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Re: Is this forum dead ?

Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:24 pm

I believe one of the good aspects of Ageod games were Pbem. Besides being not operational it became more single player oriented recently. That's ok if that's more profitable.


MarkShot wrote:Empires was in a few ways closer to some things Philippe Thibaut did before AGEOD was founded.

* EU1: He was the author of the boardgame and on the PDS team porting their very first game that would build the franchise. But at that time, the venture was not Paradox.

* GI aka Great Invasion published by Nobilis: This game does not run well under NT kernel Windows, but if you can get a copy for free and or a manual, you will immediately see the similarity to EU1 with realtime, pop-up message, events, etc... In it, you will find the life cycle and aging of nations. Also, points were not simply awarded for conquest. But the absolute most unique idea was that the player would actually play a color which was an unrelated group of nations. This idea has appeared in business simulations, but never national/factional strategy. This predates AGEOD I think by 2 years.


But Philippe Thibaut and Andatiep were interested in Turkish Civil War (1919-1923) recently; few years back. EU Boardgame was on the past. Espana, RCW were designed and later 'libertad o muerte' by Miguel.

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Re: Is this forum dead ?

Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:23 am

I too am a huge fan of the WEGO historically accurate games AGEOD created. My pbem friends discovered through playing these games have lasted years. Any gamer with an historical bent finds true love.

I would say FoG:Empires is well worth the play. This is especially true for fans of PON who like the war waging side of gaming more than the patient diplomacy side of empire building; but it has both in spades. It does maintain the WEGO aspect of turn resolution. I have had a lot of fun in multiplayer games, currently stumbling toward world conquest as Persia in the recent expansion.

A unique aspect of the AGEOD forum is that all games supported on the forum form a family of games with familiar protocols such that comments on one game can be extrapolated to other games. Sites like Matrix and Sitherine are very decent sites, but because the variety and quality of the games hosted on these site vary so much there is abundant chaff to wade through to find meaningful grains of content; and older titles are buried in deep footnotes. This lack of thematic or format organization narrows the discussion to minor aspects.

One huge bright spot of the AGEOD system is the number of dedicated amateurs designers who found a home for publication. Perhaps this success has a bright future.

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Re: Is this forum dead ?

Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:40 am

Well said.

No, there won't be, from me or Philippe Thibaut (which has his own company now) new games as detailed (military speaking, because Empires with its 400 interconnected buildings IS detailed) for the foreseeable future. Perhaps from another person?

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Re: Is this forum dead ?

Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:19 am

Pocus wrote:Well said.

No, there won't be, from me or Philippe Thibaut (which has his own company now) new games as detailed (military speaking, because Empires with its 400 interconnected buildings IS detailed) for the foreseeable future. Perhaps from another person?


ehhh

my heart is broken....
:)

anyway, whatever your guys will produce you have my money.
I hope that one day there will be WON based on new engine

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