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OFFLINE - Add a toggle for illusion status

Post by SpiteAndMalice » Fri May 19, 2017 10:00 am

Would it be possible to have an option to hide the illusion status of all creatures in offline mode?

Chaos, it almost perfect to be played as a party game, but passing a laptop around, isn't really fun as compared to watching the game unfold on a shared TV screen. Hiding illusion statuses would make it possible to do that.

(You would obviously also be able to see people's spell decks, but to an extent that can add tension to the game... you're running down your opponent, but can see that he has a Dragon saved up, it just makes for a different way of playing. Seeing the illusion statuses on the other hand is game breaking.
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Re: OFFLINE - Add a toggle for illusion status

Post by worto03 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:58 am

+1 from me, I play with my 6yr old son & it's the illusion thing that breaks it, not fussed about seeing each others spells.

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Re: OFFLINE - Add a toggle for illusion status

Post by RafiRomero » Fri May 19, 2017 11:01 am

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Re: OFFLINE - Add a toggle for illusion status

Post by SpiteAndMalice » Fri May 19, 2017 11:19 am

Yeah, that's cool.

Gas' suggestion of being able to turn off replays is also a good one.
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Re: OFFLINE - Add a toggle for illusion status

Post by MattyRasker » Fri May 19, 2017 11:34 am

worto03 wrote:I play with my 6yr old son & it's the illusion thing that breaks it
OK, tell me your secret. How does one get a 6 year old to stop playing Goat Simulator and move onto Chaos Reborn (asking for a friend) ;)

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Re: OFFLINE - Add a toggle for illusion status

Post by worto03 » Fri May 19, 2017 4:26 pm

:lol: he played a LOT of goat simulator a few months ago! I think he finally got tired of it!

I just asked him what he likes about it & he said 'it was all the creatures that aren't real like dragons and stuff' - not sure if that helps.

He also added that your friends son 'should just do it - it's really cool' :)

To be honest we play a lot of board games especially when it rains, he's been playing carcassone since he was 3.5 and often plays things like Lords of Waterdeep with us so he's pretty patient when he's in the right mood, I think he just sees this like an online board game.

Oh and thanks for the link Rafi - looks perfect :) Is that in the next update?

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Re: OFFLINE - Add a toggle for illusion status

Post by RafiRomero » Fri May 19, 2017 9:06 pm

It's in the next update.
As CGR says in the twit, you just right-click/ controller-b to kill the replay if you want to.
My son Actual Rafi (5) likes that I will let him kill at last (playing Proteus was heard to cry "It's a tulip! Kill the tulip!"), and he likes the illusion mechanism because he is the Father of Lies. He totally pwns me at "Coup" (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/131357/coup << It's excellent, very fast-playing) too:/
Max (7) likes the creature art, he thinks the game is beautiful (especially the Pegasus); I think Zoe (7) likes the intellectual challenge. MooM (1.1) likes the way my arm tastes while I play.
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Re: OFFLINE - Add a toggle for illusion status

Post by anjovi » Sat May 20, 2017 12:21 am

Did you guys brainstorm anything for mana by chance?

What keeps coming to mind is if there was a way for mana to be potentially fake spent on illusions and be returned once an illusion is disbelieved or killed. Alternatively, the mana spent could just always be there but remain hidden when spent on illusions.

The player could use their discretion when to use the unmarked mana..heh...could lead to some shit eating grin moments when one has a bunch of nice creatures on the board and spends 15 mana (when the staff value says 0) to boost a new spell + leaves a tough board to discern which creatures could possibly be the illusions..

What do you guys think of this? Could open up the game in general to that party style playing. I'd really like to be myself as passing the laptop isn't ideal.

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Re: OFFLINE - Add a toggle for illusion status

Post by worto03 » Sat May 20, 2017 2:05 pm

:lol: nice one Rafi - thanks for the link too - always looking for new board games to try - my wife will not be so impressed, I need a bigger games cupboard!

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Re: OFFLINE - Add a toggle for illusion status

Post by RafiRomero » Sat May 20, 2017 2:29 pm

For party style, I think it would work quite well on a tablet. You should be able to stream from Steam onto android devices if you don't have a windows tablet to run directly on (is why the recap exists).
Aside from that, a key to show/ hide the spell hand and staff would work. Peeps would have to look away while you cast a spell, but that'd be it.
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