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    Okay, so seeing as the last few Hotseat games we've tried to run have all crashed and burned, I'm in the mood to try something a little less proscriptive.

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    The Pitch
    The idea is, a few of us get together and play a single faction together, effectively by committee. Every active Hotseat player takes on one wing of the government, gives their commands to the poor sod running the save file, fights for their share of the budget or for certain items on the build queues, and generally runs their part of the communally run faction to help the eventual victory of the faction as a whole.

    So we might have one player handling unit recruitment, one player allocating building construction, one player moving the armies around, one player building, moving and ordering agents, that sort of thing.

    (You can make up your own suitably authoritative title, like Grand Marshall, Minister for Sychronised Taxation, Dread Warmaster, or whatever suits your tastes.)

    I mentioned someone who runs the game - this is the one player who does the actual processing of the council's orders and turns them into a finished campaign turn. (possible titles include Chairman, President, GM, King, Tyrant... For now I'll use GM)

    The Save File
    As I said, it's the GM who manages the save file. This is partly to control access to the game (so the recruitment guy can't sneakily cancel all those already-agreed-upon public order buildings to free up money for more soldiers), but it's also to help minimise the number of files flying around in this thread. If we needed to move a recruitment file, an armies file, a building file, etc etc for each and every turn, things would get pretty messy and we'd end up losing lontrol fo the situation somewhere pretty damn soon...

    The GM will still upload the save file at the start of every turn, so the rest of the council can get a first-hand look at the situation and start formulating their plans.


    The Inevitable RPing
    Let's face it, almost everyone who'll participate in this experiment is planning on running an in-character AAR about it as they go. This may also build on the hotseat as a whole - as we have fights over where budgets go and what our priorities should be, the AAR characters will be fightng as well and in a much more thematic way too. Maybe we end up with factions developing, or even assassinations?

    However, we need to work out what we're doing about IC and OOC discussion. I'm open to ideas here, as I have no idea what's best. Maybe we run a communal AAR in a Google Doc somewhere, which includes any roleplaying that occurs, while we keep this thread for OOC discussion and technical issues?


    Please bear in mind, this is an idea only right now. I don't even know which faction to play as yet. As people get involved, call council jobs and generally get on board, I'll start asking questions.

    So, who's interested?


    We're about to go live! Our council is:

    Regent - VictorAYorke (Kalian Benton Galhansen)
    [Military Command] - TheHylianJuggalo (Mihkael Yoribri)
    Military Training Overseer - Mister Scarecrow (Nym Rags, the Scarecrow)
    [Military Recruitment Advisor] - MattAttack010 ()
    [Civil Construction] - Athreon ()
    Treasurer - Tedster1995 (Kariana Lombardi)
    [Chief Diplomat] - DarkInterloper ()
    High Priest - Warl0rd13 (Father Lionidas)
    [Chief consultant] - Eldren (the Wind Runner)
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    Sounds neat but at the same time prone to a massive cluster.

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    I forgot to say - as people decide they want to join midway we can create jobs for them, and as people leave or vanish we can assimilate their jobs. No problems with sudden bottlenecks, or trying to give a missing player's faction to the AI partway through, or anything like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Scarecrow View Post
    Sounds neat but at the same time prone to a massive cluster.
    It's... To be honest I'm not sure. I'm hoping it turns into the 'FTL played by several people, democratically' that the Rock Paper Shotgun journalists quite enjoyed that one time.
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    I am cool with this. I call dibs on managing recruitment.
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    I humbly offer my services in managing the diplomatic affairs for our great nation. Which is pertinent, since I'm experimenting with how the AI responds to bribes and other diplomacy.
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    I shall offer my services as court jester and scribe for the history of our glorious nation.
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    I shall offer my services as the lazy uncle that sleeps all the time!

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    I'll take over the ministry of goats.

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    I offer my services as advisor!

    Join the stalfos and become immortal!

    Destrroy everyone!

    Ally with the Huskus and the goron!

    Send 10 spies on Hyrule Kingdom! (seriously they are the biggest warmonger ever we must stay safe)

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    Bah! The Stalfos are as stiff as the dead, now the Forces of Twilight are a grand, noble people. Hail Mojora and have a nice day.
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    Hell no. I want ten thousand boots on the ground,, and at least fifty cannons constructed for defense.

    the budget, for the glory of Ikana, we're going to reclaim our lands, by any means!
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    I shall be the evil and untrustworthy younger brother of the ruler, who assassinates him and takes command...
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    No no no your all wrong, we need to build brothels, get some girls on the beat make sum cash.

    Im willing yo be the economics minister but be aware i will turn you all in to the hylians at the drop of a hat
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    Curses double post
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    I can be minister of construction. Now lets see, how long would it take to design a shrine to myself.....?
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    Okay, so we have:

    GM - Me apparently.
    Diplomacy - Interloper
    Finance - Tedster
    Recruitment - THJ
    Construction - Athreon

    In addition, we have people who called the following roles but might not have an awful lot to do during the day-to-day running of the campaign...
    Feudal Betrayal - Matt
    Light Entertainment - Warlord
    Slacker - Darnok
    Farm Animals - Scarecrow
    Necromancy - Soron

    I think we still need someone to do army management, we might be able to appoint a tactician if I and they are active enough, and maybe someone can do lobbying for the state religion?
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    Just one question who are we?

    Ill throw my hat towards the Zora or Lanayru
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedster1995 View Post
    Just one question who are we?

    Ill throw my hat towards the Zora or Lanayru
    I was about to ask that actually... Who are we playing as? (ideally a faction with some flexibility, not too many hoops to jump through to get recruitment and building options, an interesting start position and a decent chance of actually reaching the end of the campaign intact)
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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorAYorke View Post
    I think we still need someone to do army management, we might be able to appoint a tactician if I and they are active enough, and maybe someone can do lobbying for the state religion?
    I assumed this was part of my job...
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    Put two matches by my feet,
    Put two hatchets on my chest,
    And tell my homies I did my best

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorAYorke View Post
    I was about to ask that actually... Who are we playing as? (ideally a faction with some flexibility, not too many hoops to jump through to get recruitment and building options, an interesting start position and a decent chance of actually reaching the end of the campaign intact)
    Deku is one I would like to see played. But as one that will actually reaching the end of the campaign intact. Maybe Gorons or Ordona. You need that economy boost to play currently. And those that don't have it are really hard to win as. Maybe start as Hyrule.

    What do you guys say?

    Also....
    I could be an Idea Man. I just throw ideas out. It's like an Advisor. But instead of advise or wisdom. I give ideas.

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