I have run a full play-by-email game, and I am preparing to run
another. It's a lot of fun; I quite recommend it.
I run (and play) PBEM Games for three purposes:
- To be a teaching tool for new players to learn the rules of
INWO, since there are some players who learn better by example
than from the rules.
- To be an example of strategy and of conspiracy, for the
benefit of players who know the rules, but want to learn about
how people actually tend to play.
- To be a point of discussion for players, to talk about strategy
and 'what-would-have-happened-if' discussions.
State of the Current Game
The six-player built-deck INWO game has begun.
I'm also running a four-player game of INWO SubGenius with some
of the spectators.
Currently, the mailing list includes six built-deck players,
four SubGenius players, eleven spectators, and me. If you'd like
to join as a spectator, send me mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other PBEM INWO Pages
- PBEM Game 1
- The first full PBEM Game I ran. See the complete history,
the records of what cards people had and how they conspired,
and commentaries from one player and one spectator.
- My History of Game 2
- The second PBEM game of which I know was a game run by Don
Fnordlioni in which I played. Unfortunately, Don Fnordlioni
didn't reveal the full state of the game; what I have provided
is my biased and limited view of the progress of the game.
- Rules and Procedures for PBEM Games
- Special rules and circumstances for the PBEM games I run.
- PBEM Rules from Compuserve
- From Compuserve, a set of rules for running PBEM games
without a central moderator.
- Techniques for Running PBEM Games
- Want to run a PBEM game of your own? Here's how I do it.
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Last modified: Thu Sep 17 12:49:10 EDT 1998
Ralph Melton <email@example.com>