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Multiplayer Game Recommendations (I need some help!)
« on: May 20, 2013, 10:09:20 AM »
Ok, so here's the situation: our DM of 3-ish years (Josh) has packed up and moved away. His partner got a fantastic job teaching at Georgetown so they're now (at least as far as anyone can foresee) permanently at home on the East coast. This is a great opportunity (for both of them) and I'm very happy for them. But WAAAAAAAAAAAA we've lost a core part of our group :(


Josh was gone last summer as well, and we tried a variety of solutions to play our D&D session remotely (Skype / Mumble + MapTool or iTableTop) and nothing really worked well. We concluded that we really need to be in the same place, you just don't get the same sort of energy or camaraderie over the wires. We're going to give Roll20.net a try but we don't have high hopes.


The point I am laboriously approaching is that we've decided we'd really like to keep gaming together, but it's probably better to pursue some sort of turn-based multiplay game where we can save it and pick it back up a week or more later. Current games for review have been Civ#, Sins of a Solar Empire, and.... that's where I need help. Anyone got recommendations for games that:


  • Can be played by 6 or more people
  • Can be played in sessions (i.e. save a game, have everyone rejoin at a later date, continue ad nauseum)
  • Are turn-based (this is less important)

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Re: Multiplayer Game Recommendations (I need some help!)
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 12:52:18 PM »
Yeah, Roll20 didn't really work out well for my DnD group either; we wanted to try getting it to work so we could continue our sessions over the Summer, but it more or less fell apart.

As far as suggestions go... I'm not really a big turn-based guy so I can't recommend much, but weren't the Heroes of Might & Magic games turn-based and held up to 8 players? Definitely do some research on those ones because I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction, but that's what I've heard about that series, so it may be close to what you're looking for. I don't know if there's a save/load feature for the multiplayer though, is the only thing. Either way, hope you get a few other good suggestions and can keep in touch with your friends!
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 03:16:04 PM »
Hmmm, I guess I have a different experience then.  My GM is a thousand miles away running a game of Shadowrun and we're all having fun with it.  Roll20 is working for my other group, although we've never met in meatspace.

Shogun 2 supports real time battles with up to eight people, although the campaign only supports two players.

You might check out Dawn of War...

Eh, I'm not too big into strategy games, so I got nothing else.

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 04:00:54 PM »
To clarify they don't necessarily need to be strategy games, though those are often the ones that have the ability for you to start and stop at will. We may also pick an MMO and create characters that we only play together and at no other time.

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 04:14:57 PM »
Oh, alright then.  The problem with MMOs is party size.  Most don't go over five.  SWTOR has a fun story that you can now play for free, but the party size is capped at four I think.  It's been a while.

EVE might be good, but well, you guys have jobs already.

Killing Floor is a fun cooperative FPS, with a six player cap.

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Re: Multiplayer Game Recommendations (I need some help!)
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 04:35:55 PM »
Ok, so here's the situation: our DM of 3-ish years (Josh) has packed up and moved away. His partner got a fantastic job teaching at Georgetown so they're now (at least as far as anyone can foresee) permanently at home on the East coast. This is a great opportunity (for both of them) and I'm very happy for them. But WAAAAAAAAAAAA we've lost a core part of our group :(


Josh was gone last summer as well, and we tried a variety of solutions to play our D&D session remotely (Skype / Mumble + MapTool or iTableTop) and nothing really worked well. We concluded that we really need to be in the same place, you just don't get the same sort of energy or camaraderie over the wires. We're going to give Roll20.net a try but we don't have high hopes.


The point I am laboriously approaching is that we've decided we'd really like to keep gaming together, but it's probably better to pursue some sort of turn-based multiplay game where we can save it and pick it back up a week or more later. Current games for review have been Civ#, Sins of a Solar Empire, and.... that's where I need help. Anyone got recommendations for games that:


  • Can be played by 6 or more people
  • Can be played in sessions (i.e. save a game, have everyone rejoin at a later date, continue ad nauseum)
  • Are turn-based (this is less important)

Sins of a Solar Empire is amazing and all you have to buy is Rebellion and you get all the other DLCs and the core game along with it. I can't recommend that game enough. The only bad part about it is that it's rather slow, 1-3 hours for a game. Can't think of many other games that meet those requirments though sadly. Most games are 4 player focused which I've lamented for a long time.

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Re: Multiplayer Game Recommendations (I need some help!)
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 04:54:57 PM »
Well there's always Star Wars: Battlefront II! you can set up private matches, invite everybody in, play a few quick skirmishes and jump off. That's always been a classic favorite of mine. :P

War of the Roses was kinda hard to get into, but still a fun one. I imagine if you could get all your friends together and all run around in a group, working together against the opposing team, you could have a blast with it.

One last suggestion would be The Ship, the online community is mostly dead by this point, but with 8 people I think you could still have a really good time with it. Basically think the board game Clue mixed with the short story The Most Dangerous Game and turn it into a video game on a variety of boats. You all get a quarry at the start of the match and have to hunt him/her down while avoiding your own hunter, also taking care of some basic needs like hunger, thirst, fatigue, hygiene, kind of like The Sims, just to make sure nobody's just camping out in one area the whole game. If you're eliminated you become a witness until the next round and you can harass the other players and catch them in the act of trying to murder one another. It's one of the more unique multiplayer games I've played in recent memory and it's pretty sad that the online is kinda dead at this point. Still, if you've got a large group of friends like you mentioned, you could have a really good time. Plus, there's apparently a sequel that's attempting to be Greenlit right now after an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign, I really wish em well, I'd love to see the concept developed further because it genuinely can be pretty fun despite some flaws.

If you guys do end up playing The Ship, send me an invite, I'd love to join you for the ride ;D My Steam name is Quady14
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Re: Multiplayer Game Recommendations (I need some help!)
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 05:03:57 PM »
much, but weren't the Heroes of Might & Magic games turn-based and held up to 8 players? Definitely do some research on those ones because I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction, but that's what I've heard about that series, so it may be close to what you're looking for. I don't know if there's a save/load feature for the multiplayer though, is the only thing.

M&M 5/6 supports up to 8 players. 6 definitley does support online saves, but I'm not sure about 5.

I'd suggest picking up 5 because it is cheap, it avoids uplay and combined with its expansions there should be a faction for everybody's taste. It also got a map editor if you need some special settings.

Battles can last pretty long and other players might not have to do much while two players duke it out, so maybe not optimal for your round. :/

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Re: Multiplayer Game Recommendations (I need some help!)
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013, 07:08:55 AM »
Honestly, I think that if it does not have to be a crafting game, I would go with a game that you can all work on together such as Terraria or even Path of Exile or DIII (both having a lot of replay value). 

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 09:59:14 AM »
There are some good ideas here, stuff I wasn't even aware of that supported more than 4 people. This past summer after we gave up on D&D remotely we tried LotRO; we made characters that we only played together and that was ok... sadly LotRO was kind of a snooze-fest. We've done the same for SWTOR, and it's not all that much more interesting except for pew pew lasers and space wizards.


WoW is still the best time we've had, but several of the group are adamantly opposed to going back to that well. I still really enjoy the game but others feel spurned by it.

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