Re: Re: [GZG] Re: First go at a campaign - some questions
From: John Tailby <john_tailby@x...>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 16:21:07 +1300
Subject: Re: Re: [GZG] Re: First go at a campaign - some questions
> From: Nyrath the nearly wise <email@example.com>
> Date: 2005/11/02 Wed PM 01:36:28 GMT+13:00
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [GZG] Re: First go at a campaign - some questions
> Doug Evans wrote:
> > On a different note, my system fourway campaign design had
> > (TSR's Buck Rogers board game) orbital mechanics that meant that
> > opposite sides of the outer orbital ring, had enemies 'to the right
> > left of them.' Ganging up should have meant draining 'borders' to
> > enemy.
> That orbital map in the Buck Rogers game was quite
> ingenious. One of these days I'm going to
> try to adapt it to other games.
Nope I don't think it works like that.
If player 2 is between player 1 and 3 and opposite player 4 as son as
player 2 moves to attacker player 4 they weaken their fleet facing
players 1 and 3 who promptly attack player 2. They don't need to weaken
their borders against player 4 becaus player 2 will already have
withdrawn units for the attack against player 4.
Player 4 will already have 1 war going against player 2 and mostly won't
want to rock the boat by attacking player 1 or 3.
Nett result player 2 gets eaten and players 1 and 3 get most of player
2's territory. Players 1 and 3 are now much more powerful than player 4
so that player will be next.
The 4 player map with everyone bordering each other is the sure way to
guarantee peace or limit confilt to low intensity fights. No one can
risk the loss of fleet assetts a big battle could result in.
even if you mutually destroy one opponent you are vulnerable to the
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