Re: Time beats phases-and-points

Brent R. Johnson (
Mon, 26 Sep 1994 15:01:10 -0400

> >
> > HOWEVER, I do wish you;d allow diagonal movement, and make it cost
> > say 1.5 times as much as an orthogonal move. It's a decent approximation,
> > and makes moving faster so you can do more stuff in a month, and
> > is more realistic to boot. Is there some reason why this is not done?
> Hmmm, no. Should I allow this?

I'm too new at the game to have a very valid opinion, but I don't think
there's any question that it would have a drastic effect on mobility.
Some players may already have started implementing strategies that count
on mobility being limited to the four compass points, and I am also afraid
that the suggested change would effectively "shrink" the world.

I personally am already concerned that the map may already be too small
(depending on the N-S dimension). But that may be simple paranoia.

<< Brent

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