Okay, Houseguests. My idea is to set up a spreadsheet version of the strategy board game Puerto Rico, originally designed by Andreas Seyfarth, for this Power of Veto challenge. Again, since it sounded like everyone is available, I’m thinking we’ll get together and play at 9 PM Central Thursday evening. I’ll be building player boards and the main reference board on spreadsheets for you guys and will link them here once they’re ready. There is a PDF download of the rule book located here; let me know if you have any problems accessing it.
Puerto Rico is a considerably more complex game than most of what we’ve played this season, and though it can seem a little intimidating at first, once we get into the flow of the game it shouldn’t be too hard (and it should be pretty fun!). The good news is, there’s a number of things that players usually have to keep track of themselves during gameplay that as the mod, I’ll focus on keeping track of instead (with possibly an anonymous helper or two). We should be able to play through emails as normal, and I’ll update everything on the boards as we go.
Let me know whatever questions you have, as well as how much the idea of this freaks you out. I still have a backup idea here that won’t be hard to set up and can run like we normally do turn-based challenges, but I like this game a lot and thought it would make sense to run something big for the final Veto of the season, so if you guys are game to give it a shot, we’ll go with it.
This post is long, so let’s put the new challenge information behind a jump (but I’ll leave the PR stuff there so maybe people will get intrigued to try playing it here sometime in the future).