Great idea! We’ve actually been playing Team Go in an ad hoc fashion via a forum thread, private forum messages, and private demo boards:
This exercise has illustrated that it would certainly be nice if there were some supporting features to make this easier (even if full team go support could not implemented):
- Ability to spectate other public games, e.g., by adding to your home screen and subscribing to email notifications for turn changes.
- Somehow pinning a demo board to your home screen. We’re using demo boards for discussion.
- Sharing Malkovic logs of an ongoing game with other players.
Of course, integrated Rengo/Team Go support would be even better, but these features might be easier/more feasible and still be very helpful for people playing Rengo/Team Go in ad hoc manner in the meantime.
I guess another different between classic Rengo vs how we’re playing Team Go is that discussion is not allowed in Rengo, while it is in Team Go.