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Adam Starkweather
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Hey Guys,

No game folder yet and this game is quite similar in mission statement to AVL - so I thought I would post it here for AVL players to see...

I am looking for a playtester for Tide at Sunrise on the Russo-Japanese War. A game very much like AVL - simple to learn but very, very, hard to play well. Actually, exaggerated on both ends when compared to AVL.

I am starting things a little early for this one so things are a little rough. First translation on the rules, 1st draft of map art, etc...so some gearing up time is involved and probably a fair number of early questions. But the game is easy to play and once going, the function issues should go away.

Game will be played via VASSAL in PBeM mode. This is a very hard game to play well and I am looking for sharks that will push the game very, very hard.

This is the only game that was mentioned on every single list from Japanese gamers when asked "what game do you think is the best Japanese game that has never been in English?". EFS players to euro players - they all had this game. It is my personally favorite Japanese game (closely edging out MDT after I have played this more)....

I have a playtester waiting...email me if you want to try it. adamant(at)nyc(dot)rr(dot)com

Niko's first draft of the map is in...have a look:

 
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I would LOVE to Adam....but I feel I could not give the 100% needed to do this!!! I am currently having a great time with Devil's Caudron intro and am teaching (although very easy) A Victory Lost to my boys. I DO look forward to this one....let me know if more help is needed!!!!

-Johnnyd
 
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Understood Johnny...and I certainly can't be too upset with the attention you are giving my stuff...



 
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Wow ! I was just reading your comment on this game yesterday, and the fact that you would first wait to see how AVL was doing before taking the decision to start the project. Obviously, AVL is a (well deserved) hit. And this is positive bonus ! I'm afraid I'won't be able to help you for the playtest phase. But I'll be soon rushing to MMP's preorder page ! Nice map. Same dream team as AVL ? Two japanese designers + You + Nicolas Eskubi + Vincent Lefavrais ?
 
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Close to the same - Jon Gautier is doing the rules...you'll get to know him better very soon. He is doing Red Star Rising, Warriors of God and Most Dangerous Time...and, a little thing I have going called Devil's Cauldron.
 
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Stop dropping the names of all the games I placed on my wishlist, it hurts my credit card. Maybe should I rather directly buy your company.
 
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Adam,

What is the projected play time for this? I might be interested, although I'll need to find a partner for the test.

Rob
 
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FTF playtime? Just a guess - 3-4 hours maybe...I have a playmate for that special guy already...

Has to be via VASSAL and PBeM for now..

Adam
 
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Adam,

Can you email me the rules (email address in my profile?). I'll look them over this evening and tell you if I want to try, although I'm inclined to say yes, based on my positive experience with FitS and AVL so far.

Rob

(Edit) I just realized that my email is not shown in my profile. It is rob(dot)march2(at)gmail(dot)com
 
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Wow, interesting subject matter. Correct if I'm wrong, but there aren't a lot of games out there regarding the Russo-Japanese War.

First draft of the map looks very good: it's hard to imagine how you could improve it that much! I'd love to give this one a try.
 
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Well, at the very least, it needs my BRAND NEW IGS LOGO!!!!





The map looks great (and even better all life sized and printed out) but has some function issues. You always get that on first drafts - the artist doesn't know how to play the game and does his thing....you pull them back...larger letters, can't see that, can't read this, can't tell this from that...no biggie but a little bit of a pain for the playtesters.
 
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sadly, I think i'm not eligible as a "shark" yet : i'll work harder...as soon as i'll get AVL (but i'm very curious about the rules for this one)


the map is superb, as usual

 
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The map is really cool. Can't wait to preorder this one.
 
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Any need for players who would play face to face?
 
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Hey Steve,

Not yet - certainly for later though...keep an eye out. You will need rudimentary arts and crafts skills though...

 
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