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  • #17716
    Ben
    Keymaster

    Super excited to use the chess clock for the first time!  It was great and I’ll continue trying different timers….

    #17775
    Rara avis
    Participant

    Interesting idea; I feel it adds another dimension to the game: make sure you are checking the time and have gold to win when time goes out… I’ll have to try something like that…

    It could also be very helpful if you have little time to play but want to anyways.

    Cheers.

    #17780
    Ben
    Keymaster

    Interesting idea; I feel it adds another dimension to the game: make sure you are checking the time and have gold to win when time goes out… I’ll have to try something like that…

    It’s been a lot of fun!  It’s mostly to expedite the decision making and add an extra element into the game. Plus, in a real life situation you wouldn’t always have 5+ minutes to ponder what to do in important moments.

    #17805
    Jared Nicholes
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    I think this is the right place to post this game report, so here it goes.

    This is my first game report, by the way.

    Yesterday, I was playing a 40 point game. I had a fleet consisting of the Delusion with the linked crew Fitzgerald. My opponent had an American fleet consisting of the Freedom, Peacock, and USS James Madison. The Freedom had the linked crew Commodore David Porter, and the James Madison had a Helmsman.

    I was doing this game as an experiment to see if there was any way the Delusion could win by itself. It’s one big ship versus three smaller ships.

    I came up with a good strategy for this experiment. I would follow enemy ships and position the delusion just right, so that when a ship full of gold gets ready to go back to its home island, the Delusion can easily intercept it, ram it, board if the ram is successful, and use Fitzgerald‘s ability to take as much gold as the Delusion can carry. This worked because my opponent took the most valuable treasure on the island first. When the Delusion rammed successfully and boarded it, I was able to get that treasure for myself. I also used the other abilities of the Delusion to my advantage for this.

    In the end, I won by eight points.

    It was a very fun game and experiment, and it just goes to show that one big 10 mast ship like the Delusion can win a 40 point game by itself when used properly.

    Well, that’s all for this game report. Please let me know what you think of it.

    Jared

    #17808
    Ben
    Keymaster

    Well, that’s all for this game report. Please let me know what you think of it.

    Must have been some fancy maneuvering to catch ships that much faster than yours!

    I’d probably use captain+helmsman if I had to run Delusion in a 40 point game.

    #17810
    Jared Nicholes
    Participant

    I only see one drawback to that, and that is you will lose the “hoarding gold” ability that Fitzgerald has. Hoarding gold says “if this ship wins a boarding party, she can take as much treasure from the other ship as she can carry“

    Also, with unholy light on the Delusion, you can find out if a ship is worth attempting to ram/board or not if it’s within L of you. That ability says “After this ship moves, she can look at all treasure on all islands and ships within L of her.”  It’s probably not worth it if the ship you want to board only has a few 1 point treasure coins, but it would be worth it if it had more valuable treasure coins.

    So you have all these abilities and a few others like Junk, Ghost Ship, Filching Gold, and Eternal, but you’re restricted in movement, making it hard to play as just the Delusion.

    Also, you never know what is on each island, so you’re taking a gamble when you use unholy light to see if the ship you’re chasing has valuable treasure on it or not. If it doesn’t, change course and quickly.

    This is all just from my experience, which is very limited.

    #17859
    Ben
    Keymaster

    The first competitive series of the year was a doozy!  Here’s Game 1:

    #17861
    Ben
    Keymaster

    Planning to go live tomorrow at 8am PST for the first game of Tournament #3. The live streamed game in January went fine, so I scheduled this one. Hopefully will go off without a hitch.  Once all the games of the play-in matchup have been posted, I’ll show the updated tournament bracket.

    #17881
    Ben
    Keymaster

    Here is the series between UPS 4.1 and Kill that UPS!

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