Tournament has started and signups are closed. But you can still hop in and watch!
There is a community-organized tournament that will begin this Sunday 12th of July 7PM CEST. Sign information can be found in the tournaments channel in the community discord server: https://discord.gg/Z42sqWV
Everyone is invited to the server, even if you do not participate in the tournament. There will be lots of screenshots posted and discussion over them too.
They take bug reports at https://beamdog.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/3 . Not sure how they respond in the case of reporting bad dice as bugs. Never tried it.
@DrSfloon thanks for the contributions! I really like the 3 sided dice comments.
If you’re on discord, you’re more than welcome to hop into a server the community has setup. https://discord.gg/45Cxbcg
Psst we have dice emojis
@Daen-Hudspeth I know you listed that suggestion quite a long time ago (to simulate the rolling of dice graphically). I still thought I’d answer it though.
Simulating a die roll graphically requires a known outcome in order for the die face to be represented “up”. There is nothing more random about a GPU (or even the integrated graphics portion in the case of an integrated chip).
The way to generate better random outcomes (or in this case psuedorandom outcomes) without relying on expensive entropy devices is to have a better seed and a better algorithm for generating pRNG based on that seed. Also rotating the seed frequently is necessary (maybe even every dice roll).
I have yet to see Russia stand a chance against Germany without UK and/or USA support. Even with some support, it is not always a guarantee to save Russia from collapse. Typically moving German units into Karelia, trading on W Russia (usually just 1-2 infantry per turn, backed by fighters) seems to be a winning strategy. Mostly infantry purchases with about 2:1 ratio of infantry to artillery, plus an occasional tank or fighter seems to be the best strategy in my opinion.
At the same time, Japan typically wants to “deadline” Burma by keeping a decent stack in Yunnan, and also deadzone the Siberian region unless Russia makes a huge mistake such as pulling all units out of Siberia, stacking the coastline with units, or never reinforces. Last thing Japan wants to do is move the bulk of their army into and through China, and eventually stack Kazahk.
From that point, a decision might have to be made. You can choose which nation will get Moscow, which might mean the other nation has to perform some type of suicide attack on Moscow, or strafe. Just depends on the numbers at that point.
There is also a discord and we discuss strategy quite in depth. Check it out: https://discord.gg/45Cxbcg
This is a great thing you’re doing. Thank you very much for caring about others! It really goes to show your character and I appreciate it.
USO is a sort of official DOD program that provides recreation and relaxation for troops. They are a great resource. Every military base worldwide has a USO.Most airports do too, I cant confirm that every airport does but every airport I’ve been in does. When I was in service, I went to the USO about every month or so when in garrison for a road trip to different places. They do more than just “care packages”. Every base has a building for them. They have pingpong, video games, computers, books, and board games. And more. They also have trips. When I was in Florida, they actually took a group of us to Disney world for a two day trip (although I missed that one), and only cost us I think it was $25 for transportation (free hotel overnight and free park admission).
If that isnt your preferred route, there is also Toys for Tots, but keep in mind that is typically for quite younger children who will likely be unable to comprehend the complexity of this game.
Last option I can think of would be a library or other community organization that has a “board game day” or similar in their summer program.
If all else fails, you could always do a raffle on this forum where people sign up for only specific titles that they do not own and want to have a chance to win, and donate the proceeds somewhere. Just make sure the participants know where the donations are going beforehand, as not all donations are non-controversial.