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From the Yucata.de message board:

"I just released our first Martin Wallace game to 'beta' phase: 'A Few Acres of Snow'. This is a strategic game which mixes in mechanisms of Dominion. A very interesting mixture' The game just won several prices from the Boardgamegeek community for being the best and the most innovative game in 2011.
Brer Bear implemented the game. He promises to add the HTML rules during the next days. Right now there's only a link to the PDF. The game was pretty complex to implement. We implement to find several small issues during the beta phase. Please report those issues to the forum like always.

Have fun with this great game!"

Yucata.de is a turn-based online gaming site, and is quite a bit easier to use than VASSAL.
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And don't forget to note that the game is still in beta. Found a lot of some bugs in my first game. The game is still highly playable and will get better with time.

Play non scoring game if you don't want to be demoted.
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Authorised by Treefrog?
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Dearlove wrote:
Authorised by Treefrog?


Yes, according to the site.

They are a very reputable online gaming site.
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Dearlove wrote:
Authorised by Treefrog?

Yes, Yucata does not add any games without official permissions.

On this occasion I want to say thanks to Martin again for granting the permissions. I'll do my best to fix all bugs that might occur.
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Spyzou wrote:
Found a lot of bugs in my first game.
I didn't find bug reports in the discussion board. So Brer Bear can't fix them.
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Spyzou wrote:
And don't forget to note that the game is still in beta. Found a lot of bugs in my first game.

Play non scoring game if you don't want to be demoted.

I'd be happy to fix all bugs, you just have to post them in the discussion board. Currently I only see the starting player bug.
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A question about both this and the Vassal implementation (neither of which I have used). How possible is it to try out rules changes? Obviously some rules changes are easy. For example no locations in reserve can be implemented just by not putting locations in reserve. But what about, for another example, Home Support does not cause a reshuffle? That could be done if manually entering the number of cards to draw (and assuming you know your draw deck size) but if automated, not.
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Dearlove wrote:
A question about both this and the Vassal implementation (neither of which I have used). How possible is it to try out rules changes? Obviously some rules changes are easy. For example no locations in reserve can be implemented just by not putting locations in reserve. But what about, for another example, Home Support does not cause a reshuffle? That could be done if manually entering the number of cards to draw (and assuming you know your draw deck size) but if automated, not.


Not sure about that. Yucata enforces the rules, Vassal does not as far as I know. For rules changes there would have to be an extra invitation option. Probably too much effort. Currently fixing the bugs has priority.

Also I think I would only add official rules changes.
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Kai96 wrote:
Spyzou wrote:
Found a lot of bugs in my first game.
I didn't find bug reports in the discussion board. So Brer Bear can't fix them.

Brer Bear2 wrote:
I'd be happy to fix all bugs, you just have to post them in the discussion board. Currently I only see the starting player bug.


Sorry, I didn't mean the game is unplayable, just not to expect a perfect implementation of the game right away. I'll change my original post.

I love the game so far. Sadly, I fear my "real" copy will rarely see play from now on. shake
 
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I'd say it's time for the Halifax Hammerheads to put up or shut up...

but they will just sniff airily that they RILLY only play LIVE, don't you know.
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Dearlove wrote:
A question about both this and the Vassal implementation (neither of which I have used). How possible is it to try out rules changes? Obviously some rules changes are easy. For example no locations in reserve can be implemented just by not putting locations in reserve. But what about, for another example, Home Support does not cause a reshuffle? That could be done if manually entering the number of cards to draw (and assuming you know your draw deck size) but if automated, not.


We don't even know if rules changes are necessary. The Yucata community is an incredible antidote to Strategic Groupthink. Let's see how things play out.
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I'm shocked to see that this game was brought online. Never woulda thought it!
 
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The Lone Gamer wrote:
I'd say it's time for the Halifax Hammerheads to put up or shut up...

but they will just sniff airily that they RILLY only play LIVE, don't you know.

You know can play live while using Yucata, or were you just being a punk?
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I'm on it trying to Halifax Hammer my opponent.
Let's see...

Gratz on the interface, really nice!
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In three words W O W !
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It will be very interesting to analyze the results after say, 500 games.
 
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I'm not sure from the looks of it that we'll be able to tell anything.

Maybe they have a 100% winrate with British and a 0% winrate with French. Then they show up as a 50% winrate.
 
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The Lone Gamer wrote:
I'd say it's time for the Halifax Hammerheads to put up or shut up...

but they will just sniff airily that they RILLY only play LIVE, don't you know.
http://boardgamegeek.com/article/8067989#8067989
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clydeiii wrote:
The Lone Gamer wrote:
I'd say it's time for the Halifax Hammerheads to put up or shut up...

but they will just sniff airily that they RILLY only play LIVE, don't you know.
http://boardgamegeek.com/article/8067989#8067989


http://www.yucata.de/en/Ranking/Game/FewAcresOfSnow
 
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Thanks so much for getting this on the site!
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Is piracy implemented correctly?
If the brits only have 1 coin when I use piracy I do not steal ANY coin from them!
 
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nicktaruffi wrote:
Is piracy implemented correctly?
If the brits only have 1 coin when I use piracy I do not steal ANY coin from them!

Nope. I replied in the yucata chat. You probably didn't see it yet. I will add this to the next update in the evening. They should lose 1 coin.
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Brer Bear2 wrote:
nicktaruffi wrote:
Is piracy implemented correctly?
If the brits only have 1 coin when I use piracy I do not steal ANY coin from them!

Nope. I replied in the yucata chat. You probably didn't see it yet. I will add this to the next update in the evening. They should lose 1 coin.


Thanks BreBear
Keep up the good work!
If someone wants to challenge me I am still undefeated, with 4 French victories and 2 Brits! Cmon let's try this Halifax Hammer!!
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nicktaruffi wrote:
Check also if the Frenchies gain 2 coins in the process as well!

That should already work. The Brits just don't lose 1 coin if they have only one at the moment.
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