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by gruff
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: Preferred colour scheme?
Replies: 11
Views: 7412

Could you give us a screenshot of that?
by gruff
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: MULTI PLAYER/ONLINE SLAYERS JOIN THIS CHATBOX FOR A GAME !
Replies: 12
Views: 7251

Very good point Mark. I think in terms of sheer critical mass, Yahoo Messenger is the way to go. There is ALWAYS someone online there. (Although I recently read that Yahoo got a Chinese journalist jailed by turning over his private email to the govt...but that's another topic.) I encourage everyone ...
by gruff
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: Can I change the "OUI" ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4877

heh..."sacre bleu!"
by gruff
Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: Can I change the "OUI" ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4877

I wish it really was a "oui" sound! Someone should do a French theme.
by gruff
Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: Palm trees growing without being next to another?
Replies: 8
Views: 5907

Dominion over palm and pine

Here is the official poem of Slay, the first stanza of Rudyard Kipling's "Recessional". God of our fathers, known of old-- Lord of our far-flung battle line Beneath whose awful hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine-- Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget - lest we forget!
by gruff
Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: WHEN and HOW did you first play slay?
Replies: 17
Views: 11197

Taking a Time Management class where the class was designed around a Dell Axim PDA that came with the class, and the teacher had us all load up about 15 games to our PDA's and Slay was one of them, played it a few times and was hooked. Joe Why did the teacher have you do this? Doesn't sound like ve...
by gruff
Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: Suggestions for the next version of Slay
Replies: 105
Views: 75441

How about buying a second hut. Like it costs 25 to buy a hut and place it on your territory like a castle? And if your original hut is destroyed, you keep half of the money you saved because you have 2 huts. And if you have three huts you get to keep 2/3. If you have four you get to keep 3/4. See w...
by gruff
Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: International Slay Club announces 2005-6 Season of Net Games
Replies: 29
Views: 19164

I won't be organizing games for the next two Sundays but they will be taking place nevertheless! Post here to get involved.
by gruff
Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: Suggestions for the next version of Slay
Replies: 105
Views: 75441

I?ll try to go to the heart of the matter and deal with your other points later. 2. The attacker should not have to deal with regenerating huts within his turn. Lands which rely on regenerating huts to defend themselves are mostly hopeless anyway; allowing them to survive longer merely slows down th...
by gruff
Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: International Slay Club announces 2005-6 Season of Net Games
Replies: 29
Views: 19164

The ISC's weekly net game will be happening as usual this Sunday at 12 noon Eastern (US) time (GMT -5). All are welcome, even (especially) if you're not very good. Recent topics of gameside discussion have included Canadian slang and chicken genitalia.
by gruff
Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: Suggestions for the next version of Slay
Replies: 105
Views: 75441

You have a point. However, when your turn starts, your money has to be in your hut already. Without a hut, you can't have any bank. I know that's just a convention of the game but it is one that appeals. Also, would you have to build all huts before building any men? That might affect the joining of...
by gruff
Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: Suggestions for the next version of Slay
Replies: 105
Views: 75441

That's also possible. I'm lazy though and backspace only takes one finger. 4. Huts, when smashed, should return to the center of the territory. Now they return to the northwest, which gives a crucial advantage to players in the northwest. I would suggest that: If a hut is smashed, the land stays wit...
by gruff
Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: Suggestions for the next version of Slay
Replies: 105
Views: 75441

The bit about huts losing money when smashed is in the help file section labelled "Attacking".

There is already an undo key for moves and purchases. It is the "backspace" key. This doesn't seem to be mentioned in the help file. Right-click is the buy shortcut.
by gruff
Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:17 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: Suggestions for the next version of Slay
Replies: 105
Views: 75441

Yes. When a hut is smashed, all of that territory's savings are lost. It's an essential tactic.
by gruff
Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: Suggestions for the next version of Slay
Replies: 105
Views: 75441

Okay, I see what you mean: a hut acts as a defense unit and so it is advantageous to have it on the border. Except for very small territories, I respectfully disagree. Hut-smashing is not something you "have" to do, or want to avoid. Smashing an opponent's hut is a thing that is good to do early and...