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Through The Ages

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Montag » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:58 pm

Of all the pain, stealing my science hurt most.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:34 pm

The main thing I've learned in this game is that tgb wakes up at a god-forsaken hour.

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:29 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:The main thing I've learned in this game is that tgb wakes up at a god-forsaken hour.
True, because tlr gets up then to leave for work at 5:30. OTOH, I do try to go back to bed after she leaves.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Montag » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:03 pm

I am glad it will let me exit the game. Wouldn't work before had to use home.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:20 am

GG. I just coulkdn't get past Bronze for my production, and that really screwed me up.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:01 pm

Good game all. Being able to finish the Fast Food wonder on my last turn was key. I think that gave me 25 victory points by itself. I got worried when you two made the peace treaty that you'd start going at me with the military, but I guess with only one turn left there wasn't much opportunity.

I certainly would be up for another game if you guys are interested. I still haven't played a 4-player game yet either, which would be fun to try out if we can find another willing vict... er, player.

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:59 pm

I'll play again.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Montag » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:24 pm

I will go again.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:16 pm

Ok! I'll put a game together!

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:55 am

Whoops - I forgot to close off the 4th spot when creating a game, so we've got a rando player. Hope that's ok!

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:02 am

I wondered who that guy is.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:34 am

Here's a bug - at the end of the turn I just played I wasn't dealt any political cards.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:46 pm

Definitely a bug. The following turn I only got one political card. If this happens again I'll just resign rather than play at a disadvantage.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:47 pm

I don't think that's a bug. You already have 3 political cards. I think (?) you only get as many political cards as you have red bubbles.

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:44 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
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I don't think that's a bug. You already have 3 political cards. I think (?) you only get as many political cards as you have red bubbles.
Nope. You discard down to the point where you have as many cards as bubbles, then get dealt 2 more. That's the way it's worked up to now. I thought it might have something to do with my leader, but that isn't it either.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ænima » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:45 pm

You get a card at the end of your turn for each military action you have remaining. So if you are using military actions, you will get fewer cards than your max.

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:23 pm

Something is definitely haywire. Turn before last I had 3 red bubbles, 2 military cards in my hand, and wasn't dealt any.

As I said, sucking at the game is enough of a handicap. I don't need it compounded by a bug.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:04 pm

I honestly have no idea exactly how/when cards are dealt. I know there have been many times I haven't gotten any cards, but I assumed the game knows what it's doing.

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ænima » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:06 pm

Not sure what's going on with tgb's cards. Sounds like something wonky, but I haven't run into that. Here are the official rules for military cards:

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ænima » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:07 pm

I'd also be down to play a game sometime. I own it, but have only gotten it to the table twice over the past couple years. Love the digital implementation.

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:12 pm

This last turn I got deal the proper number of cards, for all the good that did me.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:12 pm

Thanks for the rules explanation.

What's your username for the game? I'll add you to the next game we play.

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ænima » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:19 pm

Benholio

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:19 am

Damn it, tgb! My civilization needed that Fast Food wonder!

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:09 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:19 am
Damn it, tgb! My civilization needed that Fast Food wonder!
I realized after I grabbed it that I don't think there's enough time left to get it built.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:34 pm

tgb wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:09 pm
Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:19 am
Damn it, tgb! My civilization needed that Fast Food wonder!
I realized after I grabbed it that I don't think there's enough time left to get it built.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:54 pm

Good game once again, and a big Mozel Tov to Montag ftw.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:16 pm

GG. And we all beat the rando! But Montag blew the rest of us out of the water. I waited way too long to start building things that generated victory points. By the time I got Sid and my libraries, it was too late to catch up.

If you guys are interested, I can start up another game when Aenima responds to my friend request.

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:20 pm

Also, I wish the app gave you some notification that the game was over.

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:50 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:16 pm
GG. And we all beat the rando!
I was afraid we'd be humiliated.

Anyway, count me in again.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Montag » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:02 pm

I think the double punch of Aristotle and the Library of Alexandria gave me a great start. I'm ready for more.

I set one up for us and Benholio.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:23 pm

I probably should have known this about five games ago, but how exactly does bidding for colonies work. Is a unit worth it's attack value? If so, I didn't realize that and it would explain why I always get outbid.

Also, when there is a tie, either for colonies or for the effect of a card, how is the winner decided?

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:45 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:23 pm
I probably should have known this about five games ago, but how exactly does bidding for colonies work. Is a unit worth it's attack value? If so, I didn't realize that and it would explain why I always get outbid.

Also, when there is a tie, either for colonies or for the effect of a card, how is the winner decided?
1) Yes. You can also sacrifice cards that have military/colonization values on them but you have to give up at least one unit first.

2) Beats me
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Montag » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:13 pm

Turn order decides ties.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:13 pm

In which direction? Later turn players have the advantage?

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Zarathud » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:09 pm

Earlier. The second player must beat the first.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:57 pm

That's a pretty nice advantage for the 1st player!

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Montag » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:01 am

To be clear, the order is who triggers the event is 1st and then it rotates. The original starting player may not be earlier in order for the event.

If you have a military advantage, there is less risk in queue events since one will trigger immediately.
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Re: Through The Ages

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:15 am

Ah gotcha. That makes more sense.

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Re: Through The Ages

Post by tgb » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:37 pm

Well, aren't I everybody's bitch? :D

That was a rough one, largely because I didn't draw a single defense card until Era III.
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