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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2021 11:30 a.m. PST

I've never played one either. It seems a bit weak as a game concept, as you've got two guys moving right at each other, so no maneuvering, no range, no evading so what's the tactical element? How the lance is aimed?
Not saying it can't be good, I've just never figured out how to do it and have it be a challenge other than hoping for a good die result.

Yesthatphil16 Feb 2021 1:47 p.m. PST

I have played my own game … with 54mm friction motor toy knights and spaghetti lances (so on a good contact, they do shatter) … The jousting game in the Society of Ancients publication Field of Glory and the Peter Bradford game Crossed Lances.

My own version was certainly the dumbest, but conceivably was also the more entertaining (and jousting was an entertainment).

I think the joust is about courage, horsemanship and concentration (moderated by a good chunk of luck). Wargames are good at 'luck' Not always quite so good at the other skills. So make the game short, reward risk taking, and keep plenty of chance in the game.

Phil

Corporal Fagen17 Feb 2021 1:20 p.m. PST

Joust the video game

Personal logo UltraOrk Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2021 9:20 p.m. PST

Corporal Fagen +1

JMcCarroll21 Feb 2021 9:04 a.m. PST

To cry a joust. Made for cons, fast and easy!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 8:17 a.m. PST

Phil, that is brilliant! laugh
Now that's a jousting game I could get into. thumbs up

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