The game has concluded! Congratulations to Thesper for claiming Hell’s throne!
[x] indicates I’ve received what I need from you to host the next turn. If you’re the only one without an x in your [ ], guess what that means, slacker!
The Archfiends of Hell
Mysterio as Vindicator (#4 Full Metal Armor Dude, Bird icon) [host]
Ethylene Oxide as Zstylzhemghi (#1, Three-Headed Dude) [ ]
JordanP as Reaver (#15 Winged Dude with Helm and Glowing Eyes, Bull icon) [ ]
Gunner as Gunner (#5 Jabba Dude) [ ]
Crater as Old Scratch (#7 Monocle Dude, Eye icon) [ ]
Thesper as Thesper (#12 Griffon, Omega icon) [ ]
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Name: People In Hell Want Ice Water
Map Size: Normal
Map Type: Acheron’s Locks
Places of Power: Uncommon
Game Length: Normal
Really tempted to jump in on this. After all of the positive buzz SI has received, I’m itching to try it. Am I going to be at a horrible disadvantage if I’m a complete noob? (It’s okay, I just want to set my expectations appropriately.)
Make sure your Archfiend has charisma 3. As long as you don’t take the -1 orders or -1 moves anti-perks and take charisma 3 it’s very hard to make a downright terrible archfiend build. Do that and whatever else you pick you should be able to have a fun game.
Incidentally, I’d be interested in joining this game if it happens to open up to those across the pond (UK specifically).
I could go for a more rapid fire game. I’m on the west coast.
Also, there are quite a few builds that work with the -1 move. After the initial land grab movement speed can be pretty irrelevant.
Though I wouldn’t recommend taking any anti-perks for a first timer. Just build a prince with three charisma, lust or gluttony public objectives, and either a defensive perk (like paranoid) or a perk that enhances whatever route you want to go (like prince of lies).
I think an easy beginners mistake is to want to put points in whatever attribute, like martial or cunning, that they want to be their primary. If you put as much as possible in charisma it will let you raise your primary skill very quickly.
Oh yeah, certainly you could play with -1 moves with a specialist build, but for a first timer it would
a) be risky
b) not be able to get much experience in some of the main areas of the game
c) be boring - you’re probably just demanding tribute twice a turn for most of the early turns
Even the -1 orders anti-perk has a possible place in a cunning 4 build.
Well, if Dominions 3’s longevity among Qt3 members is any indication, Qt3 members will be playing SI for a long time. You shouldn’t hesitate, if that’s your only concern. Plus, people who have been playing SP have been saying the AI has improved with each successive patch from Vic.