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#1 surfohio

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

On other sites, games can be played with or without optional rules. This would be a nice feature if you have additional rules that go beyond the official rules.

#2 dboekestein

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

@surfohio we are thinking about this. Please be patient ;-)



#3 GaryLShelton

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:34 AM

dboekestein,

 

Whether part of the site is devoted to "optional rules play" or not, please keep the main thrust of the sight the traditional game.  

 

However, if someone wants to play certain optional rules, it seems to me that you are going to have to create a very limited number of  specific preset combinations (I suggest the name "optional rules groups"), so that there can be accumulated in any "optional rules group" sufficient numbers of players to make play viable in that group.  

 

I think if you just make it a la carte for every potential variable, you'll have so many players unable to match up with similar requests they will just give up.  



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:37 AM

And make games with different rules unrated.


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#5 GaryLShelton

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:02 AM

Yes, make the different games unrated.  Thank you, D.B.


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#6 Midnightguy

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

I have suggested this already, but one thing that is stated in the rules as an option I read from Fire and Ice Stratego but yet not offered as option here is:  To not show what pieces you capture of your opponent.  My friend and I when we play, we just lay down all pieces faced down once they are removed from the board.  It is easy to remember if you captured your opponents Marshall or General, but can you remember if you captured all four Captains or not.  What about if all eight scouts are gone?  Is it safe to move your Spy around or move your piece away from an open flag?  It yet another added dimension to the game to memorize what is taking place and forces you to focus even more.



#7 GaryLShelton

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:17 AM

I am not really sure what all options exist out there for Stratego.  If certain ones are already bundled and people are familiar with them, then of course those should be offered as such.  
 
Midnightguy, the "not show" option could be combined with any other option, I think, but I would say make it a stand alone option group all to itself.  I have heard others talk about it in the forums.  If I understand it right, you announce the rank initially, so that both players agree which piece is destroyed, but then the pieces captured information is left more up to memory by turning every captured piece face down?  Is that correct?
 
I guess you're talking about matches between friends.  Because it probably wouldn't be much fun for you to play a 100 rank player whether you're showing or not showing pieces captured, I think.  Of course, if computer matching is involved, you're gonna get whoever because there won't be a lot of folks in any of the options group, I suspect.   



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#8 Midnightguy

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:48 AM

Yes Gary, you would show each other the pieces that were involved in an attack and any piece that are captured would be placed faced down and as always the winning piece would become invisible again.  If this option was used on our site, you simply would have an empty side of the board where the pieces are usually shown who is captured or not. 

 

You are probably right though, some players probably wouldn't agree to this option when we had some who think once a piece is revealed should be visible for the rest of the game.  This is for people who are looking for a true challenge and since it is an optional rule should be considered. 



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:19 AM

since this is not face-to-face, one never knows what the opp. is writing down.

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#10 GaryLShelton

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:08 AM

Midnightguy, L.K. has is a good point, I think, doesn't she?  There wouldn't be any policing or controlling someone just writing things down in this option, I think.


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#11 Midnightguy

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

True;  But some players probably are already write things down or use a board game to keep track what is going on during a regular game.  Which in my mind is cheating you use anything to aid your game unless if you are playing an offline game with the actual board and both sides agree to use any certain aids.  If most of our players are honest on here, then this feature would work. 






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