Starting a new thread from here with info/links to the round 1 EPIC games. I decided to sort the names by the THIRD letter (felt that was random enough) so here is what we ended up with.
1A: @nick.muzzio vs. @NUC - game link - nick.muzzio WIN
1B: @Rodel vs. @TheLastHero - game link - TheLastHero WIN
1C: @Azezeal vs. @HULK - game link - HULK WIN
1D: @AnnanFay vs. @leonardebaker - game link
1E: SuperDave vs. Karmadrome - game link - SuperDave WIN
1F: MurasakiNoKaze vs. Mise333 - game link
1G: Luthias vs. HOUSEBOAT_THANGS - game link
1H: Bruce vs. Grunter - game link
ALTERNATE player (in case of dropouts) is @MalcolmReynolds
Please be sure to join YOUR game using YOUR forum name - the password is "r1"
Single elimination. 1A+1B=2A,1C+1D=2B,1E+1F=2C,1G+1H=2D - 2A+2B=3A,2C+2D=3B - 3A+3B=WINNER!
Please check the game params to confirm win by 66%, 1 home star at 20/20/4, $2000 cash, Experimentation and Manu are expensive to research, and Weapons is locked and starting at Level3. Let me know if there are any issues with the setup and the galaxies - some of the generated maps had big holes, so I tossed those. Yea, a bit of work setting this all up!
Against my better judgement, I allowed 48 hours to submit … this is to address the (hopefully very rare) situation where you can’t submit daily … but please try to do more frequently to keep things moving along. Since it is 1v1, there is no diplomacy (except razzing your opponent!) and with turn-based, if you are the 2nd person to submit (and advance the turn), then please try to make your subsequent move.
As the game progresses, give some though to the starting parameters and what might be changed to provide better game play. Many NP games end up just being a Weapons-Fest … obviously that won’t happen where with Weapons locked. Ideally, there should be multiple different strategies that can be used to win. And while Experimentation can help, one or two lucky EXP hits should not decide the game. The galaxy should be large enough that if you make a mistake, you have a chance to recover.
P.S. I hadn’t through about the “Tournament Competitor Badge”, but sure, I can send everyone’s name to Jay for him to consider. If your NP true alias is different than your Forum Name, then go ahead and send me a PM about it. Rodel is Asmodean13 - TheLastHero is blackbird77 - leonardebaker is SonofBlob.