Re: SR: GSG 6/26 Princes of Genoa
- Sorry to regress. But I wasn't availible for comment yesterday. And
I was the one who was feeling shafted.
I don't have any problem with backstabbing if it is indeed part of
However, I dont beleive the Traders of Genoa is on of those games.
Forget Negotiation, It is a game of Extortion. It doesnt require
being nice or considerate or even reasonable, all things to be
applauded in real life. But it does require that when a deal is made
the deal does actually happen. I feel this characteristic excludes it
from the list of backstabbing type games. There is alot of deception
involved in playing the game well but it is not about bad debts or
slipping out the perverbial back door.
So the fact is our deal was illegal to begin with makes the whole
thing an asterisk. So the real outcome of the Game in the 'this
fiasco never happened' alternate universe it unknown. As it is you
won fair (you Jedi Mind Tricked me out of 10 Bucks) and now I have
new meaning for the phrase "Its only 10 Bucks"
--- In Unity_Games@y..., Matthew Horn <mhorn@m...> wrote:
> Sorry, have to jump in here for a second because I believe I have
> back-handedly besmirched and I really wanted to use the
> I am a man of my word, for the most part, or at least I consider
> be an honorable person. But in a game where deception and lying and
> deal-making are allowed -- heck, sometimes encouraged -- I may not
be a man
> of my word. I am proud of that. I play a game to have a good time,
> best, and make others laugh (or cry) as the case may be. But I am
> fair within the boundaries of the game. And when we get up from a
> give you your wallet back.
> There's two worlds being talked about here. I want to clarify that
in day to
> day business with people, I am fair and honest and above-board
> else and I cherish these characteristics in other people. In games,
> read rule 2.6.
> Short list of games whose emergent properties seems to be deception
> lying (they seem to be centered around trading games):
> Traders of Genoa