Antihero


#817

Aye. Scouting ‘rings’ through the streets allows you to easily sidestep or avoid thugs blocking the way. If you can avoid dealing with thugs then that means that the opponent has to pay more for each subsequent one on the board!

Truancy officers evict everyone in a building. The only thing that can stop them, barring gangs or thugs in the way, is a saboteur trap. To avoid hitting those you can try and trap the building yourself. If it’s trapped, your saboteur will get knocked out for the turn and you’ll have a clear run for the truancy officer. If it’s not trapped then you’ll trap it making it even more difficult for your opponent to take back on their turn. Of course, saboteurs cost three coins and truancy officers eight after you’ve unlocked them so it’s quite costly to evict an entire building. Even more so to then pop an urchin in there! But the free truancy officer is a mid-game gift to cause trouble!

Gangs can only evict more than one urchin if they’re upgraded to do so. I’ve never managed to get ‘eviction gangs’ working but I try every now and then! They could be the stuff of nightmares if protected, but protected by who when they’re on their own…?

The blocks of buildings or districts are set in stone, but the position of each building on each block is randomised so you never really know where things are until you start scouting. Have a look at the screenshots @lordkosc and I have posted above to get an idea!


#818

Didn’t realize I got this a few days ago, its gonna be a long road to 500 wins. D:


#819

Happy to have helped you along there…


#820

GG! So close!


#821

gg kosc! I was lucky to hit that second trading house so soon and was able to keep your gangs at bay, for once. Around turn 12 I thought I was starting to lose my grip on the map.


#822

:P

This map seems to slap me around like a gang attacking an urchin.


#823

Game matched me up with @Goatgoatgoat , fun times!


#824

To be fair @lordkosc, this map was skewed in my favour. I know I didn’t touch the bank until late on but the church and double trading houses as well as two henchmen right on my door step helped me get an early lead.

Feel free to send me an invite so you get a chance to go first. Not sure it makes much difference but it keeps things balanced!


#825

Will do, yeah that map layout along with losing my gang so early was just a downward spiral of sadness for me.


#826

Most players who beat me kill my gang first so I decided to be the aggressor this time while I had the chance!


#827

Down to 4 active games right now, so if anyone wants to send an invite, please do. :)

@Tyjenks and @tylertoo are you guys still playing?


#828

I would like to, but life for me is very…inconsistent at the moment and I am afraid I will start games and then they will expire. I think I did that already to a couple of folks and I apologize.


#829

No worries! A few of my games have nearly expired recently due to longer periods away from home. Anyway, if you ever fancy a game, you know where we are!


#830

I’m currently obsessed with a mobile game, Through the Ages. Which, like Antihero, I cannot beat. I do intend to return to Antihero, which will be one of my top 5 GOTYs.


#831

Great game @lordkosc, I thought you’d well and truly got me after I lost my trading house. Really happy to have won without a single assassination but with two masquerade thefts too.

Send me another invite if you want to go first.


#832

Will do, at the end there I was getting pinned in, heh.


#833

I was tempted to put an extra thug in somewhere but I was trying to be as economical as possible to ensure I had the coin to trap and finish off the churches!

Edit: one of my favourite things in this game is getting to the point where you need coin but you can see most of the map has been raided but there’s a few dark buildings left… which ones will still have big bags of coin? That’s a mind game!


#834

@lordkosc I’m not home yet so don’t spoil what’s happening in our game, but all I wanted to say was: KOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSC!

I made a few mistakes a couple of turns back that I was convinced were going to kosc me the game (hence the ‘gg’). It’s been a great game though, regardless of the victor!

Edit: @Goatgoatgoat the higher resolution icons look so much better btw!


#835

Yeah I have been playing a bit conservative lately, I’ve lost a few games due to this.

I still think you have this one. ;)

I must do better to channel my inner Masschoas.

@Goatgoatgoat where is the Android mobile version? :D


#836

Android and iOS are very close to complete. All the screens have been mobile-ified - I’m just cleaning up the tutorial and adding platform integrations to support achievements and push notifs and whatnot. (Then it’ll need to get QA’d and enter the Apple + Google review waitlists, so realistically it’s about a month out.)