Christopher Hickman wrote: > what are my chances of actually winning a game against you if I don't yet > know how to play? It was pointed out by separate email that I hadn't said what my username on SDG was. It's "TwoShort". In the interest of putting this challenge in perspective, I am the highest rated Homeworlds player on SDG. This doesn't mean I'm the absolute best; there are two people I've played at SDG that I would give better than even odds of beating me the next time they try. On the other hand, those two people are the same two that already have ZPIPs. So if you haven't played much before, your chances of beating me are probably not that great, but they're not zero either - I do screw up with some frequency. If you'd rather have a more relaxed game, I still want to encourage you to give Homeworlds a try, so challenge me anyway and let me know in the comments that you don't want to play for the ZPIPs. I'll still try to win, but I'll feel freer to give you hints and answer questions about my thinking, etc. If you want to play for the ZPIPs, I'm going to try my best to crush you :) I'll also note that I thought up this scheme last night, and have yet to think through all the details (Is "next" in order of game start or end? Does the game I'm in the middle of count?) etc. When I figure all that out I'll repeat the challenge in a forum post over at SDG, but for now I'll just warn people that the fine print is subject to change.