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Old January 31st, 2006, 12:28 AM
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Hi All:

Here's my three cents...

I don't think that it is necessary to have a special email address as a PBEM host. I am currently hosting 2 PBEM games and have played several 1x1 or 1x1x1 PBEM games. On the other hand, a special email address wouldn't hurt.

It's usually helpful to have a keyword in the subject line of emails (e.g, "Noob," "RAND", etc.) Then you can use an email filter to collect all email correspondence to a designated folder for easy retrieval and record keeping. This is helpful for the host and for player diplomacy.

I have a Mac and use the automator function to quickly create the various emails with addresses and attachments after I have hosted a turn. I am sure there is a similar thing available for Windows.

Finally, it's important to make regular backups on an external hard drive or something just in case. I actually create an archive of each turn in case players wish to peek after the game is done. A master password for the host is helpful for that.

In the long run, I actually prefer PBEM over a server. Servers are a bit of a pain to connect to. PBEM simply requires saving the various files to the correct folder, which is very easy.

Just my thoughts... Have fun!

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Old January 31st, 2006, 01:15 AM

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I appreciate the feedback, pasha. i figure it's just as easy to give everyone an email address just for the game as it is my own. well, actually, as far as anyone else is concerned it doesn't matter, but for my own preference, i would prefer to not clutter up my person email address.

i was definitely planning on making backup copies of every turn, just in case things go wrong.

also, for kontra, i edited my post picking my race before you put up our races, but i guess you were editing by memory, as opposed to by looking (which i was hoping for), so if you could switch me to mictlan, that would be cool
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call me crazy, but i'm still down as pangea ...oh, and it's Ermor, not Eomor
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Just curious but why these settings? O_o I don't mind the indie level but the other changes are a little interesting ...
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I would like to join as C'tis.

I see three download for the map, is it the fixed cradle2 file I should download?
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I'd also like to join, playing as Caelum
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Kontra, I can host this game as well, if you like.
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Folket, Nah27 ure both welcome aboard. As for the map, get "Download map with fixed map file: cradle.zip" and ironhawk castigated has allready offered to PBM so maybe once weve gotten all 10 players we can vote on it?
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I don't mind hosting at all, but a master password _is_ a good idea, and one of the players having the master password could inspire distrust, so if you don't mind, it might be a good idea
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