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texas152

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Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 13, 2020, 11:24 PM

Can you play multiplayer Pente (3-4 players) on pente.org?



watsu

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 16, 2020, 11:35 PM

Not currently, no.

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
texas152

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 17, 2020, 2:01 AM

Thanks!

madhippo

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 17, 2020, 5:36 PM

Admittedly... Team Pente might be a very interesting game mode! Hmmmmmmm....

Poor Rainwolf - his to do list gets bigger every day

watsu

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 17, 2020, 5:42 PM

Back in the old days we used to wonder how teaming up a red and a blue against two yellows might go... each member of the team takes a turn picking the next move for their team's pieces. Not sure it was ever actually tried though. Admittedly a different game than described here, but it would have four participants.

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
madhippo

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 17, 2020, 5:54 PM

Time to start picking teams then. Me and Watsu (Waterbeasts) vs karlw and carlw (Team qarlw).

I can only imagine the possibilities here...

Random teams, tournaments, guilds, etc....

Rainwolf friend - are you getting all of this down? LOL!

watsu

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 17, 2020, 6:15 PM

The nice thing about this version is it doesn't take any new code, just the will to play it by players. Unrated, doubtless, but might be fun nonetheless.

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
texas152

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 17, 2020, 10:40 PM

I wasn't really thinking about Team Pente, but rather about having more than two colors able to play on the board, like the physical version has (4 different colors on the board I have from Winning Moves, meaning up to four different people could play individually against each other in the same game). Would that be possible for a future version of Pente on the Pente.org website?

watsu

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 17, 2020, 10:46 PM

I knew what you were referring to, just offering an in the meantime possibility. You'd have to check with rainwolf to find out his latest plans for the site, but I think new variants may be on the back burner a bit in favor of automatic tournaments. In the longer term, perhaps.

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
texas152

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 17, 2020, 11:01 PM

Thanks for your reply, I'll check with him.

watsu

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 19, 2020, 3:37 PM

"Time to start picking teams then. Me and Watsu (Waterbeasts) vs karlw and carlw (Team qarlw)." Or, perhaps the qarlw team vs. the riii team ( richardiii and rlwiii) vs. The Pentegon team (pente_gon and pentegone) in a round robin.

smoke and nosmo_king should probably not be paired, though.

Message was edited by: watsu at Apr 19, 2020, 3:39 PM

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
me27again

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 22, 2020, 6:33 PM

Three person pente is something I miss playing.

Teams is an interesting element too, but I found 1v1v1 to be really enjoyable, particularly since an open 4 is no longer an automatic win.

The blame game after each match is a hoot as well.

madhippo

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 22, 2020, 8:16 PM

Lol! I'm down - let's set it up Wats. Not sure if the other teams are up for such a brutal match?

Any takers?

me27again

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 22, 2020, 11:26 PM

The key will be how to regulate table talk.

It is interesting to play teams when each player can't message strategy to the other.

Honor system?

watsu

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Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 23, 2020, 12:47 AM

Well, in unrated for fun games strategy passing shouldn't theoretically be an issue. I guess if it ever gets coded so that both players can place stones and it's rated if strategy sharing is a concern the timer could be used to limit the ability to do that within a game; tough to share a lot in real time on a 1/5 or less timer, I think.

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
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