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Announcing heihojin's 31st PBEM game - Warlords!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - PBEM Games' started by heihojin, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    This game is now full. Thanks for your interest!

    Ladies, Gentlemen, and Barbarians:


    I am pleased to announce that I am now taking signups for my thirty-first PBEM game! This is a Civilization IV: Warlords PBEM game and requires the latest versions of both Civilization IV (currently v1.61) and Civilization IV: Warlords (currently v2.08) to participate.

    So far, I have the following confirmed players:
    • heihojin (me) - random leader
    • Shawnosaurus - Julius Caesar of the Romans
    • Fuel68 - Mansa Musa of the Malinese
    • thetattoo - Hatshepsut of the Egyptians
    • Conquistador45 - random leader
    • AlexCobra - random leader
    • akulla - Cyrus of the Persians
    • Sweetacshon - random leader
    If you would like to play, please send me a private message or e-mail with the following information:
    1. your CFC user name (required),
    2. your e-mail address (required),
    3. your leader preferences (please give your top three choices, if any),
    4. your physical location (required - city, state and country, or time zone relative to GMT),
    5. the password you would like for your turn (optional, although I strongly recommend it),
    6. your SMTP server address (optional), and
    7. any customized civilization information (Leader Name, Civ Description, Short Description, and/or Civ Adjective).
    Because some of this information is sensitive, I strongly recommend you not post this information in a reply to this thread.

    I will post replies in this thread and edit this original post as spots are filled. You may only request a spot for yourself; I will not accept any requests on someone else's behalf. Please note that if you wish to play a particular civilization that has more than one leader available, you must select a leader or I will simply assign one to you.

    Please note that your choice of leader is considered public information at the start of the game. If you opt for a random leader, you are expected to inform me of the actual leader given to you immediately following your first turn.

    The game will begin as soon as I have eight confirmed players. If you have not specified a leader preference by the time the game launches, you will be assigned a random leader. Spots for the game and leader preferences will generally be filled first-come, first-serve, as determined by the timestamp of the request; however, I may deliberately favor some requests over others in the interest of balancing my games. No two players will have the same leader, or the same civilization.

    Turn summaries will likely not be posted to this or any other forum, as I am far more interested in actually playing the game than with posting turns in a public forum.


    Commitments

    By requesting to play you commit to the following:
    • You agree to contact me (through e-mail, private message, a third party or other means) as soon as possible if you encounter technical difficulties or other circumstances that prevent you from fulfilling these commitments.
    • You agree to act in a courteous manner toward all other players at all times in your "out-of-game" communication.
    • You agree to abide by the general protocol for gameplay as set forth in the welcome e-mail, as well as any changes to the protocol I may make during the course of the game. (If you would like to peruse my general protocol for PBEM gameplay prior to signing up, let me know and I will happily e-mail it to you.)
    • You agree to inform me when you are going to be unavailable for a period of greater than 24 hours.
    • You agree to check your e-mail at least once daily (at least twice daily is preferred).
    • You agree to promptly respond to all messages - immediately, if possible.
    • You agree to complete and forward your turn within 24 hours of receiving it.
    • You agree to refrain from "in-game" communication with another player until making contact with that player's civilization. "In-game" communication refers to sharing information about your civilization or other players' civilizations, making deals, proposing alliances, etc..
    • You agree to play the game to completion unless personal or technical circumstances render it impossible for you to do so. This means that you agree to play to the "bitter end," even if you anticipate being eliminated from the game. This is no small commitment; the shortest amount of time it has taken any of my non-scenario PBEM games to complete is two years, and that was due to anomalous circumstances. You should expect this game to last at least three, and quite possibly four years. Rest assured that the game will finish - I am known for keeping my games running, and will not ever abort a game unless I am forced to by insurmountably adverse technical issues (such as severe file corruption).


    Default Game Settings

    Unless specified otherwise, the default game settings will be as follows:
    • Difficulty level: Noble (for all players)
    • Map: Continents
    • Size: Standard
    • Climate: Temperate
    • Sealevel: Medium
    • Era: Ancient
    • Speed: Normal
    • World Wrap: Cylindrical
    • Resources: Standard
    • Options: None
    • Victory types permitted: All
    • Game Turn Limit: 0
    • City Elimination Limit: 0
    Although I am open to the idea of playing PBEM games under different settings, it is highly likely that all spots will be filled for this game before any meaningful discussion about changing the settings can take place. If you are interested in playing a PBEM game with different settings, your best bet is to start your own. If you would like to play one of my PBEM games with different settings, send me a message and I will be open to discussion about it.

    One question that frequently arises in PBEM games is whether reloading the game is allowed. Unfortunately I know of no way to regulate the number of times the game is reloaded, so any rule prohibiting reloading is impossible to enforce. Furthermore, reloading seems quite acceptable in the event of an error, e.g. if you make a mistake in moving your units. Because I am reluctant to support rules that cannot be enforced, and because I'm sure that I personally will have to reload at least one game due to an error, I do not have any rules regulating reloads. Ultimately, it's a question of what provides the most enjoyment for you as a player - if it feels like cheating to you, don't do it.

    Please note that once you make contact with another player's civilization, your diplomacy options are completely unrestricted. Feel free to invent whatever deals you wish, regardless of whether they are enforceable from within the game or not.

    My games tend to fill up quickly, so submit your request to play now!


    heihojin
     
  2. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    I edited the original post to update the list of confirmed players. Who will be our lucky eighth contestant?


    heihojin
     
  3. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    We're still awaiting one more player to get this game rolling!
     
  4. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    Surely one more person has the requisite intestinal fortitude to play...
     
  5. akulla

    akulla Chieftain

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    Can we go with one less or a computer player?
     
  6. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    The eighth spot has been filled, and I plan to send the welcome e-mail and the 4000 BC turn later today.
     
  7. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    I just sent the welcome e-mail and the 4000 BC turn. When you receive the welcome e-mail, please read it thoroughly and then send me a reply to say that you have received it. If for some reason you have not received the welcome e-mail, please let me know.

    Please pay careful attention to the protocol for gameplay, particularly the parts about sending confirmation receipts. Remember that when you receive a turn, it is your responsibility to send a reply to the player who sent it to you indicating that you received it. When you send your completed turn to the next player, it is also your responsibility to ensure that that player sends you a confirmation receipt; if you don't receive one within 24 hours, the protocol states to re-send the turn and carbon-copy me.

    For the first turn only, please carbon-copy me on all manual turn sends and confirmation receipts.
     
  8. Fuel68

    Fuel68 Chieftain

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    Initial game turn received from Conquistador, played, CC'd to Conquistador & heihojin, and sent off to Sweetacshon! :goodjob: Much thanks guys, woot! :D
     
  9. Sweetacshon

    Sweetacshon In the foetal position

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    Similar from me, but including AlexCobra. Good luck everyone.
     
  10. akulla

    akulla Chieftain

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    Turn recieved and sent off to thetattoo with appropriate CC's
     
  11. akulla

    akulla Chieftain

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    turn sent....
     
  12. akulla

    akulla Chieftain

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    turn sent again
     
  13. bbfrancis

    bbfrancis Prince

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    Is this game still going on?
     
  14. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    Yes, this game is still going. Over the past four weeks I have had to deal with players going on vacation, players being unavailable without providing me notice, players holding turns for a week at a time, kicking at least one player, and the excrutiatingly slow process of updating each game thanks to retards at Firaxis who like to make my life as an administrator difficult.

    I know where the hold-up is, and I am addressing it.


    heihojin
     
  15. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    *** This opening is no longer available. Thanks for your interest! ***

    I currently have an opening in this game in the position of Tokugawa (Japan). The current turn is dated 250 BC.

    Please send me a private message, with your e-mail address, if you are interested in taking the position.


    heihojin
     

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