Book 3 - Page 41

Book 3 - Page 41
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shneekeythelost wrote:
If you make peace with Jetstone, you might also be able to get the Don to also decide that peace is cheaper than war, particularly if you offer a truce with FAQ in the bargain.

The Don evidently doesn't call as many of the shots as he used to, though, and Caesar has already gotten Vinny drafting invasion plans of FAQ and was happy to let Jetstone fall. Caesar probably would be receptive to GK overtures.

Obviously, as we know, Tramennis is highly skeptical of Charlie and seems to want to talk to Parson simply because Charlie doesn't want him to. He's also intelligent enough to realize that Charlie doesn't want him to. Jetstone is probably a good bet for diplomacy.

Jillian despises Stanley and will reject any diplomacy from GK on principle.

Right now GK's capital is incredibly isolated from the rest of the empire and is surrounded on almost all sides. If it were me, I'd try to widen that arm that connects it to the rest of GK, attacking Hobbitm. I wouldn't try to conquer it, though; just take half of it and leave the coast to them. Allow Hobbitm the sea as an avenue of escape. See which (if any) seafaring neighbors are opportunistic enough to try and conquer what's left of Hobbitm (the coast being within easy reach of naval power), or belligerent enough to squabble with them over sea territory (assuming Hobbitm strengthens their own naval power due to being reduced to coastline), and start talking to said neighbor with offer to carve up Hobbitm.

It's also worth noting that there's a lot of small sides bordering Sofa King. Why? Is Sofa King halfway through conquering them? Were they spun off? Does Sofa King have a war going on with someone else off-map and is too busy to conquer smaller fish right now?
MonteCristo wrote:
it just doesn't fit... heck looking back at that page she even said she didn't know what the end game was just that bringing the tools together is the next step;


Oh I don't knowk I think it fits perfectly:

1. She thinks Parson can take Charlie
2. Beating Charlie is a more likely strategy to bring his arkentool under her roof than 'joining' with him.
Belated thoughts on this:

1. Yay, a proper map so we know which direction the sides are in!

2. Man, that is a huge salient into Jetstone territory. Very vulnerable, even if we know and Parson knows that Jetstone's army has been smashed and is in no position to try and siege GK's forces in (particular given dwagons and given that Erf does not have to worry about real world supply lines). +1 for Parson's concerns about Stanley getting ambushed along the way by Charlie. Being able to get Stanley down to Spacerock and back up to GK safe from Charlie was wise.

3. I'm surprised the prospects of getting Carpool or Jitterati onside are said to be low, considering those sides are enemies of GK's enemies.

4. Metroland is a Subway reference, right?

5. I wonder whether the zone around Charlescomm is meant to be territory controlled by Charlie or is another, unnamed side surrounding Charlescomm. Or whether it's the equivalent of saying "terra incognita" because no-one gets to see in there, and it's a hole in everyone's collective knowledge.

6. I wonder where the borders of Haffaton would be drawn on this. We don't know that the boundaries of Jetstone and Transylvito are precisely as they were in the Haffaton Era, of course, but it does seem like Haffaton must have occupied at least some of the area now claimed by GK, HobbitM, and up towards the Sofa King area and perhaps Jitterati too. Charlie may even have calculated that if Olive expanded in his direction Haffaton would choke on all that territory before she could ever lead an army to crack Charlescomm....
Hahah, oh my. I was unaware of the "Dogfort" meme, and thought this comic was referencing the interracial porn network Dogfart. I wondered why Parson was so interested in talking to them...
I think the barbarian area between GK and Sofa King is the area of Unaroyal that went barbarian when the capitol fell that wasn't already part of GK.
DyolfKnip wrote:
Any ideas what the inside joke will be about Rightshoring and Metroland?


Well, obviously from parson's point of view it is the shore on the right side.


Right-shoring could also be business talk. A few years after everyone started offshoring their production, they started to notice that sometimes it just wasn't worth it. (hidden costs, lack of quality control, corruption, theft of trade secrets, political backlash, etc)

So then the next fad became bring some production back from overseas, but keeping parts of it overseas(the lower tech the better) to reduce overall costs, while maintaining quality where it matters.
Aka. Right-Shoring.
Here is a hex-grid version of the map table.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8OVQw ... sp=sharing

The black lines indicate every 50 hex marks (so -1300, -1250, -1200, etc. for x and 400, 450, 500, etc. for y). The yellow dots are estimates of where the capital cities would be. It's pretty amazing to me how quickly the fanbase moves; from one image in a comic to a game-playable map in 5 days :)
mroozee wrote:
Here is a hex-grid version of the map table.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8OVQw ... sp=sharing

The black lines indicate every 50 hex marks (so -1300, -1250, -1200, etc. for x and 400, 450, 500, etc. for y). The yellow dots are estimates of where the capital cities would be. It's pretty amazing to me how quickly the fanbase moves; from one image in a comic to a game-playable map in 5 days :)

I love you guys xD
mroozee wrote:
Here is a hex-grid version of the map table.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8OVQw ... sp=sharing

The black lines indicate every 50 hex marks (so -1300, -1250, -1200, etc. for x and 400, 450, 500, etc. for y). The yellow dots are estimates of where the capital cities would be. It's pretty amazing to me how quickly the fanbase moves; from one image in a comic to a game-playable map in 5 days :)


Do I have to open that in Excel? I'm not having much luck with Google Drive. Here's what it looks like: Image
Davre wrote:
Do I have to open that in Excel? I'm not having much luck with Google Drive.


You do. The hex grid is made by coloring the backgrounds of cells and outlining them. The Google Drive image makes the borders too thick relative to the hexes and the image becomes unusable. The file should be completely safe to open as there is nothing else in the Excel document; no data of any kind, no macros... just colors and borders.