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Title: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
Post by: Volk on December 10, 2015, 05:25:27 am
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This project will be centered around providing a good base for anyone looking to create, play in, or improve their forum games. The information in this upcoming guide will be focused on explaining the many types of forum games, rules and guidelines to follow on the FSE Forum Game Thread, and other helpful tips compiled from "Old Players" and "New Players" alike. PM Volk to provide information and input that may be used in this guide!

Introduction


Rules & Guidelines

The Forum Games section follows the normal FSE Forum Rules along with its own rules. To view the Official FSE Forum Rules click here (https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/index.php?topic=2713.0)

Before diving into Forum Games for the first time, here are a few rules and guidelines to follow to ensure everyone has a good time:


Forum Games: What are they?


Forum Games on FSE are grouped up in 3 unique categories:

Party Games

Party Games are Forum Games that focus on the interactions and gameplay between a large group of players. Party games are usually less focused on the story, strategy, or history aspect and more centered on player interactions, banter, and the funny situations that arise from each match. Most party games last a short amount of time, and can be easily restarted to play another round. Popular Party Games & Ideas include:
  • Mafia Game - Players are assigned a role at the beginning of each match, with at least 2 different "teams": Mafia (or Vampires, Werewolves, Terrorists, etc) who are supposed to secretly kill every Innocent player in the game, and Innocents who are supposed to survive and kill off every Mafia/Enemy player trying to kill them. Roles and Names can be added & edited depending on the circumstance of the game. High replay value, good for having a giggle with some mates.
  • Examples: Mafia, Werewolf, Town of Salem, Secret Hitler
Strategy Games

Strategy Games are Forum Games that focus on tactics, planning, intrigue, and player cooperation that may include an objective. Strategy Forum Games can range from Player-Versus-Player Nation Games where every player is a country, to more in-depth games. Typically, Strategy Forum Games last quite a long time, ranging from a month to a year (or more). Strategy Games can also vary in their complexity, whether it be on the player's side or the GM's side. Popular Strategy Games & Ideas include:
    RPG-Adventure Games


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    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: BabyJesus on December 12, 2015, 08:22:50 am
    Tip #1:Don't post your battle plans on the thread for everyone to see. Instead, send the gamemaster a pm with the plans.

    You would think this would be obvious, but no. People still do it all the time...
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: Murch on December 13, 2015, 12:13:15 am
    Sometimes for good reason.
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: Viriathus on December 13, 2015, 12:25:18 am
    Tip #2: Don't make treaties you know you are going to break soon.
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: Nativemann on December 13, 2015, 07:29:38 am
    The how to manage forum game would be awesome... Looked back at the Carribean game that happened. That seemed fun :D! Revive wooo
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: Cazasar on December 13, 2015, 07:38:57 pm
    Tip #2: Don't make treaties you know you are going to break soon.
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: The Mighty McLovin on December 13, 2015, 07:40:27 pm
    I don't really get the thing about treaties. In those times people where always going back and forth with treaties, it's called diplomacy.
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: BabyJesus on December 15, 2015, 03:54:52 pm
    Tip #3: Never threaten the Swiss. Just dont
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: Rhen on December 15, 2015, 04:26:23 pm
    Tip #3: Never threaten the Swiss. Just dont

    Move the capital from Switzerland to Luxembourg = Switzerland ruined.
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: BabyJesus on February 09, 2016, 06:16:36 am
    Tip #4: Don't overestimate your ability. It generally leads to bad things and the death of your character/country.
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: Bravescot on February 09, 2016, 09:12:23 am
    Tip #3: Never threaten the Swiss. Just dont
    Tip #5: Is also Tip #3.....you just don't ever.
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: BabyJesus on February 12, 2016, 10:22:23 pm
    Pls update and include all the wonderful tips I gave
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: Stark99 on February 12, 2016, 11:31:58 pm
    Tip No. 6 Don't attack Montenegro in the mountains even if you outnumber them 10 to 1
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: Bravescot on February 12, 2016, 11:35:41 pm
    Tip #7: Never lynch on the first night.
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: Viriathus on February 12, 2016, 11:37:02 pm
    Tip No. 6 Don't attack Montenegro in the mountains even if you outnumber them 10 to 1
    Just avoid mountainous regions
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: TheDoctor on February 23, 2016, 06:07:06 am
    Why are so many of the "How" spoilers blank
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: Noorwegian on March 07, 2016, 10:44:11 pm
    Why are so many of the "How" spoilers blank

    Because Volk is lazy and hasn't updated this thread. It's still WIP.
    Title: Re: Forum Games: A Guide - [WiP]
    Post by: OttoFIN on March 08, 2016, 07:06:47 am
    Why are so many of the "How" spoilers blank

    Because Volk is lazy busy and hasn't updated this thread. It's still WIP.