Fix to Swarm Fleets!

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Fix to Swarm Fleets!

Postby l33tpenguin » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:07 am

So, I've come up with a rather awesome fix for swarm fleets:

Each player gets 1 shot glass for each ship he/she has in their fleet (with the exception of fighters) filled with which ever alcohol he/she chooses (all included alcohols are to be of nearly equal proof). Whenever a ship is destroyed, the player who controlled it takes the corresponding shot.

Inability to hold your liquor results in automatic forfeit of the game.
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die. "
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Postby CZuschlag » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:36 am

That game is biased against small people because the volume of alcohol is constant!

But it is fun. That, I grant.

Too bad I'd have to scrag gaming on Monday nights, Tuesday at the office would be a Barf-a-thon. Upchuck-o-rama. Whirl-and-hurl.

My ships tend to go boom. And, I'm a lousy drinker.
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Postby Tank » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:33 am

I like this varient :-)

cept for the fact i would need new dice for every game. Comments of "You have failed me for the last time D6" followed by a hurling of said D6 into Garden or Street
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Postby katadder » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:34 am

doesnt that happen anyway even without the drink :D
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Postby Burger » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:39 am

I'll definitely take swarm fleets then, to get free drink :lol:
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Postby Tank » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:40 am

No, currently they get quietly "retired" with an occassional chance to redeem themselves :lol:
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Postby l33tpenguin » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:15 pm

CZuschlag wrote:That game is biased against small people because the volume of alcohol is constant!

But it is fun. That, I grant.

Too bad I'd have to scrag gaming on Monday nights, Tuesday at the office would be a Barf-a-thon. Upchuck-o-rama. Whirl-and-hurl.

My ships tend to go boom. And, I'm a lousy drinker.
Then just bring a fleet of fewer but higher priority ships!
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Postby Davesaint » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:16 pm

l33tpenguin wrote:
CZuschlag wrote:That game is biased against small people because the volume of alcohol is constant!

But it is fun. That, I grant.

Too bad I'd have to scrag gaming on Monday nights, Tuesday at the office would be a Barf-a-thon. Upchuck-o-rama. Whirl-and-hurl.

My ships tend to go boom. And, I'm a lousy drinker.
Then just bring a fleet of fewer but higher priority ships!
Excellent. I can afford to bring 20+ ships to the table ;)

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Postby l33tpenguin » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:48 pm

Davesaint wrote:
Excellent. I can afford to bring 20+ ships to the table ;)

Dave
Just pray they aren't going to be powered by Bacardi 151 :shock:
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Postby Burger » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:41 am

l33tpenguin wrote:
Davesaint wrote:
Excellent. I can afford to bring 20+ ships to the table ;)

Dave
Just pray they aren't going to be powered by Bacardi 151 :shock:
Great stuff, especially fo relieving the itch of coral stings!! ;)
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Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:16 am

Of all the proposals I have seen for the game, it is this one I like the best. . .
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Postby AdrianH » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:00 am

If anyone can get hold of the book "Dining on Babylon 5", it has recipes for various foods and drinks using equivalent ingredients available on Earth.

For example, Brivari = equal measures of triple sec, cognac and vodka. (My own variation to make it look accurate is to add a little red food colouring.)

And if this rule goes into effect, I'm going to play with as many Shadow Scouts as I can buy under the FAP's. Or switch allegiance to the Centauri and use lots of Vorchans and their cousins. :D
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Postby Burger » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:02 am

What is spoo?? :lol:
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Postby katadder » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:01 am

so 5pt raid = 40 havens right :D
anyone for a 5pt armageddon game?
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Postby AdrianH » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:31 pm

Burger wrote:What is spoo?? :lol:
Oops, backwards. :lol:

You could try sea scallops. Vegetarians could try tofu.
katadder wrote:so 5pt raid = 40 havens right :D
anyone for a 5pt armageddon game?
You are welcome to try drinking 320 shots of brivari if you like. I know my limits. :D

Two more suggestions:
. Teams rather than individual players. Either groups of allied fleets, or an Armageddon level game with each side split between multiple players. Partly so that one person isn't hogging all the alcohol, but mainly because a multi-player alcoholic ACTA could be a great party. :)

. Shot glass counters - Mongoose's next business opportunity. :lol:
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Postby l33tpenguin » Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:56 pm

msprange wrote:Of all the proposals I have seen for the game, it is this one I like the best. . .
Well, you are more than welcome to publish it, just remember to give credit where credit is due! :D
AdrianH wrote: . Shot glass counters - Mongoose's next business opportunity. :lol:
I was contemplating that as well when writing up the post. If used as the stem, it would be really easy! Just mount a shot glass on a wide round base and have a cap/lid on top that the ship mounts to!
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Postby lastbesthope » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:12 am

AdrianH wrote:If anyone can get hold of the book "Dining on Babylon 5", it has recipes for various foods and drinks using equivalent ingredients available on Earth.
I have a copy

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