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Expansion -- Only $9.95 !! - 11/21/2017 7:50:16 PM   


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Here's an idea for you guys to get an extra $9.95 (or whatever, I'd support whatever gets me a better product). Why don't you Devs/programmers work on an "expansion" where the player can select certain features such as scenario size, number of cities, unit counters, type of battle, and so forth and have the computer generate a unique game in each instance. I hate giving or receiving a handicap (so this my sound contradictory) but have the computer offer up a more difficult game for better players such as more bad guy units, tougher cities, etc....maybe start out as a Private and if you win maybe move up to Corporal or Sergeant or something...eventually by the time you get up to Colonel or General you have some really tough games going.

I really LOVE those types of games where you have a basic core of Units that you carry with you from scenario to scenario...I feel like I develop a sorta bond with my units and I get to where I hate to lose them. Some of you may remember the old Panzer General game where you had a basic core of units that you kept but you also got to add some supplemental units (that you didn't get to keep for the next scenario). You could customize these extra units to the specific type of scenario, etc.


I'm just thinking out loud mostly...I came up with all that in about five guys have a FABULOUS skeleton that could be fleshed out a bit IMO...And I'm sure you Devs could come up with something fabulous if you sat down and thought about it.

Go Team !!!

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RE: Expansion -- Only $9.95 !! - 11/21/2017 8:11:32 PM   

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Sounds like you want something like Advanced Tactics Gold's random scenario generator.

I've also wished for something like this for TOAW for a long time.


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RE: Expansion -- Only $9.95 !! - 11/22/2017 1:21:32 AM   


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Good and varied procedural generation for complex game systems is not an easy thing to come up with. Also, your idea would not work that well unless the game got some kind of mechanism to permanently mark these scenarios and dont allow them to be played by people who do not own your expansion.

Even with a competent generator i dont think the results would have much appeal to most of the players - there are so many detailed historical scenarios available that it would be very hard for some randomly generated maps to match the quality and variety of the handmade ones. Besides that, not many players of wargames are fond of scenarios not rooted in history, i would say.
In short i would not hold my breath for anything like which you are asking for.

< Message edited by erazerhead99 -- 11/22/2017 1:22:58 AM >

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