philryuh

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If there's a common thread that connects the designs I've worked on over the last several years, it's that they are preoccupied with “bad marriages” between players where one or more members must sim...

3 points by philryuh - updated 46 days ago | 3 comments | report | subscribe

sdirrane Supporter46 days ago | 1 point[-]

"If there's a common thread that connects the designs I've worked on over the last several years, it's that they are preoccupied with “bad marriages” between players where one or more members must simultaneously work together and against their partners."

This is precisely why I love Root.  There is so much direct and indirect player interaction.  Short term treaties are necessary while trying to not help the other player in the treaty.  I love trying to make people do my bidding without them even knowing it.  You absolutely have to know what other people at the table are doing and try to anticipate where they are going.

sdirrane Supporter46 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yes!  I don't see how this isn't an automatic back for me and I've really stayed away from backing games.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter46 days ago | 1 point[-]

Very very interesting. This is the game I am most looking forward too at this point.