Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here I Stand PBEM?

Scott, Ben and I are in. Do we have three more? Right now I'm assuming we'd be using ACTS and cyberboard (Ed Beach has the HIS downloads on his page). The nice thing about ACTS is that it handles the card stuff and dice, so no need for a referee. Technically we could each use whatever we wanted to track game state, but Cyberboard looks nice (and lets you email small update files),

I figure this will be a leisurely game, but not languid. Full game, of course. Do we have three more? Thoughts about running the game in the comments.

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At 6:30 PM, February 23, 2010, Blogger Ben said...

Cyberboard HiS looks very pretty on my LCD monitor.

I played a PBEM game of this about 1.5 years ago (just as my daughter was preparing to spring forth), and the whole thing took about 1 month, with usually 4-5 player turns submitted per day. We had a European and an Aussie, which helped due to time zone, so I suspect it will take us perhaps closer to 2 months.

At 6:31 PM, February 23, 2010, Blogger Ben said...

Of course, if we ever wanted to, we could arrange a Skype meet-up to speed things along.

At 9:05 PM, February 23, 2010, Blogger scott said...

I do have 1 week in March and 1/2 a week in April when I may not have computer access but I assume that is a bridge to be crossed later; I have faith we can get 3 more folks.

At 7:53 AM, February 25, 2010, Blogger scott said...

So are we conceding partial defeat and playing 3 player assuming the system supports that? If so I would really like to try the French and Ottomans.

At 8:36 PM, February 25, 2010, Blogger Ben said...

Three-player would certainly play faster, though I am surprised by the low interest level.


Anyone else?

At 7:23 PM, February 26, 2010, Blogger Mike S said...

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At 7:30 PM, February 26, 2010, Blogger Mike S said...


has diplomacy, axis and alies,
history of the world,
and several abstracts


At 12:07 PM, February 27, 2010, Blogger Fred said...

OK, I've been hesitating because my last pbem experience (Titan) was extremely tedious, but this game was so much fun I'll take a shot, assuming we get 6.

At 10:32 AM, February 28, 2010, Blogger Anne said...

What are the expectations of turnaround time for games pbem? I can imagine that on week days, I won't have time to sit and ponder and respond or make a move.

At 1:02 PM, February 28, 2010, Blogger Ben said...

Assuming we're able to process a couple player turns per day, you'd come up every 2-3 days.


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