Theblackdog wrote:pesgores wrote:Theblackdog wrote:This is a problem for me. Our house is cleaned by a cleaning service every 2 weeks, so unless I can rebuild the field from last turn's overview shots the battle can't take longer than that. In Brikpocalypse I was able to rebuild the field easily, but I think that it will be pretty much impossible to do this during my next game.
My proposal for turn limits is this: Each forum battle has one or more "seconds" who sign up on the top thread, as usual. If a player does not post his orders within the turn limit, a second is called upon to submit orders for that player's faction. If a player repeatedly fails to post orders, the second can take over the faction permanently. If a player knows that he won't be able to access his computer for a period of time, he can pick someone else to give orders in his place.
It's a good idea, but way too hard to execute. If someone just gets picked to control a faction in the middle of the game, they might feel a bit lost.
I don't think that getting lost in the middle of a battle is a problem. Seconds sign up at the beginning of the game, so they are by definition interested in the game. If you need a second to step in for a player on turn 3, you can be reasonably sure he will have followed the game up to this point. If not, he can simply use the links in the top thread to bring himself up to speed.
What if the substitute becomes inactive?
(of course, you get another one)