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Subject: What's the best game to PBEM? rss

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Daniel Running
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I have, in all of my 27-odd years of gaming, and seeing this PBEM thing on the Geek for the last 4 years or so, never played a game in this fashion. What's the best game to do this with and how does one go about it. I'm a teacher and I have the summer off and aside from writing three new curriculae I have nothing much to do...

So, consider this looking not only for counsel but an invitation as well. Remember, though, I'm a PBEM newbie so be nice to me. I feel pre-ashamed of my "novice-ness" but I think I'd like to get into this part of the hobby.

ps. Have they changed how to put your game collection on here? I got through the Ms and now have no idea where to go to continue. Sorry, unrelated, I know.
 
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Mark Ballinger
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Are you looking for genuine Play By Email? There are lots of options if you want to "Play by Website". Many of them send game state through email, so it's pretty close to play by email.

You list Diplomacy high on your ratings. Any interest in getting in on the latest "BGG" game? We're looking for two more players.

 
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Rich Shipley
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Diplomacy is probably the best PBEM game.

bigfomlof wrote:
ps. Have they changed how to put your game collection on here? I got through the Ms and now have no idea where to go to continue. Sorry, unrelated, I know.


Just go to the bottom of a game's page, check the owned box and click submit.
 
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Daniel Running
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Thanks. I had a much quicker way of doing it before, though, by ging through all the games in a particular letter. oh well.
 
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Joachim Haack
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my absolutely favourite PBM/PBEM Game is "United", a soccer-manager-Simulation. You rule a soccer-Club in the way an english teammanager does, buy and sell Players and decides about tactic. It is an eternal game and ends only, when the GameMaster or the players loose the interest. Two of the games I play with are lasting now 20 years or more, because one season lasts about 1 year, and you have to send moves only every three or four weeks.
The game was invented by the british Alan Parr, but as I know it is mostly played in Germany. There are many dozens, maybe 50 or 100 Games running.
More information you get on www.oberfoul.de or at www.schroepl.net
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Gerry Smit
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Battlestar Galactica (says the BSG 03/X1/X2 moderator and Col. Tigh of BSG 04).

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