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Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 4:19 pm
by jpsuchecki
Small words game!

Everyone please check in. This is your GM.

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 4:53 pm
by Thaylen
This is Thaylen, signing in.

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 6:16 pm
by Adder007USA
Adder007USA, mobilizing forces

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 7:03 pm
by jpsuchecki
I want to post a quick reminder on the rules.

Leaders
Sabatage Runs (though I doubt they will be used)
SE objectives (will play to 10 VP)
Race specific Tech, both SE and Shards
Artifacts
Shock Troopers
Space Mines
Wormhole Nexus
Tactical Retreats
Custodians of Mecatol Rex
Preliminary Objectives
Flagships
Mechanized Units
Mercenaries

Will use all SE Strategy cards with the exception of trade. Will use Trade 3

Mech units are not immune to bombardment or pds fire.

I will give you a race, you can keep or take the second race i assign you.

For board setup, I will give you x amount of tiles and we will set it up according to standard set up. I think this is raw set up? I will PM you the tiles you got, and I will provide a file after one round of playing tiles.

One thing I want you to be aware about when using vassal. When I (the GM) put something into your private area, you can move it, but you won't be able to flip it. To flip it, you will have to move it out of your private area then put it back in. Its a small annoyance, but nothing too big.

I want your opinion on this second house rule: blank artifacts are worth a one time 1-2 TG. So a small incentive for finding a blank artifact.

You can vote: 1 TG, 2 TG, nothing for blanks.

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 7:06 pm
by Adder007USA
2 tg is my vote.

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 7:21 pm
by Cheaterbane
Just like on BGG, if there's room I'm in!
(Haven't played with mines before, looking forward to it)


If I've got the last spot, I'll vote for at least 1 TG, I'd be ok with 2.

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 7:45 pm
by franko23pl
I'm signing in.

2tg

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 7:53 pm
by AbsoluteZero
Signing in. Vote 0tg for blanks, but whatever is fine...

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 8:03 pm
by franko23pl
some technical questions Mr Suchecki (you have Polish relatives btw?) & other players

is there a link to the nomenclature we're going to use in our posts?

if I understood it right we should change the situation on the board in vassal to keep track of the events and then you will upload the 'real state' of things every 3-4 turns anyway so that it's all correct?

is there a possiblity to meet up every now and then online at the same time (like for the start of the game) to play in the semi-live environment?

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 8:11 pm
by ClockworkElm
ClockworkElm here, ready to go.
I vote 2 TG for black artifacts.

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 9:50 pm
by jpsuchecki
some technical questions Mr Suchecki (you have Polish relatives btw?) & other players

is there a link to the nomenclature we're going to use in our posts?

if I understood it right we should change the situation on the board in vassal to keep track of the events and then you will upload the 'real state' of things every 3-4 turns anyway so that it's all correct?

is there a possiblity to meet up every now and then online at the same time (like for the start of the game) to play in the semi-live environment?


First, yes my relatives are polish, but I'm second generation American.

Second, there is standard terminology used when referencing items in the game. I'm not sure if there is a link or post, but it is from my experience playing on wiki and here on vassal where I learned it. Its pretty easy to pick up. The CCTAP I was referencing is a simple way for me to keep track where you are and what you are doing.

Third, I will provide a saved file of the game for you which will be updated often. You can take that saved file and update it yourself if you want, but it will not be necessary. For example, I am a player in the zero-1 game and I never update the moves on my own just for the fact that it updates often enough, and the post in the forums is easy enough to understand. After a few turns or when it is necessary (for example after a major space battle) i will update all the post on the forums leading up to the most current post. For examples, see the zero-1 game.

Forth, it is possible to meet online and play a live game, or partial live game. Vassal allows for both. However, it is extremely difficult to get players do to that and I don't even know what time zone most of you are in.

cheaterbane, Absolutezero asked me before you did. If aremedis doesn't post soon, then the position is yours.

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 10:20 pm
by Thaylen
2 TG for blanks. Anything else we need to vote on or get established?

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 11th, 2012, 11:22 pm
by jpsuchecki
Here is a list of shorthand for those of you who are interested.

CCTAP = Command Counters, Trade Goods, Action Cards, Political Cards. Used in PBF games to indicate a person't race sheet status, usually in AS/FS/CP, TG/AC/PC format (where AS is Strategy Allocation, FS is Fleet Supply, CP is Command Pool, TG is Trade Goods, AC is Action Cards, PC is Political Cards)

WS = War Sun
TG = Trade Good

And some others:

AC = Action Card
PC = Political Card
PO = Public Objective (or Preliminary Objective, depending on context)
SO = Secret Objective
MU = Mechanized Units
GF = Ground Forces
FI = Fighter
CV = Carrier
DD = Destroyer
CA = Cruiser
FS = Flagship
R/I = Resources/Influence (on a planet, usually)
SC = Strategy Card
Merc = Mercenary
CC = Command Counter

If anyone has anything to add, go ahead.

Only thing we are going to vote on is TGs for blank artifacts. Everything else should be established.

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 1:34 am
by Adder007USA
One more question, just because I'm not that familiar with vassal and PBF games...I assume that the GM will handle combat rolls and any other random stuff that may occur?

Re: Small Worlds

PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 2:30 am
by jpsuchecki
One more question, just because I'm not that familiar with vassal and PBF games...I assume that the GM will handle combat rolls and any other random stuff that may occur?


You assume correctly.