View Full Version : Shimo - style!

Dagobahn Eagle
10-24-2001, 10:10 PM
Imagine a world where mighty nations rise and fall like the endless tides… where back stabbing and hasty alliances are common place… where a friendly welcome one moment can turn into a dagger at your throat the next. Paranoia torments the most powerful of commanders, as doubt of even the most sacred alliance is a constant reminder that trust is a luxury that can’t be afforded. The richest lands are swept up in poverty, as once laden gold mines grow dry. Delicate trade alliances, the last bastions of peace in the world, hang in the balance as the glory of victory eventually consumes even the noblest ruler.

Welcome to the world of…

SHIMO-STYLE Galactic Battlegrounds!

"Choose your path to greatness": this is what the AoK box says and it is exactly what Shimo-Style engenders. Whether it be brute force or cloak and dagger suit your playing style to your personality and eliminate those who would oppose you. Fail and beg for the mercy of your master. Succeed and be forever remembered in tale and song as the one and true lord of the galaxy.


Introduction of dynamic diplomatic relations

Increased importance of trade and commerce

Increased importance of troop organization, deployment and battlefield tactics


At the beginning everyone sets diplomatic stance to neutral to simulate reality where relations build up over time

"There can be only one" : Allied Victories are strictly forbidden as it undermines the dynamic diplomatic equilibrium the game creates

Essential Game Settings

Kill the Commander because it adds a crucial dimension to the game

5 or more players, otherwise it reduces to a 2v2, 2v1, 1v1 respectively

1.0 or Slow game speed to facilitate diplomatic negotiations

No locked teams… (duh :D)

No AI players ;)

Source (http://www.mrfixitonline.com/readPosting.asp?PostingId=7234)

It looks really fun (I've seen a recorded game on the web). Can't wait to actually try it out in GB!

10-25-2001, 10:37 AM
pretty good idea

11-15-2001, 09:25 AM
That looks pretty cool, though it might be a bit difficult with the diplomatic relations bit when everyone knows that you will turn on each other eventually ;)

Still something I'd like too see.