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Kevin George
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I just got vassal and mage knight works great but nobody is online!!!
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I've had the same problem. All I really want to do is at least play-by-mail. I don't need to sit and play an entire game of MK. Anyway, every time I'm on it, I see the same people playing and I'm guessing they know each other. But play-by-mail would seem quite fun.

Let's set something up: message me and we can agree on day/time.
 
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Id love to give that a try too.
 
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I thought the vassal module was only solo. Has that changed?
 
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I see now that the version 2 module supports play by email. That's great. Downloading now....
 
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I am just playing a game there, but really would like to play another
 
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Yes the MK Vassal module overhaul by Benkyo has added pbem capability and a ton of other goodies... There's also a Lost Legion version that we are currently playtesting!

I could play if you need more players - definitely my favorite (and just about the only) way to play Mage Knight.
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I've been using the Vassal module to play my last couple of solo games, and I love it. Just about the only flaw is that it doesn't include the expansion! If anybody feels like participating in a slow-paced PBEM game (I can only manage a turn or two per day) with no PVP combat (I haven't really learned the rules for that yet), I am totally down for it.
 
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Kevin George
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Yea serious props to Benkyo and the others who worked on that. Im def interested in playing. Whats play by email? How does that work
 
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There are some instructions in the MK vassal mod that you can download here (after installing one of the newer vassal engines & java needed to run it): http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Mage_Knight_Board_Ga...

Play by email works so that players send each other turn files (or links to them) which contain the log of that turn. The next person in turn opens the file, plays the log and then saves his own log file that should contain all the moves he makes during the turn. No administrator is needed since the mod does all the random stuff for you. In theory it can also be used in play by forum style where only save files are sent and players write the actions down in the email, but the logging does the same thing for you so is preferred as long as you can play the turns with minimal undo commands or other unnecessary card shuffling.

Players just need to get together a mail list, agree on used rules for the game, then set up and play through.

The version with expansion is not in public distribution yet. Not sure where wizkids stands officially for allowing such mods, so even though they have allowed vassal versions exist for some of their games need to be careful not to give them cause to ban them for MK...
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I'm ready to start a game. Any takers? GM me your email address. Should we host the game files on DropBox or Google Drive or something like that?

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Brederic wrote:

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2. Seppel
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I'm eager to give it a try - direct comparison to selfmoderated PBF
 
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Brederic wrote:

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2. Seppel
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I love the game...
Let's try the new device.
It's so hard to find people playing it live
 
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I have the same problem, but as I actually contribute in another game on Vassal, I could give my place to another player
 
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Kevin George
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[q="pabula"][q="Brederic"]
1. Brederic
2. Seppel
3. pabula
4. kgeo

yea i only have one friend who has the attention span longer than a rodent to even learn the game (which is not that hard if you give it time). So lets do this. We put all our emails into vassal?
 
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GeekMail me your email address. I'll then email everybody's info to all the players.

What scenario do we want to play?
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Kevin George
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Ok i sent mine... Im down for any scenario. I usually play blitz or regular but its up to you all. And shall we decide on a pace to play at? or just play as you will? All is good for me
 
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Looks like I'm sitting this game out, since there's a full roster, but I'll GM my email anyway. I've pretty much exclusively played the game solo so far, but I'd be more than happy to play any scenario with people who are interested next time an opportunity comes up.
 
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Brederic wrote:
What scenario do we want to play?
I would suggest anything other than the usual conquest.
- Mines Liberation
- Druids Night
- Conquer & Hold
- One To Return
- Dungeon Lords

 
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If there are ennough people, we can easely start another round.
 
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Jack Spirio wrote:
If there are ennough people, we can easely start another round.


There is. I can create a new game for 3-4 people, we have three already so waiting until tomorrow if we get a 4th.

1. Finite
2. Kittenhoarder
3. Jack Spirio
4. ?

Please PM me your emails so we can discuss scenario selection etc. Byron wanted no PVP so lets agree to that, other things are open to discussion.

I think this thread is good for setting up games with Vassal, arranging them online doesn't really work. Just move discussion to email when game is full. And pop back in to share results & feedback after the carnage...

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Email sent
 
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My group is organizing over in this thread: Dungeon Lords take a Spin on Vassal

1. Brederic
2. Seppel
3. pabula
4. kgeo

I'll have a setup file for you soon.
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We just had a player drop out in the game we are starting over in this thread: Dungeon Lords take a Spin on Vassal

If you are interested in getting on board, GeekMail me your email address.

Thanks!
 
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Kevin George
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Yea i had to bail sorry guys. I had to go away last minute I'll catch another game soon.
 
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