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Ideas for Creating Board Game AI

Some ideas for creating board game AI
Many of you will be thinking right now, “…but wait…isn’t artificial intelligence only used in computers?” Depends on your definition. AI, to me, is any set of rules that allows a system to make decisions on its own without human input. Computer games with pre-programmed monsters who follow your every move and trail along behind you are following a pattern determined by AI. It may not be a pre-programmed path, but depend instead on responding to your own decisions. Based on real-time input, it alters its own actions.

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A Solitaire System for Ancients

Well, most ancient battles are a more of deploy army, then release troops and hope they win it for you while you desperately send messengers to react to changes. So if you play each side intelligently with a basic battle plan, if should be fairly solitaire friendly.
I would imagine a few different tactics for each army, then roll a die for it. I would tailor the chart to the army some, but here is a basic.


1. Strong Left

2. Strong Right

3. Strong Center

4. Balanced Line

5. Pincer

1. General Advance

2. Break Flank on Strong Side

3. Raid with ranged, and threaten the Camp if possible.

4. Hold Strongest troops in reserve, advance.

5. Target weakest enemy troops

6. Target strongest enemy troops.

This was posted at BGG by a member there. Thought I would give it more exposure here.


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Minamiashigara shi, Kanagawa, Japan

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Zero Charisma

I gotta see that! LOL!


Movie Trailer – Zero Charisma

A lot of the guys I played games with over the years, are great, great guys and really intelligent, interesting people.
But here and there, there was someone just totally off the wall, that I didn`t care for.  Plus I am more of a tennis player who enjoys games.

This movie is about roleplaying. I am more of a wargamer.   I never really felt I fit in with the roleplayers. More with the wargamers, but I wasn`t as serious as a lot of them.

They can go all day and all night, I just can`t. I never could.

The most fun I ever had roleplaying was with a few games – one was a live roleplaying game outside, in a park in Machida.  That was blast.  Kind of like being in 24, and you didn`t know who your friends or the enemies were.   Another time we played Call of Cuthulu at my school late at night.  That fun, kind of mystical and scary.
My school is in the kind of cottage like building near the river.  Another game I played, you had to make funny TV commercials for a product everytime you had a chance to.
My friend Lee Gunby actually made the game and it was fun.

I want to see that movie!  Thanks,


Review of Zero Charisma at Rotten Tomatoes

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