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baboonanza
11-01-2012, 10:25 AM
This thread is for the Solium Infernum game 'Hell in a Hand Basket'.

We have a provisional line-up of players:

- Baboonanza (me)
- Jarvis (email received)
- Gruuber (email received)
- Dolphan
- Antares
- Gaiddon

Once I've got all your email addresses I'll create a game and share a Dopbox folder (so you will need to create an account if you don't have one)

Unless there are any objections we will be playing with Rectification on so please make sure you have the latest SI update. I'm open to suggestions on other game settings/map type, I'd be happy with pretty vanilla settings myself.

Antares
11-01-2012, 10:44 AM
Email sent, let's do this!

EDIT: as I mentioned in my PM to baboonanza, I have no preferences as regards to game settings, map, or the inclusion of the rectification content.

Dolphan
11-01-2012, 01:12 PM
Sent, I'm happy having Rectification in. I have a slight leaning towards trying a more unusual PoP setting than the default (so rare or common) to see how it plays, but I don't mind if people want to stick with uncommon.

Giaddon
11-01-2012, 03:56 PM
Sent. I'm curious, are we using the infernal census as well?

God-damn it's been a while since I've played this mother. I'm gonna make a whole new fiend. And re-read the manual. Such a sweet game.

baboonanza
11-01-2012, 06:06 PM
Dropbox folder has been created and the invitations are inside it.

I went with Asheron's Locks and otherwise default settings since some of us are new to MP. I couldn't decide about infernal census and to be honest now I can't remember whether I set it on or off, though if I had to put money on it I'd say 'on'.

Good luck everyone. I will relish your tortured screams as I throw you into the great abyss.

Jarvis
11-01-2012, 07:02 PM
It's worth noting there's been a patch today.

http://www.crypticcomet.com/blog/?cat=11

Giaddon
12-01-2012, 01:50 AM
Creating a new avatar now -- my goodness, so many options! This game, this game...

Easy
12-01-2012, 12:16 PM
Aw shucks, missed it.

Antares
12-01-2012, 03:54 PM
It recently came to my attention that you lesser demons will soon need to know what my avatar name is and how to contact me so that you may properly grovel before me.
I wouldn't expect you fools to be able to find so much as half your tentacles without a map and a few minions assisting you, though, so I have decided to lay down this information in writing. Please find a willing minion to read it aloud to you.

Avatar name : Ammut
Contacting me: PMs will do, but if you'd rather use steam feel free to add me. My profile is in my sig.

baboonanza
12-01-2012, 06:40 PM
Just waiting for Dolphan.

My avatar is Pandanus. Yes, he does have a panda-like anus.

Dolphan
13-01-2012, 10:51 AM
Sorry, was out yesterday evening - will sort it when I get in from work today.

baboonanza
14-01-2012, 09:36 AM
The game is now generated and I must have the worst starting position ever!

Giaddon
17-01-2012, 01:58 AM
How do we know when it's a new turn?

Is it a new turn now?

Dolphan
17-01-2012, 11:38 AM
How do we know when it's a new turn?

Is it a new turn now?

Look in the dropbox events list (if you log in on the website) for the .sav file getting updated. It's not a new turn yet, because I played my turn last night and then went to bed without putting the file in the dropbox folder :-S I'm clearly a bit rubbish this week, will try and get up to speed soon!

baboonanza
17-01-2012, 03:40 PM
I always move the .trn files into the Turn Backup folder after I process the turn. All you have to do is check the folder - if your turn file is missing then the turn has been processed.

Antares
23-01-2012, 06:47 PM
Hey, just letting you guys know that I haven't forgotten about the game or fallen off the face of the earth since I withdrew my turn on saturday.

I'm currently in talks* with a couple of my fellow archdemons (If you're reading this, you know who you are!) regarding a ...delicate matter. I'm still waiting on their replies before I reupload my turn but I don't want to hold the thread hostage or make people lose interest before the game's even really started though, so if I don't get anything from them in a few hours I'll put my orders back up.



*talks may or may not include plotting, scheming, and/or talking trash behind the other Archfiend's backs. Ammut & co cannot guarantee the veracity of the talk's contents and will not be held liable should innacurate information lead to loss of tribute, defection of legions or death by dismemberment.

Antares
23-01-2012, 10:00 PM
Orders are in!

baboonanza
24-01-2012, 01:14 PM
I wonder what you were planning. Could it be to do with the Crusade to Heaven event that's just been played perhaps? Forging a pact not to send legions maybe? Hmmm.

Antares
24-01-2012, 07:15 PM
I wonder what you were planning. Could it be to do with the Crusade to Heaven event that's just been played perhaps? Forging a pact not to send legions maybe? Hmmm.

That's actually pretty damn clever. I wish I'd though of that before I went and captured the Tower of Pride, as that would've allowed me to significantly soften the effects of the prestige hit. As things stand, I'd have nothing to gain from it, since the prestige hit would not let me make demands of anyone for a while, and I'd risk my opponent's legions getting stronger.

The real explanation is much simpler. Any archfiend that wasn't contacted I either:
a) Do not like (this includes, but is not limited to, archfiends quietly sitting in their corner and saving up resources for +1 order slot relics, not that I am pointing fingers / talons / tentacles or anything)
b) Am confident they can make the deadline without added warning, and did not want them accidentally mentioning that fact to other archfiends during casual conversation. You don't look like a big spender, so you should have enough to contribute, correct? Even a cheap legion will do wonders for your otherwise... passive reputation in the Conclave.

Antares
26-01-2012, 07:21 PM
Franky, my dear friend!

It appears my incompetent minions accidentally sent you tribute that was meant for me. I've had them whipped and quartered, of course, but in the meanwhile I'd really like to have that tribute back and would hate having to send one of my fiends go and take it from you.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation, much appreciated!

baboonanza
09-02-2012, 10:50 AM
I've sent an email to Jarvis to remind him about the game.

Jarvis
10-02-2012, 12:18 AM
I thought this game had died, turn's in now.

baboonanza
10-02-2012, 12:36 PM
Cheers. Next turn is up.

Antares
19-02-2012, 12:52 PM
So who are we waiting on at the moment? (Also, bab, check the women scorned game when you have the time, all the turns are in)

Dolphan
19-02-2012, 05:27 PM
Giaddon I think.

Giaddon
21-02-2012, 03:46 PM
Yeah, it's me! I just finished apologizing to the Alpha Centauri game I'm in.-- my computer wasn't working, but now I have it back. I need to reinstall the game but I will submit my turn as soon as I can (tonight or tomorrow morning).

Jarvis
04-03-2012, 12:58 PM
It's been nearly two weeks since your last post Giaddon, if the game's not going to continue again soon I'm looking at just deleting it from my dropbox to clean up clutter.

baboonanza
12-03-2012, 03:41 PM
Well, I have emailed him again but if I don't get a reply soon I'll declare the game dead too.

baboonanza
15-03-2012, 01:33 PM
Right, Gaiddon is now an AI player.

Game on.

Dolphan
15-03-2012, 02:55 PM
Cue somebody else thinking the game was dead and not coming back!

I hope not, I'd like to get at least one of these games finished.

Jarvis
15-03-2012, 06:11 PM
Right, Gaiddon is now an AI player.

Game on.

This is possible!?!

Antares
15-03-2012, 09:18 PM
I was about to ask if there was some way for someone to sub in for Giaddon, but I guess turning him into a borg works too. I'll try to get my turn in before the weekend.

Dolphan
15-03-2012, 09:45 PM
This 'a legion has died in the assault on heaven' - does it tell the owner or do we all just have to wonder if it was ours?

baboonanza
19-03-2012, 11:08 AM
You have to wonder until the crusade finishes.

New turn is up, and another legion is lost to the crusade :(

Dolphan
19-03-2012, 02:45 PM
We sent about 4 or 5, right? *Crosses fingers*

Antares
19-03-2012, 08:40 PM
I'm pretty sure we all sent one. I must say I wasn't expecting we'd get so much as one casualty with a full house, let alone two; sure makes me glad I didn't send my starting legion.

baboonanza
21-03-2012, 10:15 AM
New turn is up. The crusade is back and my starting legion was killed! Goddamnit!

baboonanza
22-03-2012, 09:13 AM
New turn is up and HOLY COW! Sunderance has gone for Pandemonium!

May I humbly suggest that everyone fucks him up?

Antares
22-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Going for Pandemonium. On turn 11.

Sundrance, you magnificent bastard, so THAT's what you were keeping the Beast around for!

baboonanza
22-03-2012, 10:19 AM
It does seem that the Beast has been (unexpectedly?) banished though.

Dolphan
22-03-2012, 11:25 AM
It does seem that the Beast has been (unexpectedly?) banished though.

Semi-unexpectedly. I only had one adjacent canton, which I needed for support from my starting legion. I flew the Beast in - I didn't know whether excommunication would kick in fast enough to allow it to land on your canton after the battle. Apparently not, so it gets banished. Which at least makes it interesting, and means I can't instantly knock you out of the game next turn :-p

EDIT - I actually bought the Beast just to stop anyone else getting it. The Infernal Crusade simply provided an interesting opportunity.

Jarvis
12-04-2012, 04:54 PM
Is this dead or only sleeping again?

baboonanza
12-04-2012, 05:23 PM
Sorry, I've been a bit lax about chasing people. We're waiting for Dolphan and I've sent him a PM.

He's away until Monday in any case. Hopefully the game isn't dead, and after we've killed Dolphan it should go quickly.

Dolphan
12-04-2012, 11:19 PM
Oops, sorry! I thought I'd played it and was quite amused that you were all taking your time about finishing me off :-s You can do it now (I have SI where I am B, just can't play the other game because the host anchor file isn't in Dropbox).

baboonanza
13-04-2012, 11:57 AM
Bye bye Dolphan

Dolphan
13-04-2012, 06:26 PM
Farewell, cruel underworld!

baboonanza
17-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Sorry I've been a bit lax but I've now emailed Gruuber. If he doesn't respond we may as well call it a day I think.

Gruuber
21-05-2012, 09:09 PM
sorry about the delay guys, my turn is in

baboonanza
24-05-2012, 11:29 AM
New turn is up.

baboonanza
30-05-2012, 01:43 PM
New turn is up but it's the last one until the 17th.

baboonanza
20-06-2012, 10:33 AM
New turn is up.