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Hi,

I think I've asked before but my search-fu is weak this AM ... is there any sort of random scenario generator in FF, that is, any sort of mechanic or rules for me to make up my own small scenarios in the game?

And which expansion has been confirmed (if any) for next release? The Yank or 1st Canadian or another one? Or as Chad said?
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No official RSG due to the increase in the required force pool (ie counters and types) needed to make such a thing work. So other than grabbing a few units on your own, no mechanic or rules to make up your own small scenarios. Remember, the scenarios included are based on historic situations so that is what drove the map, OOB, etc.

Current plans are that the US 2nd Armored Division "Hell on Wheels" is the next fighting formation followed by the 1st Canadian Infantry Division as the third.
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I've been giving some thought as to how to craft a build-your-own scenario system for the game, but nothing has gelled quite yet.
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Thanks all. Kozure's excellent overview/review and a chance to chat with him at the upcoming TABSCON in Toronto are pushing me toward the game. For RSG right now, I'd probably just set up some basic attack/defence scenario and wing it if need be.
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Chad Jensen wrote:
I've been giving some thought as to how to craft a build-your-own scenario system for the game, but nothing has gelled quite yet.

Excellent news!
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russ wrote:
Chad Jensen wrote:
I've been giving some thought as to how to craft a build-your-own scenario system for the game, but nothing has gelled quite yet.

Excellent news!


Yes, I would be interested as well. A friend and I have started playing, but we prefer balanced scenarios to historically accurate ones.
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The historical scenarios included in the game are balanced. The two terms are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, with a randomly-generated scenario for almost any game system I'd say the chances of having that scenario be balanced for both sides is generally less likely than that of a well-tested published scenario, historical or otherwise.
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Chad Jensen wrote:
The historical scenarios included in the game are balanced. The two terms are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, with a randomly-generated scenario for almost any game system I'd say the chances of having that scenario be balanced for both sides is generally less likely than that of a well-tested published scenario, historical or otherwise.

True, true... but there is definitely an ineffable magical fun in creating a random scenario, selecting your forces and deciding your strategy in a new unique situation which no players have ever faced before and never will again.
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Absolutely, Russ! I prefer roll-your-owns myself, mainly for that very reason.
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Chad Jensen wrote:
The historical scenarios included in the game are balanced. The two terms are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, with a randomly-generated scenario for almost any game system I'd say the chances of having that scenario be balanced for both sides is generally less likely than that of a well-tested published scenario, historical or otherwise.


I misspoke. Given the victory conditions and timing, scenarios with much more strength on one side or the other can be balanced in that each side has an equal chance of winning. I was thinking more along the lines of equal strength on both sides.
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