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Subject: If ever a game needed revisiting, it's this one. rss

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My brothers and I played this thing to death. It's a spectacularly fantastic concept but with deep crushing flaws.

The main game of attempting to shunt other players through your base is wonderful fun. The endgame of trying to be the one that caps the station and gets the pot is a moronic ro-sham-bo feature. And the modules don't seem to quite... *fit* with the main gameplay.

But the basic principle of a synchroneous pipe-laying game where you try to force other players to build through your territory? Mother of God, that's brilliant.

I'd love to see Cheapass bring this back but with a different endgame mechanic. Plus it'd be nice to either provide a cap on spending for the round or some means to bow out peacefully if the game isn't going your way so you could play this for money. The "in for a penny, in for a pound" no-limit gameplay means you've got to be crazy to put hard money into it.
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