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EU Online Campaign I – Looking for an Adjudicator!
« on: April 10, 2010, 06:18:37 PM »
What is an online campaign?
An online campaign is a linked series of matches governed by some overarching ruleset and campaign structure. They can be fairly simple or quite intricate, depending on the game and rules being used.

Why should we want this?
The object of this specific campaign is to provide context for matches, making them more interesting by tying them to a large-scale strategic campaign game.

So how does it work?
The rules for this particular campaign are largely based on the rules for the classic board game Diplomacy. We've essentially taken that rule set and converted it to support resolving battles by playing Warband matches. Inspiration has also been drawn from the Oceanic Campaign.

Here are the rules for taking part in the campaign, mostly borrowed from the Oceanic Campaign.

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Here are the strategic rules, to govern the campaign map, written in collaboration by myself and Nireco. They basically cover the fundamentals of Diplomacy as well, but if you find any particular point confusing, you might want to refer to the original Diplomacy game rules for a full explanation. However, be aware that some things have been changed to allow the conversion to Warband use.

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The tactical rules govern the specifics of combat resolution with Warband matches.

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Here's the campaign map, drawn by Ursca, provinces and such mostly done by Nireco, with a little help from yours truly. Ursca also wrote the brief backstory.

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We're playing with six kingdoms; one for each of the Native kingdoms. Those slots are all filled but there are still clans interested in playing, they can either join as mercenary clans or try to form a coalition with one of the existing kingdoms, preferably a small one.

Please keep in mind that this thread is no longer particularly concerned with rule discussion, so limit yourselves to pointing out any serious problems you see that you believe might hurt the chances of the campaign succeeding. If issues arise during play, those can be amended as necessary. If something about the rules is not to your liking, feel free to organize your own event at a later date, but for now, this is what we're doing.

The current map for use in naval battles: http://www.filefront.com/16339001/NavalBattle.sco/

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Kingdoms
The Illustrious Functionality of Reveran (Swadian)
     Leaders: Function okiN, Function Arch3r, First Derivative MaHuD
The Empire of Istiniar (Rhodok)
     Leaders: Emperor SCGavin, Duke Lugh, Duke Illuminati
The 22nd Imperium (Khergit)
     Leaders: Harlequin Khan, Commander Coffee_n_Smokes, Commander BigMac
The United Kingdom (Nord)
     Leaders: King ProjectAngel, Diplomat fotch
The Kingdom of Perkele (Vaegir)
     Leaders: King Hande, General Cheers, General Alatzy.
Caliphat Bohemius (Sarranid)
     Leaders: Caliph SanDiego, Emir Smuggler, Emir Switchfoot

Mercenary clans
The Order of the Lowlands
The Noble Order of the Platypus
Druzhina

Individual mercenaries
Razzums
johnftonnessen
Suomen Kuningas
RalliX
Selcouth
LDKSoldier
Hagbard
TogglesDaCat
dagorkan
KTTdestroyer
We_love_house_music
Heimir
Gobi
Captain Melon
McBeverage
Urist
Fyrd
« Last Edit: May 12, 2011, 07:23:06 AM by captain lust »

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EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 04:22:25 PM »
captain lust: [snip] - backed up what I snipped. If wanted, PM me.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2011, 03:13:13 PM by captain lust »
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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 07:31:12 PM »
Sign us up sir.
                                                                                           

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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 07:37:53 PM »
Done and done.

(if you don't like the name, give me another one)
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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 07:41:20 PM »
eeeh I'd say battles should be 12v12 or even 14v14 with mercenaries and stuff it should be easy to fill that amount of players

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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 07:43:40 PM »
Someone didn't read the rules properly. 8 is the minimum acceptable amount, in case the sides for whatever reason can't decide on their own number. :P

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The sides taking part in the battle agree on the base amount of players taking part. The default number is 8 players per team, and unless the sides can agree on a different number, this should be used. Thus each kingdom should be able to field at least 8 players for any given battle.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2010, 07:46:15 PM by okiN »
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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 07:45:25 PM »
Quote from: rules
The default number is 8 players per team, and unless the sides can agree on a different number, this should be used. Thus each kingdom should be able to field at least 8 players for any given battle.[/rules] Im talking about raising that number so clans instead of saying NO, we have enough players, being force to play with mercs if they cant afford that numbers

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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 07:47:20 PM »
It's just a worst-case provision so that if the players just aren't available, a match can still be played. I certainly don't imagine it being an issue very often. If it becomes one, then the number can be raised as deemed necessary, but it's better to start too low than too high.
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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 08:30:34 PM »
Can I sign up as an Individual mercenary? I might have a few friends that will join in later then we can switch to a clan.

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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2010, 09:20:50 PM »
Sign up the Guard of Istiniar as "Republic of Istiniar". :)

I wondered about the loser of a battle with no neighbouring empty provinces: Will that clan be out of the campaign for good?

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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2010, 09:22:55 PM »
we pick Rhodoks or what arch3r?


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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2010, 09:38:49 PM »
Sign up the Guard of Istiniar as "Republic of Istiniar". :)

I wondered about the loser of a battle with no neighbouring empty provinces: Will that clan be out of the campaign for good?

The clan will have whole faction under control. So losing one army don't drop you out.

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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2010, 10:17:40 PM »
IG and Razzums signed up.

we pick Rhodoks or what arch3r?

If kingdoms have a wishes for factions, they should indicate multiple possible choices in order of preference. As many as you care about. If the last two or three don't make any difference to you, then no need to mention them, but the more you do mention, then the higher chance you don't get the bottom one. :P

This will give a better overall view of what people want, and help achieve as desirable an outcome overall as possible while still maintaining diversity.
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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2010, 01:09:59 AM »
I'll sign up as an individual mercenary.

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Re: EU Online Campaign I – Signup and Game thread
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2010, 08:56:07 AM »
Done.
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