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Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 6:00 p.m. PST

Thanks to everyone following this. Hopefully it will encourage more folks to try Matrix games in one of the many variations.

Interesting start to the game and I am excited to see where this leads.

See: link

mghFond05 Sep 2017 7:53 p.m. PST

Never played one of these or even saw it in operation so thanks for putting this up, will be following it.

Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 2:31 a.m. PST

@mghFond, I have some useful Matrix game links here that you may find interesting.

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Thanks!

Bob the Temple Builder06 Sep 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

Looking forward to seeing how this develops.

Echo 1 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

This is my first exposure to a matrix game, and I find it interesting. Please continue posting updates. I am curious to see how the mechanics of the game work once the interests of the various factions are more directly in conflict.

Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 6:55 a.m. PST

@Echo 1, the few times I have played in or run a Matrix game, especially with new players, everyone is pretty "nice" in the arguments their first turn. But the various faction's interests are fundamentally in conflict, so I expect to see some conflict start to break out.

Parliament is taking a soft approach, but that is not going to get them the cash they need. The Planters are trying to deflect any taxes without coming into direct conflict. But the Back country is organizing militias, we shall see where this all leads.

The dynamics of South Carolina, the richest of the 13 colonies, with the back country / low country conflict, the threat of the Cherokee, and an economy based on slave labor gives a very different set of dynamics than Sam Adams was working with in Boston. These same dynamics colored the conduct of the war, which I think I may want to run next as more of a military campaign game.

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