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Avishay Z
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Well, everyone knows vassal and wargameroom; but to be honest, I didn't like them.

Wargameroom's interface is not newb friendly (e.g. it takes several clicks to see the effect of a card you've got in your hand), and it's graphics are outdated. Moreover, you have to configure your router to forward its' port which is quite a hassle (well, at least it was for me)

and about Vassal - its' community is very thin. I live in a GMT+2 time zone, and had a VERY hard time finding a partner to play with (maybe it's easier if you live in America, but I don't know...).
Its' interface is better, but it's quirky.

Anyway, I looked for alternatives and found this: http://chantry-games.com/
I'd suggest you'll look into it. The interface is better, I didn't have to wait too much to find a match, and most importantly - Both vassal and wargameroom's communities were consisted of experienced players, chantry's community did not.
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Hmmm. I get a server error when I try to follow the link back from my registration email. Perhaps I will try again later. I would be interested to hear if it is working for others.
 
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After that rainbow dinosaur error you just need to go log in with the password that you provided and are fine to play twilight struggle. I am curious why there is only TS on there.
 
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Is it async only, played in the browser?
 
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TwoShedsJackson wrote:
Is it async only, played in the browser?
It supports both, although there is no turn notification so you need to check the game page manually if playing asynch.
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Chantry is an EXCELLENT place to play TS. It works kind of like Yucata as far as live vs. asych. It's live as long as both players are there and taking their turns.
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Another thread mentioned playing on smart phones via chantry. I've tried to get the site to work on my android with no success. Has anyone else been able to?
 
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I'm not sure if you are aware that there is a digital version of TS in the works, that was funded by Kickstarter.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559431060/twilight-stru...

This means you will be able to play vs AI or vs other players, via PC or Ipad, and maybe Android devices.

I'll wait for this to come out.
 
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The news page refers to 'fixing the China Card' - is there a problem with it on this implementation? Any other known bugs?
 
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donut2099 wrote:
Another thread mentioned playing on smart phones via chantry. I've tried to get the site to work on my android with no success. Has anyone else been able to?
Works fine for me. Not the most mobile friendly game site out there but certainly usable.
 
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Chantry is an EXCELLENT place to play TS. It works kind of like Yucata as far as live vs. asych. It's live as long as both players are there and taking their turns.
Works fine on my iOS devices, but no idea about Android.
 
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Chantry is a FANTASTIC site. I love it. Ok, sometimes server errors, but they occur lesser and lesser.
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donut2099 wrote:
Another thread mentioned playing on smart phones via chantry. I've tried to get the site to work on my android with no success. Has anyone else been able to?
As far as I understand, the Android default browser should work from version 4.4; Firefox on Android should work from version 39.

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The news page refers to 'fixing the China Card' - is there a problem with it on this implementation? Any other known bugs?
The China Card bug was fixed shortly after that news item. There are a few outstanding gameplay bugs: you cannot stop Cuban Missile Crisis during the resolution of op-granting cards; Headline play of Grain Sales and WWBY will award VP during headline; Flower Power sometimes doesn't give VP for war cards play.

The send-message and registration email features are buggy in that they show user-facing error despite the messages being sent.

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I am curious why there is only TS on there.
That's because site author lies around all day on a sandy beach sipping Margaritas and planning world domination.

Thanks all for publicity.
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I just tried it for the first time. An initial hangup when I started--I kept seeing the dinosaur screen that says there's a big problem. But after a couple of tries, it worked.

The interface is very nice, you can easily see all the cards that have been played, mouse over for text, I like that it shows me the current scoring status in each region, very well done.
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Can someone describe what chantry is like to play? Whenever I logon I see a couple people in the room, but there's no chat or no one seemingly actively looking for a game. Also, it seems the games that are running are several hours old, or even days.

I guess I'm wondering how do I join a game and play right away?
 
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jim90808 wrote:
Can someone describe what chantry is like to play?

Sweet. Best online implementation I've tried.

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Whenever I logon I see a couple people in the room, but there's no chat or no one seemingly actively looking for a game. Also, it seems the games that are running are several hours old, or even days.

I guess I'm wondering how do I join a game and play right away?

Easiest is to line up an opponent ahead of time (through email or whatever) and just go there at the agreed time and play.
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turbothy wrote:
jim90808 wrote:
Whenever I logon I see a couple people in the room, but there's no chat or no one seemingly actively looking for a game. Also, it seems the games that are running are several hours old, or even days.

I guess I'm wondering how do I join a game and play right away?

Easiest is to line up an opponent ahead of time (through email or whatever) and just go there at the agreed time and play.
Or leave a browser window open to the page and start an asynchronous game -- just check in from time to time.
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snoozefest wrote:
turbothy wrote:
jim90808 wrote:
Whenever I logon I see a couple people in the room, but there's no chat or no one seemingly actively looking for a game. Also, it seems the games that are running are several hours old, or even days.

I guess I'm wondering how do I join a game and play right away?

Easiest is to line up an opponent ahead of time (through email or whatever) and just go there at the agreed time and play.
Or leave a browser window open to the page and start an asynchronous game -- just check in from time to time.
Just don't leave it open on your phone, or it will be dead by noon.
 
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Just don't leave it open on your phone, or it will be dead by noon.
Chantry the phone killer! The plan's working. MWAHAHAHAHA!
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Had my first chantry game last night. I waited in the chat room asking for an opponent, but then just started a new game and waited. It only took about 2 minutes for someone to join. We had an excellent game. I really like the interface, much easier than Vassal. I'm still figuring out the ins and outs, but I find much of it intuitive, elegant, and easy.
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arry1 wrote:
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Just don't leave it open on your phone, or it will be dead by noon.
Chantry the phone killer! The plan's working. MWAHAHAHAHA!
So when's the next game happening, arry??
 
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So when's the next game happening, arry??
Technically it's happening right now, cause I'm writing a Blood Bowl client. But I view it as a diversion, since I have no plans of including it on the main Chantry site.

That said, here's my tentative plan:
* finish BB client
* fix remaining gameplay bugs in TS
* add PayPal donations for Chantry
* fix minor but annoying stuff like rainbow dino when you send message
* move the site to a proper hosting to fix major annoying crashes

Optimistically, the development of new game might start on October, and the beta would be on New Year. Multiply the times by three to get more realistic numbers.
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Personally, I see chantry as a place of great potential, but not quite there yet. Since, unlike WGR and Vassal, it is a proper WWW server, it would be a shame not to take an advantage of it. Something like a rating system, score statistics, replay option and similar features would really put it ahead of the competition.
Chantry is quite good already (apart from the server crashes), but could be really great.
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arry1 wrote:
snoozefest wrote:
So when's the next game happening, arry??
Technically it's happening right now, cause I'm writing a Blood Bowl client. But I view it as a diversion, since I have no plans of including it on the main Chantry site.

That said, here's my tentative plan:
* finish BB client
* fix remaining gameplay bugs in TS
* add PayPal donations for Chantry
* fix minor but annoying stuff like rainbow dino when you send message
* move the site to a proper hosting to fix major annoying crashes

Optimistically, the development of new game might start on October, and the beta would be on New Year. Multiply the times by three to get more realistic numbers.
Blood Bowl, eh? I haven't played that one ... maybe this will be my chance. If you're taking requests, though, I was hoping for something like Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan, Hammer of the Scots, Combat Commander: Europe, or even Paths of Glory (maybe not)!
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I really like Chantry. If Combat Commander ever makes it on there, my free time is going to dwindle like crazy.
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