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    Default Insanowar XII: Back to Basics [RE-RECRUITING]

    INSANOWAAAAAAAR!!!

    Da Rules:

    1.) There are five players, each of which represent a commander of their army.

    2.) Each player takes turns choosing some powerful character, semi-powerful group of characters, or large mob of expendable non-characters from any sort of media. Examples: The TMNTs, a Dreadnought from 40K, a mob of kobolds.

    3.) When each player has 10 selections, the game begins.

    4.) A map will be provided showing the layout of the battlefield. Each person will have a base of operations with which they can wage war. Note that each base is about 2 turns away from each other.

    5.) A static turn order is established. In each turn, the player dictates what their troops are doing, as far as the opponent can see. Secret actions need not be reported (although it is good sportsmanship to give hints as to what your are planning).

    6.) When troops engage, the person whose turn the engagement took place on decides the outcome, which will usually NOT be all one way. If there is any friendly dispute (and the dispute WILL be friendly, or else), other players/playgrounders chime in with their opinions. If no consensus is reached, it's a 50/50 slaughter.

    7.) The winner is the one who wins.

    Da Guidelinez:

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    1.) You can't choose anyone TOO powerful. No gods, demigods, anything like that. Make it something that's about the same power level as the other troops on the field.

    2.) Don't be a jerk. The objective here is to have fun--frankly, who wins and who loses is pretty arbitrary anyway. This game is definitely straddling the line between Silly and Structured.

    3.) Respect Awesomeness. If a player is pulling off something that's just too awesome to believe, that should aid his victory.

    4.) Enjoy yourself. Seriously, guys.

    Okay, so we'll be playing on the same map as Insanowar I. Players can sign up until February 5th, with players with reserved spots in the central thread getting priority (and I'll be playing. Sorry those who have been waiting for ages).
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    Default Re: Insanowar XII: Back to Basics

    It begins once more...

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    Oooooohhhhhh....This looks fun. Mind if I stick my hand up? I know there's bound to be other reservations, but meh. Better to ask than to not.

    I even have an awesome team in mind....

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    Default Re: Insanowar XII: Back to Basics

    Extras:

    1)You must post with 3 days or let the host know about any delay or lose that turn.

    2) No retcon's of your picks death. Rule 3 overrules this only when logical.

    3)Time travel works as a one off Mulligan.

    4) all rules can be ignored with the host consent.

    5) the host is the final judge on what is fair and what is not.

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    Top Base is mine. The other bases are assigned as per turn order, counterclockwise. The field is littered with rocks, many of which are large enough to provide cover.

    The field is otherwise flat. I figured we'd start with a simple map to iron out all the little snags, then later matches would have complex terrain.

    Each base is blocked off by two massive gates, which can be magically opened by the psychic powers of the warlord who owns them or nonmagically opened by a hell of a lot of concentrated, sustained firepower. Neither base can be teleported, flown, or passed ethereally into. You can fly/teleport/pass ethereally out of your own base.

    Each base is a tower, very solid, containing:

    1.) A ground floor, used as a combination garage and hangar

    2.) A first floor, a sprawling barracks

    3.) A second floor, a metalworker's shop.

    4.) A third floor, a big empty space.

    Also, each base is stocked with enough lumber to build a small cabin, enough iron to build a few machines, and enough electronics supplies to make a couple basic computers. To get any more, you'll have to raid the stash of an opponent.

    In addition, each base is stocked with 15 laborers. These laborers are magic constructs, and cannot fight, be used as shields, or contribute in any way to the conflict besides doing simple construction and simple repairs. They can be killed, easily.
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    Default Re: Insanowar XII: Back to Basics

    also, i would like to stick my hand up.

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    I'm in the reserved list, but that doesn't seem to mean anything now, so I'm posting here to try and confirm my spot. If that's all right
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    Well X seems to have just faded away, so I might join this one. Less ridiculously this time.
    If I creep into your house in the dead of night and strangle you while you sleep, you probably messed up your grammar.

    I'm always extremely careful to hedge myself against absolute statements.

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    IS there any room for me?

    I really want to play...
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    Me please! I really would like to play.





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    Six. Argh. Sorry, Gamerkid.

    So turn order:

    Curtis
    Banthesun
    Bahumat
    Nolispe
    Random_Person

    My first pick will be the Doctor and his TARDIS.
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    Sorry for the delay, I'll be taking Colonel Roy Mustang and First Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye from FMA.
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    hmmmm, this could be tricky....time to start my theme, and hope that they can handle alchemy...

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    first, i shall pick data from star trek.
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    Damn, about 29 stats in one swipe. Since I'm clearly the next I'm booby-trapping every inch of the Maze.

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    Intriguing. A fairly high power level, with the doctor and data on the field. I would consider pulling off my previous trick, but I think that I'll keep it a bit scaled back. That being the case, I will start with one of my picks from X: Saul Bremener, although I will not be backing him up with Borg power this time (fun as that was). Of course, the flip side is that I have access to anything that seems at all plausible for him to know.
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    If I creep into your house in the dead of night and strangle you while you sleep, you probably messed up your grammar.

    I'm always extremely careful to hedge myself against absolute statements.

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    Default Re: Insanowar XII: Back to Basics

    Second round of choices:

    The Cult of Skaro
    The Cyberking
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    Dan and Mitzi McNinja.
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    Default Re: Insanowar XII: Back to Basics

    just out of curiosity, what happens if someone chooses Simon and Kamina From Tengen Toppa Gurran Lagann?
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    ....Daleks. I HATE Daleks.

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    Depends on whether they have Gurren and Laggan now doesn't it?

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    grendel's mother from beowulf.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thelonius View Post
    Well, strangely enough a faction with Reputation 0 and history of past betrayals proved itself to be rather untrustworthy. My hat is off for the Mothriders.

    Damn, about 29 stats in one swipe. Since I'm clearly the next I'm booby-trapping every inch of the Maze.

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    You pick twice in the second round of picks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random_person View Post
    You pick twice in the second round of picks.
    I was intending mine as a single pick, I guess I'll use them stronger then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtis View Post
    Extras:

    1)You must post with 3 days or let the host know about any delay or lose that turn.

    2) No retcon's of your picks death. Rule 3 overrules this only when logical.

    3)Time travel works as a one off Mulligan.

    4) all rules can be ignored with the host consent.

    5) the host is the final judge on what is fair and what is not.
    Yea someone using the extra rules I devised, Yea! Also this looks like it going to be a good game. I shall watch and enjoy.
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    Because utopia is a dream, humans are bastards and any attempt to really flesh out Neverland turns it into Battle Royal island, only with pirates, cannibal children, man-eating mermaids, sadistic Indians, nymphomaniac fairies and Godzilla with a ringing tummy.
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    Nolispe, you still have one more pick....

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    bump. Should we just go on with pick and let them catch up?

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    Okay, let's just go onto Random_Person.

    Also, I'm Going to be away for a bit, so in a day or so finish the picks without me, and I'll catch up as well when I get back.
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    sorry, not enough time for this at the moment. resigning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thelonius View Post
    Well, strangely enough a faction with Reputation 0 and history of past betrayals proved itself to be rather untrustworthy. My hat is off for the Mothriders.

    Damn, about 29 stats in one swipe. Since I'm clearly the next I'm booby-trapping every inch of the Maze.

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    And then there was four.....

    Random, you still playing?

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    Instead of playing with 4 why not invite one of the guy to have shown interest above gamerkid, or dragon queen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johel View Post
    Because utopia is a dream, humans are bastards and any attempt to really flesh out Neverland turns it into Battle Royal island, only with pirates, cannibal children, man-eating mermaids, sadistic Indians, nymphomaniac fairies and Godzilla with a ringing tummy.
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    Default Re: Insanowar XII: Back to Basics

    Done, so let's let Random catch up; Gamerkid can make his pick as soon as he arrives, if he wishes.
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