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    • #60
      DreamWeaver
      Participant

      Hello everyone, I am the first to join the forum for the rebirth of Midgard2.

      I look forward to playing the game again, and talking with many of the former players of the games past and new players too. So come and join the fun and sing out about who you are and what your Midgard past was.

      My name is Penn Eckert and I played in Midgard USA under Zan E, and the two different Midgard UK’s versions under Andy M and Stephen W. I enjoined my time in all of them, and greatly look forward to play again under Jon Capps in Midgard2. I over my time have founded or brought to life three factions for players to play and enjoy within the game. They were the Cymru – People’s Defenders, The Seekers of Knowledge, and The Cult of the Dark One Religion. I look forward greatly to playing this game that I love with everyone again, and know under Jon’s GMing we will all have a awesome time at playing it again. I welcome everyone back to Midgard’s rebirth.

    • #61
      FutureSojourner
      Moderator

      My name is David Oliver Kling, call me Oliver. I started playing Midgard when I was 16 back in 1986 and played until the game stopped running. My first character was “Toshiro Takekoshi” and I played in MercVerk when Cletus Graham was Senior #1 and Hal Mayne was Contract Coordinator (which I think was the Senior #4). Over the years I played as Roder #1, Banner #4, and right before the game ended I was the Blood and Fire #1 — to help keep the Blood and Fire running. I love Midgard and over the past twenty years have thought of it fondly. The idea of playing again is very exciting and I look forward to jumping back in — especially with the vision of Mardgard2. I wasn’t very excited about an “automated” version of Midgard. I want the real deal!

    • #77
      Steve-Kort
      Participant

      I very much agree with Oliver. I played in the Boda, SOA, Buccanears, Skelts, and the Cymru which I was the #1 or #2 pending on what time of the game we are looking at.

    • #80
      Rohim
      Participant

      Hello, just got the email from Penn (thanks for that), so I came over to check it out. I’m sure I’ll play if it starts back up, I enjoyed all the years I played before. My best know clan was Rohim, the Getham #1 after Terry stepped down. I also played SOA, Banner (then Orthodox Banner) and Gift. There might be one or two I forgot, I was running 9 clans for a while and found a lot of factions interesting. Midgard had an extremely interesting player base, hopefully that could happen again.

      Jeff

    • #85
      FutureSojourner
      Moderator

      It is good to see some familiar names and hopefully, we can get a few more familiar players to return. I fear that some players may not be around anymore and that makes me sad, but hopefully, we can introduce a new group of players to this wonderful gaming medium (PBM).

    • #101
      DreamWeaver
      Participant

      The other night I sent out a email to all of the seniors that had a email in the Cycle 79 Midgard report, in the hopes to letting former players know. I had (11) emails bounce and there were even a number of people that didn’t even have a listed email account. I would ask of everyone, if you know someone, please tell the about this rebirth and please invite them to come and check it out. Hopefully they will come and join us within the game too.

      • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by DreamWeaver.
    • #118
      Dave
      Participant

      I briefly played Midgard UK in the early 1990s. I forget which company was running it at the time, I had it in my head it was Mitre Games but after doing a little bit of research they were running it in the 1980s and went bankrupt, so it was unlikely to be them. I seem to remember the GMs were called Neil and Brian.

    • #122
      Pendrakuil
      Participant

      Great – played both uk games. Looking forward to restart πŸ™‚

      James

    • #124
      Daniel
      Participant

      I played in the Australia Ozgard version and the recent UK version.

      What a good interesting surpise this is. Put me down as interested.

      Daniel

    • #126
      windpeoples
      Participant

      Greetings,
      Some of you might remember me, Jorge ChacΓ³n. I played in Midgard USA, where I played Merk Verk (Clan Eridani Light Horse), SOA (various clans, but last one was Borja’s Band), Buccs (my first love and main faction for most of the time I played, with the last clans being Crashing Wave & Raging Storm), and Barbs (I played a clan with them for a while, but being a Bucc and a Barb at the same time was not good form).
      At some point I was the Bucc #1, and it would be the faction of my choosing if I had to choose only one.
      I do remember Penn, David, Steve & Jeff. I landed here because Brenda sent an email to MedievalInsprirations_Midgard@yahoogroups.com. My brother Rod, who at different times played both Imperial and Barb clans has passed, but he would have been very happy to see Midgard come back online.
      Cheers,
      Jorge

      • #1989
        DreamWeaver
        Participant

        Hi there Jorge, can we have a contact email for your please? If you could please email me please.

        pennshome723@yahoo.com

      • #1993
        windpeoples
        Participant

        email sent.

      • #1990
        Greyhawk
        Participant

        Hey Jorge, I remember you as well. Good to see other familiar faces. Sad to hear about your brother.

      • #1991
        windpeoples
        Participant

        Thnk you David, and it is good to see you here too! πŸ™‚

    • #149
      Parmenion
      Participant

      Good to see some familiar names again. Hard to believe that nearly two decades has passed for the US game and over two decades for the Oz version. Definitely interested in playing again. Cheers, Brian

    • #170
      DarkShadows
      Participant

      It is so nice to be back and able to play this game again. It has been a long time since this game was last available to be played. I look forward to gaming again with everyone. May our gaming experience grow as we game again, and may everyone’s excitement and enjoyment be what they desire…Matt

    • #173
      Nazareth
      Participant

      Thanks to Brenda for letting me know of the rebirth of Midgard. I played for 6 months or so back in the mid 80’s, but was spending a lot of time on BSE and Renaissance plus several beer and pretzel games and fell out. Cut my pbm teeth on Tribes of Crane by S&S. I did play in both UK versions as Imperials and Getham. I’m certainly interested.

    • #176
      KarlPrie
      Member

      Hi, my name is Stephen Weir, and I ran the UK version of Midgard for a few years. I played in the UK game as Karl Prie (Banner turned Imperial), Luxor the Moonprince (taken over from a player that left – Banner turned Cult of the Dark One) and Rutger Hauer (also taken over from a player that left – Cult of the Dark One Senior). I see many names that I recognise, and look forward to playing with you all. πŸ™‚

      Stephen

    • #185
      DreamWeaver
      Participant

      It is nice to see you Stephen return to the game. It is nice to see all of the above players return as well. I think we are all in for a really enjoyable time. Welcome back to one and all. Now if we could only write Private Messages to each other, it would be so nice. I already made that a request in the Enhancement Request for the forum to Jon.

    • #188
      Bodaman
      Participant

      Well this is a blast from the past. I played Midgard way back (seems like distant antiquity) but have missed game since it folded. It really was special and great to see it up and running again. I played Boda and Ring plans previously. Looking forward to resuming battle.

      Peter Charles

    • #225
      Bifph
      Participant

      I don’t have any background in this environment, so I have a big learning curve.

    • #226
      DreamWeaver
      Participant

      Get the rulebook and read the forum. Then just ask questions. We are here to all help you.

      Penn

    • #257
      cottage14
      Participant

      I’m Andrew Wetmore. I’ve played in a number of incarnations of Midgard, mainly as Ring or Imperial. Nice to see the game getting up on its feet again.

      • #271
        Parmenion
        Participant

        Great to hear from you again Andrew. Let the Second Imperial Age begin πŸ˜‰

    • #269
      TheDarkSide
      Participant

      Hello to everyone I am Josh and I am happy to join this collective.

    • #543
      AndyM
      Participant

      Played years ago. Forgotten all about it until email arrived about this relaunch.
      Curious as to how it goes.

    • #748
      hal901212
      Participant

      Hi, good to see this, thanks to Stephen for flagging, long time, but not very experienced player.
      Cheers

      Hugo Allen

    • #756
      Nazareth
      Participant

      welcome, glad you’re here.

    • #844
      Mutantguitar
      Participant

      Played a bit with Ichabod Shaw (bob). Banner and the start if Indus.
      Interested in playing again.
      John

    • #862
      scrofulla
      Participant

      Hello everyone,
      I’m Paul McAllister.I played in the nineties with the Banner faction in the UK version and again with The Banner and The Barbarians when Stephen ran it.
      Great that it could be up and running again.
      Good to see some familiar names and looking forward to the game again.

      Paul

    • #1019
      Bifph
      Participant

      Greetings, Tim Boyer, here. I’ve never played Midgard before, so I am especially lacking knowledge. I played Monster Island, especially when the US game was active, so some of you may know me from there.

    • #1021
      Nazareth
      Participant

      Welcome Tim,

      played monster island a little back in 1990, US version. You’re going to enjoy Midgard.

    • #1022
      DigitusI
      Participant

      Hi all, Richard Kleinbergs here.
      Played Aust Midgard for it’s whole lifespan (only threw all the old paperwork away a couple of years ago)
      My main clan was Digitus Impudicus, was Imperial leader and main clan was working it’s way through the Imperial homeland working on becoming Emperor when the game died.
      Also a high-level Banner and a couple of others.

      • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by DigitusI.
    • #1056
      Rowey
      Participant

      Afternoon All,

      I’m Nick Rowe, I’ve played numerous PBM’s and PBEM’s over the years. I think I may have played Midgard very briefly, very many years ago, but I can’t be sure.

      Currently back playing Monster Island as my only PBEM, and was how I got pointed in this direction. Best start reading the rules!

    • #1883
      v_roma
      Participant

      Hello,

      My name is Vasco. I’ve never played Midgard before (though play/played a number of other PBEMs). I’d been following the development of Davin’s version of Midgard and DreamWeaver was kind enough to send me a note about this version starting up. Look forward to playing.

      Vasco

    • #1946
      ravenzachary
      Participant

      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!

      • #1950
        FutureSojourner
        Moderator

        Welcome! Glad to have you here. Midgard is a great game and I’m thrilled that it is being updated with some new content.

    • #1948
      DreamWeaver
      Participant

      Hello Raven, and welcome to Midgard game. I know you will have an exciting time.

      Penn

    • #1952
      Nazareth
      Participant

      Welcome Raven,

      Glad you joined Raven. Played tribenet for several years back around 2007 forward until it was ended and Gattica was started. Dropped at that point and didn’t find out about the restart of the ‘older’ version until several years after. Didn’t get in unfortunately. Also wrote an article or two for Suspense and Decision for Grimfinger (when he had time to publish). Good to have a veteran old school pbmer on board.

    • #1956
      Greyhawk
      Participant

      I have arrived, eager to see this get up and running again!

      Greyhawk/David Shirley

    • #2011
      Silver
      Participant

      Hello everyone,

      I have never played the game before. Any chance I could find old sample turns and/or game maps somewhere? Is there a user interface that you use to submit orders, or is it in PBEM format? In any case good to hear an old PBM is coming back, best of luck to you!

      Cheers,
      Makis

    • #2022
      Galerus
      Participant

      I’m here!

    • #2023
      DreamWeaver
      Participant

      Welcome F. to the game, please look at the Rulebook in the Downloads tab above Version 8.3. If need be contact me at pennshome723@yahoo.com if need be and I can send you a copy if you need it. Look at the Factions section as well too.

      Take care, Penn

    • #2053
      Nigel_Secomb
      Participant

      Thought I’d have a look in to see what the relaunched game would look like, and the proposed pricing.

      I played in both the Australian and US versions and had positions at one time or another in Sea Kings (Aus: Pirates), Roder, Getham, Gift, Society of Arms, Nippon (US: Manchuria), Barbarians, Banner and Boda. Over time and between version I remember being a senior in 3 factions.

      At the time that Zan passed away I was down to only a few active positions and scheduled to leave the game a couple of turns later because of turn costs and the nature of the game as it was. I had enjoyed it for a number of years, but the game moved slowly, was very grindy, expensive when running a lot of positions and dealing with poor currency exchange rates, and the use of completely manual “special actions” to compensate for a lack of new game coding, new orders and new features, caused a lot of inconsistency, frustration and inefficiency.

      Like a few ex-players I ended up designing my own PBeM that used Midgard as a starting point for concepts, but then developed in directions that left the final design bearing few if any similarities to Midgard. I never coded it because the gaming landscape had changed a lot and it seemed likely to be a money-sink, and frankly there were other things I wanted to do with my time.

      From memory I cleaned out all my old Midgard stuff years ago when declutering the house and consolidating electronic backups.

      cheers,
      Nigel

      • #2077
        Parmenion
        Participant

        Nigel,

        I still have copies of a number of your old turns, including:

        Aylesbury #1341) C79
        Trunox (#1081) C64

        Serene Star (#3546) C79
        Widowmaker (#3165) C79
        Eressea Sulwood (#2718) C79

        And several others, some in pdf format.

        Send me an email to my work email address (if you still have that), as yep, still plugging away at the same old job.

        cheers

        Brian

      • #2101
        Nigel_Secomb
        Participant

        Thanks Brian, your reply prompted me to look at an old laptop and old email archives, and I’ve found from late February 2005 (~4 years after Zan passed) via an email program I haven’t used in over a decade:
        – the email with PDF versions of the last returns for most (19) of the Midgard US positions I’d run towards the end of that game; and
        – a spirited discussion amongst a number of us from the US game with each other and Jon C. about “old chestnuts” with the Midgard game as it was at the time, and possible changes.

        Kinda funny how it’s wound back to starting from an even earlier version and then being redeveloped a bit from there.

        I’m wondering if Jon wants the city turns (where they are available) so he can reflect them in the restart, or whether the preference is to level the playing field by having all the cities in a much less developed state. As I recall, we managed to nuke a few cities off the map in Zan’s game…

        kind regards,
        Nigel

      • #2102
        Nigel_Secomb
        Participant

        Thanks Brian, your reply prompted me to look at an old laptop and old email archives, and I’ve found from late February 2005 (~3 years after Zan passed) via an email program I haven’t used in over a decade:
        – the email with PDF versions of the last returns for most (19) of the Midgard US positions I’d run towards the end of that game; and
        – a spirited discussion amongst a number of us from the US game with each other and Jon C. about “old chestnuts” with the Midgard game as it was at the time, and possible changes.

        Kinda funny how it’s wound back to starting from an even earlier version and then being redeveloped a bit from there.

        I’m wondering if Jon wants the city turns (where they are available) so he can reflect them in the restart, or whether the preference is to level the playing field by having all the cities in a much less developed state. As I recall, we managed to nuke a few cities off the map in Zan’s game…

        kind regards,
        Nigel

      • #2082
        Daniel
        Participant

        Hi Nigel,

        Nice to see your taking a look

        Daniel

    • #2055
      Galerus
      Participant

      When I try to sign up, I keep getting: “This content is not permitted for your membership level.”

      • #2059
        Galan
        Keymaster

        We are still in play test mode – you can’t sign up for a turn as a player. I am handling that directly for the playtest so people don’t get charged, etc. I should be sending out a set of “starting” turns in the next couple of weeks.

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