Wreckus Maximus went great

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gizmomathboy, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    Thanks to Vassal it is possible to run Circus Maximus online.

    I also wanted to run Wreckus Maximus ( figure 8 track ) so I created a Vassal module (that I need to resubmit it get in the "approved" module this).

    I use the Optional Rules from The General, Volume 17, Issue 5. This gives a way to create more customized teams as well as weapons. So, increased lethality and options for the racers.

    I created some pregens so we could get to racing as soon as possible.
  2. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    The race is started with the field split.

    Half start at the red line on the bottom left, and the other half on the blue line on the bottom right.

    This usually creates this nice interaction in the crossover section.

  3. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    Things are a bit closer than expected. Black and White teams have team speeds of 32! This pregen I labelled "Speed at All Cost".

    Blue took "Whip It Good" and Purple took "Small Blades 2".

    I forgot that White was going 32! in the 28 lane and had to make a flip check. They passed it withtout and ill effects. This would set the tone for the rest of the race for them.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2021
  4. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    During this turn Blue tried to lash the White driver. They had the bad luck to have White grab their nice Long Whip.

    I don't Black and Purple did much in their interaction.

  5. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    Then again, Blue might have lost their whip here.

    Regardless, this shows a bit about how fast the White team is and how they can "drift" through the crossover section and stay in the "fast" lanes.

  6. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    Lots of "just racing" going on here.

  7. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    A little bit of interaction between Black and Purple.

    This was actually a brilliantly bastardish move my Purple.

    Black had just got jostled or something so they couldn't strain. Purple drew before Black and positioned themselves such that Black would be forced to change lanes which would case them to flip.

    Instead Black burned endurance, they had 28 movement factors written and had to burn 26 endurance. It was a great bit of racing for both of them.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2021
  8. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    Another "boring" turn :)

  9. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    White is really close to lapping Black here.

    I think it helped to have only 4 teams. Also, having 2 teams that are just stupid fast.

    Last edited: Mar 29, 2021
  10. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    Purple rammed Black's cart and if I recall correctly they both damaged each other's wheels.

  11. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    Blue decided to go to a dead stop in front of White in an effort to frustrate their easy roll to completing their 3 laps.

  12. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    A lot happened here.

    White had to slide in front of Blue, costing 6 movement factors. Consequently, they ended that exact amount from being able to finish the race.

    Also, Purple rammed Black's cart again because why not?

    Both carts suffered damage! Black's wheel was destroyed causing the flip. The cart ended up on top of his horses. I think it actually killed one. For the sake of fun we said he was able to cut away and continue be dragged, because why not?

    Purple only took 2 points of damage but didn't flip.

    Last edited: Mar 29, 2021
  13. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    Black wasn't able to survive to cross the finish line.

    White was able to cross the finish line and win. A first for any Wreckus race I've run. At least completing 3 laps in 4 hours.

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  14. Poindexter

    Poindexter Chevalier

    fantastic action-snapshots. congrats to to the winner!
  15. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    I remembered some race details and edited some things accordingly.
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  16. Buttmonkey

    Buttmonkey Troubadour

    Sounds like a ton of fun. I need to get back into the game at GC XIV.

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