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Decline26: Come One, Come All

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by KoolNoodles, Aug 15, 2018.

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  1. Infinitum Learned

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    Oops. Water nations is what I meant to write.
     
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  2. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Who bans water nations? The only bans I know of are popkill dominion nations, for obvious reasons.

    The only direct advantage of water nations is to be incredibly resilient to early rushing and to pay that advantage with problems in both logistics and income. They are beatable, of course: Matalarata killed me off in Decline 21 and I killed another EA Atlantis in DeclineRuleOfThirds through creative methods.

    Of course, beating a UW player that knows what he's doing is hard, but there's the better option: contain and let him lose the race. Can't win a game with only UW provinces.
     
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  3. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    I don't have a problem with water nations generally, but yes Dayyālu will be more of a pain alone down there.

    Maybe somebody else can grab a water nation. Maybe I'll play Oceania. Hmmm.

    But then I'd just want to play Pan. Oceania doesn't get revelers. :(
     
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  4. Infinitum Learned

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    Most games I see on steam/dominionsmods seem to specify no water/popkill?

    EA atlantis is better than most other water nations in that it can plausibly bring mages and decent troops on land so won't be quite as much a non-entity as they can be granted, but the land provinces will be crowded in this game so its likely gonna have a huge economic advantage by midgame.

    I'd rather not, but if we must then we shall fight them on the beaches etc etc
     
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  5. sqeecoo Arcane

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    I think it'd be fairer if we had two water nations, a single one can easily monopolize a lot of provinces on this map. I could play EA R'lyeh if there are no other candidates, I guess :)
     
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  6. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    Oceania is the only water nation that can compete with Atlantis(and they basically turn into Pan on land), imo, but if you want to go R'lyeh then more power to you.
     
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  7. Isiloon Arcane Patron

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    One must also not under estimate the trickery of sqeecoo ... the polite reaper

    Rlyeh gets better pretenders underwater and psi-blasts kick ass
     
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  8. Isiloon Arcane Patron

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    Where's the game page?
     
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  9. KoolNoodles Arcane

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  10. Isiloon Arcane Patron

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    I wish you could see other people's pretenders out of interest without it being a dice roll of who gets information advantage.

    Personally, I tried about 5-6 different blesses and the one that actually gets the best surviveability is the one that has the best attack, which was mildly interesting.

    I have respectable scales, good diversity, my sacreds can kill anything... and a few aces
     
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  11. Isiloon Arcane Patron

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    would be fun experiment to use RPA and genetic programming to optimize 12 month expansion strategies

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Infinitum Learned

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    Ok, back! Gonna do some last minute angsting about my pretender choice, upload in a bit.
     
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  13. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    JagreenLern and Joined on the 4th of July submit Pretenders if you please, if still intending to play. We'll start as soon as they are in.

    Edit: I'd also like one volunteer admin for emergency extensions and the like if I am asleep etc., I'll PM the game password.
     
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  14. sqeecoo Arcane

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    I'd be fine with it, I usually check the forum pretty regularly. Also I think we are in oppositeish timezones so we should have it pretty well covered.
     
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  15. JagreenLern Erudite Patron

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    Alright, I just submitted a pretender for Fomoria.
     
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  16. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    Thanks, I'll start up the game momentarily.

    Edit: Llama might be a little slow to register all the Pretenders(even though the Players have joined), so I'll give it an hour or two to catch up just in case.
     
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  17. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    Well I forgot to edit out a really bad start position, which I got(of course). :lol:

    Not going to restart or anything unless it is pretty bad for more people. Pretty bad is 3 border provinces with one being useless and limited avenues for expansion.
     
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  18. Joined on the 4th of July Arcane

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    sounds like my start location :shittydog:
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    but let's keep going
     
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  19. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    K. Guess I'll look over the map again at another time if it's something to be played in the future.
     
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  20. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    I was thinking of making a LP of this game and putting the videos on youtube or something later, as it's the only one I am in currently. Anybody have any good video/audio recording software recommendations? The AMD/Win10 ones I've used for short videos are alright but maybe not ideal, used to use FRAPS a million years ago but stopped liking it....don't really want to fiddle too much with the audio as long as it sounds ok.
     
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  21. Isiloon Arcane Patron

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  22. Isiloon Arcane Patron

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    I got a start with 4 adjacent provinces, 2 that are accessible and 1 is a throne

    pls restart.
     
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  23. Isiloon Arcane Patron

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    or change map :D
     
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  24. Dayyālu Arcane

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    I'm happy to report that the UW start is awesome (probably the best I ever had) and the map is great.

    Keep map.
     
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  25. Isiloon Arcane Patron

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    I have 1 province I can expand to next turn that isn't a throne.

    If I turn out to be surrounded by barbarians or knights in the non-throne province its GG
     
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