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Complete Date Jan 27, 2012 08:16am
Short Description
Simple Armies and Territory game.
Long Description
Modern countries have data for which other countries they border by land. Users with sufficient access can use "armies" they gain every 24 hours to "occupy" countries, attack and defend them from other users.

Armies are gained by going to one of these country pages 24 hours or more since they last earned armies this way. The number of armies earned is 2+(#countries/3 rounded up).

If you have no countries, you can take over an unoccupied one with only a 10% chance of losing one army. Or you can try to incite rebellion on an occupied country with a 10% chance to remove an occupying army per unplaced army.

You may attack a neighboring occupied country if you have more than one army in your country. Each attacking army has a 45% chance of killing a defending army, otherwise the attacking army is killed. This continues until one side loses all armies.

You may move your armies between any neighboring countries you control. 1 army must stay on any country you control, you may move any number of additional armies you wish.

You can disband your armies on a country. By doing this you will lose all those armies.

If you have 5 or more unplaced armies and a country with a water border, you can build a Port on that Country/Water border for a cost of 5 unplaced armies.

Once you have a Port, you can build cruisers at that port for a cost of 4 unplaced armies. Cruisers can carry up to 5 armies to attack countries across water.

For a cost of 5 unplaced armies, a country may initiate nuclear research. 3 days later, that country may build a nuclear ICBM for a cost of 15 unplaced armies, which takes 2 days. A nuclear ICBM may be launched at any country on the board, will destroy all armies on that country, and will render the country uninhabitable/impassable for one week.

If you own Panama, you may move cruisers from the Caribbean to the North Pacific or vice-versa through the Panama Canal.

If you own Egypt, you may move cruisers from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea or vice-versa through the Suez Canal.

Link to States/Provinces level game [Link] (Warning - very big map files will load)
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WmP:879Chronicler ( 82.2147 points)
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Thu, February 2, 2012 02:19:26 AM UTC0:00
Sorry about taking Iceland - I hope you don't take it personally. It was not intended that way.

 
Veg:334Nothing wrong, just gone ( 591.1573 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 02:25:18 AM UTC0:00
This game seemed a lot more fun this morning than it does now!

I wish Vatican City were in play (not that I would ever take control of Italy).

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 02:26:49 AM UTC0:00
Vatican City is in play.

 
Veg:334Nothing wrong, just gone ( 591.1573 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 02:30:31 AM UTC0:00
My mistake. Well, I guess after everyone else here beats me up, I can go and get smacked around by the Pope some.

 
D:2109Andy ( 4160.6357 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 02:33:15 AM UTC0:00
I think I still control Greenland, but it's listed as "undefined" on the world map...do I still control Greenland?

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 02:34:34 AM UTC0:00
It shouldn't be showing as undefined after the fix I did at 5:43pm.

 
D:2064TX DEM ( 3224.4231 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 04:51:42 AM UTC0:00
If you control 1 country is the formula 2+(1/3) = 3?

 
D:1414Forwardista ( 171.5051 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 04:53:00 AM UTC0:00
The number of armies earned is 2+(#countries/3 rounded up).

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 04:53:32 AM UTC0:00
Yes. It is now always rounded up.

 
D:2064TX DEM ( 3224.4231 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 04:54:56 AM UTC0:00
Agh. I thought it was like .666 rounded up only. But I'm not on Berlin Road, so I guess I was wrong.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 04:56:31 AM UTC0:00
Technically it is 2+int((#countries/3)+0.9)

 
D:8172La Fayette ( 56.1717 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 01:22:33 PM UTC0:00
I hate such pitiful failures.

 
SAP:262Gaear Grimsrud ( 6920.2134 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 03:24:18 PM UTC0:00

Question: if you have troops on a country, and are then given new, unplaced armies 24 hours later, does that mean you can only attack bordering countries with those new, unplaced armies?

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 05:00:13 PM UTC0:00
Gaear Grimsrud:
Question: if you have troops on a country, and are then given new, unplaced armies 24 hours later, does that mean you can only attack bordering countries with those new, unplaced armies?

Yep.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 05:35:04 PM UTC0:00
Sorry, I plan on getting to all those little countries I missed as soon as I can.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 05:36:20 PM UTC0:00
Gave you armies back.

 
SAP:262Gaear Grimsrud ( 6920.2134 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 05:43:08 PM UTC0:00
RP: Gave you armies back.

I appreciate it, thanks.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 06:12:05 PM UTC0:00
Lowered the cost of Ports to 5 armies. Also thinking about Troop Carriers at cost of 3 armies and Cruisers at 4 armies.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 06:14:43 PM UTC0:00
Poll on OC Games:

 
Veg:334Nothing wrong, just gone ( 591.1573 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 06:37:34 PM UTC0:00
I need the option :

They detract from the focus of the site, but I still support More OC games!

 
D:704John ( 3346.7625 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 07:25:43 PM UTC0:00
Yeah, I agree with Thomas-they may be distracting, but are still fun and definitely something I'd support expanding.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 07:28:59 PM UTC0:00
The "They detract from the focus of the site." is meant for people who don't want any games on the site. I do realize that even if you really like them, they will cause a little distraction from the site's focus.

 
D:2064TX DEM ( 3224.4231 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 07:38:11 PM UTC0:00
I agree with Thomas so I selected yes to territories, no to more games.

 
I:6738IndyGeorgia ( 1064.3835 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 09:25:16 PM UTC0:00
What are some of the "other games" being considered?

 
D:2109Andy ( 4160.6357 points)
Thu, February 2, 2012 09:27:01 PM UTC0:00
As skeptical as I was of this at first, I think this (and perhaps a few other OC games) might end up attracting more people to the site, which could potentially be a very good thing.

An interesting idea for a future politically-relevant game, in my opinion, would be something like the old DOS game President Elect (except, obviously, completely different and not related in any way to that game).