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Stig Morten
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What: A 4 race season to determine the Champion Racer.
Where: Thunder Alley vasal mod.
When: From now and probably for the next year or so.
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Proposed alternative rules:

1. An extra card per turn to add more options.
2. Add a lap to each race to make pitting more important.
3. Verghn's Grove raced in the reverse direction because it is just cool.
4. Pitting decision done per running order on the track and not player by player.

Any more rules you want to propose before we decide which to use?
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Hi all!

Stig, on the suggest rules I'd vote against #4 in a Vassal PBEM game just because it would probably require more logfiles...

Otherwise, the options are OK with me if others like 'em.
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Good point on the pitting order.

I got word from Mark Simonitch on consimworld that he sent the art for the expansion tracks to Joel Toppen a few weeks ago, so an update to the module is probably around the corner.

Because of that I propose we start with Verghn's Grove Reverse and then decide on further tracks after that race if the updated module has been released.

If Joel gives a release date we decide if we wait or start.
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If the expansion tracks are coming, I would rather play all 8 at the suggested lap number. Then 4 with a lap bump up.

I know it would mean a 2 year commitment. But Im game.
Im up for all that has been posted.

What about the Crew Chief expansion? Anything in there we could use?
 
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Tarc wrote:
If the expansion tracks are coming, I would rather play all 8 at the suggested lap number. Then 4 with a lap bump up.

I know it would mean a 2 year commitment. But Im game.
Im up for all that has been posted.

What about the Crew Chief expansion? Anything in there we could use?


Not sure that will be added to the update, but there are lots of cool stuff in that one too.

Ket's give it a day or two to see if Joel says anything about release of updated module.
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I don't mind starting out driving backwards.

How I felt I was doing in that last race anyways.
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So, I'm purple, Tom's yellow, Adam's black.

Howard and Wendell, any preerence for colors?

Blue, green, pink and Red are available.
 
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ad79 wrote:
So, I'm purple, Tom's yellow, Adam's black.

Howard and Wendell, any preerence for colors?

Blue, green, pink and Red are available.


Last time I was in a vassal game, I was pink, so I'll take them to avoid confusing myself.
 
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I'll take Blue
 
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Just a final question.

With 5 players we are supposed to use 3 cars each.

I propose we go with 4 cars each to get more cars on the track and if we go for an extra lap it will make the race move a bit faster while retaining the extra importance for pitstops?

Yes or no?
 
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i have no opinion as the newb
 
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20 cars does seem like a bit of a cluster eff, but I don't mind giving it a try.
 
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Im for 4 cars, 6 cards and an extra lap. That sounds like a good time
 
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4 cars, 6 cards, 3 laps, reverse direction.

Tom has Pole postiion and is first player.

Let's get ready to race!
 
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Are we using the dsame dropbox file?

EDIT: Got it. Going now.
 
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Black is up.

May need to go over logfile system for Howard and Wendell.

Bad hand, its going to be an interesting race. 3 laps of this is going to be interesting.
 
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Tarc wrote:
Black is up.

May need to go over logfile system for Howard and Wendell.

Bad hand, its going to be an interesting race. 3 laps of this is going to be interesting.


Wendell has played TA with vasal before and should understand the logfile stuff.

For Howard.
Filename is
002-S2-R1-Black

002 is filenumber and should increase by 1 for each file. That way it is sorted correctly in the dropbox folder.

S2 simply means Season 2 and stays the same throughout the whole season.

R1 means Race 1 and only changes when we star a new race.

Black is the color of the next color to play and in Thunder Alley the play order is to go from left to right on the color tabs starting with the 1st player marker holder.

Are you familiar with vassal pbem play, Howard?

What you need to download and how to play TA in vassal?

What about how to view and log files?
 
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Are you familiar with vassal pbem play, Howard? No

What you need to download and how to play TA in vassal? No

What about how to view and log files? No

this is literally the first time Ive played Vassal however Im very familiar with TA


I did figure out how to load up a file and then I uploaded black's turn and hit the play button all the way through. I think I'll be fairly confused when I'm up though on how to do stuff. Hopefully i don't slow ya'll down too much. I'll get the hang of it.
 
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It shouldn't take too long to figure out. Really the rule of thumb is when you want to interact with a piece, try right-clicking on it. If what you want to do isn't listed there, try doing it manually by dragging and dropping as if you were moving a physical piece.

I don't think there's much more to it with this particular mod. Oh, sometimes I have to hit the "draw card" button more than once to get it to fire. Not sure why.

Beyond that, just start a logfile before you take your turn and end the file when you're done. Boom.

And no worries, we're a kind group of folks.

Until stig starts winning, then we gang up.
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My move is in. Blue's turn.

This is a very small track and a lot of cars. I'm curious to see what kind of trouble we get in.
 
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I went but its been a while so if I screwed up my play in following the card's directions feel free to correct me... I think I did it right. Draft movement one car and than draft movement of 3 for the other.
 
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Hi Howard.

You seem to have done a few starter errors with regards to vassal.

When you step through the previous file, in your case 003-S2-R1-Blue and get to the end, you get a "Do you want to start a logfile? prompt.

At that point you say Yes and choose your filename. Increase only by 1, and the player after you is pink, not Green(Green isn't participating at all)

No problem, I or another just renames the file and you will be up and running with that.

After you start your logfile, you do the turn and when you are finished you press "End Logfile" and it should be saved.

What you have done is made a logfile at the end of your turn, so the only thing we see is the endsituation after your turn, not the actions you did, like draw cards, play a card and move your cards.

Regarding your turn, you played a draft, and moved your first car lateral towards the pitlane as your first move, right?
This move doesn't bring those behind the active car along. So if that is your move, the active car will be left all alone in the inner lane. Not a good first move, as I doubt anyone here will pick that car up andm ove it along, despite all the promises Adam makes that we are nice guys.

You might want to redo your move. Two options.
1. Load up the 004-Incorrect move file and move the cars around to get a legal move. Name the file 005-S2-R1-Pink
1. Load up 003- Blue file and redo the whole thing, from your carddraw to the activation. THis will give you a new hand of cards, but will show how you move and all. Name the file 004-S2-R1-Pink.

Either option is fine by me.

Slight hiccups is to be expected, so no worries.

Stig Morten
 
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I'll start over, sorry. Its been a while and then totally new to vassal so let me do that now.
 
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alright check that...I hope I did it right, sorry for the screw up. this time i worked the pack for 3 spaces and used my final MP to go up an add'l 1 to close the curve.

I'm not quite understanding why I cant see my moves when I load the vlog so im not sure that theyre translating to the vlog for you all to see. If thats the case then Im obviously still doing something wrong.
 
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I think I did it the same thing as I'm not sure ya'll are going to see my moves. grrr I'll get it I swear guys,
 
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