Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Sinrus » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:04 am

Yeah, I like that idea. All of them included in that post really.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Azgrut » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:52 am

LTDave wrote:He's been on twice since we started turn 1? Let's dump him now. Any objections?

Azgut - Please make a post for turn 1 for the Purple Empire. Name the Cities, etc.



O dear. Uhm yes... I'll do it right now...

Can some one post the current turn sequence? And how long after a turn of another player does someone have to react?
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Sinrus » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:54 pm

Turn sequence is:

Draviston (me)
Whiteboard (LTDave)
Celestia (Crovius)
Charlescomm (Charlie)
and then you.

You can go 6 days after your last turn or any time after the person who comes before you in turn sequence.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Azgrut » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:35 pm

The first battle fought! And the warlord is level up!

What was the brave warlords name btw?

And I couldn't build a city cause my unit was not there at that time.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Sinrus » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:50 pm

The Holy Empire of Draviston will not give names unless specifically required for diplomatic action, such as that of its ruler, Lord Sinrus. This is a measure of defense against the forces of ego and bigotry. Suffice it to say that this warlord is a subordinate prophet to I.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Azgrut » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:58 pm

About the aliance rules. I think that player do not per ce have to be allied to make deals with each other that can involve smuckers or units. I mean, it is a game world after all. Why would you be unable to give smuckers to an opponent :).

This will cause for many more oppertunities and sneaky behind the curtain actions. The other players in that case can only notice something is wrong because of units changing from one player to another or smuckers that are transferred.

Thus I say, unit and smucker transfer should not be limited to allied players. And I do not see the reason why a unit has to move to another players city to "deliver" the smuckers to be honest :).

What say you? I see a lot of potential in this.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Sinrus » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:28 am

I was feeling bored, so I made a map that we could use for the next game.
Brown is mountain. It is crossable only by fliers, and they receive a move penalty of 1.
Cities bordering the water can pop boats. There are two kinds:
Barge, two move, carries 5 units, like siege doesn't contribute to combat but can be taken as a casualty, 2 upkeep.
Galleon, three move, carries 10 units, fights normally, 4 upkeep, level 3 required to pop.

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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Azgrut » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:33 am

Wow. Nice! Big map that is! Make sneak attacks a lot harder but more special and fun to achieve!

But this game is not done yet. :). For game 4 I have some minor changes I think are better for balancing purpouses. But that is for after this game I guess.

And this way, adding mountains and oceans, boats and all. We add a lot to the game. Making it more and more complex and thus more and more fun :).
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Sinrus » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:36 am

The problems I've had with the game's depth mostly stem from the map being too small, so voila! Solution, at the hands of progress and MSPaint*.

*Oddly enough, MSPaint is traditionally considered the antithesis of progress by sprite comic authors.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Azgrut » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:45 am

That was indeed one of my thoughts as well.

On your map. I think, since the top and botton are passable, that player 2's position of the captial should be moved slightly upwards since player 1 and two are now effectively 4 hexes apart from each other while other players are 5 or 6 hexes apart. Putting player 2 on D8 or C7 would solve that.

And maybe put one or 2 blank hexes in the forest west of 2 so a city can be popped there.

Maybe we can invent rules for other terrains aswell... Or give the dirtamancer the ability to change terrain types on the hex he is in with.

So many options!

Btw, flyers can end move on a water hex right?
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Sinrus » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:49 am

I think they can. I'll get right on those suggestions, I didn't think of the edge crossing.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Azgrut » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:51 am

Adding a X11 and X12 line would also solve the problem of distance apart and akes the map more like a box (but yet again... bigger).

Or we could add for version 4 that border crossing is not allowed.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Crovius » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:54 pm

Or make rules about cities popped in mountain and forest terrain. I'm sure they exist and would give certain bonuses to city defense but maybe at some cost. Like siege units can't be made in mountain cities and fliers can't be popped in forest cities. Or maybe an increase in schmuckers but decrease in how many units cna be produced in a mountain, and vice-versa in a forest. Just some thoughts.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Azgrut » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:59 pm

A small idea.

A mountain city can not reach level 3 or 4 but will always count as two levels higher for the purpouse of defence. These levels can never be reduced by siege so a level 2 mountain city attacked by 4 siege units will still count as a level 3 city for defence.

A forest city is the same but cannot reach level 4 and counts only 1 level higher for defence.

This makes these city's a tactical dissicion to make for they are nasty fallback points. Especially for flyers.

Just a minor idea. :)
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Crovius » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:05 pm

But then mountains can't make Fliers, which wouldn't make sense for them to NOT be able to make them.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby LTDave » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:08 pm

Why not just make it more expensive to build cities on mountains and forests? Like two or three times the cost.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Crovius » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:45 am

At the benefits of the increased defense and the movement restrictions it would cause trying to travel thorugh them. We should also work on variant kinds of infantry, calvalry and fliers. like fliers that can carry other units, or how we had archer, stabber and piker infantry seperate.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Azgrut » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:31 am

I hope last turn did not ruin the motivation and spirit in the game for most of us. I for one was not convinced for one seccond that Sinrus would actually lose the game. Either he would take Animus or Eagles nest.

But indeed. We need another sight at the rules. If we remove the: "Defenders are wiped out, you win too." rule, then city taking will be extra hard, which is fine. But then we also need to remember that if you need 4 or 5 turns to reach an enemy with siege, your opponent will always be able to defend his city. 5 turns of full infantry pop... that must count for something.

An option can be that the world will be filled with level 1,2,3 and a few 4 city's which can be taken but not upgraded. This way, the border city's will always be lower level and thus harder to defend but as you go to the center of one's real, the city's will be better defended. In this case, you can not build city's as well...

What do you think?
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Sinrus » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:33 am

I support that idea for the next version. You start with a capital and have to claim abandoned cities as you go, nice.
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Re: Erfworld Empires Strategy Game Rules Draft 1.3b

Postby Crovius » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:42 pm

What about scouting? If we have a single person acting as GM that knows everything nad lets the players know their surrounding, then all sides won't know about eachother until they run into one another. Posting could eb changed from forums to just private messages. I used to play games like this called Inboc posting. When two sides meet they could go at eachothers' throats or resolve thing with negotiations. Also this would allow for larger scale battles and we could add neutral sides and everything...

But this is just ideas I have rattling in my head.
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