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Subject: Offering Peace: does anyone ever do this? rss

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Andrew Kluck
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I guess I can see the point if it's a tournament and the game is turning hopeless early, but as an actual strategy?

Does anyone do this and why?
 
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Eric Brosius
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My favorite 18xx game for six players is two games of 1846 with three players each.
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I've never seen it or heard of it being used in a game. Some tournaments outlaw it. I think Ted put it in for historical flavor rather than because he thought it would drive strategy.
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Rarely in a very close game it has happened. Normaly it doesent because when a game gets that close its to late to do it.
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I could imagine in a tournament versus a very strong opponent where I'd be very happy with a draw if I had that marginal lead I'd offer peace; the opponent risks to lose a VP - not a nice choice for him ...
 
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Since you're only allowed to offer peace terms if you are ahead in VP, I can only see this making sense in positions where you have a position that is about to change for the worse (for instance, you are the Allies and the CP has just blown a hole in the Russian Front but hasn't yet taken advantage of it). In that case your opponent is really ahead even though the VP total doesn't yet show it, so you can rely on him not wanting to accept a draw.

Even then, offering PT is worth at most 1/3 of a VP on average, so there will usually be a more profitable action available.
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James Pinnion
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It's very rare that I am ahead on the VP chart, feel behind, and dont have a better use for an action. Still, I'm sure I have seen this done once; IIRC it failed to gain the potentiol VP.
 
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Jeremy Fridy
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I had one player who tried it on me. He had me on the ropes (17 VP,) and I had a crap hand. So he assumed I would say no and he would roll to see if he got a VP for it. He was already rolling when I said yes.

"What?"

"Yes, I accept. Good game, glad I could pull a tie out of it."

"You can't do that!"

"Actually I can, read the rules. If you thought you could beat me, you shouldn't have tried to get a cheap VP from the peace table."

I don't think he ever played me again.
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Sam Carroll
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Freitag wrote:
"You can't do that!"


Yes, that's why it's called "offering" peace. Because you see if the other guy accepts.
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Yan P.
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I might be tempted if I've used more than one combat card and I have to take a one-ops anyway.
 
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I really this post has been dead awhile, but I think it adds a certain human element to the game. Although certainly rare, offering peace to an opponent, especially in a face to face game, can give an opportunity to the losing player to save face for a draw. This can be in hopes you can get him or her to play again some other time, instead of just beating the pants off of 'em.

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I've never tried this, but I honestly think I probably would if I went to one of the major conventions and was up against one of the heavyweights. The biggest trouble, I suppose, would be carving out the chance to make offers when card plays are so dear.
 
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Eric Brosius
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The heavyweight would presumably decline and make you roll the die, assuming he or she was demonstrating heavyweight status by beating you. As mentioned above, it's tough to find time to make those rolls against a good player.
 
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