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Pitch for TripleA

Veqryn
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I am putting together a fan-pack.

TripleA_Readme.txt

Here is the standard pitch for TripleA.


TripleA is a free turn based strategy game and board game.  
Has single player vs ai/hot-seat, multiplayer through Play By Email, network play, and a hosted online lobby.  Comes with multiple games, and over 100 more games and maps that can be downloaded from the user community.  It is open source, needing only Java to run (can run on Windows, Mac, Linux, etc).  Supports features such as savegames, encrypted dice gen, low luck, and many other options.  

Recreate World War 2 with the Axis pushing through to Moscow and Japan devouring the Pacific, or recreate Napoleon's march across Europe, or Rome defeating the Carthaginian Empire, or even Sauron conquering Middle Earth, or Zombies taking over America!  If you have ever played a game where you push little plastic or virtual pieces around, roll dice, conquer the lands of your enemy, and produce new pieces to conquer with, Then you will be able to jump right into TripleA!  

An example game that comes included with TripleA is "Big World: 1942"  
A scenario loosely based on the year 1942 in World War 2.  In Europe, Germany has Leningrad besieged, stands at the gates of Moscow, and is on the verge of defeat at Stalingrad.  In the Pacific, Japan has expanded explosively but faces a possible turning point at Midway.  Germany and Japan fight as the Axis pitted against the Allies of Russia, the United Kingdom, China, and the United States of America.  Players will take control of these nations, using their armies, navies, and air forces to battle out who will control the world.  Player have such units as Infantry, Artillery, Tanks, Fighters, Bombers, Transport ships, Submarines, Destroyers, Cruisers, Battleships, Aircraft Carriers, Anti-Aircraft Guns, and Factories.  All of these units have special functions and features, and all attack and defend at differing values (represented by rolling a die for each unit and getting a certain number or less).  Territories have different values, both strategically and production value, which can be used to produce more units to use the next turn.  Players must work with their team mates, developing strategies and producing units to reach their ultimate goal: Victory!



Here are all the links you will ever need:

Please visit our homepage at:
http://triplea.sourceforge.net/mywiki/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/triplea/

Files at:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/triplea/files/

and Forum at:
http://triplea.sourceforge.net/mywiki/Forum

and Help / FAQ at:
http://bit.ly/aTuuyA
or http://tripleadev.1671093.n2.nabble.com/Download-Maps-Links-Hosting-Games-General-Information-tp4074312p4074312.html

Screenshots and Map pictures:
http://picasaweb.google.com/101572112411737432128/TripleAMapsVarietySlideshow?feat=directlink



Here are the direct links to the actual downloads for TripleA version 1.2.5.4:
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/triplea/TripleA/1_2_5_4/triplea_1_2_5_4_windows_installer.exe
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/triplea/TripleA/1_2_5_4/triplea_1_2_5_4_windows_installer_with_java.exe
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/triplea/TripleA/1_2_5_4/triplea_1_2_5_4_mac.dmg
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/triplea/TripleA/1_2_5_4/triplea_1_2_5_4_all_platforms.zip


Here are the links to PAD files I created:
http://sites.google.com/site/tripleasupplydepotmaps4/TripleA-Supply-Depot-Maps-4/xml/TripleA_Windows_PAD.xml
http://sites.google.com/site/tripleasupplydepotmaps4/TripleA-Supply-Depot-Maps-4/xml/TripleA_Windows_withJava_PAD.xml
http://sites.google.com/site/tripleasupplydepotmaps4/TripleA-Supply-Depot-Maps-4/xml/TripleA_Mac_PAD.xml
http://sites.google.com/site/tripleasupplydepotmaps4/TripleA-Supply-Depot-Maps-4/xml/TripleA_Linux_All_Platforms_PAD.xml


Here are direct links to a screenshot and our logo:
http://sites.google.com/site/tripleasupplydepotmaps4/TripleAnwobattle.png
http://sites.google.com/site/tripleasupplydepotmaps4/TripleA-Supply-Depot-Maps-4/xml/TripleA_icon.png


and here are uploaded PAD files and screenshots for you to use:
TripleA_Windows_withJava_PAD.xml
icon2_32withfighter.png
TripleA_icon_original.png
TripleA_new_world_order_combat.png
TripleA_new_world_order_quartersize.png
TripleA_big_world_quartersize.png
TripleA_great_war_quartersize.png
TripleA_napoleonic_empires_fifthsize.png
TripleA_minimap_produce.png
TripleA_pact_of_steel_quartersize.png

(see the slideshow for more pictures, i'm not going to upload them all here also)
thx,
veqryn

Please contribute to the TripleA 2013 donation drive:
http://tripleadev.1671093.n2.nabble.com/2013-TripleA-Donation-Drive-tp7583455.html
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Veqryn
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And here is a super long version of the pitch:

TripleA is a free turn based strategy game and board game.  
Has single player vs ai/hot-seat, multiplayer through Play By Email, network play, and a hosted online lobby.  Comes with multiple games, and over 100 more games and maps that can be downloaded from the user community.  It is open source, needing only Java to run (can run on Windows, Mac, Linux, etc).  Supports features such as savegames, encrypted dice gen, low luck, and many other options.  

Recreate World War 2 with the Axis pushing through to Moscow and Japan devouring the Pacific, or recreate Napoleon's march across Europe, or Rome defeating the Carthaginian Empire, or even Sauron conquering Middle Earth, or Zombies taking over America!  If you have ever played a game where you push little plastic or virtual pieces around, roll dice, conquer the lands of your enemy, and produce new pieces to conquer with, Then you will be able to jump right into TripleA!  

An example game that comes included with TripleA is "Big World: 1942"  
A scenario loosely based on the year 1942 in World War 2.  In Europe, Germany has Leningrad besieged, stands at the gates of Moscow, and is on the verge of defeat at Stalingrad.  In the Pacific, Japan has expanded explosively but faces a possible turning point at Midway.  Germany and Japan fight as the Axis pitted against the Allies of Russia, the United Kingdom, China, and the United States of America.  Players will take control of these nations, using their armies, navies, and air forces to battle out who will control the world.  Player have such units as Infantry, Artillery, Tanks, Fighters, Bombers, Transport ships, Submarines, Destroyers, Cruisers, Battleships, Aircraft Carriers, Anti-Aircraft Guns, and Factories.  All of these units have special functions and features, and all attack and defend at differing values (represented by rolling a die for each unit and getting a certain number or less).  Territories have different values, both strategically and production value, which can be used to produce more units to use the next turn.  Players must work with their team mates, developing strategies and producing units to reach their ultimate goal: Victory!


TripleA will run on any platform that has Java installed (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.); just choose the download that applies to you.


TripleA's features:

Game Modes:
 - Team play, free for all, 1v1
 - Single player vs. AI, and hot-seat mode
 - Multiplayer using Play By Email (pbem)
 - Multiplayer via direct connect and LAN
 - Multiplayer using a free online lobby (with support for things like booting, moderators, etc.)

Secure:
 - Online games use a dice server which sends encrypted dice to both players at the same time.
 - Save Games are encrypted also (you can save a multiplayer game and pick it up at a later time).

Special Game Features:
 - Can Save at any moment
 - Player disconnect generate a savegame, so that you can rehost without losing any time or information, and can even replace the player who dropped if need be
 - Can view game history at any moment, showing not just what happened and the dice rolled, but also how the entire board/map looked
 - Many game options, including a Bidding system, and Low Luck (a method of reducing the luck in a dice game)
 - Edit mode to add and delete units, change money, change territory ownership, and even move pieces around
 - Over 18 different skins for the user interface, ability to switch map skins in game
 - Can zoom out on maps, and can change the size of the units
 - Online and in-game chat, support for sounds
 - Battle Calculator shows you average results of 5000 simulated battles of opposing forces you choose from
 - Dice and Game statistics, shown in game and can be exported to files
 - Ability to set different victory condition

Huge Variety:
 - Though the majority of our maps and games revolve around World War II, we also have:
   * World War I games
   * World War 3 games, like the Cold War or future conflicts
   * Fantasy styled games, like Lord of the Rings games and Dungeons and Dragons
   * Ancient History games, like the Punic Wars between the Roman Empire and Carthage
   * Other Historical conflicts, like the Napoleonic Wars
   * Abstract Maps, like things on hex maps
   * Futuristic games, like Star Wars, or Zombieland

User Created Content:
 - TripleA contains the ability to download maps.  Just click the "Download Maps" button, and put in the link of where the maps are coming from.  This will display a list of all the maps hosted by that website.  These links can be found on our forum and in our online lobby.  (We do not provide the links ourselves since the maps are user created and hosted by such users.)
 - Though TripleA only comes with four maps and games installed, there are over 60 user created maps and over 100 user created games for these maps.  Many of these games, like "New World Order”, have generated quite a following.
 - Simple and easy to create your own maps and games for.  
 - Rules can vary by map, depending on what the map creator wants.

Easy to Learn IF you know one of these games that we are similar to:
 - Axis and Allies
 - Risk
 - Any game made by Larry Harris
 - AABattlemap
 - Vassal
 - World at War: A World Divided
 - Strategic Command
 - Commander: Europe at War
 - Britannia
 - History of the World
 - Viktory
 - Nexus Ops
 - Antike
 - Vinci
 - War of the Ring
 - Conquest of the Empire
 - Wizard's Quest
 - War! Age of Imperialism
 - Attack!
 - Basically any game where you move little plastic armies/navies around and throw dice to conquer things


Very Basic 'How to Play':
 - Though some games have special rules enforced, most games follow some of these basic guidelines.
 - 1. Players start their turn by choosing what they will produce.  They spend the money they gathered during their last turn on new units or even technology.  These units will be put on the board at the end of the player's turn.
 - 2. Then that Player does a "combat move", which means moving units to all the places they wish to attack this turn.  Simply click on a unit and move your mouse to the territory you wish to attack, and then click again.  You can select a path for a unit to take by holding down 'ctrl' and clicking on all the territories on the way to the final territory it will be attacking.
 - 3. Then everyone resolves all the combat battles.  This involves rolling dice for the attacking units and the defending units too.  For example, a Tank might attack at a "2" meaning that when you roll the dice you need a "2" or less for him to "hit" the enemy.  If the tank hits the enemy, then the other player chooses one of his units to die, and the battle continues.  After each round of dice, the attack chooses to retreat or press on until he has defeated all enemy units in that territory.
 - 4. After this, the Player may move any units that have no yet moved as a "non-combat" move, and any air units return to friendly territory to land.
 - 5. When the player has completed all of this, then he or she may place the units that they have purchased at the beginning of their turn.  Then the engine counts out the value of the territories they control and gives them that much money.  The next nation then begins their turn.


Links:
Please visit our homepage at:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/triplea/
Files at:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/triplea/files/
and Forum at:
http://triplea.sourceforge.net/mywiki/Forum
and Help / FAQ at:
http://bit.ly/aTuuyA
or http://tripleadev.1671093.n2.nabble.com/Download-Maps-Links-Hosting-Games-General-Information-tp4074312p4074312.html


Thank you,
The TripleA Developers
(Sean G. Bridges, Comrade Kev, and many more)


The GNU Public License is both in the source code and is the License folder when the game is installed.

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Please contribute to the TripleA 2013 donation drive:
http://tripleadev.1671093.n2.nabble.com/2013-TripleA-Donation-Drive-tp7583455.html
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Re: Pitch for TripleA

Pyngo
wow. :)

Very good hard work!
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SilverBullet01
TripleA is an online, turn-based strategy game mainly based on WW2 themes but with a myriad of other scenerois(Napoleon, WWI, outer-space, etc,.) It is a place to challenge other live online wargamers like yourself. It is free and easy to use. Almost everyone that is interested in wargaming that finds this site is overjoyed.
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Mambo4
Who is the pitch for?

It's a lot to take in at first, IMHO.

I'd pare it down a lot, depending on the audience.
Something like:

1.) a One sentence description
2.)a bullet pointed list of key features
3.)One, big fat obvious easy link to download it.
4.) a further paragraph of explanation
3.) One secondary list of all those other links


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ComradeKev
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In reply to this post by Veqryn
Veqryn wrote
TripleA is a free turn based strategy game and board game.  
Has single player vs ai/hot-seat, multiplayer through Play By Email, network play, and a hosted online lobby.  Comes with multiple games, and over 100 more games and maps that can be downloaded from the user community.  It is open source, needing only Java to run (can run on Windows, Mac, Linux, etc).  Supports features such as savegames, encrypted dice gen, low luck, and many other options.  
Added this over on Larry's site in response to us being called only an A&A only.
If emailing me at ComradeKev at yahoo.com , please add TripleA to the subject line