We have finally reached the beginning of the Big Show!
That is to say, the R man and I have reached German move 18
and it will be a big one compared to the first 15 moves (the SitzKrieg of WWI).
This morning as I was donning my Kaiser's uniform to conduct the forces,
I realized that this great scene could do with a nice firm tweaking of those first
15 sitting moves where the German can move only a few of his eventual many chits.
I believe such a modification would greatly improve the enjoyment of this iteration of
the classic board game upon on which it is based.
It is tiresome to exchange moves for a few weeks before getting to
the juicy stuff. Might we not "convert" those first two weeks to something like:
neither player can move ANY forces. Instead, both players (e.g.) would be presented with
a few Theatre Options to choose that will affect future events.
That way the players still have a few choices to make that will be of strategic importance in future, and the game would move more quickly and players get to shoot more guns more quickly.
IOW, "shrink" the first 15 moves into just two w/ a few interesting choices,
the game moves onto move 15 in just a few moves (via Event Engine?),
and then ... BANG, there ya go. Easy peasy. Right? Piece o' cake for the experienced design wog.
And by the way, if you have any misgivings about modifying this scene due to misunderstandings about copyright infringement or fair use, rest assured that the OA ("Original Author") has already
given his blessing to enjoy his creation as a "sandbox" for additional design. Just give
credit where credit is due.
So I hope Mr. Zovs or another of you design geniuses will take up the task
and somehow shorten the Sitzkrieg in this one. It is my opinion that players who might fire this one up will quickly tire of the 15 moves of waiting for the real War to start--that needs to be shortened.
As always, my opinion is my own except when it comes to Fair Use: that is not an opinion that I
dreamed up on my own. That's what we call "in the biz" BLACK LETTER LAW that has been solidified
over time in the forges of Stare Decisis.
It would be interesting to see what Corpus Juris has to say about the history of Fair Use
and its applications. But I ain't got time for dat. If you do, look it up.
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