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Offline alienfood

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1st Jan, 1999
« on: December 15, 2012, 09:37:20 pm »
It might be fun for a group of us to start a new XCOM game, starting in a couple of weeks on Jan 1st, and playing through an actual game day (or thereabouts) per day. Just like it's 1999 all over again. It could be XCOM or TFTD, or whatever, just start your own game and put in progress reports.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 05:48:22 am »
Sounds fun. We play once a day for a few minutes until an in-game day passes and we wait until the next day to play the next in-game day. Is that right?

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 03:15:35 pm »
Yep, that's right, just an excuse to crank up your favorite version of xcom every day, and play for between 10 seconds and an hour, and maybe blog what's going on.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 03:34:41 pm »
Nice idea. Everyone could create topic on forum describing his progress.

If someone won't be able to play some day(s) he probably can later play couple of game days in one real day? Just make sure that game date doesn't exceed real date. Also, that way more players can start later.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 06:46:06 pm »
Well it's Jan 1st, I started an OpenXcom game on Experienced. Plopped a base down near Budapest. Fired 3 soldiers with bravery 10, hired some replacements, set scientists to work on Lasers and ordered 10 more. Set up an interceptor with Avalance and Stingray, and one with Stingray and Cannon. I also ordered up some misc items like flares, prox grenades etc. Got started on new stores, quarters, large radar, another lab, and alien containment. Also started a new base near Cheyenne Mtn.

Destroyed a vsmall around 1845. There was also some activity over South America but my interceptor found nothing. That's it for day 1.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 07:19:44 pm »
.. and then nothing until a Small detected just before midnight on Jan 5th, brought down shortly after midnight in N Africa. I waited until daylight and got first blood, losing 1 operative.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 05:45:26 pm »
I've decided to join in. Had to catch up a few days ;)
First base in Europe. Initial startup - new base in North America, Laser Technology research, few scientists purchased.
Destroyed small ufo on 6th January.
Laser Pistol researched on 9th January, 3 under production.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 04:56:24 pm »
Downed a small in central africa on the 9th. Upped my scientists to about 30, and finally got Laser Pistol at COB on the 10th. I also realized that I'd forgotten to plop down an alien containment, so I've put some of my research paths 10 days behind schedule - darn!

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 10:30:00 pm »
Downed small ufo in Africa on 9th. Waited for daylight and killed 1 floater, stunned second. Later on 10th downed ufo over Iceland. Will check it tomorrow.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 04:59:11 pm »
Small ufo recovered. 6 sectoids killed. 1 operative lost.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2013, 12:44:22 am »
Nothing happening for a couple of days, but the general stores completed in my new US base so I hung a large radar system there. I did not really have enough cash for a living quarters, but they take only 16 days instead of 25 so hopefully I'll have enough money soon.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 12:20:52 pm »
Also no ufo sigthings for a good week. Base in North America constructed living quarters, so I bought 10 soldiers and some weapons there. Need money ;)

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2013, 02:36:29 pm »
I badly needed the small scout that showed up over Italy on 19th, lost one agent but sold about $400k. Finished researching laser rifle, moved on to medikit. Started a living quarters in my new US base.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2013, 07:16:21 pm »
Finally, small scout in South Africa - 3 floaters. Also finished laser rifle research.

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Re: 1st Jan, 1999
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2013, 05:35:38 pm »
22nd January - 3 sectoids killed in small ufo in Europe, 1 live engineer captured. Finished Medikit research on 24 January, next will be Laser Cannon.
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