Zone of Control

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The ability of game elements to affect the functionality of those adjacent to them.

This pattern is a still a stub.


Being a military concept, it isn't to surprising that Wargames such as Axis & Allies: Battle of the Bulge and World War 3 are the primary users of Zone of Control.

Other games that adopted the use of Zone of Control include several installments of the Civilization series and Bloodbowl, the later which uses Zone of Control to make throwing and catching the ball move difficult if opponents are nearby. It also lets players try to tackle those that try to run pass opponents.

Using the pattern

Avatars Units

Ignoring Zone of Control of some types of Units can be a Privileged Abilities to other types of Units



Can Instantiate

Movement Limitations

with ...

Can Modulate

Area Control Avatars, Combat, Movement, Units

Can Be Instantiated By

Can Be Modulated By

Possible Closure Effects

Potentially Conflicting With


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