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1Homeworlds Online (SDG# 3181) 2Variants: "Unrated" 3Started: 2006.4.20, Ended: 2006.4.29 4Participants: cdiffell (S), Aaron (N) 5Winner: Aaron 6 71) Aaron: Homeworld B1 Y2 G3 8cdiffell: I feel bad forcing you to teach me 3 different games...but I guess I have to learn for the tournament. Hope it's OK. Caleb 9Aaron: It doesn't bother me at all!! This is another toughie. Make sure you've read the rules and the wiki thoroughly. Trust the systems warnings regarding the best Homeworld setup when it's your turn, and don't hesitate to ask any questions!! 10 112) cdiffell: Homeworld B3 Y1 G3 12Aaron: Remember that it is not wise to create a homeworld with the same star sizes as your opponent. I can't remember if the system warns you of that or not =) 13cdiffell: I read through the rules today, but I will re-read tonight or tomorrow and probably not make my first move till lunch time 14Aaron: Take your time. I'm in no hurry. 15cdiffell: How do I build a homeworld with a different size than yours? There are only 3 sizes, and you've used 2 of them, so by definition I have to double up one of them when I build my homeworld. 16cdiffell: OK, I looked at another game of this and will just sort of mimic those starting moves at first. 17 183) Aaron: Build G1 Aaron 19Aaron: I mean the exact same sizes. If we both had starts sized 1 and 2 then I'm only 2 moves away from your Homeworld. By using 1 and 3, I'm now at least 3 moves away. Safety first! =) 20Aaron: This game is all about resource management. You want to manage the global stash to minimize the number of ships I can own. 21 224) cdiffell: Build G1 Cdiffell 23 245) Aaron: Trade G1 Y1 Aaron 25 266) cdiffell: Trade G1 Y1 Cdiffell 27Aaron: Here's an example. If you choose to take that last small Yellow, then I have access to size-2 yellows. This is sometimes unavoidable, but something you want to be aware of at least. 28cdiffell: Why would you take a green and then trade to a yellow? Doesn't that waste a turn? Your green 3 ship supported a build action for a yellow ship, right? 29Aaron: no, you can only build a ship of certain colour that you currently control in the system. *Now* I can freely build yellows. 30cdiffell: OK, I see. 31 327) Aaron: Build Y2 Aaron 33 348) cdiffell: Discover Y1 Cdiffell G2 Cdiffell2 35cdiffell: Question: if I create a new system that's a "3", are you prohibited from moving directly there due to your system being a "3" in total? 36Aaron: no, only if one of the individual stars is a 3 37cdiffell: ...so I should build a 1 or 2 size system; I guess probably a 2 so I can move back/forth from my home system but you cannot, right? 38Aaron: You will only be able to build a 2 right now as your system contains a 1 and a 3. I can only discover a 3. 39 409) Aaron: Discover Y2 Aaron G3 Emeralds 41 4210) cdiffell: Build G1 Cdiffell 43 4411) Aaron: Build Y2 Emeralds 45 4612) cdiffell: Build Y3 Cdiffell2 47 4813) Aaron: Move Y2 Emeralds Cdiffell2 49 5014) cdiffell: Trade G1 B1 Cdiffell 51 5215) Aaron: Build Y3 Cdiffell2 53Catastrophe Cdiffell2 Yellow 54cdiffell: About having time - I did the grad school thing while working full-time; it definitely doesn't leave much time for other stuff. I'm just glad I got it finished before my daughter came along... 55 5616) cdiffell: Build G1 Cdiffell 57 5817) Aaron: Build G1 Aaron 59 6018) cdiffell: Discover G1 Cdiffell B2 Cdiffell3 61 6219) Aaron: Trade G1 R1 Aaron 63 6420) cdiffell: Move B1 Cdiffell Cdiffell3 65 6621) Aaron: Build R1 Aaron 67 6822) cdiffell: Build G1 Cdiffell 69 7023) Aaron: Trade R1 B1 Aaron 71 7224) cdiffell: Build B2 Cdiffell3 73 7425) Aaron: Sacrifice Y2 Emeralds 75Discover B1 Aaron G3 Emeralds 76Move B1 Emeralds Cdiffell3 77Catastrophe Cdiffell3 Blue 78 7926) cdiffell: Trade G1 R1 Cdiffell 80cdiffell: I don't remember what the system looked like - did mine disappear due to having 4 blue items in it? 81Aaron: I moved a blue in there creating 4 and I called a catastrophe, yes. 82 8327) Aaron: Build G1 Aaron 84 8528) cdiffell: Discover R1 Cdiffell Y2 Cdiffell4 86 8729) Aaron: Discover G1 Aaron B3 Sky 88cdiffell: <sigh> My systems seem to last a depressingly short time in Known Space. 89Aaron: =D That's not uncommon. You just have to always watch for that magic number 4. 90 9130) cdiffell: Build G1 Cdiffell 92 9331) Aaron: Build G1 Sky 94 9532) cdiffell: Move G1 Cdiffell Cdiffell4 96 9733) Aaron: Trade G1 Y1 Sky 98 9934) cdiffell: Move R1 Cdiffell4 Sky 100 10135) Aaron: Sacrifice R1 Aaron 102Attack R1 Sky 103 10436) cdiffell: Build G1 Cdiffell 105cdiffell: ah, so you can use a ship in one system to capture another? Hmm. didn't realize that. 106 10737) Aaron: Move R1 Sky Cdiffell4 108Aaron: Once you sacrifice a ship, you can use its power in *any* system in which you have influence. Very powerful tactic. 109 11038) cdiffell: Build G2 Cdiffell 111cdiffell: "Influence" defined as the presence of your ship(s) there. I see. 112Aaron: exactly. Technically you could, for example, sacrifice your g1 in CDIFFELL and build a green in CDIFFELL4. 113 11439) Aaron: Attack G1 Cdiffell4 115 11640) cdiffell: Trade G2 R2 Cdiffell 117 11841) Aaron: Build Y2 Sky 119 12042) cdiffell: Move R2 Cdiffell Cdiffell4 121 12243) Aaron: Move G1 Cdiffell4 Cdiffell 123 12444) cdiffell: Move R2 Cdiffell4 Sky 125 12645) Aaron: Build G2 Cdiffell 127Catastrophe Cdiffell Green 128Aaron: Thanks for the game! Wanna try again? Feel free to challenge me anytime.