So, I’d like to hear people’s opinions on the “Good Game” expression.
I imagine a lot of you reading this and thinking “What’s there to talk about? It’s an easy expression to express satisfaction with a game at its conclusion.” But there is something to talk about.
Because if you lost a game to random R&D accesses on the second turn, you just might feel a bit insulted by your opponent gleefully saying GG. Or if my opponent got randomly flatlined by an R&D Snare, and my opponent then says “GG”, my first instinct is to say back “no, it wasn’t. You lost because of an easy-to-miss play mistake, and neither of us could extract much enjoyment from matching our wits in this otherwise great game of ours. Want to play again and see if we can get a good game?”
In general, I never say “GG” to my opponent if I won, unless they said it first. If they are feeling salty about a loss (or indeed win) they feel they didn’t deserve, I don’t want to add to their salt by claiming that it was a “Good game”.
Why I’m bringing this up is because a lot of salt has been thrown around regarding the power of Industrial Genomics and how it wins games, by grinding the runner into salt (figuratively and literally). Many players I speak to about this topic hate playing against the deck because of the large amount of noninteractivity, and don’t believe their games, be they wins or losses, to be “good games”. And they get rather pissed off when their IG opponent after 45 minutes claims they had a Good Game, when the Runner side thought it was tedious and boring.
Pros of “GG”:
-It’s an easy expression of satisfaction and enjoyment
-It can be used to compliment an opponent on their skill
-It can be taken as an insult if the player recieving the “GG” played poorly
-It increases the dissatisfaction a player may have with a game’s outcome
What are your takes on “GG”? When is it appropriate, when is it not? How can we make sure our community thrives and how do we avoid inadvertently insulting our fellow players?