Strategy: Art of the Consigliere

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Re: Strategy: Art of the Consigliere

Postby Carebear » 08 Feb 2017, 18:20

mwalsh9 wrote:But I'm getting the sense reading the forum that such a move on this site might be bad form?

I am not sure I understand what you think would be bad form. Can you state it more clearly?
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Re: Strategy: Art of the Consigliere

Postby DirtyHarry » 09 Feb 2017, 19:28

Sorry for not being more clear. Let me ask my question a different way. Is back-stabbing generally viewed as just part of the game, and forgotten when that particular game is over? I supposed I'd be more wary of allying with someone who'd back-stabbed me before, but depending on the game circumstances, it probably wouldn't stop me from allying with them if it seemed like the best chance to win.
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Re: Strategy: Art of the Consigliere

Postby Carebear » 09 Feb 2017, 19:38

mwalsh9 wrote:Is back-stabbing generally viewed as just part of the game, and forgotten when that particular game is over?

Yes, back-stabbing is viewed as part of the game. Yes, a stab in a prior game should not be used as a reason for attacking someone in a different game. That reasoning is considered bad form. And, I believe the site rules make it a form of meta-gaming and punishable.


mwalsh9 wrote:I supposed I'd be more wary of allying with someone who'd back-stabbed me before, but depending on the game circumstances, it probably wouldn't stop me from allying with them if it seemed like the best chance to win.

This would be the correct attitude. I have played a game where a player stabbed me three times in that game. The first two times we worked it out as I made a good case of the board situation requiring us to work together. The third stab was an attempt to throw a solo which did not work. So, even within a game, I will work with a stabber if it makes sense. Smart Diplomacy players should always consider the end result, not the emotional need.
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Re: Strategy: Art of the Consigliere

Postby GENPershing » 10 Feb 2017, 03:35

Its always good not to take back stabbing personal. If we did, we wouldn't have anybody to play with on this site.
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