Turn 17: Man (sharaleo) eliminated! Loss of all provinces, 11 players remain
Turn 18: Sudden Death Skipped! 11 players still remain
Turn 22: Pythium (Paladin) eliminated! Loss of all provinces, 10 players remain
Turn 24: Sudden Death! Marignon (Vendo Viper) is forced to go AI, 9 players remain
Turn 30: SD Skipped!, 9 players still remain
Turn 31: Vanheim (Mark Weston) eliminated! Loss of all provines, 8 players remain
Turn 36: SD! Shinuyama (Evil Steve) is forced to go AI, 7 players remain
Turn 42: SD!, 7 players remain
Turn 48: SD!, 6 players remain
Turn 54: SD!, 5 players remain
Turn 60: SD!, 4 players remain
Turn 66: SD!, 3 players remain
Turn 72: SD!, 2 players remain
Turn 80: THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!
Da’ Sudden Death Rules:
a) In case a the preset number of players remaining has already been reached due to other elimination, such as Dominion death, giving up and going AI, etc., then the Sudden Death elimination is skipped. However, Sudden Death may NOT be skipped two times in a row.
b) In case of a tie, the following tie breakers will be used, in the following order: dominion, territory, forts, gem income, income, research, and finally army size.
Da’ Update Before We Start
Lum has steped forward to host the game on his server. He will be doing email notification. Thank him when you get the chance. Also, PM me your email address so I can add send it to Lum in one neat, tidy package.
As a reminder, please name your Pretender after your Quarter to Three tag. I know some players like to create clever and imaginative names for their alts, I know I do. However, due to the large number of players, and the number of players in other games, this is a way to help players keep track of who is who and do their diplomacy through Qt3 PMs.
Also, be sure to disable all mods (especially Pretender balance mods like the Conceptual Balance one), except the necessary End Game Diversity mod (linked to below) when creating your pretender. Finally, Pretenders should be Password Protected.
To upload your created pretender, go to home.lumthemad.net, Port: 5506.
I sending a deadline of Friday for Pretender uploads, at which point I start seeking a substitute. Not saying I won’t be flexible if someone is out of Dominions reach until Saturday or whatever, just keep in touch and try to get a Pretender uploaded.
With the mega-thread broken, I’m starting a new Dominions 3 game here. Altair, Deneb, and Vega are the three stars that comprise the Summer Triangle constellation, as this game begins in the summer. I suspect players will abbreviate it ADV pretty soon. Some experience in players preferred, but not required.
Da’ Special Rules:
The game will use one mod: the End Game Diversity mod, which adds a large number of thug/SC chasises to break the importance of Tartarians.
Random nations: Players will not choose their own nation. Instead, they will choose a single nation to be thrown in a pot for randomization.
Sudden Death: At intervals to be decided later, players will face automatic elimination (i.e. set to AI) if he or she has the fewest Victory Points. There will a lot of VPs. This is the keep the game going.
Pretender Names: All players must maintain Qt3 accounts for diplomacy and to keep up announcements. Furthermore, Pretenders should be named similarly to Qt3 handles. I know this means less fun in naming, but it does make it easier to keep track of who the other players are and how to get in touch with them.
Da’ Normal Rules:
Server: Llama email server, administered by myself.
Settings: Middle Era, Ashdod banned and only 1 water nation allowed. Map will be Shahriva, pictured below.
Special Settings: Income and Resources DOUBLED, Site Frequency increase a lot, Research EASY, Players 10-12, and Score Charts ON (sorry, only way to do VP properly).
- Greatatlantic, Vanheim
- dfs, Pythium
- Idar Thorvaldsen, Arcosecephale
- Vendo Viper, Tien Chi
- Wahoo, Bandor Log
- Mark Weston, R’lyeh
- David Erickson, Shinuyama
- sharaleo, Marignon
- Thasero, C’Tis
- Lum, Ermor
- Evil Steve, Jotunheim
- Paladin, Man
My reasoning for the rules is to eliminate stalemates, make the game play faster so we are hopefully done by Summer’s end, and otherwise make the game more interesting. If anyone thinks I’m making a deadly mistake, feel free to say so and we’ll discuss it and arrive a consensus.