Friday, April 04, 2008

SpielByWeb Anyone?



The discussions of Shogun/Wallenstein and Vassal in the other threads have got me wanting to game (more than usual). I can't make it to any real-life sessions anytime in the near future, so is anybody interested in playing anything on SpielByWeb?

23 Comments:

At 3:42 PM, April 04, 2008, Blogger seanp said...

We need to consolidate and decide on a single play-by-web engine!! ha. I'm interested - once the kids are in bed I usually have some free time... around 8pm-ish. What should we play?

 
At 8:46 PM, April 04, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Wow, when I saw that picture I was hoping Spiel by Web had Age of Empires 3. Oh well...

How about a game of Wallenstein? Its no Shogun, but still good.

 
At 11:23 AM, April 05, 2008, Blogger Brian said...

Well, I'm not open just yet (gaming convention)! but I'll note that JKLM also has turn based games now.

I think I'll also be at the point where I could do a (war)game via ACTS or VASSAL later this month.

 
At 6:24 PM, April 05, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

I'm always interested in CDGs via ACTS. I could do TS, WW, PoG, B2B, Hannibal...

 
At 8:29 PM, April 05, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

I was looking for turn-based games. SpielByWeb or JKLM both work.

Vassal is my real-time online board game software of choice.

Amy's also interested in turn-based online gaming.

So... Amun-Re, Tikal, On the Underground, Wallenstein, Santiago, Phoenicia, Tulipmania 1637...

Anyone?

 
At 10:27 PM, April 05, 2008, Blogger seanp said...

I've played Phoenicia and Tikal before, I'd do either of those. If anyone else has a favorite I'd be willing to look up some rules and learn.

 
At 10:40 PM, April 05, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

I'd love to try Tulipmania... read the rules, have the client. Haven't played yet.

 
At 12:11 AM, April 06, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

I will join in the morning. Tikal online wouldbe awesome. I do love that game. :)

 
At 8:11 AM, April 06, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

Jeff Amy Rob Sean Tiffany makes five.

We could start a game of Tikal (Amy would sit out; she's not up to playing two at once right now) and also start one of Tulipmania 1637 (I'd have to read rules for that one, but I definitely want to try it out)

 
At 2:10 PM, April 06, 2008, Blogger seanp said...

Sounds good. I'll read the rules for Tulipmania. Are you going to set the games up, Ben?

 
At 3:05 PM, April 06, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

I created an account, so i am ready to go when other people are. :)

 
At 4:51 PM, April 06, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

D'oh! I left Ben and Brian off my list of potential players! My apologies guys.

Double D'oh!! The JKLM client is a PC program. We're a Mac household. I won't be able to participate in any JKLM games until tomorrow at work.

Amy has started a game of Tikal at SBW.

Game name: SABGer
Password: sabg

 
At 10:15 PM, April 06, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

No problem, Jeff. I'll sit out this game, since I've never played Tikal before, and it looks like you have a full boat without me.

PBEM Twilight Struggle via ACTS anyone?

 
At 7:29 AM, April 07, 2008, Blogger Amy said...

Is anyone else interested in playing Tikal right now? So far, just Tiffany and I have joined the game. Jeff's waiting to see if the other two slots will fill before he joins, but I think he plans on only waiting until late today to do such. I'd like to get this started today or first thing tomorrow, if possible. We can run with 2, 3, or 4 players.

 
At 8:11 AM, April 07, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

My work computer won't let me install the JKLM client, so I'm out of luck.

Ben: If no one else takes you up on the TS offer, and if I can get ACTS up and running at home, I'll play.

 
At 9:27 AM, April 07, 2008, Blogger Amy said...

Hey, I just noticed that La Citta is in testing at SpielByWeb! Mmm... La Citta...

 
At 8:42 PM, April 07, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

Yummy La Citta....


I just started a game of Tulipmania. It's called "SABG here". I made it a 3 player game.

Checking on Tikal.....

 
At 8:45 PM, April 07, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

Joined Tikal... I should probably read the rules again.

 
At 9:42 PM, April 07, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Jeff:

ACTS is a web interface, so it should be platform independent. That said, I find it works best (for me anyway) to track the board activity using Vassal or Cyberboard. ACTs just manages the cards and die rolling. For realtime play of TS, wwww.wargameroom.com looks pretty intriguing.

 
At 10:11 PM, April 07, 2008, Blogger Sean said...

signed up for the gameon spielbyweb - let me know if someone else was supposed to have my seat. It says that rob is up...

 
At 8:39 PM, April 08, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

Wow....three full turns of Tikal in one day. Impressive. Lots of bored people at work out there.

BTW, I started a Tulipmania, and 2 guys joined...none of which I think are from SABG

 
At 10:49 PM, April 08, 2008, Blogger seanp said...

It took some time, but I finally found "ACTS". However, I didn't find TulipMania on either Vassal or Acts. And I don't know how to play either.

 
At 2:35 PM, April 09, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

Tulipmania is on JKLM. You have to download their client.

 

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