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Martin G
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Given the three who have volunteered so far, I think it would be remiss of me to not join you fuckers.
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qwertymartin wrote:
Given the three who have volunteered so far, I think it would be remiss of me to not join you fuckers.


Jolly good sportsmanship, sir!
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but for goodness' sake QWERTY, you may not talk such crap with us my friend.
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qwertymartin wrote:
Given the three who have volunteered so far, I think it would be remiss of me to not join you fuckers.


Watch your damn language.
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Sorry for disturbing this thread.devil

I would certainly enjoying jump into your GCL to play Brass online.
I have a number of plays under my belt (about 12 on brass.orderofthehammer.com) and i used to play No Retreat! The Russian Front on Vassal/Skype with a Swedish geek who was kind enough to teach me the game : it was fun and very rewarding. Since then, we are used to get in touch on a regular basis. Just to say Swedish people are cool guys

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Anyway, let me know if your are interested as there is no time difference between France and Sweden.
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I'm on there as "GCL-fdubois".
 
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qwertymartin wrote:
Also, not building the canals that allow the cotton-rusher to drop mills in without building links themself.
Generally, I agree that some players build an infrastructure that benefits others more than themselves.

Then , if there is a general alliance between, say, a port builder and a cotton builder, it teds to be the port builders job to build out to the cotton, just because they have a cheaper and quicker build & the actions to spare. This is only in this very generic tableau, and when it fits the game. Even if the cotton gets a few more points on the flip, generally the ports gain more income & position for the rails.

But this is far too generic, and with many shadings, and hopefully the groupthink develops past this to more twisted maneuvers: last minute snipes of one's own port with a cotton1 to strand the cotton person after a market crash (for example, and there are many). So there's this teetering of incentive making as a phase closes.

But then ... holy crap ... then there's the occasional b@stard who develops away Port1's and 2's, and then immediately develops away Cotton 1's before placing either on the board. Such b@stards are signaling nothing but evil intentions and DARE those heavily down the cotton road to try to get something out past what the market allows. I've noticed this as a generally British approach, thematically channeling their grandfathers, upon which the American players throw up quick Christian revival tents & proclaim them the devil & implore their more dramatic brimstone god's profits-for-the-chosen-people-fu upon them. This latter ritual just needs a little iron & a "Memphis" location card.

That's clear, right?
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Tom, what drugs are you on, and did you bring enough to share?
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Morganza wrote:
Tom, what drugs are you on, and did you bring enough to share?
No drugs other than the current Brass game. In which the latter just occurred. A hilarious opening.
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Tom, what drugs are you on, and did you bring enough to share?
No drugs other than the current Brass game. In which the latter just occurred. A hilarious opening.

Muahahahaha devil
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Just noticed that Tom finally lost a game - congrats Aliza!
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qwertymartin wrote:
All GCL 15
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Just noticed that Tom finally lost a game - congrats Aliza!
Crap, this game, everywhere I look, sharks.

I'm going to switch from drinking scotch to tequila and open by drafting the 'poison Pancho Villa's coffee' card.
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tjshields wrote:
qwertymartin wrote:
All GCL 15
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Just noticed that Tom finally lost a game - congrats Aliza!
Crap, this game, everywhere I look, sharks.

I'm going to switch from drinking scotch to tequila and open by drafting the 'poison Pancho Villa's coffee' card.


Sadly, this time I know what drugs Tom is on.
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Still 1 seat left. Me, Ben, Chester.
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I'd be up for that.
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Sadly, the last two games I was in were disrupted when a database problem kept me from making the last move in the game; that's why I've disappeared.
 
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Not that I want to introduce yet more exclusivity and insularness (and/or many other words that are borderline made up) but are there any GCLers who are as bad & inexperienced at Brass as I am? And want to play far, far away from sharks for a while? Judgment-free zone. No sharks allowed. Sardines only. As in, tender with easily digestible bones. In a kiddie pool. With life vests. And an inflatable pink dinosaur raft. Also there's very little water in the pool. I can keep going like this.
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The GCL Innovation league was set up as a ladder and quickly devolved into a free-for-all, because it was too hard to arrange games across multiple timezones.

Why don't the people who want to play shark-free games just set up a game and post it saying "no sharks please", and see how that works?

Me, I'm a small shark, I'll stay away.
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P.S. Dave Eisen is a shark also.
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Morganza wrote:
P.S. Dave Eisen is a shark also.


If this is your attempt to get me to join your tournament, it worked.
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I'm neck deep in Terra Mystica games so I'll pass for the time being.

Brad's a shark though, don't let him claim otherwise.
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I also like the way we are doing it. Just make an account with the leading letters "gcl" and we differentiate GCL plays. The site takes care of any ranking, should people be interested.

I'm getting alot out of it, because a group of GCLers can form a consistent table and play a sequence together. It leads to a wonderful metagame, we can play off of the growing knowing of each other's style and personalities, which to me is too much of what gaming is really about. And the comfort level it brings with consistent tables leads to wonderful smack talk.

John, there are many Brass noobs or more casual players, I should think your request could form a great table. Similar to our T&E run. I encourage you to pull it together. This framework has the pleasures of ftf, and Brass really has the depth and learning curve and the coolest shared incentive structure I think will delight you. I think you may get some bites on the Phoenix list. I encourage you to crospost your exact post here, it's funny and inviting.
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