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Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 8:39 a.m. PST

Are you opponents ever shocked when you pull off a fancy maneuver to achieve the objective?

What? How did you do that?

Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 9:51 a.m. PST

Nah, cause I only play solo games and usually cheat anyway! 🤪

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP26 May 2020 10:13 a.m. PST

Are you opponents ever shocked when you [unnecessary modifier delete] achieve the objective?

On the rare occasion it happens, yes.


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 11:05 a.m. PST

Only in my dreams.

Dynaman878926 May 2020 11:48 a.m. PST

That is the worst deepfake I have ever seen.

Yellow Admiral26 May 2020 12:15 p.m. PST

That's not a deepfake! That's my cat!

Eclectic Wave26 May 2020 12:39 p.m. PST

Not quite a "fancy maneuver" but my friends had been playing this strategic space board game, and everyone was doing the expand and grab resources and build bases to win strategy. I borrowed the rules to read between game nights and noticed that the commentary in the rules talked about building civilian projects (that gain you bonus victory points) as the strategy that the authors assumed everyone would be doing. So, next game I went all in on that route. Before 1/3 of the game was over, my closest opponent was doing the same and everyone else was lost bewildered when I won the game with a massive amount of victory points. And now, everyone plays the game the same way. It was just i that happened to read the commentary in the rules and find the way the game had been meant to be played by the designers.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 12:54 p.m. PST

When I pull off a slick maneuver, it leaves my opponent stunned. It only happens once every five years of so, after all.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut26 May 2020 1:52 p.m. PST

I always plan amazingly slick maneuvers, and then my dice betray me at the critical moment and my troops either run off to do their own thing, or do nothing at all…

Bismarck26 May 2020 2:15 p.m. PST

Usually I am the one that resembles that cat when being outmaneuvered by my opponent.

USAFpilot26 May 2020 9:46 p.m. PST

My older brother does this to me on occasion with a new game. And he doesn't even have any interest in military history but is able to analyze a game like it's a game of chess. Of course I'm the only one who has read the rules and explain everything. I think my attention to playing my side is distracted by having to manage the game for both of us.

von Schwartz28 May 2020 5:40 p.m. PST

Now, now, USAF no excuses!

USAFpilot29 May 2020 5:45 p.m. PST

Now, now, USAF no excuses!

Ha ha, you're absolutely right. :-)

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