Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Convoy: Triemond Superior, Act IV


  1. The Burning Sands
  2. Barrel Canyon (-1 Fuel)
  3. The Cactus Fields (-1 Fuel, dropping Debris)
  4. The Bunker (-1 Fuel)
  5. Serizawa’s Folly (-1 Fuel, dropping Debris)

And scene.
I now have eight floating Debris. I use three to take The Dust Heap, two to take Death Valley, and three to take The Solar Bank. I convert The Solar Bank’s Metal into Weaponry, and then laugh maniacally.
I have thirteen Zones. The clock starts now.


Kevan: City he/him

22-07-2015 07:23:54 UTC

Looks solid from here, given that you’ve cut the only other active player off from making any Convoys or sending any Trade Bikes.

Tantusar: he/they

22-07-2015 08:41:46 UTC

I’m evil. Fortunately, I have a plan for my Dynasty.

Hang on, that doesn’t solve the evil thing.

Kevan: City he/him

22-07-2015 17:11:06 UTC

Shame this didn’t really capture much of the compulsory collaboration of Diplomacy, but I suppose it was going to be hard for that to work with really only two non-Emperor players putting any effort into getting ahead.

We’ve had too many dynasties coming down to two-players-plus-Emperor lately. Historically we’d usually have
at least fifteen players posting each month; last month we had only six. Maybe it’s worth stopping to think about why this is happening and what we can do to change it.

I suppose the idea of “a blog” with an RSS feed is quite outmoded now, and this might be a barrier to entry for some people. And there’s also the inertia that if the last dynasty was a quiet two-horse race, the players might not see it as a problem if the current one is.

Any thoughts on what’s wrong or what might help?

Kevan: City he/him

22-07-2015 17:20:22 UTC

Actually, let’s have a new post about this, so that half-lurking players don’t miss it.