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Subject: [Q] Any tips on keeping track when PBEM? rss

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Jeff Bernstein
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I'm playing my first PBEM Titan game and I'm not sure how best to keep track of the masterboard. I can break out my AH bookcase game and lay out the counters, etc., but I think my cats will eventually mess it up.

I was looking at the Titan gamebox for cyberboard but I'm not too clear on how to go about setting it up. Can I manually lay out counters with Colossus? A buddy of mine says he prints the map and keeps track with a pencil.

Any recommendations?
 
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Rahul Chandra
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Colossus might have an option to choose die rolls, it definitely has one for unlimited mulligans. Would that be enough, using concessions / negotiations for combat results?
 
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Robert Woodson
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This website is great for PBEM or FtF. Graphics aren't all that, but the it enforces some of the rules. Also a great number of opponents available on the site.

http://acts.warhorsesim.com/index.asp

 
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Jeff Bernstein
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Will ACTS let me set up stacks manually or do I need to "play"? Or do I feed it moves and it builds the stacks itself?
 
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John David Galt
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ACTS automates the entire process, except sometimes for the scoring.

The most frequent problem I've had on ACTS is that a battle with a Titan will end in a mutual, taking out the player whose Titan died -- and the loser will close the battle with a score of zero, forgetting to give the winner his half-points for creatures killed before the end.
 
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Bruno Wolff
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jdgalt wrote:
ACTS automates the entire process, except sometimes for the scoring.

The most frequent problem I've had on ACTS is that a battle with a Titan will end in a mutual, taking out the player whose Titan died -- and the loser will close the battle with a score of zero, forgetting to give the winner his half-points for creatures killed before the end.

Note, you get half points for characters that were NOT killed before the battle ended. This is for killing the titan. Because the battle was a mutual, no points are awarded for characters killed in th battle.
 
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Bruno Wolff
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You might want to track which characters can be in which legions in a file and just look at the ascii art to see where legions are positioned. That used to work pretty well for me a long time ago.
If you put out actual counters you can't easily tracked possible locations for them using the counters. So you either risk confusion or you end up doing separate tracking anyway.
 
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brunowolff wrote:
Note, you get half points for characters that were NOT killed before the battle ended. This is for killing the titan. Because the battle was a mutual, no points are awarded for characters killed in the battle.

Correct, my mistake. The point being that ACTS isn't smart enough to give them to you, and often the eliminated player wasn't paying attention or doesn't care.
 
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