I've been trying to learn Homeworlds by playing at home and on Super Duper Games with limited success. What will help me tremendously is to look at examples of great games. My question therefore is can anyone recommend past game listings that I could look over and play-through on my own? Thanks in advance.
I have no concrete suggestions of specific games, but if you look at the highest ranked players and then view their lists of games to find ones they played with other highest ranked players, that might work... If you find anything particularly cool, please post it. :)
I will do that. I was aware of the archived games at http://superdupergames.org/main.html?page=listoldgames, but was hoping for a few pointers to n00b-friendly games. That said, I will work my way through and highlight some interesting games as suggested. :-)
Andy thoroughly documented a play-by-email session from 2003:
Here is the current #1 on the Binary Homeworlds SuperDuperGame.com ladder playing the current #2 (as of this post on 4.27.2014), so this could be a decent game to follow. Though the OP may be good by now, in reference to ways for people to learn the game beyond just reading the rules, it helps to get your own pyramids, set them up, and use them to replicate the move-by-move as they are played out by these people online. This will help with visualization, and then you can stop at any time, analyze the move made, and try and figure out why the person made it against what other options they had.
Thank you for that link. I'll work through that game the first chance that I get.