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Ian
08-09-2011, 09:42 AM
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A thread for the Solium Infernum game involving baboonanza, desvergeh, Ian, Jolima, Kelron and Zapatistas.

Well, we're not ALL new at this. But we have some new-to-the-game folk and I'm so inexperienced I might as well be and the title feels fitting. :D Of course by "rise of the newbie demons" I may mean "the crushing of the newbie demons under the heels of their superiors." We'll see!

Anyway, with regards to this question:


Oh yes.

Who's doing the hosting?

The half-game I've played didn't use Dropbox so I'm not sure what needs setting up there and I'm not back home to investigate until this evening, so if one of our more experienced players knows how that works and has the time to set up and host during the day then that'd seem sensible.

desvergeh
08-09-2011, 10:59 AM
At work all day, so probably won't have time to investigate dropbox. Only used it, not set anything up on it before, but I think it is pretty straightforward.

Cheers for setting this up. I will probably try some "alternative" tactics I have experimenting with. Not that I'm an expert by any means, yet to win a game (usually end up second).

Des.

baboonanza
08-09-2011, 12:54 PM
It's really easy to setup. You can do it from the DropBox web interface: just click on 'Share Folder', or from Windows: right click on a folder ans select 'share folder' (if I remember correctly).

I'm happy to set-up DropBox if everyone PMs me their email address. I guess I could host too, but having never done it before I can't guarantee it will go smoothly :)

Kelron
08-09-2011, 10:12 PM
I've hosted games before but I'd rather not right now. Hosting is fairly simple though, especially with Dropbox. There's full details of the procedure in the manual

golden_worm
08-09-2011, 10:19 PM
Just a post here because I enjoy transgressing peoples private conversations.

Sendspace is an alternative to Dropbox I use sometimes. Its web based and gives you a link to the download file. Simple as email really.

I would like to dip my toe into the multi-player SI at some point, so maybe I'll join the next game... or the one after.

Ian
08-09-2011, 10:37 PM
Drop a line in here, golden_worm:
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?1329-Solium-Infernum-multiplayer-thread

(Just in case you didn't see it already.)

See if you can't pique interest in another game. :)

Kelron
09-09-2011, 12:34 AM
Just a post here because I enjoy transgressing peoples private conversations.

Sendspace is an alternative to Dropbox I use sometimes. Its web based and gives you a link to the download file. Simple as email really.

I would like to dip my toe into the multi-player SI at some point, so maybe I'll join the next game... or the one after.

Advantage of Dropbox is that you can download their software to use it in a standard Windows interface. I put a shortcut to the Dropbox folder and save folder for any active games on my desktop and I can just drag the file across each turn.

Zapatistas
09-09-2011, 12:35 AM
so safe to assume baboonanza is hosting? I'll send a PM with my email now

baboonanza
09-09-2011, 08:48 AM
Looks like I am definitely hosting then. Just waiting for Ian's and Jolima's email addies. I'll drop then both a PM.

Ian
09-09-2011, 08:52 AM
Sent, baboonanza. :)

I believe I have Dropbox on my laptop so that'll be easy enough to sort out once I'm home along with anything else.

There will be much hasty re-reading of the manual, I feel. :D

baboonanza
09-09-2011, 11:00 AM
And the game is go. Well, as long as I haven't coked anything up anyway.

Ian
09-09-2011, 11:24 AM
Got yer e-mails, bab.

I shall atend to this as soon as I return from work this evening.

Let the vile behaviour begin!

desvergeh
09-09-2011, 04:28 PM
And the game is go. Well, as long as I haven't coked anything up anyway.

Playing whilst under the influence might reduce your chances! Well at least I can guess your private objective now ;)

desvergeh
09-09-2011, 05:48 PM
Invite accepted, avatar file submitted. Let's see if I can make it past turn 3 this time!

Ian
09-09-2011, 06:12 PM
Turn 3!?

(Sorting myself out and joining the game etc. now, will update when I'm done.)

Ian
09-09-2011, 06:34 PM
Right, that should be my turn in.

desvergeh
09-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Turn 3!?

(Sorting myself out and joining the game etc. now, will update when I'm done.)

I was immediately excommunicated, whilst player with most powerful starting legion was 2 hexes away from my stronghold.

Ian
09-09-2011, 09:10 PM
Oh, you attacked the central demon-house thing? :D

desvergeh
09-09-2011, 11:31 PM
Oh, you attacked the central demon-house thing? :D

No, there is an event card that someone played on me. Players vote to excommunicate target player or not, they said yes. Bastards! ;)

imirk
09-09-2011, 11:34 PM
That even targets a random player, then everyone votes :P

Kelron
10-09-2011, 12:20 AM
There may be a targeted version, I don't remember. A lot of events come in random and targeted varieties.

Ian
10-09-2011, 09:34 AM
Ah. That's a touch unfortunate to get zapped with it that early, then. :-P

Ian
10-09-2011, 10:07 AM
Just wanting to check I'm not looking at the files wrong/have Dropbox set up right; am I causing us to lag behind or has the game start not been done yet?

baboonanza
10-09-2011, 01:00 PM
Sorry, it's my fault. I made a stupid mistake and left the main turn file on my work PC. I'm waiting for everyone to re-submit their avatar so that we can start over the weekend.

Jolima
10-09-2011, 02:25 PM
Have to make a post here so I get that fine green marker on the thread. :)

Anyways, I've resubmitted my demon lord after taking the opportunity to tweak it a bit with the benefit of some guide reading.

Ian
10-09-2011, 04:20 PM
Oh, sorry, I'd completely failed to realise what was going on there and hadn't checked my e-mail for I ARE IDIOT.

Resubmitted, hopefully. :)

baboonanza
12-09-2011, 09:20 AM
Sorry for the delay folks. Turn 1 is now available.

And you all out-rank me you swine! :)

Ian
12-09-2011, 09:31 AM
Oooh, really? I won't be able to check anything until after work. *sadface*

I just went for a mid-level dude, I think.

Now fetch me a biscuit, you pleb. ;D

baboonanza
12-09-2011, 10:55 AM
To be fair I am only a Baron, but I was hoping someone else would go for a low rank so I'd have at least one person to bully!

Ian
12-09-2011, 11:19 AM
....

Where are we on that biscuit?

EDIT: Just saw your e-mail for the first turn. How many turns are everybody else likely to be able to do during the day? I'm only, theoretically, available after I get home from work to when I go to bed but if I take my work laptop home I could probably get Solium Infernum and dropbox on there to try and get an extra turn or two (depending how available everyone is) squeezed in at lunchtime but I'll not bother if it's not going to make much of a difference.

Kelron
12-09-2011, 12:23 PM
So who's who?

baboonanza
12-09-2011, 12:26 PM
Yes master!

Would you like a Bloody Dodger (thickened, sweetened ichor bled from a gluttonous sinner sandwiched between two biscuits made of compacted skin torn from the backs of liars) or a Rich Tea Biscuit (these are the same as the corporeal versions, some things just can't be made less appetising)?

baboonanza
12-09-2011, 12:27 PM
I am Pandanus, future Ruler of the Underworld (currently: Butler of the Underworld)

Ian
12-09-2011, 12:38 PM
I am Manannan. Named for 'im (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manannan). I wasn't sure if everyone would be going for forum names so we knew who was who or going for something more demon-sounding. Looks like I guessed right. :D

I shall have to make a note of who's playing as who so I know which of you to curse upon my inevitable demise.

And a Bloody Dodger please, Babsworth. A biscuit would have to be pretty wretched for me to give preference to a Rich Tea.

desvergeh
12-09-2011, 06:14 PM
I am Desvergeh, lord of the unimaginative!

Turn 1 submitted, prepare to face my tepid wrath!

Jolima
12-09-2011, 06:44 PM
I wasn't sure if everyone would be going for forum names so we knew who was who or going for something more demon-sounding.

I went for the middle ground using my <del>true name</del> a demonic twist of my username, making it Zhol'ma instead.

I'll only be able to play in the evenings and weekends, but if everyone manages to be on at once we can probably get several turns done quickly.

Now to play that first round.

Edit: Seems I managed to send in my original build instead of the new one after all... :(

baboonanza
12-09-2011, 07:00 PM
Sorry about that. 2 people (I won't point fingers :) ) submitted the wrong turn 0 files the second time. Instead of waiting again for the right files I just reverted to the first submissions instead.

Ian
12-09-2011, 07:29 PM
Was one of those me? D: If so I profusely apologise.

Anyway, my new turn is in.

So how are people planning to do their multi-demon scheming? Steam? PM? E-mail? In-game messages? A combination?

Kelron
12-09-2011, 07:53 PM
I usually use email but it might be easier just to use forum PMs if everyone's here regularly.

Getting some turns done quickly to get the game moving is nice if we can, but a turn a day is a good pace to aim for otherwise. Also I'm away for a week on Thursday and would've given my slot to someone else if I'd remembered. Instead I'll be awkward and make you wait, as is only fitting for lesser demons.

baboonanza
13-09-2011, 08:32 AM
Turn 2 is ready.

And if this game is going to be on pause for a week does anyone fancy getting another one going on Thursday?

Ian
13-09-2011, 09:57 AM
I'm probably not fussed, I'll concentrate on one at a time. Might be others after one though. All the multiplayer thread I made has plummeted somewhat.

Anyway, I'm happy to go with forum PMs if everybody's on here reg'lar.

Just thought I'd check since soon I'm sure there will be bootlicking required. :D

baboonanza
13-09-2011, 10:39 PM
Next turn is out.

Lots of stationary units, I wonder what toy everyone is saving up for? :)

Kelron
13-09-2011, 10:42 PM
I wasn't stationary. But as ever, overconfidence kills. Better to be reminded of that early on this game.

baboonanza
14-09-2011, 08:59 AM
Yeah, that was unfortunate. I have a similar problem myself - I could attack the Theatre of Sloth but if the luck roll goes against me I'm toast. What to do!

Ian
14-09-2011, 09:24 AM
I have not had the start I dreamed of.

NO MATTER.

Zapatistas
14-09-2011, 09:43 AM
I'm Arsene, in case it wasn't clear
and PMs here work, although I do honestly check my email much more frequently.

... Now I'm all suspicious that I have no PMs! hehe

Ian
14-09-2011, 10:19 AM
That's because we're all planning against you, Zap.

Oh crap, I've let the cat out of the bag. D:

Kelron
14-09-2011, 11:15 AM
I'll take the game with me on a USB drive while I'm away, hopefully I'll find time to get a few turns done.

baboonanza
14-09-2011, 11:19 AM
No worries, play if you can. It would be useful if you could post here or drop me an email when you've put in a turn though so I know to do the processing.

Have a good trip!

Kelron
14-09-2011, 05:11 PM
Anyone know if I can run the game entirely from a USB stick or if I'll have to copy the save folder to the hard drive?

baboonanza
14-09-2011, 05:15 PM
It naturally puts the directory into Documents/Solium Infernum so I'm pretty certain you'll have to copy the saves.

Zapatistas
14-09-2011, 10:33 PM
That's because we're all planning against you, Zap.

Oh crap, I've let the cat out of the bag. D:

Damn you all to hell!

...

I guess we're already here.

baboonanza
15-09-2011, 08:49 AM
New turn out.

Kelron
15-09-2011, 10:21 AM
Sneaked in a last turn before I leave.

baboonanza
17-09-2011, 05:30 PM
Next turn is ready.

Desvergeh and Jolima have both demanded me like cowardly bullies. You too scared to fight the other princes ya big pansies? ;)

Jolima
17-09-2011, 05:53 PM
Hey, you're blocking my way from two fine places of power. That can't go unanswered. >:-C

baboonanza
18-09-2011, 07:10 AM
I know. I'm a bit worried that I've painted a massive target on my back actually.

desvergeh
18-09-2011, 12:27 PM
I know. I'm a bit worried that I've painted a massive target on my back actually.

Well relinquish all your tribute to me, and I might let you live.... might... ;)

Kelron
23-09-2011, 10:55 AM
I return! Attend me!

desvergeh
23-09-2011, 12:06 PM
I return! Attend me!

Yay he is back.

So shall we go ahead with the plan? ;P

baboonanza
23-09-2011, 02:41 PM
The plan where you come over to my palace and give my sore hooves a lovely massage?

Next turn out by the way.

lasikbear
23-09-2011, 02:44 PM
Forgot to take my turn last night, sorry guys! Will get it in as soon as I can!

(Which won't be that soon, have a full workday to get through first)

baboonanza
23-09-2011, 03:44 PM
WHO IS THIS IMPOSTER? Guards! Take him away, spread him with Vegemite and release the Aussies!

Ian
23-09-2011, 04:12 PM
This is one of your schemes, baboonanza. I can feel it.

lasikbear
23-09-2011, 04:33 PM
Haha, wrong thread... I am from the other game, A Demons Life For Me

baboonanza
24-09-2011, 09:40 AM
Next turn is ready.

Why is everybody sending their legions in my direction? Are you planning a tea party?

Or a gang rape!?!

Ian
24-09-2011, 11:03 AM
A gang tea party.

Zapatistas
24-09-2011, 06:41 PM
Mmmm.... tea....

baboonanza
25-09-2011, 02:59 PM
Next turn is ready.

baboonanza
25-09-2011, 09:53 PM
And agian.

Jolima, he gettin' all up in ma face! That infernal 10 on his legion is scary :(

baboonanza
26-09-2011, 12:17 AM
And another!

Ian
26-09-2011, 10:30 AM
We fair ripped through some turns yesterday. :)

Ian
26-09-2011, 09:37 PM
Just wanting to clarify, did a new main save file get uploaded to dropbox a few minutes ago?

I had a dropbox pop-up about a file (which faded before I saw what it said) and then when I checked there was no update since the one at just after midnight this morning.

So I'm guessing I misread it while trying to read quickly, but just want to check. :)

Jolima
26-09-2011, 10:11 PM
A prestige penalty when I'm already at 0 can't be so bad, can it? (Please don't mean automatic excomunication ^_^)

Kelron
26-09-2011, 10:15 PM
Lots of buying going on. Someone's amassing quite a library.


A prestige penalty when I'm already at 0 can't be so bad, can it? (Please don't mean automatic excomunication ^_^)

Won't do anything to you, afaik. I don't even have anything to give them, so I'll be taking the prestige hit.

baboonanza
26-09-2011, 10:16 PM
Yeah a new turn is out. Ian, the message you got was likely my pre-turn file organising.

Ian
26-09-2011, 11:26 PM
I guess so. :)

baboonanza
28-09-2011, 11:49 AM
Next turn out.

Jolima: What a shame :)

Jolima
28-09-2011, 12:06 PM
Aw, don't say things like that. It will be hours before I can check what actually happened.

Kelron
28-09-2011, 12:09 PM
No one likes a thief, Ian.

Ian
28-09-2011, 12:18 PM
I also can't check what happened for hours. :(


No one likes a thief, Ian.

ehwot? /genuinely oblivious

Kelron
28-09-2011, 03:38 PM
Could be anyone I suppose. But I'm more inclined to suspect the guy with the Envy objective.

Ian
28-09-2011, 06:31 PM
I'd love to have the resources to steal stuff. :(

If the swine responsible doesn't own up I shall be forced to hunt him down and........ and....... well I'm not in a position to be routing anyone I guess, but I'll certainly be giving him a good frowning.

Jolima
28-09-2011, 08:08 PM
GrAagh (<--- Blood curdling demonic roar), too excited to see the next turn. I changed my mind on what to do several times over. This one will make or break me I feel.

Ian
29-09-2011, 09:10 AM
Oh, I forgot to check what was happening with Jolima. What was happening?

baboonanza
29-09-2011, 10:18 AM
On the last turn he attacked my flying legion that's been claiming territory and causing him so much bother. His legion had much better stats than me ( 1-4-1 to 2-1-10 I think) but had the Rod of Pain attached and with some lucky dice rolls managed to squeak a draw.

Depending on what he does now my delaying tactics may be at an end though, there isn't much I can do to stop him from getting both +2 Places of Power.

Kelron
29-09-2011, 06:56 PM
Upside of this turn, at least I have nothing left to steal now.

Jolima
29-09-2011, 08:27 PM
Oh, I forgot to check what was happening with Jolima. What was happening?

What baboonanza said. On that turn I had expected to win until baboonanza threw up his teasing message on the forum, then I was fearing the worst until I came home and found that it was at least only a draw.

The turn after had both of us with wounded legions standing next to each other. If baboonanza had had the first turn he could have killed my legion, but now I went first and could turn the advantage around. Depending on what baboonanza did with his turns he might have killed my legion, thrown his own legion to its death against them or something else.

Turned out the something else he did was turn tail and flee.

Ian
30-09-2011, 09:00 AM
Can't beat a good fleeing. :)

baboonanza
02-10-2011, 12:31 PM
Turned out the something else he did was turn tail and flee.
I was 90% sure that you'd put a -2/-3 melee combat card on your legion in the first turn, so not getting to move first there wasn't much I could do.

And now you've won your vendetta, gaining access to both PoPs (taking that extra canton with your second legion was a clever move!). Watch your back :)

baboonanza
03-10-2011, 06:05 PM
OI! A new turn went out this morning and I haven't had a single turn file yet :)

Keep this up and I'll have to send my flying Monkeys out to spur you on. And trust me, it's much harder to put in a good turn with dreadful 60s pop being sung directly into your ears at 100db!

Kelron
03-10-2011, 07:33 PM
Some of us have to work!

baboonanza
11-10-2011, 09:49 AM
You will pay for that Desvergeh. I will wipe you from the face of hell you jammy bastard!

Ian
11-10-2011, 10:06 AM
What happened??

desvergeh
11-10-2011, 10:14 AM
You will pay for that Desvergeh. I will wipe you from the face of hell you jammy bastard!

Don't take a knife to a gunfight ;P

desvergeh
11-10-2011, 07:40 PM
What happened??

Where there was Pandanus' personal legion... now there is none!

Ian
11-10-2011, 11:48 PM
*gasp*

How sad. :D

desvergeh
12-10-2011, 06:25 PM
Hrmmmm is that the Orb of Oblivion....

Oh dear :(

Ian
12-10-2011, 06:29 PM
Shit's getting real. :O

baboonanza
13-10-2011, 11:57 AM
Hrmmmm is that the Orb of Oblivion....

Oh dear :(
You knows it. Though I must admit, I didn't realise it would actually destroy the PoP!

In other news: Shall we excommunicate Arsen The Wicked?

desvergeh
13-10-2011, 12:01 PM
You knows it. Though I must admit, I didn't realise it would actually destroy the PoP!

In other news: Shall we excommunicate Arsen The Wicked?

You what?! I did not know that either. I just presumed you were going to wipe my legion off the board.

Guess I shouldn't have brought a gun to a nuke fight ;)

Kelron
13-10-2011, 01:28 PM
As far as excommunicating Arsene goes: think very carefully about it. Specifically the comparitive strength of your stronghold and his legions. He's in an easy spot to defend, with the most powerful army in play, and borders will mean nothing to him if he's excommunicated.

I also did not know the Orb destroyed PoPs.

Ian
13-10-2011, 06:32 PM
Fuck's sake, I think I just copy-pasted my RiseoftheNewbieDemonsMain.sav file into the Dropbox folder rather than the other way around. *facepalm*

So somebody who's already got the real latest one will need to upload the most recent one more turns can be made.

Sorry chaps. I am teh stuppidz.

Jolima
13-10-2011, 06:40 PM
You can restore old revisions through the web interface. I just undid that change.

Ian
13-10-2011, 06:46 PM
Oooh, cool. Noted. :)

Zapatistas
17-10-2011, 06:40 AM
You knows it. Though I must admit, I didn't realise it would actually destroy the PoP!

In other news: Shall we excommunicate Arsen The Wicked?
Here's to hoping we don't have too many angry arsenal fans!

Jolima
25-10-2011, 07:49 AM
Who are we waiting for in this game? It's been almost a week now.

Ian
25-10-2011, 09:39 AM
Has it been as long as that? Oof. It's not me, anyway.

Kelron
25-10-2011, 10:35 AM
Whoever xanderini is, I can't remember these things.

baboonanza
25-10-2011, 02:24 PM
I didn't realise it had been that long! I'll send him an email.

baboonanza
26-10-2011, 08:58 AM
He had mid-terms. Turn is now ready.

Ian
26-10-2011, 10:07 AM
Man, some people's priorities, eh? ;)

Ian
02-11-2011, 12:16 AM
Not that I'm last, but sorry for the delay in my turn being added chaps. I think I copied over the main save file, did my turn and... then copied back the exact same save file rather than my turn. _

Should be there now, though.

Kelron
04-11-2011, 03:44 PM
Jolima- if you want to try and convince me that You've Been Framed, now would be a good time.

Jolima
04-11-2011, 07:35 PM
I... don't know what you're talking about, but we're in vendetta already. So whatever happened to you must surely be good for me. :)

Also: damn, your legions are fast. :(

Kelron
04-11-2011, 11:17 PM
Perhaps I am playing my part in someone else's scheme. Or perhaps you've been repeatedly stealing from me and forced me to act. Who can say?

Jolima
04-11-2011, 11:40 PM
Hmn, well, I haven't. I could prove it with a screenshot, but I'm not sure sending screenshots is in the spirit of the game...

Kelron
04-11-2011, 11:45 PM
I'd rather you didn't, and it's honestly not going to change anything for this particular vendetta. I'll just keep hitting people until it stops.

desvergeh
09-11-2011, 02:46 PM
Hey guys,

Not going to be able to send any turns in for a couple of days. Can do todays, but will then be away until next tuesday (15th). Hope it isn't too inconvenient.

desvergeh
15-11-2011, 09:40 PM
Am back and turn is in.

Kelron
23-11-2011, 11:37 AM
The suspense is killing me.

ntw
23-11-2011, 11:41 AM
The suspense is killing me.

The suspense? Not the backstabbing demons?

Ian
23-11-2011, 12:40 PM
The backstabbing demons are currently just plotting to kill him. ;D

Kelron
23-11-2011, 01:21 PM
The suspense? Not the backstabbing demons?

The suspense of waiting to find out if the demons really are killing me.

Kelron
25-11-2011, 05:38 PM
Rest in Pieces, Malacoda.

Kelron
29-11-2011, 10:39 PM
Naphula
Level 6
HP: 10
Attack: 6
Defense: 8
Infernal: 10
Luck: 1

+1 upgrade from victory over me.

Got quite lucky with the Infernal Bursts and luck rolls to eat through my HP quickly, you might be ok facing her with a good praetor if the rolls go your way but you'd want a nice combat move to be safe.

Ian
02-12-2011, 10:03 AM
I dunno if it's just me holding up the game, but if so then profuse apologies. Been busy last couple of nights. I'm home from work early today though, so I'll try and make sure to get my next turn done.

Jolima
02-12-2011, 07:06 PM
I just committed my third set of orders for this turn. The delay let's me think things over way too much. :-)

It seems we're still waiting for one more player as well.

Kelron
05-12-2011, 09:17 PM
Sorry for the delay, turn is in.

baboonanza
06-01-2012, 09:00 AM
This is going to be close

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2001/newbies.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/254/newbies.png/)

desvergeh
06-01-2012, 10:28 AM
Not for me!

baboonanza
06-01-2012, 12:21 PM
Yeah, you must have had a very dull game. Sorry about that!

desvergeh
06-01-2012, 12:26 PM
Yeah, you must have had a very dull game. Sorry about that!

Yeah not the best! But I'm largely to blame for that myself. Has given me the opportunity to try out some things I haven't played around with before, so still some interest :)

Kelron
06-01-2012, 12:42 PM
Close indeed, but I expect we'll pay the price for not having completed our public objectives.

Ian
10-01-2012, 06:24 PM
I sucked even harder than you, Desergeh. D:

I inadvertently copied the main save from/to the main file again. I think I've restored the correct one but would somebody be able to check that I've not mucked that up too?

baboonanza
26-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Well, I emailed Zapatista last week but received no reply. It's very frustrating given how close we are to finishing!

Kelron
26-01-2012, 06:45 PM
He sent out that email about his laptop being stolen, which sucks. That was a while ago though, so no idea if and when he'll be back. It is possible to replace him with an AI player, and probably wouldn't make much difference given the game's likely to end this turn or next, but it would be a shame to have to do that at this point.

Kelron
06-02-2012, 11:27 PM
If he still hasn't got back to you, could we just AI him and get it over with? I hate to leave a game unfinished.

baboonanza
07-02-2012, 09:16 AM
He did get back to me but that was last week. I'll AI him shortly.

baboonanza
09-02-2012, 09:43 AM
Right, sorry for the delay. I went to try and process the turn with
Zapatista AI'd but now I've hit a script error whenever I press 'end game'. Event reverting to the previous turn doesn't fix it so I suspect it's a bug in 1.08b.

I've emailed Vic and hopefully he'll be able to help.

Zapatistas
15-02-2012, 03:49 PM
Sorry guys. I had a terrible time trying to get Windows back onto my new computer (suffice it to say, I spent a lot of hours with a lot of flash drives without ever successfully installing windows from one of them via bootcamp)

Either way, I just put my last turn up if we'd like to see how this one turns out. Sorry again for ruining the flow of this game; it was a great time.

baboonanza
15-02-2012, 05:32 PM
No worries Zap, just glad your back.

It turns out that both my home machine and my work machine somehow had corrupted installs of SI as neither would let me click end turn in this game (and only in this game!). A clean install on a new machine fixed!

And so finally the next turn is ready! And some annoying twat is stealing all my stuff!

Kelron
15-02-2012, 06:40 PM
Sorry guys. I had a terrible time trying to get Windows back onto my new computer (suffice it to say, I spent a lot of hours with a lot of flash drives without ever successfully installing windows from one of them via bootcamp)

Either way, I just put my last turn up if we'd like to see how this one turns out. Sorry again for ruining the flow of this game; it was a great time.

Sorry for trying to have you turned into a mindless robot! Glad we can get the game finished now.

Ian
17-02-2012, 10:29 AM
Oh, I don't think Dropbox told me there'd been updates. Sorry! Will get my turn in tonight.

Kelron
21-02-2012, 06:35 PM
Everyone's turn is in, btw.

baboonanza
22-02-2012, 01:16 PM
Sorry, I was away for a while. Normal service has now been resumed.

baboonanza
06-03-2012, 08:55 AM
Can we finish this game please? We're SO CLOSE!

baboonanza
15-03-2012, 12:43 PM
I've converted the missing player to AI (I think it was Desvergeh who hasn't done anything all game anyway).

I wish the conclave would just draw the last damn token already!

desvergeh
16-03-2012, 12:35 PM
I've converted the missing player to AI (I think it was Desvergeh who hasn't done anything all game anyway).

I wish the conclave would just draw the last damn token already!

It shouldn't be me.

Despite my in-game position being less than optimal, I have kept an eye on things so as not to slow the game down. Not fair to hobble the game just because I am losing.

Edit - My turns are tagged as sxk634.trn, and they are in there.

baboonanza
19-03-2012, 10:07 AM
Sorry for the false accusation then!

desvergeh
19-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Sorry for the false accusation then!

Not a big deal :)

Just wouldn't let my poor in-game performance impact upon the other players.

baboonanza
24-03-2012, 07:12 AM
New turn up. This game just won't finish!

Kelron
11-04-2012, 01:40 PM
Everyone's turn is in, let's hope this is the last.

baboonanza
11-04-2012, 03:11 PM
Cheers for the heads up.

Game is OVER and Kelron smashed it! I would post an image but the forum software seems designed to make this incredibly painful so here is an Imageshack link:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/newbies.png/

Thanks to everyone for playing. It's just a shame it dragged on so long but I enjoyed it anyway!

desvergeh
11-04-2012, 10:35 PM
That's an impressive win!

Ian
12-04-2012, 09:44 AM
I was utterly woeful. I think losing that place of power nobbled what little chance I had of enacting my "turtle for a while and then do shit at the end" plan because that relied on me getting a steady drip of prestige.

I did pilfer a pleasing amount og stuff though, so that's good.

Well played to everyone, Kelron in particular obviously.

baboonanza
12-04-2012, 11:43 AM
I was utterly woeful. I think losing that place of power nobbled what little chance I had of enacting my "turtle for a while and then do shit at the end" plan because that relied on me getting a steady drip of prestige.

I did pilfer a pleasing amount og stuff though, so that's good.

Well played to everyone, Kelron in particular obviously.
I've got a similar problem in a different game and I'm hoping I can buy some +prestige relics. Otherwise as you say I am screwed.

Kelron
12-04-2012, 10:09 PM
I think drawing that infernal census event secured the game for me, though I expected it to be closer (didn't know Zhol'ma and Arsene were both sitting on a pile of failed objectives). Before that I was really hanging by a thread, I'd stacked up a nice pile of resources by around turn 20 ready to spend them on raising attributes, then had my vault emptied over the course of the next 6 turns (I still want to know who did that). I also lost my important praetors and artifacts to a combination of further theft, bad luck and overconfidence, so I had no way of fighting back if anyone had attacked me.

Ian
16-04-2012, 11:53 AM
Incidentally I honestly can't remember who I stole stuff from. So if it was me, sorry!

There were some points in the game (again, problems caused by my strategy) where I couldn't get certain resources for love nor money so attempts to tool myself up a bit were hindered for big chunks of turns at a time.