Official Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

Looking for simultaneous unsynced turn based mp games

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Jaedar, Jan 4, 2020.

?

.

  1. Abandon all hope, ye who enter this thread

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. There's lots of games like this, op is bad at google

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. This is relevant to my interests, but I have nothing to add

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. kingcomrade

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  1. Jaedar Arcane Patron

    Jaedar
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    6,365
    Project: Eternity Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    What I mean by this rather long description are mp games where the game progresses after every player has done their turn and players can do their turns in any order.

    This is a fairly optimal way of mp gaming since it means you don't have to sync a bunch of people to be around at the same time, and turns can get played fairly frequently, which might not happen if player 3 cannot do his turn before player 1 and 2 have done theirs.

    The only game I know like this is Solium Infernum. But I have already played that game a lot, and it loses a few points since one player must be the host and do his turn last, plus you have to fiddle with moving files around manually.

    Surely other games with this style of play must exist. Tell me of them.
     
    • Acknowledge this user's Agenda Acknowledge this user's Agenda x 3
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  2. Citizen Arcane

    Citizen
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2019
    Messages:
    1,241
    Location:
    iggy bin
    Dominions series?
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  3. Jaedar Arcane Patron

    Jaedar
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    6,365
    Project: Eternity Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Was not aware they worked like this. Seems they even have a central server that hosts the game to make it super easy.

    Is there a demo somewhere to see if the gameplay agrees with me ?
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  4. Glop_dweller Augur

    Glop_dweller
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Messages:
    453
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  5. Zibniyat Arcane

    Zibniyat
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2014
    Messages:
    4,336
    Dominions is a great game, can recommend for the type of game you seek.

    Be warned though, it becomes quite a time-sink later on, and if you lack charisma (or desire to put your charisma to work) then other players quite often gang upon you and start a slow, agonizing suffocation that can last for dozens of turns (i.e. dozens of hours). A great game, as you can see.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  6. Zibniyat Arcane

    Zibniyat
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2014
    Messages:
    4,336
    No, except for Dominions 3: https://www.moddb.com/games/dominions-3-the-awakening/forum/thread/dominions-3-demo1

    3, 4 and 5 are all very similar, however there are some major differences. You can use the demo to just test for the overall feel of the game and how it plays generally. Beneath that surface, however, there are significant differences between 3, 4 and 5.
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  7. Jaedar Arcane Patron

    Jaedar
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    6,365
    Project: Eternity Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Intriguing, but that is a youtube link, and the actual game doesn't seem to exist on steam or cursory googles? Is it just an abandoned prototype?
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  8. Dayyālu Arcane

    Dayyālu
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,853
    Location:
    Apparently, Black Mesa
    There's a demo just for Dom3, but pirated copies float around. Careful, don't play MP with pirated copies. Also, the meat of the game is PBEM.

    We had a Dominions community for years here on the 'dex, you can even check finished games on the Playground. If you're interested in joining a newb game, there are several communities and Discords (even if I hate the Discord-based PBEM system someone built for Dominions).

    We even have LP's done by Master Grimwulf down in the playground, just check 'em and see if it tickles your fancy. Careful tho, Dominions is...sort of a drug.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  9. Jaedar Arcane Patron

    Jaedar
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    6,365
    Project: Eternity Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Why is PBEM superior to serverside MP?

    Or do you just mean mp>sp ?
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  10. Glop_dweller Augur

    Glop_dweller
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Messages:
    453
    A completed prototype that can be played with construction paper and bits of tape... So it can be played on anything... a Go board, a Chess board, poster board; a Photoshop or Excel file that you pass around, or host on Dropbox. ;)

    *These could probably be used:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/Tabletop_Simulator/
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/402560/Tabletopia/
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2020
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  11. Catacombs Liturgist Patron

    Catacombs
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Messages:
    2,392
    Location:
    The Crypt
    Make the Codex Great Again!
    How so? I played Dom5 a while ago but couldn't stick with it, likely because I always played against the computers.
     
    ^ Top  
  12. MoistCloister Savant

    MoistCloister
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2017
    Messages:
    502
    Diplomacy?
     
    ^ Top  
  13. Catacombs Liturgist Patron

    Catacombs
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Messages:
    2,392
    Location:
    The Crypt
    Make the Codex Great Again!
    I've never heard of this game until now. Can you talk about your experience? How does it differ from, as MoistCloister suggested, Diplomacy?
     
    ^ Top  
  14. Kalin Arcane Zionist Agent

    Kalin
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,866,338
    Location:
    Al Scandiya
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Prestigious Prestigious x 1
    ^ Top  
  15. Dayyālu Arcane

    Dayyālu
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,853
    Location:
    Apparently, Black Mesa
    WELL, for ages untold the basic system to play Dominions has been Llamaserver, a fan-managed PBEM system that pretty much still works today. There are other options, like server-side MP (used for quick games, also known as "blitzes" in Dominions-lingo) but nowadays there is some kind of weird abomination known as Clockwork Hounds that works as a server-based MP system with Discord integration. My personal experience with it has been atrocious, but I've used it once and I'm still evaluating.

    Dominions can be played against the AI, but you aren't playing the game. The AI can't simply deal with the variety of systems in place, the meat for insane strategies and optimal (or suboptimal) play is in the MP experience. Being relatively slow and PBEM, there's also time to learn and improve. I personally find Dominions easy for a MP game, on one side because I have played it for years and know some of its peculiarities, and because it's far more beginner-friendly (insane as it may sounds) than stuff like "serious" Alpha Centauri MP or RTS gaming.

    Again, if you are interested in playing Dom5 we kinda sorta had a team game on the slow burner between some Codex players. Team games are good being , well, team games. If you want to try I can get a Discord invite or something.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  16. grimace Erudite

    grimace
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,196
    • Yes Yes x 1
    ^ Top  
  17. Catacombs Liturgist Patron

    Catacombs
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Messages:
    2,392
    Location:
    The Crypt
    Make the Codex Great Again!
    ^ Top  
  18. Catacombs Liturgist Patron

    Catacombs
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Messages:
    2,392
    Location:
    The Crypt
    Make the Codex Great Again!
    I would be interested. But is most communication on Discord? I don't use that platform. A thread here works better for me tbh.
     
    ^ Top  
  19. mondblut Arcane

    mondblut
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Messages:
    16,963
    Location:
    Ingrija
    Why would you want to play with meatbags? They are annoying and it feels like a job.
     
    • Yes Yes x 1
    ^ Top  
  20. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

    Grimwulf
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2014
    Messages:
    4,045
    Location:
    Kodex Kommunistic Kastle
    And here I was wondering what happened to Dominions threads on Playground while I was, hrm, away for some time. You moved to Discord? Not even posting AAR or RP stuff here?

    Shame on you.

    :decline:

    Show Spoiler
    I've played with dom3mods community once, not nearly as prestigious as Codex community. And even then I tried to post a LP-style thread here, which admittedly I failed to finish, but hey - I tried.

    What's your excuse, Dayyālu?
     
    • Despair Despair x 1
    ^ Top  
  21. Dayyālu Arcane

    Dayyālu
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,853
    Location:
    Apparently, Black Mesa
    I hate the thing, but APPARENTLY all the KOOL KIDS are on it. Codex Dominions community got it by a slump, sadly, and even new patches and hilarious NEW NATIONS didn't reignite interest.

    I'm laaaaaaaaaaaaazy and I want to avoid Dominions burnout. That means a single light game ongoing to balance it with life and simpler hobbies. I'm laaaaaazy.
     
    • Rage Rage x 2
    ^ Top  
  22. Dayyālu Arcane

    Dayyālu
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,853
    Location:
    Apparently, Black Mesa
    If Jaedar or Catacombs are interested, we're starting in the WONDERFUL LANDS OF DISCORD SERVERS (ugh) a new Dominions game, a Disciple game that should purposefully make teams of experienced player/newbie. Like, for fun. If you're interested ping me, if not whatever.
     
    • Rage Rage x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    ^ Top  
  23. Beowulf Arcane

    Beowulf
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,348
    ^ Top  
  24. Kabas Arbiter Patron

    Kabas
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    452
    As someone who only watched at Dominions from a distance before and recently decided to finally poke into it i must suprisingly agree with this statement. It's rather "Overwhelming" than "Complicated" thanks to the sheer amount of options and things you have an access to at once.
    So many spells to consider, items you can craft, factions and pretender chassises you can choose and etc - variety of the systems as you called it.

    In contrast the Conquest of Elysium 4 is way simplier in this specific regard and Ai can actually provide an enjoyable single player experience, provided you didn't put too many opponents on a small map or the Ai didn't have a bad luck with the roaming deers early on. This one doesn't have a simultaneous turns though if i am not mistaken.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  25. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

    Grimwulf
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2014
    Messages:
    4,045
    Location:
    Kodex Kommunistic Kastle
    Trust me, the bread and butter of the game is multiplayer. I'm sure if someone posts a thread on the Playground calling for a new Decline match, most of the old Codex players, and probably lots of new ones would join.

    I miss the drama from the old Decline threads. :negative:
     
    • :( :( x 1
    ^ Top  

As an Amazon Associate, rpgcodex.net earns from qualifying purchases.