Are you good enough at Twilight Struggle to enter a tournament?


#261

Been playing with a couple of people who are using the Steam version from my iPad. No iOS notifications of your games turns (the option is there, but desperately greyed out), but those come through the mail.
And there is no phone version.


#262

Cross-play between platforms is seamless.


#263

Yes I have both versions and I can take my turns from either.


#264

I’m in as cannon fodder again. Username Thraeg


#265

Many thanks again to @Brooski for making this happen, to GMT for the incredibly generous prize (and upgrade), and to @CF_Kane for organizing and everyone who participated for the fun games last tournament.

Happily in for this one as well! Playdek name is Berbatov.


#266

Damn I missed it. My fault.


#267

(there’s a new one, I was just late on thanking them for organizing the last one!)


#268

Yeah you didn’t miss anything. We are still collecting players for the second tournament.


#269

BTW, my Playdek name is I_Borges.


#270

We’ve got @DWAnderson, @Thraeg, @Borges, @rho21, @Grunden, and maybe @CraigM and @roguefrog since the last update, so we have 19 potential players? With 5 more, that’s six groups of four. Perfect!


#271

I’ll throw my hat into the ring. The people I play will probably appreciate the free win. My Playdek name is SadleyBradley.


#272

Add me …

dstone112 / dstone112

Don.


#273

Sure, the mighty ocean will wave again!

greatatlantic here and on playdek.


#274

I’m in! :)


#275

We are up to 22 players now! (Not counting @CraigM and @roguefrog as I haven’t heard back from them definitively.)


#276

I bought the game, and am learning it for the explicit and express purpose of joining the tournament @Syzygy

I’m in. Playdek name: millertime059


#277

Great, adding you!


#278

So I have come to a realization, one I had been curious of, but dismissed.

I am going to get killed.

I know @Brooski has said that to really play Twilight Struggle, you need to know what events are out there. I thought ‘sure, that makes sense’, not realizing how many ways you can use each card. So I will apologize now for any who do not have the fortune of facing me ;)

Now where was that 400 page guide, gotta download that to my phone for reading material when I… have my only uninterupted time during the day.


#279

I think Brooski was referring to twilightstrategy.com, which is a great learning resource.

I’d recommend trying a game or two where you reference your hand with http://twistrug.jjt.io/#/ so that you can look at various twilightstrategy blurbs on your cards and then plan your hand prior to your first card play.

In my experience, annotated games are also very helpful, but I also enjoy reading through that sort of thing.


#280

So how much longer do I have to practice up (i.e. beat up the computer to learn card combos) before meeting my doom against @Brian_Reynolds or @Brooski?

Because, guys, I’m gonna tell you, my confidence levels are not super high on my odds here. If I can get out of this with more than a single win, I’ll consider it a success. ;)