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Twilight Troubles: Cold War Follies

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:41 am
by admin
Some games go out of their way to ensure that you don't do anything really stupid.

http://www.pockettactics.com/news/twili ... r-follies/

Re: Twilight Troubles: Cold War Follies

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:07 am
by Snotty128
One time in the early war I had backed the AI into a corner. I knew he had europe scoring and I had wrested complete control of Europe. I was smug, and ever more pleased with myself when the AI held the card therefore losing by default. I couldnt wait to write an email to playdek showing them how their latest patch had failed.

But first I had to play one last card. It was Asia scoring, and to my disgust it scored the AI enough points for the win before he defaulted at the end of the turn. I was equal parts impressed and bitter at the foresight needed to pull that win off.

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:24 am
by mattDP
I have never quite understood the need for rule 8.2.5 - it upends an otherwise solid and easily-digested convention for no obvious reason. By the time Junta is in play, there are normally easy and tempting coup targets on the board for both players to gain their milops.

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:17 pm
by GenghisSean
Just yesterday I was playing as the USSR and we were at DEFCON 3. Down by 3 or 4 VPs, I was looking at a hand that was lousy with White stars, but because of Space Race advantages, I got to see the US Headline before I chose my own. My opponent picked Olympic Games... Lucky for me, I was holding KAL-007! I headlined that, which degraded the DEFCON to 2 and then boycotted the games, "winning" the game by nuclear annihilation.

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:20 pm
by CarlRJ
Thanks for bringing Twilight Strategy to my attention. Looks useful. But the link in the article is a bit mangled, should be https://twilightstrategy.com .

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:53 pm
by SackTheJuggler
I was caught by the AI a few times before I learned about that rule. Fool's Apocalypse.

Re: Twilight Troubles: Cold War Follies

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:49 am
by EICJoe
I was at my boardgame club last night and my friend bad just bought the boardgame version, so we gave it a whirl. Now I know what all the fuss is about! Was great fun (we didn't get to finish, but I was ahead).

Re: Twilight Troubles

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:33 am
by Blanchot
Thanks for bringing Twilight Strategy to my attention. Looks useful. But the link in the article is a bit mangled, should be https://twilightstrategy.com .
Agreed. At the moment as rank beginner I find Twilight Strategy a real help in learning the game. Happily however, Twilight Strategy's theory style isn't the only nor necessarily the best way to play. There seems to be much excitement recently on the BGG strategy forums over an alternative style of play, called sankt style, evolving out of China.

See this thread:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/159132 ... x-strategy

And this thread:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/159728 ... yeraragorn

I love games that involve copious amounts of practice and learning where the more you know the greater your pleasure. This is surely one of them!

Re: Twilight Troubles: Cold War Follies

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:47 pm
by rinelk
I just won a game quite unexpectedly as the USSR. My opponent played Missile Envy while at DEFCON 2. My highest card was Duck and Cover.