(cross-posting from Reddit to cover my bases)
It's a pretty safe bet that there won't be many wars this year thanks to quarantine from You-Know-What. But I wonder... can we still play games together? Like by remote?
So, we have to stay at home unless we must go out for essential services and no groups larger than 5 people. That rules out most conventional games. Plenty of small games to play in the house, but... I dunno, those feel like they get stale quick.
But I what about more league-based games? Like something you can play with very small teams in small rounds over a long time? That way it might at least feel like playing with a larger group, or at least add some exciting weight to smaller games.
- Gametype(s) that can be played in something as small and asymmetrical as a house or courtyard.
- Hey, this old thread has some good ideas
- Attack the Core (Assault). Think TF2's Dustbowl or Gravel pit, i.e. take turns attacking and defending the same course
- Last Man Standing. Deathmatch with limited respawns
- Ninja Hunt. One person with a melee weapon vs blaster-armed team, all in the dark
- The results of the game are posted online, with the winners scoring points for at least two collective teams and victory going to the team with the most points after a period of time.
- The thing that's tripping me up is how to handle teams. I haven't come up with a good and fair way to do that yet.
- Pick a team at the start of the league period, and that's what you stick with. Straightforward, but I worry it could be abused by someone wanting to throw a game for the other team.
- I thought about teams being randomly assigned after a game is finished. Like, draw lots to determine which team the winner scored for. But the more I think about it, the less fair that sounds.
Thanks for hearing me out.