So I’m in the 16-user Little Boxes game - a clever 4x4 design by @Spectrefish … and it’s obvious at the start of the game that Brian Boru has been dealt an absolutely TERRIBLE starting position. He’s severely Range limited for expansion … 48 ticks into the game, he has 11 stars (bottom of the board) … and he doesn’t get a 12th star until tick 152 … and that’s only because Futanari Face has allied with him. BTW, did I mention that game is trade-scan ONLY … so he can’t even trade tech with anyone for a bunch of cycles!!!
Now, many players would have quit from the get-go … but I’ve never seen Brian quit (even when I’ve been kicking the sh*t out of him … heh, heh!) so he hung in there. With some deft play and after some unexpected AFK/QUIT’s (grrrr - hate when those happen) from other players, he’s now got a pretty decent position … and depending on how things go, he might decide to do a bit of payback with “SMASH the Hulk” if I’m not careful!
Regardless of how it turns out, @JayKyburz should create a non-quiter badge, especially for players that start with the most F’d possible position …
If Brian somehow pulls this off, he should get the comeback of the century badge also!