old Winter 2019 weekly chase thread

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old Winter 2019 weekly chase thread

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Antarctica this Week (3.1)

Post by Bean » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:50 pm

It's a pretty quick and fun map. It has a neg income in the middle, but it is sometimes worth it. 59 territories.

On deck: Roman Empire II

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Week 3.2: Rapa Nui

Post by Bean » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:00 pm

I was doing Rapa Nui 3.3, but to accommodate a RE II fan's schedule, just reversing the two. Rapa Nui is THIS week. RE II next.

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Re: Weekly Map Planning and Feedback

Post by Bean » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:01 pm

Top ranks are stealing this week without even appearing in the chase map.

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Week 3.3: Roman Empire II

Post by Bean » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:21 pm

Week 3.3: Roman Empire II. This is one of the most played Lux maps of all time. It is short and sweet. Income less important. Cards get big and the end game comes faster than you might expect.

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Week 3.4: Canada HD.

Post by Bean » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:42 pm

Week 3.4: Canada HD. This is a cool map that a lot of folks like. 64 territories. Single territory bonuses and some challenging pathing. Doesn't tend to marathon. Starting this coming Sunday evening.

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Re: Weekly Chase Planning and Feedback

Post by landlord » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:22 pm

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MuMps i miss you

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Week 3.4: Ca

Post by Bean » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:09 pm

Congrats to Pauley for winning week 3.3 in Roman Empire II. This week (3.4) is Canada HD.

I added bio 3 setting to one of the chase rooms for variety.

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Week 4.1: Wars of the Roses

Post by Bean » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:43 pm

50 territories. Pretty fun map. Thanks to Samuel99is Back for nominating it.

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Chase Map Changed to Cube Wars

Post by Bean » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:38 am

No one sees the awesomeness that I see in Wars of the Roses and folks playing Cubes instead, so I give you Cube Wars. I'll set one of the hosts on bio Cubes if we get the extra host.

Trying out the 20 cards, 15 conts setting. 47 seconds. Cubes has 180 territories and can marathon if the income is high enough relative to cards. It's a fun map. Clicky-dee-dickedty.

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Re: Weekly Chase Planning and Feedback

Post by landlord » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:33 pm

Well said Bean

Thank you.

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4.2: cube wars again.

Post by Bean » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:50 pm

forgot to announce it. Cubes only got half a week last week, so a little more won't hurt.

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4.3: WWII Europe Redux

Post by Bean » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:37 pm

This coming week a cool Europe map. It has sea territories. 90 total territories. It's a fun map. I remember Escapehatch dominating it as MOTM not too long before he appeared to quit lux. I miss that guy. Anyway, hope to see a few good fh games this week. cheers.

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4.3: WWII Europe Redux

Post by Bean » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:37 pm

This coming week a cool Europe map. It has sea territories. 90 total territories. It's a fun map. I remember Escapehatch dominating it as MOTM not too long before he appeared to quit lux. I miss that guy. Anyway, hope to see a few good fh games this week. cheers.

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WWII Europe Redux Notes

Post by Bean » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:27 am

Fun map with 90 territories. Here are some things to know in advance if you are new to it.

a. Confusing sea slots mostly behave like actual seas (you need to use the sea to get to the land on the other side), but they are marked by circles that are confusing because the circle represents all the water around it to the dotted lines or to land.

Tricky sea slot issues: Gibraltar, Sicily, Crete, Ireland, Denmark You can't just hop from Ireland to Wales, for example. The sea slot circle is NW of Ireland and is the only route. Gibraltar is the worst.

Sea slots get you across the map pretty fast, which is fun.

b. Incomes are a little imbalanced but sometimes seem logical from a real world perspective. Britain is huge income (and protected by water). Russia is even more huge, but too many borders. Peripheral areas are not as wealthy but do provide good access for card kills.

Income imbalances are worsened by the cont setting if it's high. As with Last King, there are places you should not let go for free, like Britain, no matter how "cool" you are.

There you go.

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Week 4.4: Imperium Romanum Expletus

Post by Bean » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:23 pm

This week's map is Imperium Romanum Expletus. 103 Territories. 6 single zone city incomes. I'll put some bio in there for variety. Folks seem to love IRE bio 3 or bio 4.

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Re: Weekly Chase

Post by Deep Blue » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:56 am

yes bio 5 is to much!

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Re: Weekly Chase

Post by Bean » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:51 pm

bio 5 or 6 are whole different games

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Week 4.5: The Hot Gates I and II

Post by Bean » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:40 pm

The Hot Gates: 43 territories.
The Hot Gates II: 55 territories.

Both quick and dirty. Have fun. Vietnam, Armengia, Epoch, Arms Race on deck.

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Week 5.1: Epoch

Post by Bean » Tue May 07, 2019 7:36 am

have fun

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Re: Week 5.1: Epoch

Post by RogueMonk » Tue May 07, 2019 8:23 am

Bean wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:36 am
have fun
You have squashed about the only fun left here. Your experiment has been a net loss. Please give up on it, and return rankings to the way they have been.

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Re: Weekly Chase

Post by Bean » Tue May 07, 2019 9:06 pm

What fun was that? Getting ranked in bio? So so fun I know

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week 5.2: Armengia

Post by Bean » Sun May 12, 2019 8:07 pm

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Week 5.5

Post by Bean » Sun May 26, 2019 4:14 pm

Bio Deux Extreme. have fun. I changed the map early this week. Have dinner plans and no one interested in Vietnam.

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Week 6.1: Hexwood Showdown

Post by Bean » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:37 am

A popular Luxtoberfest map. 122 territories.

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6.3: U.S.A. War Zone

Post by Bean » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:45 pm

97 territories.

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Sam's suggestions

Post by Bean » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:55 pm

Texas
Australia
Alexander's Conquests

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Week 6.4: Texas

Post by Bean » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:38 pm

'Samuel is back' makes a good suggestion in Texas I think. It's an interesting map. Slightly smaller than Imperium Romanum Expletus, but not many chokepoints and more variability in incomes.

Congrats to Landlord for kicking butt in last week's chase.

Welcome back Escapehatch. So great you are here!

Looking to a charity benefit tournament in July centered on the Arms Race map. Win the best average across the four week and get the pot donated to your preferred charity.

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Week 7.1: Alamo

Post by Bean » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:17 pm

This is a pretty big map. Pretty fun, but watch out for one ways and income imbalances.

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7.3: Friesland, Cube Wars, Crusades

Post by Bean » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:17 pm

As you may have noticed. Moving to a 3 map system for more variety and neck pain.
MOTW
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Small or Large 3rd (opposite of the MOTW.

This week's picks by PJB.

All feedback welcome. Reasoned feedback especially prized, but bald assertions and name calling are okay too.

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