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martin goddard

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Brilliant idea (what culd go rong)
« on: January 18, 2021, 03:57:58 PM »
How about this as a  start (needs refining)  idea.

1. Agree upon  an RFCM game. Facilitator needs to own 2 armies.

2. Two teams (2 per team) of players are invited to choose scenery, troops etc (i.e the pregame).

3. 3rd party/facilitator sets up the battle as per the team instructions.

4. Teams view the initial deployment and then give detailed plans of how they want the play to go (maybe a time slot?).

5. Facilitator plays entire game with plenty of photographs.

6.Facilitator reports back to teams on the outcome.

Battle gets done in one session ( i.e. an afternoon or evening).
Each team has a pair of players so they get to chat and plan.
Game has to remain set up for a day whilst the two teams think about their plan. Unless they are all available (pre agreed timing) for a 1.2 hours slot before start of play.
Battle report can be seen by all members.

Lot of work for the facilitator
Team cannot affect the game once started
Facilitator needs a camera, make notes and ability to post pictures.
Battle would be too long to do  a live 2 hour commentary (or can that be done?)

Maybe martin could do a first battle and then we could  improve the concept.
Consider  BB because it is easy to make battle plan.
BB is also quite short.
I think the "fight as  a team pair" might generate more talk than one v one.




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Re: Brilliant idea (what culd go rong)
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2021, 05:51:14 PM »
More than happy to host Bloody Barons or play as a pair.  You can also run this over zoom, or the like.  A YouTube session edited down would be signifcantly less than the game time as it would only need to show the actual activity and the not the players discussion, saving rolls etc

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Re: Brilliant idea (what culd go rong)
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2021, 07:26:41 PM »
I think it would be quite different from a "live" game, but would generate some nice interaction between the players and the umpire - particularly if there was a wrap-up session at the end to discuss how the various plans worked / failed.

It could also (suitably edited down) make a good video to add to the PP website of a whole game?


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Re: Brilliant idea (what culd go rong)
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 01:03:21 AM »
A fine idea Martin. I would be happy to do Regiment of Foote.