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    I am a wargamer from way back - before PC's were common. A lot of war games back then had "What If" scenarios, which would take some historical conflict and add some twists or different conditions - either at the start or during the game. For instance - you are playing as the Germans on the western front in the early days of WW1. Now, what if the east front Russian campaign wraps up a lot sooner, and you get more reinforcements than historically occurred. That kind of thing.

    OK - so now to apply it the demo game, you have to state the "what if" scenario, and your projection of how the game would be different. That is the intent of this thread.

    I will state some obvious ones you can work with:

    What if Lux survived on Bob?
    What if there were 8 teams, and RP had a southern neighbour?
    What if there were 9 teams and Lego had a neighbour?

    Take it wherever your imagination can go.
    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war .... aw, forget that nonsense. Beer, please.

  • #2
    What if ND and GoW didn't like each other?

    The two Bobian warmonger civs at each other's throats.......

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    • #3
      And I will go first, with an obvious fave...

      What if Vox had won the war against GS?

      Well, a complete win was probably not in the cards, so how about a partial victory with a better - for Vox - peace settlement. Say we gained a handful of cities south of the original border.

      This really depends on whether GS and Vox could have patched up their relationship - which is doubtful to start with. But, assuming we had, and Vox established a sounder economic base, how would this have affected the world geo-political scene? It may have been enough to maintain the uneasy peace on Bob, that dubious alliance that Vox first encountered when we crossed the straight. (yes - there is another what if.)

      Would Vox, Lego, and GS be alligned by geography against the Bobians, making their allaince even stronger. Or would Bob stiill be in a similar position as today, with a different dynamic regarding 'outside' help from the 'islanders'.

      My guess is .. assuming a trusting relationship was re-established between GS and Vox .. that at the first sign of breakdown on Bob, we, Vox, with GS' help would have pushed for land settlement on the NE corner of Bob. This would be done in alliance with GS for an exchange of Estonian land.

      This is similar to the potential situation prior to the war, and as I was suggesting above, the other obvious what-if. And in retrospect, maybe what Vox should have done.
      Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war .... aw, forget that nonsense. Beer, please.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Beta
        And I will go first, with an obvious fave...

        What if Vox had won the war against GS?

        Well, a complete win was probably not in the cards, so how about a partial victory with a better - for Vox - peace settlement. Say we gained a handful of cities south of the original border.

        This really depends on whether GS and Vox could have patched up their relationship - which is doubtful to start with. But, assuming we had, and Vox established a sounder economic base, how would this have affected the world geo-political scene? It may have been enough to maintain the uneasy peace on Bob, that dubious alliance that Vox first encountered when we crossed the straight. (yes - there is another what if.)

        Would Vox, Lego, and GS be alligned by geography against the Bobians, making their allaince even stronger. Or would Bob stiill be in a similar position as today, with a different dynamic regarding 'outside' help from the 'islanders'.

        My guess is .. assuming a trusting relationship was re-established between GS and Vox .. that at the first sign of breakdown on Bob, we, Vox, with GS' help would have pushed for land settlement on the NE corner of Bob. This would be done in alliance with GS for an exchange of Estonian land.

        This is similar to the potential situation prior to the war, and as I was suggesting above, the other obvious what-if. And in retrospect, maybe what Vox should have done.
        So you're saying Vox and GS would have sided with Roleplay to blackmail GoW into giving its land away or they would have just taken it in conquest? Interesting how Beta keeps bringing up that Vox views GoW as its mortal enemy........................

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        • #5
          What if...

          Vox and GS had started in the other's position?
          A true ally stabs you in the front.

          Secretary General of the U.N. & IV Emperor of the Glory of War PTWDG | VIII Consul of Apolyton PTW ISDG | GoWman in Stormia CIVDG | Lurker Troll Extraordinaire C3C ISDG Final | V Gran Huevote Team Latin Lover | Webmaster Master Zen Online | CivELO (3°)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GhengisFarb
            Interesting how Beta keeps bringing up that Vox views GoW as its mortal enemy........................
            Ah, don't you just love being the bad boys of the ptwdg?
            A true ally stabs you in the front.

            Secretary General of the U.N. & IV Emperor of the Glory of War PTWDG | VIII Consul of Apolyton PTW ISDG | GoWman in Stormia CIVDG | Lurker Troll Extraordinaire C3C ISDG Final | V Gran Huevote Team Latin Lover | Webmaster Master Zen Online | CivELO (3°)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Master Zen
              What if...

              Vox and GS had started in the other's position?
              Then we would probably be the ones holding off contact with the Bobian civs from Vox and not the other way around, and Lux may well still have been alive.
              "Close your eyes, for your eyes will only tell the truth,
              And the truth isn't what you want to see,
              Close your eyes, and let music set you free..."
              - Phantom of the Opera

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Shiber
                and Lux may well still have been alive.
                Interesting point.

                Its wrong, but interesting.

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                • #9
                  What if:

                  Lego or GS had started where Lux did?

                  So much for building...
                  The greatest delight for man is to inflict defeat on his enemies, to drive them before him, to see those dear to them with their faces bathed in tears, to bestride their horses, to crush in his arms their daughters and wives.

                  Duas uncias in puncta mortalis est.

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                  • #10
                    What if GS and Vox actually worked TOGETHER to invade Bob?

                    What if Lego did more than sit on their A$$ the whole game?
                    One who has a surplus of the unorthodox shall attain surpassing victories. - Sun Pin
                    You're wierd. - Krill

                    An UnOrthOdOx Hobby

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by UnOrthOdOx
                      What if Lego did more than sit on their A$$ the whole game?
                      That might tip Lego into siding with GS..............

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                      • #12
                        Uno do you really want to say that?

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                        • #13
                          What If...

                          Peter Jackson actually released a pic of the Mouth of Sauron so I could actually have a real LOTR avatar?
                          A true ally stabs you in the front.

                          Secretary General of the U.N. & IV Emperor of the Glory of War PTWDG | VIII Consul of Apolyton PTW ISDG | GoWman in Stormia CIVDG | Lurker Troll Extraordinaire C3C ISDG Final | V Gran Huevote Team Latin Lover | Webmaster Master Zen Online | CivELO (3°)

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                          • #14
                            What If...

                            The fictional UnOrthOdOx in Trappings had died in his first battle? Would another UnO take his place?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by UnOrthOdOx
                              What if Lego did more than sit on their A$$ the whole game?
                              What if anyone got Lego's position, I wonder how they would be doing right now...

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