I own this game and I really like it,
I would be willing to give it a shot over email if you are interested.
How do you do the random bag drawing?
Yes, it DOES play GREAT with PBEM using Vassal. I've played several games using the Vassal Mod.
As for random bag drawing, you click on the TAB that says "Political Capitol Bag". When the TAB opens you will see a BLACK area with one cube in the center and it doesn't matter what color it shows as it "MAY" CHANGE colors when you click and drag to the game board. Works GREAT! You can also RIGHT CLICK on the cube in the bag and draw several cubes at one time by entering the number you want to draw... for example, right click and then enter the number 3 and it will pull out 3 cubes random colors.