On Jan 24, 2009, at 12:57 PM, TheLoneGoldfish wrote:
Regarding Christopher Hickman's problems with the Team Variant. Perhaps you should get rid of player elimination for the team game... take the spawn action from Gnostica/Zark City and allow them to re-enter the game with a small (on their home continent)... This would prevent one team from having 2 turns versus 1 and possibly make eliminating one opponent a less optimal strategy. I haven't had a chance to play the game yet though, so this may be a terrible idea.
That is pretty close to our idea to "fix it" too. We are getting rid of player elimination altogether. That is, if you get "kicked off" your home continent, it just means you can't build until you can get back on it (and have an open space). You also obviously can't reach a winning position until you get a foothold back into your homeland.
We haven't tried version 2.0 yet, but I think it will play MUCH better.