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texas152

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Registered: Apr 13, 2020
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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Registered: Dec 16, 2001
Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 16, 2020, 11:35 PM

Not currently, no.

Retired from TB Pente, but still playing live games & exploring variants like D, poof and boat
texas152

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Registered: Apr 13, 2020
Re: Does pente.org support Pente with 3 or more players?
Posted: Apr 17, 2020, 2:01 AM

Thanks!

madhippo

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Registered: Dec 18, 2019
From: Colorado
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.

Retired from TB Pente, but still playing live games & exploring variants like D, poof and boat
madhippo

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Registered: Dec 18, 2019
From: Colorado
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.

Retired from TB Pente, but still playing live games & exploring variants like D, poof and boat
texas152

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Registered: Apr 13, 2020
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.

Retired from TB Pente, but still playing live games & exploring variants like D, poof and boat
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

Retired from TB Pente, but still playing live games & exploring variants like D, poof and boat
me27again

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Registered: Nov 12, 2018
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

Posts: 16
Registered: Dec 18, 2019
From: Colorado
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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Registered: Nov 12, 2018
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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Registered: Dec 16, 2001
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.

Retired from TB Pente, but still playing live games & exploring variants like D, poof and boat
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