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Subject: DWTK PBEM/PBF Game #1 -- The King is Dead rss

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Down With the King

Welcome to the first play-by-email/play-by-forum of Down With the King.

Since there is not current Vassal edition for DWTK, I'll be creating images on my own to post in the forum. I'll be using my own "upgraded" components that are available in the files section of DWTK. (This is because I already have all the images and it'll be easier than making new ones. If you haven't seen these components, don't worry, they are close enough to the originals.

You must have your own copy of the game. Mainly because I don't plan on posting the tables and charts.

I'll draw the cards and chits. The chits will be posted because they are public. Cards will be passed by email. Right now, I'm planning on using BGG mail. If this is problem for any player, let me know and supply a non-BGG email. (Remember to set your BGG email to alert your personal email.)

Please create a banner for yourself to start out your posts.

Right now, I expect everyone to roll their own dice. I'll roll for all neutral characters. -- the roll for a d66 is d6*10+d6

Please remember to subscribe to this forum. You also may want to make it a quick-link.

Once we get our players in we can discuss a few of the optional rules.

Lastly, have fun.
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Let's start by getting our players. David?
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Players:
When you're listed, please post a reply saying that you accept.
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davidk64 at Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:35 pm wrote:
1. Tom
2. David K. (confirmed)
3. James (confirmed - Moderator)
4. Robert (confirmed)
5. Daniel (confirmed)
6. Dennis (confirmed)
7. David V. (confirmed)
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/23493144#23493144

So that's five players and a moderator confirmed in the other thread, with Tom's status undetermined?

Jimcampanella wrote:
When you're listed, please post a reply saying that you accept.
If by "listed" you mean confirmed in the post quoted above, then: I accept.
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After consideration, I think we'll just go ahead and assign starting characters. I'll deal.
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Random draw gives these PC's

 
Tom -> Lady Deborah


 
David K -> Knight William


 
Robert -> Knight Simon


 
Daniel -> Countess Elizabeth


 
Dennis -> Sir Malcolm


 
David V. -> Sir James
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Wow, I need to shrink those images.

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If you're meaning me? No, I pass. You were going to use Cyberboard, and I can't figure it out. I've got but a tenuous comprehension of Vassal. Sorry.

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Tom, technically, we're not using vassal or cyberboard. We're going to be playing on forum more than anything else. I'll create images here for the Office holders, player factions, and the size of each player's hand so you can see who has what. I'll make all random draws and send emails with card names.

Players can chat using BGG email and post moves into the forum.

There is no vassal version of DWTK as far as I am aware.
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Tom,

You do need access to the tables though. That could be through cyberbox or you can set up your hard version of the game on a table at home.

But whether you play or not is up to you.
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To all,

I've found that the higher rank PC's have a distinct advantage as do the male PC's; therefore I'd like to use my own house rule and award the following starting bonuses:

+1 IP to Sir Malcolm and Sir James for being of lower rank.
+2 IP to Lady Deborah for her lower rank and for a female PC

But I also want to give any player a single chance to replace their character if they really don't want to play their draw.

So I would like each player to post an acceptance of the character or a redraw.

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Floatleft, inline, and square tags can be used to modify the image placement & size if desired. This image uses all three (quote to see how the tags are used).

I am fine with this character.
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While we're waiting, I'll set up as much as I can of the government.

King George's Support d12*10 = (4) * 10 = 40


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  • d12*10 =
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  • Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:56 am
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I accept!
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Shouldn't the roll for initial Monarch Support be 2d6*10?
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If I don't have to use Cyberboard, then ok by me. Never used a female character before. Will be interesting to see what advantages they have ... or don't.
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I accept this character.
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Inclement wrote:
Shouldn't the roll for initial Monarch Support be 2d6*10?


You're right. I picked the d12 automatically because the rules for DWTK use the term d12 for 2d6. Thanks

I'll re-roll.2d6*10 = (5 + 4) * 10 = 90
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  • 2d6*10 =
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Thanks all for being patient while I create the starting Government.

(Edit: fix banner)

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Picking Opportunity Counters

I'll let players draw their own opportunity chits at the beginning of each turn. You can use the ROLL button for this.

 


Type "Opportunity" into the COMMENT field and copy the following formula into the ROLL field

custom24{Any Activity; Any Activity; Extra Activity; Extra Activity; Extra Activity; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Scandal; Scandal; Scandal; Scandal; Favor; Favor; Duel; Gout; +1 IP; +1 IP; +1 IP; +1 IP; Free Counsel; Free Counsel}

Your roll will look like this:
Opportunity custom24{Any Activity; Any Activity; Extra Activity; Extra Activity; Extra Activity; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Scandal; Scandal; Scandal; Scandal; Favor; Favor; Duel; Gout; +1 IP; +1 IP; +1 IP; +1 IP; Free Counsel; Free Counsel} -> ( Scandal) -> ( Scandal)
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  • custom24{Any Activity; Any Activity; Extra Activity; Extra Activity; Extra Activity; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Scandal; Scandal; Scandal; Scandal; Favor; Favor; Duel; Gout; +1 IP; +1 IP; +1 IP; +1 IP; Free Counsel; Free Counsel} =
  • ( Scandal) =
  • ( Scandal)
  • Opportunity
  • Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:15 am
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I'd let you draw your own Loyalty counters if I could. Since those are not returned to the cup at the end of each players turn, that can't be done.
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We are waiting on Daniel and David K.
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Once again, the tech thing has got me. I don't know how to do opportunity counter thing.
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Cundiff wrote:
Once again, the tech thing has got me. I don't know how to do opportunity counter thing.
Copy the formula before clicking the reply/quote button, then when you have the reply/quote window open look to the far right past the various buttons ( B I U etc.) to the button "Roll", click on it then paste the formula in the Roll field, then type "opportunity" in the comment field. Or just ask James to draw for you when he draws the Loyalty chit.

Let's see if that worked:
Opportunity custom24{Any Activity; Any Activity; Extra Activity; Extra Activity; Extra Activity; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Scandal; Scandal; Scandal; Scandal; Favor; Favor; Duel; Gout; +1 IP; +1 IP; +1 IP; +1 IP; Free Counsel; Free Counsel} -> ( Extra Activity) -> ( Extra Activity)
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  • custom24{Any Activity; Any Activity; Extra Activity; Extra Activity; Extra Activity; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Intrigue; Scandal; Scandal; Scandal; Scandal; Favor; Favor; Duel; Gout; +1 IP; +1 IP; +1 IP; +1 IP; Free Counsel; Free Counsel} =
  • ( Extra Activity) =
  • ( Extra Activity)
  • Opportunity
  • Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:53 am
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That's true, I will draw counters if you prefer.

P.S. You should have seen me in my first PBF game. I was a mess trying to figure out the roll.

I was playing Fury of Dracula, and it had a specialized die.
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