We had something of a small turnout for our game last Friday. It was just Potshot and I, with Mattman still on vacation and Loghound busy until late that evening. Still, part of the idea behind this epic length game was that people could drop out from one week to another and have the AI take over for them so the game could continue to progress. And, if it had to be two players on, then Potshot and I were probably a good pair, as we had been working together on our continent, unlike Loghound and Mattman, who went to war about as early as they possibly could, leaving at least Mattman somewhat weak in a neighborhood of hostile AI players.
We started off the game, wondering what might happen now that both Loghound’s Celts and Mattman’s Chinese empires were being run by AI players. The AI players tend to be somewhat bizarro world in their behavior, and the AI did not waste any time getting straight to it.
The Celts, with whom Loghound had been mercilessly hounding Russia last week, taking city after city, launched almost immediately into a public denunciation of the Chinese because… I don’t know… eff Mattman? The Russians then forms a mutual admiration society with the Chinese…
and then with the Assyrians…
and then… I don’t know. They all sat around and glared at each other I guess. China advanced far enough to choose an ideology and went with Freedom… and then the people of China overthrew the Freedom ideology and demanded Autocracy, or so reported the People’s Daily.
Freedom just isn’t in the cards for everybody I gather.
More after the cut.