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Old 08-22-2021, 12:01 AM   #1
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Default Suggestion for a Car Wars Game Play video

I have really enjoyed the new Car Wars game play videos. They are really going to help me hit the ground running when the game arrives.

I am putting in a request. I would love to see an arena scenario video. Any arena scenario would be interesting to watch. I will suggest mine:

Scenario name: Lap-shoot

Map layout: regular map but with a 4 x 4 inch pice of blocking terrain in the middle. Something you can do a lap around.

Scenario: All cars must do a lap ( Clock wise ) of the arena BEFORE they can shoot. All players MUST travel clockwise for 1 lap before they travel in any other direction. Cars enter from the middle of the of their edge. If only two players, they set on opposite map edges.

Notes: The spirit of this scenario is for players build a car that is a balance between a hotrod and a gunship. If you build a hotrod you will probably do your lap quickly will be shooting the other players first. Or you you could make a slower gunship that can take a pounding and out gun a car built for speed.

You may ram other cars at any time. You may make a car built for ramming only. You only have to do the lap if you want to shoot.

Notes to SJG Games: You probably have you hands full with running a company in covid affected world, it's just a suggestion. If you don't like this scenario, then play your own. I would love to see that.

EDIT TO ALL READERS: - Whats the first Arena Scenario you are going to play with the new Car Wars? Give us some details. :)

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Old 08-22-2021, 02:02 PM   #2
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I have a similar event -- "the Cloverleaf".

Take four "pylons" (I use Solo Cups). Place them in a square formation with four-car-widths-wide gaps between them.

Cars drive around the pylons, passing through the intersection four times per lap. The player may drive around the pylons to the left, or to the right; but all pylons must be circled in the same way (four lefts, or four rights). First to complete the set number of laps wins.
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Old 08-23-2021, 01:12 AM   #3
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I have a similar event -- "the Cloverleaf".

Take four "pylons" (I use Solo Cups). Place them in a square formation with four-car-widths-wide gaps between them.
You must construct additional pylons. ;)
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Old 08-23-2021, 01:17 AM   #4
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Default Re: Suggestion for a Car Wars Game Play video / Scenario

I will retool this thread a bit - What is the first arena scenario you are going to play with the new Car Wars? Give us some details.

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Old 08-23-2021, 09:19 AM   #5
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The rules manual mentions 4 cards with colors and 0-3. A scenario idea would be to place those in the arena space (maybe in the middle of the arena or the farthest from each player color's starting point) and then the players have to drive over their colored card, then lead it back to their starting point (place the card at their starting point or a new goal location so they know where to go). Maybe a rule would be they have to END their movement on the card and not just pass over it. I'm sure collisions will ensue! Also maybe make it so that opponents can move your card (instead of pass over) which makes it harder for you to get it.

For myself, once I get the game my plan is to take it to the local gaming store and do an "amateur night" with low-point prebuilt cars, with enough variety in the weapons and components to demonstrate the rules.

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Old 08-23-2021, 01:33 PM   #6
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You must construct additional pylons. ;)
Four is quite sufficient for the level of destruction which results. (I've done this even with previous _CW_s, and the intersection is a nightmare.)

Looks a bit like this -- "O" are the pylons; "X" are because this forum doesn't allow one to use blank spaces:

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Old 08-23-2021, 02:43 PM   #7
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Old 08-23-2021, 08:44 PM   #8
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43Supporter, sorry I was quoting a Starcraft meme, not criticizing your arena.
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Old 08-24-2021, 01:50 PM   #9
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43Supporter, sorry I was quoting a Starcraft meme, not criticizing your arena.
Ah -- I have never played _Starcraft_, and am generally unfamiliar with it; which is why I didn't get the reference. No harm, no foul.

Still can't get this forum's software to recognize empty spaces -- but I think you get the general idea. Figure-8 races are dangerous enough; when one has opponents coming in from *both* sides *and* dead-ahead [ahem :)], that intersection becomes a mess *really* fast.
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