• '18 '17 '16 '11 Moderator

    Wow, that’s pretty civilized, Desert.

    Usually I hear more from Germany, like “You stupid (natural water barricade)!  Why are you invading W. USA instead of Yakut and SFE!!!”  Usually degrades from there until I threaten to pull out the Berretta and end the game with “artillery” from the Goddess of Earth.

  • '19 Moderator

    LOL


  • IF germany wants help in afica then i’ll hellp them but other than that i don’t communicate with them.


  • Germany and Japan must work together to win.

    One key play is flying Japanese fighters in to reinforce a newly taken German territory.


  • Personally, I’m a big fan of the “Thor and Skippy Method”.  It’s an article on the Caspian Sub website - Policy Paper #17.

    http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Caspian_Sub/files/1PolicyPapers/
    CSubP17 1v0 - There’s No ‘I’.zip

    In FTF games, team play is exactly that: TEAM play.  Both players work the game.  And really, unless you have 5 players and a “no talking” rule, it has to be that way.  Otherwise, the Allied player that controls 2 or 3 powers has a big integration advantage.

    Peace

  • 2007 AAR League

    @CrazyStraw:

    Personally, I’m a big fan of the “Thor and Skippy Method”.  It’s an article on the Caspian Sub website - Policy Paper #17.

    http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Caspian_Sub/files/1PolicyPapers/
    CSubP17 1v0 - There’s No ‘I’.zip

    In FTF games, team play is exactly that: TEAM play.  Both players work the game.  And really, unless you have 5 players and a “no talking” rule, it has to be that way.  Otherwise, the Allied player that controls 2 or 3 powers has a big integration advantage.

    Peace

    Thanks for the advice about Operation Sealion, Skippy.  You’re wrong.  I will roll all 1’s on the first round and success is guaranteed.  Why don’t you fetch me a tunafish sandwich with garlic salt on it to go with that lemonade.  BTW, while you are up check on Jorge and Oleg over at table 5, I hear we are up against them next game.

    Thor


  • Hey, we love Skippy just because he’s Skippy.

    And some might consider scouting Jorge and Oleg to be bad etiquette.  Of course if your opponent KNEW Jorge and Oleg, they would want you to study them closely…


  • @CrazyStraw:

    And some might consider scouting Jorge and Oleg to be bad etiquette.Â

    NO !!! Not the scouting debate again !!!  🙂

    I do agree that one player does need to take the lead role though, at least for tournament play.

    Squirecam


  • @squirecam:

    NO !!! Not the scouting debate again !!!  🙂

    BWhAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!1!

    I’m making an, um, educational video!


  • @squirecam:

    NO !!! Not the scouting debate again !!!  🙂

    Aha!  The compulsive reply to the scouting topic is like watching a lab-rat hit a bar to receive a cocaine pellet.  It’s not healthy behavior, but no one can hold back.

    😉

  • 2007 AAR League

    CS, why didn’t you enter the Spring Tourney?  Everyone’s thinking Caspian Sub is you and I was playing against you…I mean him and I thought you had been hit in the head by a brick because you were playing so poorly!!! Oh vey, life is odd.  Still, where ya been?

  • 2007 AAR League

    What the heck is the scouting debate???


  • @CrazyStraw:

    Aha!  The compulsive reply to the scouting topic is like watching a lab-rat hit a bar to receive a cocaine pellet.  It’s not healthy behavior, but no one can hold back.

    😉

    ka-chunk - rattle - kachunk - rattle - ka-chunk - rattle - kachunk - rattle - ka-chunk - rattle - kachunk - rattle - ka-chunk - rattle - kachunk - rattle - kachunk

    What’s the scouting debate?

    You’re at a tourney.  Someone comes by and watches your game.  He watches every move.  He just sits there.

    Then you notice that that someone goes away after you finish your crucial moves, and starts having an animated discussion with someone else that is playing in the tournament.

    So how do you feel about that?


  • @General_D.Fox:

    Everyone’s thinking Caspian Sub is you and I was playing against you…

    Heh heh.  I’m glad the name is getting around.  Hopefully whoever’s using that name will start winning 😉

    Only a couple of the CSub editors play online at all.  Of the four editors that have been to tournaments, none play online.  We’re pretty much just FTF guys.

    I could see online play taking A LOT of time.  I don’t think I’ll ever get into it just because it’s too time intensive.  I like FTF banter, and I like knowing I get a game done in an afternoon.

    Yoper: I’m sure lots of stories will get rehashed at the Spring Fling or Origins.  The one I’m dreading the most is about the savage beat-down Ohio put on Michigan at the Border Battle.  Next Nov. we’ll get some revenge.

    Peace


  • @CrazyStraw:

    @General_D.Fox:

    Everyone’s thinking Caspian Sub is you and I was playing against you…

    Heh heh.  I’m glad the name is getting around.  Hopefully whoever’s using that name will start winning 😉

    Only a couple of the CSub editors play online at all.  Of the four editors that have been to tournaments, none play online.  We’re pretty much just FTF guys.

    I could see online play taking A LOT of time.  I don’t think I’ll ever get into it just because it’s too time intensive.  I like FTF banter, and I like knowing I get a game done in an afternoon.

    Yoper: I’m sure lots of stories will get rehashed at the Spring Fling or Origins.  The one I’m dreading the most is about the savage beat-down Ohio put on Michigan at the Border Battle.  Next Nov. we’ll get some revenge.

    Peace

    There was the time I beat Crazystraw at Spring Gathering 07…. 🙂

    Squirecam


  • @squirecam:

    There was the time I beat Crazystraw at Spring Gathering 07…. 🙂

    You are suffering from delusions of adequacy, my friend.

    😉

    If I make it to Spring Gathering 07 there is DEFINITELY a slot on my schedule with your name on it.  Heck, if I make it out to the Vegas area sometime you’ll be getting a phone call  😄

    Peace


  • @CrazyStraw:

    @squirecam:

    There was the time I beat Crazystraw at Spring Gathering 07…. 🙂

    You are suffering from delusions of adequacy, my friend.

    😉

    If I make it to Spring Gathering 07 there is DEFINITELY a slot on my schedule with your name on it.  Heck, if I make it out to the Vegas area sometime you’ll be getting a phone call  😄

    Peace

    I am just honored that someone as inadequate as myself would be allowed to play you. 🙂

    Squirecam

  • '17 '16 '15 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    I think all forms of chatting are permitted and are in the spirit of the game. Its one of the least addressed aspects of why the game SHOULD only be a game played by 4-5 players to encourage to social aspect of having potentially 5 nations to play and these are not perfectly coordinated armies. They should not be because what makes the game fun is the sole aspect of “the sum of the parts is greater than the whole” philosophy which i feel is the games main discipline. If you have one guy telling/controlling everybody what to do the game has no point, and if you have everybody doing only what they want you have no point in playing. The matter is diplomacy and a give and take of “ill do this if you do that” which is consistent with the actual historical record. A happy medium is the only just reward for success and joy from playing.

    If the whole game becomes reduced to some silly home preparation and sheets of paper with numerous “perfect plans” and a near perfect coordination of all nations… the game becomes reduced to something that IMO it was never intended to become by the designer.

    If both sides make a few mistakes, but try to do the best they can for themselves and the “team” then they have succeeded in playing it correctly.


  • 😄
    I had a couple guys do this to me in a tourney of A and A many years ago. Long before the Lord of the rings movies were made, but having just read the book, they reminded me of Golumn. So I started argueing with myself, loud enough for them to hear. They said it was distracting and asked me if I would cut it out. I said that I would be glad to, just as soon as they did. They got the message, and played their own turns from then on. In fact, it was a VERY quiet game after that.  😉


  • @Crazy:

    😄
    I had a couple guys do this to me in a tourney of A and A many years ago. Long before the Lord of the rings movies were made, but having just read the book, they reminded me of Golumn. So I started argueing with myself, loud enough for them to hear. They said it was distracting and asked me if I would cut it out. I said that I would be glad to, just as soon as they did. They got the message, and played their own turns from then on. In fact, it was a VERY quiet game after that.  😉

    Like, omg!

    Me and a buddy were in a tourney, and there was this guy that was talking to himself.  So we said “Can you stop it” because he kept looking over at us and muttering “juicy sweeeeet!” and having large man-boobs, I found that offensive.

    So he said “Oh, I’ll stop as soon as YOU stop.”

    Obviously, we were talking with each other and having a conversation.  But this guy . . . I don’t know.  Scary.  Maybe he thought we were having conversations with our invisible friends.  Or something else that a crazy person might think.

    We played the rest of the game in silence, watching the guy lick his lips and occasionally mutter to himself.  It was the most frightening six hours of my life, including the time I thought I’d run out of peanut butter at midnight when all the stores were closed.

  • '18 '17 '16 '11 Moderator

    I have a tendency to ask “are you sure” during some moves my opponent is making.  Just to make him nervous. But that’s not the ONLY dirty trick I pull.  Used to be I’d wear something scandalous as well.  :evil:

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