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Simultaneous turns? (turn-based strategy)

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On 10/1/2019 at 6:48 AM, 1024 said:

I don't understand your first example approach. If turns are simultaneous, there shouldn't be a "first to move" player. If you mean that units move immediately as players move them, without waiting for the turn to end, then it's no longer turn based, it's just real time with extra steps. It would also be imbalanced towards the player that moves early, or late, depending on the rest of the game.

This is the same reasoning I'm talking about.

On 10/1/2019 at 4:28 AM, suliman said:

The gameplay is turn-based. Im asking about how to make SIMULTANEOUS TURNS should work.

I don't understand what you mean by "simultaneous turns".  If you're saying I can move my units while another person can move theirs, then there are no "turns".  Is there a language barrier issue here?  Please elaborate.  What is sounds like is you want a RTS instead of a turn-based strategy game.

3 hours ago, suliman said:

Aaaand I think you are not being helpful. I see you have replied in several threads just complaining and not adding much.

I'd honestly say you're not being helpful as I don't understand what you're trying to ask.  From the sounds of it you want an RTS to be turn based.  This doesn't make any sense.

I'm sorry you feel that way about my other posts where I'm just "complaining". 🙄

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There is "normal" turn-based gameplay. In this mode a single player act and all other players wait.

This thread is about simultaneous turns. Not all multiplayer turn-based games use this, but some do (and some, like civ 3 allows usage of both modes of turn-based gameplay in different modes). In simultaneous turns, players' actions can overlap to some degree, but the game is still not realtime (in realtime, such as starcraft, units can all constantly move at the same time, and there is no "end of turn" were specific things happen like refilling unit movement points, do income etc). In turn based, typically only one action is resolved at a time (which makes simultanous turns tricky to implement). Also, when no players are issuing commands, the game is not moving forward (in realtime games the game goes on all the time).

That was some explanation on what simultaneous turns are.

In this thread, Im asking about how to best implement simultaneous turns. There seem to be two major ways of doing this, and some feedback has been given on both as you can read in the thread. If you are not experienced in simultaneous turns, maybe you are not the right person to offer help on the subject.

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1 hour ago, Talvysh said:

I don't understand what you mean by "simultaneous turns".

When you don't understand something, you ask for clarification, or look it up, or just don't join the discussion. What you don't do is try to convince the OP that they don't know what they are talking about.

Games with simultaneous turns exist, and they are very much turn-based. Two examples off the top of my head are Frozen Synapse and Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock. There's more examples (and more nuanced subtypes of turns) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turns,_rounds_and_time-keeping_systems_in_games

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20 minutes ago, 1024 said:

you ask for clarification,

I did.  Phase-based sounds more reasonable than simultaneous.  Now that it's clarified, I know exactly what OP is talking about.


Do players move there armies at the same time, and (since there is battles when armies meet) it's first come first serve? Meaning when a new turn starts, all armies refills their movement and the player who moves first simply moves first (actions are resolved directly). 

Or would all players assign orders, and when complete, all actions resolves in a seperate "mid-turn phase" where no players have the ability to interact further?

  1. Move Phase begins
  2. Players Assign their units destinations
  3. Move Phase ends
  4. Combat Phase begins
  5. Units will auto fight each other if within range while moving to their destination.
  6. If there are units moving to the same destination then they will fight each other until one unit can take the destination.
  7. Combat Phase ends
  8. Turn Ends

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