After the exciting action of the qualifying session the inaugural Tour de Poire is finally starting.
The Tour takes place across five tough stages with riders encountering the added challenge of cobblestones in the third stage. To compensate teams have set up in the Supply Zones dotted through each stage to give their riders a much needed chance to refuel!
The teams are as follows:
- Red Team @IsAnythingReal
- Green Team @HrafnkelRedBeard
- Blue Team @RossM
- Black Team @webs
- White Team @decitrig
- Pink Team @Oly
Pertinent Grand Tour Rules:
As per the Flamme Rouge boardgame, you play your turn as normal but there are some additional rules:
- Please only look at one of your riders at a time. Choose a card and then look at your remaining rider.
- Please don’t look into the other players spoiler tags, at least not until the game is over.
- Post all rider movements using the
[detail]tag, preferably in the format,
- No editing your move once it’s been made. (If you really cock something up, let me know.)
- No sugar!
Please make yourself familiar with the rules before we start, if you aren’t sure of anything please ask
If you notice anything weird in your hand or deck (energy, recycle & discard piles), let me know so I can look into it. While we’ve run a whole stage prior to this, there’s always the chance of something going awry.
Additionally, while the code manages the decks, I’ll be managing the Flamme Rouge rules and moving riders, so if I mess up please shout!
The ‘information-game’ differs a little from standard Flamme Rouge in that normally you’d have to remember what cards other riders have been playing but in PBF that information is accessible in previous forum posts. So that everyone has access to the same information I’ll be displaying every rider’s remaining cards at the end of each movement phase. I don’t know how much people will use it, but it’s there if people want to be really ‘mathsy’.
With all that said it’s time to place your bets and find a spot on the track to follow the action, the riders will be lining up any moment now!