My friends and I have regular LAN parties. Back in the day these were real LAN-only games without any connectivity to the Internet, matchmaking or progression systems. People occasionally played team-games but the real measure of a man at the LAN was in Free-For-All.
Every man for himself, the true test of skill! (Actually a test of stamina over 4+ hour games).
One man standing atop the conquered nations of his peers while earning their grudging respect! (Actually while they all seethed and grumbled about cheap tactics and underhand ‘diplomacy’).
One of the key tenets of playing these FFA games was the necessity of Casus Belli. Continue reading “LAN Yarns: The Vital Importance of Casus Belli in Free-For-All Games or How One Wrong Step From A Peon Costs You the Game”