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by Alice
December 8th, 2005, 8:57 pm
Forum: Heir to the Throne
Topic: Scenario 17: The Sceptre of Fire
Replies: 67
Views: 32848

Reply

1) medium 1.0 (2) both 1 & 10 I did this one over and over and never got close to the scepter so a 10. Then I tried one more time, went around a corner, there it was, all over so a 1. (3) clear enough (4) it was ok (5) Almost none of my saved units could move more than 2 hexes. The ones that could d...
by Alice
November 22nd, 2005, 6:28 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Hey

I was really talking about the people who sent replies to my post before you. Most seemed to want to shoot holes in my suggestions rather than try a "new" old game to see if it had anything worth stealing. You are the first one to say you had actually played it. I agree that it is a different kettle...
by Alice
November 13th, 2005, 5:13 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Excuse me

I'm sorry, I did not respond to Yogi's polite request.

Yes, I'm afraid it would take too long to explain Melee in this forum. It would be like trying to explain Wesnoth in 500 words or less.
by Alice
November 13th, 2005, 5:08 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Sigh

This gets back to my question from the first post. Have any of you ever played Melee? My guess is no. The full rules are at http://www.deiker.net/tft . I do not expect anyone to play it, even though it would only take an hour or so, and it might give you insight into someone elses conception of a ga...
by Alice
November 12th, 2005, 12:03 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Can't win

It seems I can't win here. If I argue a general idea, the next post asks for a specific. Then the specific get picked apart because the general idea is not considered. In one of the posts it was stated that if ranged combat were to be allowed you would end up with lines of infantry in front of a lin...
by Alice
November 11th, 2005, 4:12 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Ah ha

Because it would make certain units die without need. There are many games, especially in multiplayer, where the key to victory is to gain an economic advantage that makes you win in the long term. So you won't waste a unit in such a situation. Therefore, you might rather choose to attack with a we...
by Alice
November 11th, 2005, 12:05 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Thanks

Thanks to everyone for the civil replies. I was just startled at the heat from the first few replies. Newbies need a little TLC.

:D
by Alice
November 10th, 2005, 11:17 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Flame

Around here, we know how to flame people with scientific discussion. The term "flame" implies an emotional connection to the post for me. While i may be passionate about my idea suggestions, I don't know anyone on this forum from Adam. The flame seems like a personal attack, not a valid judgement o...
by Alice
November 10th, 2005, 11:08 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Back at cha

There is no need to choose what weapon you defend with. The developers, while you may not agree with them, have concluded that when an attacker initiates a melee fight, the defender must use melee and the same for ranged attacks. This system is easy, non-cumbersome and actually makes sense. As many...
by Alice
November 10th, 2005, 7:10 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

I don't get mad

This may sound rather Spock like, but it isn't fun for me to crush other peoples ideas. I thought this would be more of a scientific style of discussion instead of flame or be flamed. I am not mad, I am disappointed. I agree with the complication of choosing the defense weapon in evey attack you are...
by Alice
November 10th, 2005, 5:55 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Ran out of space

I came to this forum because it implied you were looking for ideas. If no ideas are wanted, I suggest you remove the forum. If there are posts that have alredy discussed this topic that I should read, please direct me to those posts instead of ragging me about not having read them (I did say I was n...
by Alice
November 10th, 2005, 5:40 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

I'll try to explain

You're a friendly bunch, aren't you. Thank you Scott for your civilized posts. I stated up front that I am a newcomer to Wesnoth, and I haven't had time (or inclination) to read thousands of posts before I made my suggestions. I have read quite a bit about your philosophy and design decisions. I'm a...
by Alice
November 10th, 2005, 12:53 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Ranged Weapons

My first suggestion would to be to make bows a truely ranged weapon. The whole point of bows is to urt the other guy before he can close on you and hurt you. Melee had a system of ranges based on bow type where you could hit an enemy at some distance. This sounds complicated, but I think Wesnoth cou...
by Alice
November 9th, 2005, 11:06 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3141

Ever hear of a boardgame called "Melee" ?

I have just discovered Wesnoth, and I am enjoying playing it greatly. Part of my enjoyment is because it closely resembles a game I first played about 30 years ago called Melee. It was published by Steve Jackson games, and was played with a paper hex map, some cardboard counters, 3 dice, and about 2...