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King in Green
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Hi everyone, just posting to throw out an idea for another forum game but in a different style. We usually had mass discussion for each move but I was wondering if some people would be interested in a relay style game, where one player plays out a whole turn for each side- 10 players total each side. This would have a different flavour to 'hive mind' games. Teams could consult with each other as to how to play out the turn before headlines are played, but after that the designated player would play out the turn as best they could. They would then post a commentary like Ziemowit did during the last game as to why they played the moves they did. Possibly we could also have some expert commentary if any strong players are willing to volunteer to do that.

Obviously we would want to set up the two teams with players of roughly equivalent ability, and probably the two teams would be divided by timezone - so Americas vs Rest of the World or whatever. We'd need 10 players for each side, and two people who know ACTs or who have the Playdek app for async play (I don't!). The game would probably be played at US+2 random with optionals, or if people would like to try something different we could roll on Turn Zero's tables for an alternate start position and bid from there. If the result favoured one side or the other too much we could just do US+2 or re-roll (That would require ACTs rather than the app though in case cards are removed/moved to another deck).

Thoughts? Any better ideas?
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Jay Sachs
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Like it. Count me in for a turn.

Skill level: average.
ACTS experience: 50+ games.
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Mad Igor
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I would likte to join too

Beginner level.
ca. 5 ftf games
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Drew Lawson
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This sounds awesome. In in!

Skill: intermediate? Probably close to 100 games, holding steady around ~1800 on Steam.
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Eric Rodawig
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Sounds great, I'm in! Experienced but not the best, should probably be at least 1800 ELO on Steam, ~100 games played.
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Carlo Patek
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Nice! Count me in

Average skill level, more than 100 games played
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Devin Nice
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Yes please.
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DominiGeek
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Interested.

EDIT. Close to a 100 between different platforms (wargameroom, Chantry, Playdek and ftf)
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Thomas Avila
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Also interested!

Intermediate skill level? Played ~100 games.
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King in Green
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OK, so that's 9 so far including myself. If possible could you all edit your posts to mention how you'd classify your skill level or the number of games you've played please?
 
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If you need one more to make it an even 10 I am in

Skill: Average
Games played: 30-50
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King in Green
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Sounds good. Devin, if you are not in the Americas then it'll be an easy 5 on 5 split.

OK, decisions. +2 random or mess around with turn zero?
 
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King in Green
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Option 1: US +2 random
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Option 2: Play around a bit with turn zero for a different set-up and bid.

Thumb away fellow players! And propose an alternative if you like.

Tables here: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1506405/turn-zero-kickstart...
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Ioannis Chatzigiannelis
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Without having grasped how exactly this game will be played, count me in.

Level: Average experience (around 50 games completed F2F, chantry, iOS)
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King in Green
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Alright, I'll wait another 24 hours before closing on player applications and settling on teams.
 
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I'll play, as long as I don't have to learn ACTS or vassal; am good with wgr and steam. In US.
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King in Green
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No requirement to learn ACTs or Vassal even if we end up using ACTs. If two volunteers want to moderate using the app then that's fine too. How's the app for taking screenshots to post in the forum?

I'll kick this over to the play by forum...forum after teams are finalised.
 
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Sounds interesting! Count me in.

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King in Green
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Eruantalon wrote:
Sounds interesting! Count me in.

Skill: expert
Games played 1-2 k


We'll have some expert commentary at least then As Igor is a beginner you two should balance out nicely

13 players, 6 for the Americas, 5 for the East Atlantic, Devin I'm not sure about, and I'm off in Asia. If Devin is in the Americas then I'll join team notAmericas for sure.
 
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King in Green
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OK, so we have...

Team Americas: ajpl, Michael Val, rubendario5, Chips Ahoya, ZooTangClan, Jay Sachs

Team EurAfrAs: Me, Eruantalon, Kajo, Mad Igor, CHINCB, jhatzi99

redcard5- ? Please let me know your preference.

I know that at least 2 players on either side can
use ACTs - Jay, me, Eruantalon, & rubendario5- so I shall assume we're using that unless 2 people volunteer to moderate using the app.

We'll be playing at US +2 random. General thread will be here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1638827/forum-game-general-...

I'll post more in there later. We'll confirm rules, player order, sides etc. over there.



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just wanted to chime in that i'd be extremely interested in a forum game of any format that ran with Turn Zero/CE promos!

i would call my experience level intermediate, 60-80 games played between chantry, steam, iOS, face-to-face.
 
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Sure, maybe in the future, although I don't have either the promos or the app myself. I have used turn zero to play around with the start positions a little though.
 
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