Sunday, 17 May 2015

Conflict/Combat Resolution

This week on #BoardGameHour we are going to talk about Conflict/Combat Resolution in games:

Define Conflict


A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.
"the eternal conflict between the sexes"

synonyms: dispute, quarrel, squabble, disagreement, difference of opinion,dissension; More


Be incompatible or at variance; clash.
"parents' and children's interests sometimes conflict"

synonyms: clash, be incompatible, be inconsistent, be incongruous, be in opposition, be at variance, vary, be at odds, be in conflict, come into conflict, differ, diverge, disagree, contrast, collide More

Your questions are:

Q1: Within a board game, combat and control of spaces are obvious examples of direct conflict, but what others are there? #BoardGameHour

Q2: Do you like direct conflict e.g. aggressive moves in board games? #BoardGameHour

Q3: On a range of 100% player vs player to 100% player vs the game, what is your preference for conflict in board games? #BoardGameHour

Q4: Are there any games that do not have any direct conflict in them? #BoardGameHour

Q5: Is a board game without any conflict in it really a game or just a puzzle? #BoardGameHour

Q6: Do you like asymmetric conflict resolution systems, (Netrunner, Summoner Wars, Imperial Settlers? What are the pros and cons? #BoardGameHour

Q7: Ranging from 100% deterministic to 100% luck based how do you like conflict in games to be resolved ? #BoardGameHour

Q8: What is your favorite combat resolution system in a board game and why? #BoardGameHour

Q9: What is your favorite non combat, conflict resolution system in a board game and why? #BoardGameHour

Q10: How can games with combat/conflict system best create good gaming experiences? #BoardGameHour

Q11: Do you prefer combat/conflict systems to be quick and basic or longer “simulations”? How deep do you prefer the conflict to be? #BoardGameHour

Q12: Name your top 3 games that have lots of conflict, why do you like them? #BoardGameHour

We will try to pick out the tweets that get lots of favorites and chat about them on the #BoardGameHour podcast. So if you like someones points hit the star!


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