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baboonanza
25-01-2012, 10:52 AM
This for the new SI game 'Women scorned (http://www.englishclub.com/ref/esl/Sayings/Quizzes/Men_and_Women/Hell_hath_no_fury_like_a_woman_scorned_964.htm)
have nothing on us' (thanks Antares).

We are one player short so if you want to join just post here and PM me your email address.

Currently listed to play:
- Baboonanza (me, host)
- Antares
- duff
- desvergeh
- Dentharial - waiting for confirmation
- YOUR NAME HERE!

Any preferences for game settings?

Dentharial
25-01-2012, 05:39 PM
Confirming, and I'll send my email along to baboonanza after this.

Re the other thread; you didn't sound twattish duffin, it was a good warning and you've got no reason to know how reliable I am. But I'm very serious about committing to something once I join, which is exactly why I wanted to check before I made a final confirmation :)

I just also didn't want to let that last slot get away from me, since I'd already seen the thread a day earlier and counted too many people to join (before Vortex's friend dropped out).

duff
25-01-2012, 05:51 PM
Good to have you! Looking forward to this and a few months of scheming.

baboonanza
26-01-2012, 11:09 AM
I have created the game:
Infernal Divide
Rectification On
Infernal Census On
All other settings are default

Invites are in the dropbox folder

Vortex
27-01-2012, 03:36 AM
Bad news chaps. A personal issue of some magnitude has come up today and well, let's just say that it's for the best that I sit this one out. I am rather disappointed but I don't want to be a drag on the game by being sporadically active in the first week or so here.

Anyways...sorry to hamstring this just as it gets off the ground. Perhaps another time!

baboonanza
27-01-2012, 08:52 AM
No worries, I appreciate you letting us know. Best wishes for whatever the issue is.

duff
27-01-2012, 09:32 AM
Hope everything works out Vortex. Be sure to check back in the future as there are new games starting all the time.

Dentharial
27-01-2012, 10:09 AM
Ouch, bad luck. I hope it gets sorted out quickly and well, and you get to come back to doing things you can have fun with!

desvergeh
27-01-2012, 10:54 AM
Sorry to hear about your troubles Vortex. Hopefully catch you in a future game.


We seeking another player and restarting? Just to warn you now, I'm away for a few days at the end of next week.

baboonanza
27-01-2012, 11:20 AM
That's fine, everyone goes away sometimes :)

duff
27-01-2012, 12:09 PM
A weekend away from hell never hurt anyone.

Easy
27-01-2012, 05:02 PM
I'm in, if you're still looking?

Antares
27-01-2012, 06:49 PM
Sorry to hear that Vortex, thanks for the warning. Here's hoping we'll catch you in another game.

baboonanza
28-01-2012, 11:15 PM
I'm in, if you're still looking?
Great, pm me you email and we're good to go.

HughTower
29-01-2012, 08:54 AM
Are you chaps still looking for one?

baboonanza
29-01-2012, 09:43 AM
Sorry, you were a little late. We have a full compliment now.

baboonanza
30-01-2012, 10:59 AM
Sweet, we have a sub-forum!

I'll create the game at lunch today.

baboonanza
30-01-2012, 01:49 PM
Game created

Dentharial
30-01-2012, 05:55 PM
Awesome. Dropped my character in the folder.

Let the scorning commence!

Antares
30-01-2012, 07:22 PM
Sweet, a special sub-forum just for us Chronic Backstabbing Disorder sufferers.
My character's in as well. Name's Gualichu, don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to talk about the weather, scheme and plot, or discuss the terms of your inevitable and abject surrender.

Easy
30-01-2012, 09:17 PM
Our own sub-forum! Scrumptious!

ps: bab, did not receive dropbox invite...

baboonanza
31-01-2012, 08:37 AM
Sorry I forgot. Done now.

desvergeh
31-01-2012, 06:52 PM
Added my character.

duff
01-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Mine will be up sometime tonight.

duff
02-02-2012, 01:56 PM
Submitted and that was the last one so I think were good to go!

desvergeh
02-02-2012, 07:26 PM
I'm away for 5 days from tomorrow. Hoping to get the first turn in if it goes up in time.

baboonanza
03-02-2012, 09:04 AM
Shame you submitted a turn for a different game then :)

desvergeh
03-02-2012, 11:29 AM
Shame you submitted a turn for a different game then :)

Huh?

Will go look at that now then...

desvergeh
03-02-2012, 11:35 AM
Hmm can't find the original invite file, and not sure how I have ended up with the turn for a wrong game. I have put the only two possible turn files in a new folder in dropbox. Try them by all means. If no luck then feel free to go ahead without me. I'm out of time to sort this out.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

baboonanza
03-02-2012, 12:53 PM
No worries, these things happen.

What do people want to do?
1- Try and get a different player and recreate the game (If HughTower still wants to play this could be pretty easy)
2- Wait for desvergeh to get back
3- Give up

I'm away for the weekend so nothing will happen until Sunday night.

Antares
03-02-2012, 05:18 PM
I'm allright with waiting. If you're going to be away for the weekend then we're only really missing out on three workday's worth of play. That's one turn and a half, IF we're lucky.

Dentharial
03-02-2012, 05:43 PM
What Antares said. Plus we would have been waiting for desvergeh anyway even if we'd got it started today.

duff
03-02-2012, 09:49 PM
I'm fine with waiting too.

Also, baboonanza, can you put my new turn file in please, I changed the file but though you might not notice.

desvergeh
08-02-2012, 06:40 PM
Ok guys am back. Have re-submitted my avatar selection.

Sorry again for the delays, I promise to do especially badly to make up.

Lowlander
08-02-2012, 09:32 PM
Hi Guys, are you still looking for another player?

baboonanza
09-02-2012, 09:26 AM
Sorry Lowlander, we've just started the game.

We are finally ready. Interestingly the Bazaar has several items I have never seen before.

baboonanza
09-02-2012, 09:28 AM
I'm fine with waiting too.

Also, baboonanza, can you put my new turn file in please, I changed the file but though you might not notice.
Don't worry about updating files, I have a link from the dropbox folder to the SI game folder so I don't copy any files around - the turn in the dropbox folder will always be what's used.

Dentharial
09-02-2012, 10:04 AM
Hooray! Awesome that we're finally getting off the ground.

I'll be taking a look and be ready for scheming once I get home from work today.

duff
09-02-2012, 01:10 PM
Don't worry about updating files, I have a link from the dropbox folder to the SI game folder so I don't copy any files around - the turn in the dropbox folder will always be what's used. Sorcery!!

Ten god damn characters, didn't want to add an extra exclamation mark as I thought 3 would make me look giddy but two is just friendly!!

Dentharial
09-02-2012, 07:42 PM
Also, now I've had a look I realised that a lot of us aren't going by our forums names. Er...myself included.

So, I'm Pulvinum.

It wasn't explicitly stated, but are we allowing communication outside of the game? If there's any doubt about it, I'm hugely in favour of it, as I think it opens up a lot more plotting possibilities than being restricted to the in-game messaging.

Antares
09-02-2012, 09:09 PM
I'd also prefer if it was allowed. (And if we're trading demon names, I'm Gualichu, as mentioned in the first page)

duff
09-02-2012, 10:30 PM
Only if we write our messages using the blood of Virgins.

baboonanza
10-02-2012, 11:37 AM
I'm Chudleigh. PMs is fine by me, the in-game messaging doesn't work too well really.

desvergeh
10-02-2012, 11:51 AM
Only if we write our messages using the blood of Virgins.

Any ideas where I might find some? I asked in Tesco, but they just gave me funny looks.

I'm fine with out of game PM's.

I'm unimaginative, so my in-game name is my forum name too.

baboonanza
10-02-2012, 01:58 PM
Any ideas where I might find some? I asked in Tesco, but they just gave me funny looks.
Your local university's Computer Science department should be able to provide some readily enough.

Dentharial
12-02-2012, 06:58 AM
This being my first game, I don't know what the typical waiting time is for this and I didn't want to look too pushy.. But has anyone tried PMing Easy? Maybe he doesn't know that we've started, and so isn't watching the thread or the dropbox?

baboonanza
12-02-2012, 09:48 AM
I'll PM him. We're waiting on him in another game though, I think he's just been away.

Easy
12-02-2012, 06:21 PM
Turn submitted :)

baboonanza
13-02-2012, 02:12 PM
Game on. I will now commence crushing you.

Antares
13-02-2012, 02:52 PM
That's allright, we ought to be safe so long as your attempt to crush us doesn't involve you sitting on someone.

Antares
02-03-2012, 06:55 PM
My fellow (if incredibly misguided, and soon to be cast into the Abyss) demons, might I interest one of you in a trade? I want a minimum of 4 ichor, and can offer hellfire and/or souls in return. If interested, please PM me your offers and I'll get back to you shortly.

Easy
04-03-2012, 09:51 PM
Folks, I'm AFK for a whole week starting Tuesday so last chance to submit for me will be tomorrow.

baboonanza
13-03-2012, 03:23 PM
New turn up.

baboonanza
15-03-2012, 12:32 PM
New turn is up.

baboonanza
19-03-2012, 10:08 AM
New turn is up.

baboonanza
21-03-2012, 09:07 AM
Nevermind. I posted in the wrong thread. Maybe running 3 games at once is a little too much!

baboonanza
26-03-2012, 04:45 PM
New turn is up.

Dentharial
28-03-2012, 08:22 PM
Apologies, I didn't notice until last night that the new turn was up, and then I was so busy I forgot to actually take my turn.

My turn is submitted now, so I think it's good to go on.

baboonanza
29-03-2012, 10:19 AM
No worries. New turn is up now.

Dentharial
29-03-2012, 08:03 PM
Okay, newbie question time. Artifacts and Praetors: If I have one currently attached to a Legion, can I only move it to my vault, or can I move it to another Legion as a single order?

baboonanza
30-03-2012, 08:56 AM
You can do it as a single order.

baboonanza
03-04-2012, 03:52 PM
New turn is up.

baboonanza
04-04-2012, 11:09 AM
New turn is up.

Dentharial
10-04-2012, 06:21 PM
*confuzzled by dropbox* It looks like the save file was updated today, but I also see our well organised host hasn't cleared out our save files like he normally does, and it looks like it's the same turn.

Do we need to redo our turns?

Antares
10-04-2012, 06:41 PM
Nope, all that happened is that my incompetent minions accidentally went and submitted my previous turn by mistake. I'll upload the correct one in a few minutes.

EDIT: aaaand done. Sorry for the confusion.

baboonanza
11-04-2012, 08:56 AM
New turn is up, thanks Antares.

Dentharial
19-04-2012, 07:17 AM
Sorry, I suspect you guys are waiting on me.

I remember loading up the save file, raging at the fact that apparently Places of Power only count as 'enemy' if they're actually owned by another player, and then closing it to consider how to salvage anything from this.

Will load it up again tonight and submit something.

Dentharial
20-04-2012, 08:08 PM
Apologies again, my turn is now in there.

duff
24-04-2012, 08:46 PM
Hey guys, just a little love tap to say the hell throne can't stay empty forever so lets get things moving!

desvergeh
26-04-2012, 10:22 AM
I will be away from friday to tuesday. Will check orders before I go and when back. Sorry if this causes any delay to the game's progress.

baboonanza
26-04-2012, 02:41 PM
Unlikely, I'm away too :)

duff
26-04-2012, 03:51 PM
Cool, cheers for the heads up.

desvergeh
02-05-2012, 06:37 PM
Am back......

Antares
08-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Oops, it looks like I stalled the game for nearly two weeks before I realised my mistake. I'm terribly sorry gents, won't happen again.

baboonanza
10-05-2012, 10:47 AM
Ok, new turn up

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

Dentharial
03-06-2012, 06:18 PM
When I read all the AARs of this game, it seemed like this awesome, treacherous, backstabby game. But playing this one, I'm really just...lost. At this stage, I feel so far behind that I'm really not sure how to bother any more. Don't get me wrong, I'm not planning to quit because that would suck for the rest of you, but I'd like some help.

What I'd really appreciate is if you could note down ideas for what you'd do in my place occasionally, to give to me at the end of the game.

desvergeh
09-06-2012, 11:59 AM
When I read all the AARs of this game, it seemed like this awesome, treacherous, backstabby game. But playing this one, I'm really just...lost. At this stage, I feel so far behind that I'm really not sure how to bother any more. Don't get me wrong, I'm not planning to quit because that would suck for the rest of you, but I'd like some help.

What I'd really appreciate is if you could note down ideas for what you'd do in my place occasionally, to give to me at the end of the game.

Hmmm, just had a look at your position.

Without knowing your stats it is hard to assess how the game is going for you. You can set your avatar so that you can basically turtle, look like you are doing badly, then really swing things around at the end of the game. But I'm guessing it isn't going too well from this post.

Unfortunately it is possible to just get completely hosed right at the beginning of the game. Sometimes through no fault of your own. It has happened plenty of times to me.

If you end up in that position, then I tend to do 1 of 2 things. Try to ally myself with one of the big players left, or do as much damage to whoever has put me in such a weak position. If you are a deceit build that can be easily done. If you are wrath build, and you have lost your best legion, then tricky to do much.

One other thing you could try is just testing things out. I'm still discovering some bits of the game. If I am doing badly I sometimes just try things out to see what will happen. Hopefully means I understand the game better next time.


One very important aspect to the game is avatar design. It is well worth reading the SI forums a little to get some ideas. Generally every build needs decent charisma, then pump up a stat and play focusing on that. I can't say I have found prophecy heavy builds to be competitive, but I might just be playing them poorly.

Dentharial
13-06-2012, 08:00 AM
Thanks for the advice. That's actually given me some food for thought, and I'll try and hit the next few turns with a more positive attitude and see if I can at least kick up some fuss for other players, even if I'm well out of the running for a winning spot myself.

One of the majorly stupid things that happened is trying to take that bloody PoP in my territory. I thought I had it all worked out, with an artefact that doubled my melee against enemy PoPs. Apparently a neutral PoP is not an enemy PoP, even though you have to fight it, and so the Ram counted for nothing and I lost my legion in the fight.

I'd poured so many of my resources (especially counting time as a resource) into that fight that losing it was pretty crippling.

desvergeh
13-06-2012, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the advice. That's actually given me some food for thought, and I'll try and hit the next few turns with a more positive attitude and see if I can at least kick up some fuss for other players, even if I'm well out of the running for a winning spot myself.

One of the majorly stupid things that happened is trying to take that bloody PoP in my territory. I thought I had it all worked out, with an artefact that doubled my melee against enemy PoPs. Apparently a neutral PoP is not an enemy PoP, even though you have to fight it, and so the Ram counted for nothing and I lost my legion in the fight.

I'd poured so many of my resources (especially counting time as a resource) into that fight that losing it was pretty crippling.

Ouch. Did notice your legion disappear, but presumed it was through the actions of one our fellow hell-fiends.

desvergeh
19-06-2012, 03:18 PM
New turn is up but it's the last one until the 17th.

We back up and running?

baboonanza
20-06-2012, 10:04 AM
We back up and running?
Yes, sorry for the additional delay. The next turn will be up around lunchtime today.

baboonanza
20-06-2012, 10:26 AM
Except that I don't have turns from duff or easy.

desvergeh
20-06-2012, 12:07 PM
Yes, sorry for the additional delay. The next turn will be up around lunchtime today.

No worries, just hadn't been checking the dropbox folder myself :)

desvergeh
11-07-2012, 01:31 PM
So......

I'm guessing this particular game is dead then....

Will see if there is any interest in getting another one going. Shame, as this one had been developing in interesting ways.

Dentharial
12-07-2012, 07:31 AM
Yeah, apologies for not pushing a little harder myself but I've been pretty busy lately.

I do have room for an SI game in my timetable though, so if this one isn't moving, I'd love another.

baboonanza
12-07-2012, 04:12 PM
Yeah, apologies for not pushing a little harder myself but I've been pretty busy lately.

I do have room for an SI game in my timetable though, so if this one isn't moving, I'd love another.
Yeah, seems pretty dead, sorry. I've got bored of having to email people to get the game going.

I'll join in another if you're having one though.