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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 22 Jul 2018 18:45 #278167

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazin...m_term=.941c2c2c8ae3

And it’s a pretty in-depth article too.
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 22 Jul 2018 20:26 #278170

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles is my FLGS. It's great.
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 23 Jul 2018 12:09 #278200

Paywall. :(
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 23 Jul 2018 12:13 #278202

Call me back when they have Thunder Road on the front page.
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 23 Jul 2018 12:23 #278204

RobertB wrote:
Paywall. :(

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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 23 Jul 2018 16:40 #278216

When is Barnes going to go off about the article?
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 23 Jul 2018 17:16 #278217

Sorry man, I got nothin’...that was pretty good.
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 24 Jul 2018 05:57 #278249

I've come to find I like the games inspired by TS more than TS itself. For one thing, I'm absolute crap at it, and being crap means you lose early and often and don't get many chances to get better. Second, it's just looooooong, and it's a long play of "I put something here." "I remove it." "I put it back." "I remove it." "I put it back."

I should play against the app more often to get better at it, but it's just not appealing to me to do so.
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 24 Jul 2018 08:01 #278265

Legomancer wrote:
and it's a long play of "I put something here." "I remove it." "I put it back." "I remove it." "I put it back."

Hey, that's exactly how the cold war worked. Thematically it's stunning.

Then again, the cold war sucked. Everyone hated it. So, good point.

I picked up a first printing on the cheap and have yet to play a full game of it. Even in my short play (at about 2am at a gaming weekend when I was completely spent) I got that feeling of "all the work I did just got undone" that isn't terribly rewarding. Not sure it was the best pickup for me personally, even at the cheapskate price.
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 24 Jul 2018 08:06 #278267

The game works a bit better when you're experienced enough to know what a good hand looks like and when to give up on a country and not put good money after bad. It does a lot less "take one off, put one in" or influence race stuff. Small consolation, though. It's still what surprises me about TS being so popular, it is a game that demands experience and repeat plays. And card memorization.
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 24 Jul 2018 08:10 #278269

The thing that surprises me most of that game is “making the most out of an awful hand” is actually pretty fun. A situation which is brutal in Magic and just about any other card driven game
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 24 Jul 2018 09:18 #278284

the add one/remove one syndrome is worse in 1960:The making of the President. helps you to appreciate TS.


The worst time for this is early war, if two of the three scoring cards have come out already. both you and your opponent will focus on the remaining area going back and forth. Especially terrible if its Europe that's left, since likely there will not be any coups allowed.

Otherwise the multiple scoring cards allow for a lot of bluffing and counter play across the globe. Sometimes you have to just give up on an area temporarily, to focus somewhere else.
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 24 Jul 2018 10:30 #278290

Legomancer wrote:
I've come to find I like the games inspired by TS more than TS itself. For one thing, I'm absolute crap at it, and being crap means you lose early and often and don't get many chances to get better. Second, it's just looooooong, and it's a long play of "I put something here." "I remove it." "I put it back." "I remove it." "I put it back."

I should play against the app more often to get better at it, but it's just not appealing to me to do so.

I don't remember the game much for "put something", "remove it", type game-play, but I do remember it had a lot of tricks and tactics one had to learn to become any good at it. If I'm not mistaken, removing the other player's chits except through event cards and coups isn't a good investment of OPs.
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Twilight Struggle is on the home page of the Washington Post 24 Jul 2018 10:37 #278292

yeah, it's usually only done RIGHT before Scoring to grab control of a spot and flip that chit, yo

I think I remember that removing influence completely from a certain area was pretty decent tactic too. Haven't played for years. If only there was a digital version...
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