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Robb Minneman
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I am willing to run another play-by-forum game of High Frontier, and I'm trolling for victims volunteers for the rocket capsules. Who wants to climb onboard?

I want to use the 2nd edition ruleset, with the poster map (I'll post the poster map version we'll use in this game.) This will be a full-up game with politics, combat, all the rules. We're reverting to the 2nd edition ruleset with 1 WT per income operation. None of the colonization rules or cards. This is the best ruleset I've seen for HF, and it's the one I like to play with.

Who's game?

Edited to add:

We'll use the March 2011 living ruleset, found here:

High Frontier Living Rules 13-FEB-2011

And the v4 poster map:

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The last time I played HF was almost a year ago, but I'd love a chance to redeem the horrible mistake made in PBF#11.


Second edition (without Colonization) really was the sweet spot.
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Robb Minneman
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That's one. Room for four more.
 
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I'm not in, but I just want to say I think it's awesome that the March 2011 living ruleset is in a file tagged 13-FEB-2011. NASA bureaucracy at its finest.
 
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I'd like to play.
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Paul Schorfheide
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No way I could learn this game via PBF, but I'll be lurking.
 
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Robb Minneman
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Two! Three more open spaces.

If you'd like to learn to play HF, you might read through PBF #13: Back to Basics, which is a basic game playthrough.
 
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I am in if you have a free spot ;)
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Are we going to run auctions via email in a brisk manner? If so, count me in.

Sorry, spoke too soon. Not excited by playing 2nd edition HF on an older ruleset I would have to relearn again.
 
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Oh man, if I wasn't in my last semester of grad school, I'd probably take the plunge into space once more.
 
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the pete wrote:
Oh man, if I wasn't in my last semester of grad school, I'd probably take the plunge into space once more.


The dissertation's not finished yet? shake

 
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I'm interested but I am going to be in Tokyo for a few days then most of next week in Hong Kong with just my phone. Don't know when you planned on starting. Ohh and clearly I am 13-14 hours ahead in time zones...
 
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I'm trying to start as soon as possible, Mike. If we drag on for a few more days with no volunteers, then I'll rope you in, okay?

For anyone far outside the USA time zones (I'm on Pacific Standard), if you're going to play you need to commit to putting bids down on auctions. You can always geekmail me with, "I'm willing to pay up to X on this auction."

All auctions should finish within 24 hours of when they start. Otherwise, the game just drags on. Geekmailing the moderator with a maximum bid really, really helps with pacing. Especially in the early, auction-heavy part of the game.
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Three players have committed:

Woelf
temujin1206
sircrowin

Two more open spots on the board.

If this one goes well, I will absolutely run another game.
 
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robbbbbb wrote:

All auctions should finish within 24 hours of when they start. Otherwise, the game just drags on. Geekmailing the moderator with a maximum bid really, really helps with pacing. Especially in the early, auction-heavy part of the game.


I agree with this!
Thanks Robb for running one again! This is for sure my favorite ruleset as well. I will not be joining you all, but certainly watching. Enjoy your missions all!
 
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I'm trying to start as soon as possible, Mike. If we drag on for a few more days with no volunteers, then I'll rope you in, okay?

For anyone far outside the USA time zones (I'm on Pacific Standard), if you're going to play you need to commit to putting bids down on auctions. You can always geekmail me with, "I'm willing to pay up to X on this auction."

All auctions should finish within 24 hours of when they start. Otherwise, the game just drags on. Geekmailing the moderator with a maximum bid really, really helps with pacing. Especially in the early, auction-heavy part of the game.


Agree
 
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robbbbbb wrote:
I'm trying to start as soon as possible, Mike. If we drag on for a few more days with no volunteers, then I'll rope you in, okay?

For anyone far outside the USA time zones (I'm on Pacific Standard), if you're going to play you need to commit to putting bids down on auctions. You can always geekmail me with, "I'm willing to pay up to X on this auction."

All auctions should finish within 24 hours of when they start. Otherwise, the game just drags on. Geekmailing the moderator with a maximum bid really, really helps with pacing. Especially in the early, auction-heavy part of the game.


Sounds good. Thank you for doing this!
 
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If you still need another, I am keen to play.
But, while I have read the rules several times, I am a complete novice at this game.
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Robb Minneman
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That's four.

Woelf
temujin1206
sircrowin
rowleyg

Glenn: You need to commit to making your auction bids by Geekmail, since you're a few time zones removed from the rest of us. Geekmail me your max bid during auctions.

We're also playing the full game, with the expansions and the poster map. I'm not opposed to you playing, but you may be in over your head. You might find it fruitful to go back and read some of the other PBF games, like #1 or #2 or #3. Early stuff, from 3-4 years ago.
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I am interested in how to play a game by forum. I wish to join in but I wish more to receive the new OSS edition before I kickstart the game.

Do you play it by forum with pure text or with Vassal module according to the postings? Will watch the developments closely.
 
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If you are OK with having a complete newb join you, I would like to play.
 
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Robb Minneman
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Lawrence:

We're playing with the older, 2nd edition ruleset. The new Kickstarter will use the 3rd edition ruleset. I like 2nd ed better, so that's the game I'm running.

A good example of the format we use for these (mostly text) games is in PBF#10, which I also moderated:

PBF #10 - You Forgot Uranus
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Bob Wooster
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Any word on when we'll start?
 
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Monday. I do better keeping up on weekdays. I'll clear everything on Monday morning and start it up.

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Robb Minneman
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Okay. My day got messed up. Tomorrow. I'll put up a thread to start us tomorrow.

I've got the following five players:

Woelf
temujin1206
sircrowin
rowleyg
camustafa

Anyone who didn't get in on this one can Geekmail me and ask for consideration for the next one.
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