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I am told turns are due in a few days. Can we have through the weekend? I need to read the middle part of the rulebook with all the orders. : )
My pleasure. I hope all Midgard players will join us there.
If anyone reading this is a member of the Medieval Inspirations Midgard Group on Yahoo Groups, can you post this Discord announcement there?
Jon – yes, there is a lot of overhead in taking on a postal player base. Some inmates do have email access, but not all, but you can’t send PDF files as attachments, so results would have to be mailed (and hand-addressed, as print labels are banned in many prisons). Phone-based orders to text is a clever solution for the input problem.
I can recruit the players, but it would need to be blessed by the GMs. They would have to offer print turns, figure out the additional cost structure for that, and then determine how to accommodate a player base that can’t do 2 week turnaround times for turns.
Does that mean they play every other turn? Does that mean you put them all on a different continent that has a 3 or 4 week turnaround cycle for turns? The logistics are the hard part.
I am confident I can recruit the players. I am working on a PBM flyer for inmates to sign up for games now. I could easily add Midgard to this flyer, but supporting print turns is a whole extra set of responsibilities for the GMs.April 28, 2020 at 6:52 pm in reply to: Roll Call – list of names to establish who is present. #1946
Hello, everyone. My name is Raven Zachary and I have been back to the play-by-mail gaming hobby since early 2018. I was an active player from around 1984 to 1993, during my middle school, high school and initial college years. The list of games I played during that time is long, and some of my recollection of which specific games I tried during those years has been lost. Currently, I help Charles Mosteller with the Suspense & Decision PBM magazine, co-admin the PlayByMail.net Facebook Group, and I am an active player in Middle-earth, SuperNova, Hyborian War, TribeNet, Atlantis: New Origins, and A New Dawn. This means most of my free time is focused on the PBM hobby.
I did not play Midgard, but I did meet whoever was GM’ing Midgard in 1986 at Gencon when I was 13. He passionately tried to get me to join back then, but the 13 year old me was interested in other games. I know Oliver (FutureSojourner) from by childhood when we both played Out Time Days, a fascinating play-by-mail time-travel RPG. I actually had forgotten about this, but when I listened to his podcast, his name was incredibly familiar to me, and he reminded me of our PBM phone calls back in the 1980s. Oliver has recruited me to Midgard, and I am excited to join you for the beta. I recently beta tested another PBM (Champions of Middle Earth) and have done all sorts of software testing in my career, so I will put these skills to use here.
Talk to you all soon!
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