Nice report, Campbell!
>location: Casa De Von Hoffman<
Shouldn't that be Schloss Von Hoff? or Chateau Hoffman, given the allocation
>I admit I had begun to severely dislike the game in the beginning,
due mainly to the fact that its structure makes it severely
unforgiving of even the minorest mental errors<
That reminds me of the first game of Diplomacy I played. It was a world map
variant played by email, and I was the Emporer of China. I occupied a supply
center in the spring of the first year, moved out in the fall, and was most
upset not to get the build for it.
As for Campbell's PoF comparison, I think that Princes is massively more
unforgiving of a single error than is Diplomacy. Make an error in Diplomacy,
and you can often use it to convince a potential ally that you're not a
threat to them.* Make a mistake in PoF and you're pretty much out of it,
given the level of Florentian experience that abounds at UG sessions these
Having said that, I rarely make a single error in a game of Princes...
* On the other hand, yes, I do admit that there are *some* fatal single
errors in Diplomacy.
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