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Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« on: October 24, 2018, 02:38:15 AM »
I my effort to try to setup Dominions and Civ games recently which petered out before we could get started I would like to propose this poll because I am feeling the PBem vibe.

So drop your vote if you want to start playing any of the above games and lets see if we can start something up!
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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 04:03:13 AM »
This answer for me is easy...i have only Civ VI.

Note that i will be on a business trip between the 10th of November until the 2d of August. My travel gaming computer can't play CIV VI.
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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 04:26:15 AM »
Also only have Civ VI on that list. Been looking at FS 2 but waiting to see if opinions improve.....

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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 04:55:32 AM »
You can do Civ via email? Are all Civ's like that, or just VI? Just seemed like when we did Civ IV mp, there was simultaneous turns going on?

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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 06:31:13 AM »
I'd play Dominions 5 as I don't have any of the other games. 
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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 06:44:20 AM »
World in Flames  :D
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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 06:46:56 AM »
You can do Civ via email? Are all Civ's like that, or just VI? Just seemed like when we did Civ IV mp, there was simultaneous turns going on?

Sort of. The turns are simultaneous but just like Dominions has Llamaserver, Civ has ‘Play That Damn Turn’. You send your turn to PYDT and once it has all player files it processes and sends out the new files.
Works very well.
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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 07:02:16 AM »
How does AoW3 PBEM work?
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Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 07:08:57 AM »
How does AoW3 PBEM work?

I have read its a baked in feature. Havent actually used it myself yet.
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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2018, 09:19:26 AM »
I had some fun playing Gary Grigsby's World at War: A World Divided game by PBEM a while back.  That game's a bit of a monster to get into, and the UI is God-awful given the complexity of the game, but it's quite enjoyable after you get past the, "Oh, I didn't mean to invite Russia to join WW I in 1939" factor!

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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2018, 10:59:27 AM »
World in Flames  :D

LOL JD!

I lol'd at that, too.

I had some fun playing Gary Grigsby's World at War: A World Divided game by PBEM a while back.  That game's a bit of a monster to get into, and the UI is God-awful given the complexity of the game, but it's quite enjoyable after you get past the, "Oh, I didn't mean to invite Russia to join WW I in 1939" factor!

I would not be adverse to trying that. (Essentially super-ultra-deluxe Axis vs Allies.)
ICEBREAKER THESIS CHRONOLOGY! -- Victor Suvorov's Stalin Grand Strategy theory, in chronological order. Lots and lots of order...

Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2018, 11:06:54 AM »
Does that feature more than two players?
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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2018, 01:44:22 PM »
... i will be on a business trip between the 10th of November until the 2d of August.

That is a LONG azz business trip. ???
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Re: Which game would you play PBeM right now?
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2018, 03:47:23 PM »
I never got into GG World at War, nor his Civil war game. though I really tried hard to get into the Civil war one..