-) Hope to get to play in a Mafia game with you soon!
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I'm still 13!

Wow, you're pretty old. Have you considered contacting the Guinness World Records?
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« Reply #1549 on: August 21, 2016, 11:30:51 am »
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What are satyrs, centaurs and mermaids classified as? Creatures who have the upper half of a human but the lower half of something else. Is there a word for all of those?
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