Changes still needed to the game, IMHO



  • @taschuler:

    I hate in Alpha 2 the DEI restriction on Japan. The US shouldn’t be able to declare war till they are attacked or the collect income phase of turn 3.

    I agree that attacking the DEI should not provoke the US into war.  But if this change is made, the DEI should be added to that 10 point NO that Japan loses if they attack FIC.  So I’m not sure how much of a net plus the change would be for Japan.  I guess being able to prevent India/ANZ from claiming at least some of the DEI makes it worthwhile, but it wouldn’t be a huge economic windfall for Japan.

    I also agree the North Africa NO for US instead of the Mexico/Cent Am./West Ind. NO sounds good.



  • I’m fine with having DEI and FIC together while not at war with anyone but China.

    You are right it is 2 or 10, not 12 for FIC.



  • @JamesG:

    I agree that attacking the DEI should not provoke the US into war.  But if this change is made, the DEI should be added to that 10 point NO that Japan loses if they attack FIC.  So I’m not sure how much of a net plus the change would be for Japan.  I guess being able to prevent India/ANZ from claiming at least some of the DEI makes it worthwhile, but it wouldn’t be a huge economic windfall for Japan.

    I agree with this also.  Then Japan still has that risk of losing something when they invade the DEI, but it doesn’t cause their demise, but then it will need to be written so that the UK doesn’t take charge of the DEI, so that there is no declaration of war on them.  I guess it wouldn’t matter because in the long run it makes no sense for Japan not to take the DEI as soon as possible because the gains over time are well worth it.


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    Makes sense for Japan to take it, of course, but it’s strategically and logistically implausible that they will get the DEI for more than one turn and never again thereafter.


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