I’d also like to thank everyone for playing and Lego for organizing, thank you! Also, a heartfelt thanks to my team mates who did all the heavy lifting and allowed me to just…coast, really.
@dfs sorry i couldn’t respond earlier, but I really didn’t want to tip my hand. Truth is, xib was not terribly strong and I had no legions of stealthed minions or horrors waiting about everyone’s capital. It sounds great, and I’d have loved to be that guy (and maybe, sometimes, I am that guy), but not this time.
I had a handful of territories that included some wasteland and caves and they could barely support the armies I did have. We did talk about it internally a bit(about distributing the provinces differently), but to me, it made more sense for Fomoria (in particular) and TC to have the provinces and money since they could do more with it.
When we put our team together we were angling for darkness - and I think we planned for getting agartha, but when that fell through we sort of cobbled our nations together around overall strong nations(TC) and a pretty strong and straightforward nation (Fomoria) who both could do well in darkness. My role was to cast Theft of the Sun - which i never ended up doing because we realized that it would probably alienate other teams against us and, in the end, probably wouldn’t give us that tangible a benefit.
I dunno, it was really quiet for us the last few turns. Several turns ago, we realized we were sitting 6 thrones (4 claimed) and needed only one to win. Looking through the options for the final throne there was only a couple of good ones, and emerald lake (underwater, unfortified) that was only two provinces removed from a Fomoria fort was the best of them. So we made plans to have the ability to cap our two remaining thrones while fomoria got in place the elements he needed to take the lake. Our biggest concern was Agartha taking our throne nearest it, so we just kept quiet as the rest of the world was bickering. And then we just claimed three thrones in the last turn and got the ascension. Kinda anticlimactic really.