Pentagon II: Sticks and Stones
An ATG scenario for five players
Each player sits on one side of an imaginary five sided table (Pentagon). A player's place at the "table" is determined randomly.
You win the game when the two players opposite you (ie not adjacent) at the "table" are eliminated. They are considered to be your enemies. Players adjacent to you at the "table" are not necessarily your friends, as your goals will conflict with theirs.
Your position at the "table" has no bearing on your actual position on the game map. Turn order and "table" order are the same.
Example - Players are sitting around the "table" in the following order: Adam, Barry, Clyde, Daniel, and Edward.
Adam wins if Clyde and Daniel are eliminated.
Barry wins if Daniel and Edward are eliminated.
Clyde wins if Adam and Edward are eliminated.
Daniel wins if Adam and Barry are eliminated.
Edward wins if Barry and Clyde are eliminated.
The game is over when one player acheives his victory condition.
You may NOT enter into an ATG alliance, but you may help or hinder other players as you see fit. Even though players adjacent to you at the "table" are not your enemies, you may declare war on them. (Sometimes sham wars are a great way to exchange cities. Or you may want to slow someone down who is close to winning.)
Why I like the idea of Pentagon...
1) Five players usually means I get to do one turn every other day.
2) No pointless negotiations and entagling alliances - you know who your enemies are from the beginning.
3) Some cooperation is possible.
Signed up so far:
1 - SailingGuy
2 - hadley
3 - jreid
4 - hatemf90
5 - Kraftwerk
5 Nations - No AI
1 Town Start
Climate: Sub-Tropic Tropic
Fog of War
Passwords (write them down!)
No formal alliances, and thus no tech or resource sharing. Informal alliances and non-aggression pacts are allowed.
Turn order (which is also the "table" order) randomly determined using the nomic.net dice server.
DropBox used for file transfer. You should check the DropBox daily to see if it is your turn. Some of us check the DropBox hourly.
Note: Pentagon is not fair. You may be placed far from your enemies, or right on top of them. You may be alone in a resource rich area, or not have any for miles around. You will have no real "friends" to help you out in this game. You are on your own.
< Message edited by SailingGuy -- 7/1/2012 2:54:14 PM >
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.