When the Game Gets Out of Your Way

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30 Aug 2009 21:00 #197116 by Sagrilarus

    "Running will only postpone your traitorous death."  Paul's voice was low, damn near cold-blooded.  All around him the others were arguing and yelling at each other in a fevered pitch as their plans for overthrow fell apart, but Paul was under control and all about business.  Though his comment was not directed at me, I made a mental note to never ever cross this guy in real life.

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07 Feb 2015 21:51 #197117 by Sagrilarus

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08 Feb 2015 09:08 #197129 by Shellhead
This is what I enjoy most about Spartacus. The ability to spend or gamble money throughout the game instead of just at designated intervals really opens up play. All kinds of side-deals and bribery become possible, and the potential for player interaction is great. I realize that some people hate an open game, because they feel that too much interaction makes all heavy-interaction games too similar, giving an advantage to the most persuasive players. But I would rather play with sociable players than quiet ones.

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08 Feb 2015 23:00 - 10 Feb 2015 05:23 #197166 by CranBerries
I am very excited to have Sag writing monthly.

This sentence gave me a warm glow: " The eggheads debate games and argue that anticipating someone's card play or blocking someone's next move constitutes interaction. But that's weak tea."

I belong to a religion that has a bi-annual conference. The speakers are often kind, older men, who often say something like, "I'm so grateful for my wife. In three hundred years of marriage, we have never argued."

When they say this, I think of my own normal, tense, fractious marriage and what to hit that nice old man in the face.

That's how I feel when I'm reading someone here in FAT-land who says something like,

"This Ameritrash classic is a piece of poorly developed crap, but when I got together with my magical group of hilarious and emotionally-intuitive friends, we drank and sang like pirates all night long and played this game so immersively that we all had to get shock therapy afterwards in order to be brought back sobbing to reality"
Last edit: 10 Feb 2015 05:23 by CranBerries. Reason: Changed "sailors" to "pirates"
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09 Feb 2015 07:54 #197176 by Deleted
That may be the best article relating to gaming that I've ever read.

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09 Feb 2015 09:24 #197184 by Sagrilarus
To clarify, I wanted to see if old articles would show up in the Trash Talk forums when they had a comment added to them. This is an article from 2009. It did indeed.

Once in a blue moon I'll tap on one of my old articles and find comments that I haven't read yet, some of them a year old. It appears that those will show up in Trash Talk now, a good thing.

Excuse me while I go tap on Tom Hancock's review of Warriors of God.

S.

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09 Feb 2015 13:32 #197209 by stoic
Rasputin is one creepy looking dude. His eyes are piercing even in crappy black and white photos.

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