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Stuff Happens variant

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 16:10
by super_dipsy
The Stuff Happens variant can be applied to any of the main variants, similar to the Fog of War variant, and is a Premium Only option. Stuff Happens provides a variant that follows the normal diplomacy rules in general, but in which unexpected incidents may happen. The idea is hat these incidents will not happen all the time, but will offer specific challenges as the game proceeds. Some of the incidents are minor, while others are major; but rather than describing the possibilities, it is left to the players to encounter them as they come up. This allows new incident types to be added over time, and hopefully provides a little more more intrigue.

Stuff Happens games are played as normal, but there is one visible addition - a new source of messages in the game message interface. Under the list of message folders for the other countries, there is an extra one labelled 'Intelligence'. This will light up as usual when you receive an intelligence report, and is accessed in the normal way. These messages will provide information regarding incidents that happen, but unlike other message folders there will be no option to Reply or Forward them. There will also be the occasional post in the Public Press area realted to the various incidents.

An important point to note is that when something happens, you may or may not know about it immediately. This adds to the challenge!

Although Stuff Happens can be applied to most other variants, it will not take full effect in games where there is no Messaging capability, such as Gunboat or PPO games.

Re: Stuff Happens variant

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 16:16
by Willie900
I think I may lose about 12 euros sometime soon... :D

Re: Stuff Happens variant

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 16:16
by Kian
Before the first question, thanks for all your hard work and creativity in bringing this to the party!!!!

Forst Question:

Can a "Stuff Happens" game be ranked?

Re: Stuff Happens variant

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 16:31
by asudevil
Wait a minute, does this mean we are live on "stuff happens"?

And if so, who wants a game?

Re: Stuff Happens variant

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 17:38
by super_dipsy
Kian wrote:Can a "Stuff Happens" game be ranked?

I covered this in the announcement post, but didn't put it here. Yes, Stuff Happens can be ranked. BUT as I said in the announcement post I would not advise people to rush into ranked games until the code has a chance to bed down. I would give it a couple of weeks. If you decide to go with a ranked game anyway, then that is your choice of course...but caveat emptor ;)

Re: Stuff Happens variant

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 18:09
by uzes90
Great work! Thanks for doing this :!: :!: :!:

Just added a game - 35144. Caveat Emptor -- with all the bells and whistles -- and of course fogged in.

(I really hate to mention this, with all the work you just finished, but I guess you haven't gotten around to adding "Stuff happens" to the Active or Archived tab. Active tab was where I went first, then Join where it works fine.)

I'm looking forward to my first game.

Re: Stuff Happens variant

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 18:10
by Kian
I don't know how I posted this twice :oops:

Re: Stuff Happens variant

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 18:14
by asudevil
Kian wrote:Before the first question, thanks for all your hard work and creativity in bringing this to the party!!!!

First Question:

Can a "Stuff Happens" game be ranked?


he said it can, but wait a couple weeks to make sure the new code works well with the old

Re: Stuff Happens variant

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 18:15
by asudevil
uzes90 wrote:Great work! Thanks for doing this :!: :!: :!:

Just added a game - 35144. Caveat Emptor -- with all the bells and whistles -- and of course fogged in.

(I really hate to mention this, with all the work you just finished, but I guess you haven't gotten around to adding "Stuff happens" to the Active or Archived tab. Active tab was where I went first, then Join where it works fine.)

I'm looking forward to my first game.


Ok, so I tried to make a stuff happens game, but not chaos/FOW since he said try it out with just the basics, and he hadnt play tested FOW, but the game I created didnt show up in my pending games?

I called it stuff happens. Did it create and I screw up?

EDIT NEVERMIND...I created it but it didnt join me in automatically. I found it though, and joined it.

Re: Stuff Happens variant

PostPosted: 07 Dec 2011, 23:59
by OsTrailYa
This needs to be added to the following (master) thread

Game Types & Variants