So the effort to reconstitute the CV game after the cleaner debacle was too onerous. I think tho with a fresh look at this later this year we can pick up the pieces.
Now. with that in mind I DO want to play in a Play by Poll mode.
So I am thinking seriously about starting a game of something that would engage the players and be easy to model for both sides.
….Screech WAIT… What? You do not know what PbP is? -Real quickly it is where I adopt the role of Umpire and opponent to you! I manage the rules, the die rolling and the admin. you come up with cool strategies to best me along with your fellow voters. I will prompt you for decisions at certain points. You decides the overall strategy, and are welcome to get as granular as you like.
I try to make your decisions and choices ones that are in context of the game, and possible given the rules. You do not need to worry about the specifics of the rules, as I will guide us thru that to allow a “informed strategy” to work!
For instance a game that brings military doctrine to the fore would allow me as the Soviet player for example to use a rigid structure and the PbP players engage in voting how to fight and where to fight with the NATO force for example.
Games that come to mind:
NATO Division Commander
Some nice command and control aspects here and a SPI orientated look at the ‘next war’
This game drove a lot of the design features of its bigger brother NEXT WAR, the monster from SPI that came later.
This is man on man combat, with plot movement pads and lots of tension. I’ve played both with all units exposed and all units off map. Fun stuff.
Or even Silver Bayonet, which has a hidden movement mechanic for the Viet Cong.
If you desire to participate in a Play by Poll game drop a comment and a like, so I can gauge interest.
- Play Schedule Good news (meshtime.com)