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  • OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

    You too must have asked yourself this question:

    How many PBEM games is Paddy in???

    Well, this is when we find out. This is the, official ...

    2004 PBEM Forum Census

    Please post the following information:

    Number of 2-4 player games you are involved in:

    Number of 5-8 player games you are involved in:

    Number of PBEM games played to completion:

    List your top 3 favourite PBEM games:

    Notes:

    1. The number of players is based on the original game set-up, excluding AI opponents. (ie a 2 player, 6 AI game is in the 2-4 list).

    2. The first category also includes the AU601 and 4 player tourney matches.

    3. Include modded and conquest games. Do not include democracy games.

    4. Include games you started and are still in, and games where you have permanently taken over for another player. (temporary subsitutions - eg for holidays - do not count)

    5. Include all active or semi-active games. Include those where the game is temporarily halted because of vacations, as well as those that have been excruciatingly slow (eg. ISDG#1 and the Medieval Mod.) Exclude those that are clearly dead in the water (eg ISDG#2 and the first Youth in Asia) or those that have been completed. You get to report those separately, with our hearty congratulations.

    6. Completed games only include those played here at Apolyton, and where a legitimate victory was won (ie the victory was not the result of everyone else quitting.)

    7. Your list of favourite games may include completed games.

    I will compile the stats and report back.

    Please make an effort to be counted, and count your games.

    Paddy - you're up.
    Last edited by Beta; August 21, 2004, 18:33.
    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war .... aw, forget that nonsense. Beer, please.

  • #2
    Re: OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

    2004 PBEM Forum Census

    Originally posted by Beta
    Number of 2-4 player games you are involved in:
    - "AU601": 2 player/6 AI stock rules game, playing as Rome (vs. Beta as the Greeks)

    - "The Grapes of Rhoth": 4 player/4 AI Rise of Rome scenario, playing as Persia (hasn't started yet)

    Originally posted by Beta
    Number of 5-8 player games you are involved in:
    - "Seafaring": 7 player/1 AI stock rules game, playing as Portugal (I'm known as the 800lb. gorilla by Arnelos )

    - "Mesopotamia": 7 player Mesopotamia scenario, playing as the Phoenicians (took over for benwa73 three turns into the game).

    - "The Grand Passage": 5 player/3 AI Age of Discovery scenario, playing as Portugal (moves at almost a turn a day )

    - "Youth In Asia 2": 7 player game, playing as Japan (Silent rules PBEM, hasn't started yet and is the attempt at a restart of a failed game.

    - "IDG Blue Team": 5 player stock rules game, playing as the Celts (seems to be on hold for some reason ).

    - "Random Random": 7 player stock rules game, playing as Korea (took over for Snotty about 25 turns into the game, my capital city is 4 tiles from another player's capital city ).

    - "Gunboat Diplomacy": 7 player stock rules game, playing as Carthage (Silent rules PBEM, took over for Snotty on the first turn, but after the names were inputted)


    Originally posted by Beta
    Number of PBEM games played to completion:
    - Not a single one. I've had about seven or so that have died, and one where I requested to be replaced because of the Arnelos curse. But three of my current ones (my favorites, see below) all have a good chance of finishing.


    Originally posted by Beta
    List your top 3 favourite PBEM games:
    - The Grand Passage
    - Mesopotamia
    - AU601

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    • #3
      Will no one else take the plunge and post?

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      • #4
        Re: OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

        2004 PBEM Forum Census


        Number of 2-4 player games you are involved in:

        7 games

        Islands in the stream #1 (v1.15)
        Islands in the stream #2 (v1.15)
        Iron Civer Replacement Game #1
        C3C Tourney Game #5 (is it alive??)
        Rusty Nails
        Grapes of Rhoth
        Au601(Rhothaerill)

        Number of 5-8 player games you are involved in:

        18 games

        Misfits (PTW)
        ISDG#1 (PTW)
        Create-a-Civ (PTW)
        Team Game (PTW)
        Intra team Red Game
        Grand Passage
        Mesopotamea
        Medieval Mod
        random-random
        Gunboat diplomacy
        Europe in Flames
        Science 101
        Jane
        C3C Classics
        Balderdash 2
        Youth in Asia 2
        Double Blind
        Strictly Conquests

        Number of PBEM games played to completion:

        zero, zilch, none, nada

        List your top 3 favourite PBEM games:

        Grand Passage
        Misfits
        AU601
        Last edited by Beta; August 18, 2004, 12:33.
        Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war .... aw, forget that nonsense. Beer, please.

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        • #5
          Re: OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

          Originally posted by Beta
          Number of 2-4 player games you are involved in:
          14

          Number of 5-8 player games you are involved in:
          6

          Number of PBEM games played to completion:
          2

          List your top 3 favourite PBEM games:
          1. Iron Civer Coliseum A (and not because I won )
          2. All Day Round
          3. Frog Stomp


          And how many games am I in with Paddy?

          TOO BLOODY MANY!!!!!
          Last edited by Aqualung71; August 18, 2004, 01:06.
          So if you meet me have some courtesy, have some sympathy and some taste
          Use all your well-learned politesse, or I'll lay your soul to waste

          Re-Organisation of remaining C3C PBEMS

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          • #6
            Re: Re: OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

            And how many games am I in with Paddy?

            TOO BLOODY MANY!!!!! [/QUOTE]

            Like the Baseball Hall of fame where you can do write-in votes for Pete Rose. Guess this should have been a standard census question.
            Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war .... aw, forget that nonsense. Beer, please.

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            • #7
              Re: OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

              Originally posted by Beta
              Please post the following information:
              Eek, blue like my MOO3 background. Bad BetaHound!

              Number of 2-4 player games you are involved in:
              Fumble

              Number of 5-8 player games you are involved in:
              Artificial Selection
              C3C ISDG Intra-team Red PBEM
              Double Blind
              Serendipity
              Intra-team Tabemono PBEM 2
              Trial by Trait Team

              Number of PBEM games played to completion:

              None.

              List your top 3 favourite PBEM games:

              Not exactly fair to some new PBEMs I simply can't add yet, but:
              1. Fumble (it actually moves consistently! )
              2. Trial by Trait Team Game
              3. Serendipity

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              • #8
                Yeh, Fumble was a very close 4th for me.....a good long term game that one
                So if you meet me have some courtesy, have some sympathy and some taste
                Use all your well-learned politesse, or I'll lay your soul to waste

                Re-Organisation of remaining C3C PBEMS

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

                  Originally posted by Beta
                  How many PBEM games is Paddy in???

                  I think someone's fiscal year-end rush has ended...
                  Enjoy Slurm - it's highly addictive!

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                  • #10
                    2004 PBEM Forum Census

                    Number of 2-4 player games you are involved in:

                    Phoenix (Completed)
                    Double or Nothing (Completed)
                    Pandora (Completed)
                    Glory of War (Completed)
                    Islands in the Stream #1 (Still Playing)
                    Islands in the Stream #2 (Still Playing)

                    Number of 5-8 player games you are involved in:

                    Misfits of Society (Still Playing)

                    Number of PBEM games played to completion:

                    Phoenix (Completed - Win )
                    Double or Nothing (Completed – 2 Winners)
                    Pandora (Completed - Loss)
                    Glory of War (Completed – Easy Win)

                    List your top 3 favourite PBEM games:

                    My favourites are those that have completed.
                    Misfits & Islands #1 & #2 although fun … still have a long way to go.

                    #4 Phoenix
                    Popped an early settler and never looked back.
                    Eliminated all of my opponents. One in each age.

                    #3. Pandora (3 players)
                    I started on an island continent
                    Soltz got stuck in jungle
                    Conqueror also got a poor start. (Only the 3 AI had nice starts)
                    My bold move of establishing a foothold on the main continent failed.
                    (I even used a Great Leader to rush a Forbidden Palace)
                    Conqueror kicked me off (destroying my FP) & then eventually also eliminated Soltz.
                    But my death was cause by my detour to Democracy while Conqueror sped to Marines.
                    He invaded & I died.
                    Loss

                    #2. Glory of War (3 players - Panzer & GengisFarb)
                    While waiting for the PTWDG Roleplay offensive, we set up this internal PBEM.
                    I easily killed them both off. (But then, who hasn’t killed GengisFarb in a PBEM ??)
                    My Golden Age & Mounted Warriors just rolled over them both with sheer numbers.
                    Neither stood a chance.
                    Best moment was Panzers last spearman in his capital killing my last three MW’s.
                    Panzer got a reprieve for 2 extra turns before I could rest and send in reinforcements.
                    Also, after I killed GF, he had a settler in a galley and sailed around the continent for about 20 turns.
                    I had about 10 galleys looking for him.
                    It took another 2 weeks &2 galleys to finally kill his last settler and win the game by Conquest.


                    #1 & clearly my favourite
                    The Double or Nothing EPIC.
                    4 players on a large map.
                    Nothing went right for me in this game.
                    I chose Arabia, but then found out that huts were turned off. (So much for explorers)
                    Large Map so everyone had plenty of room .. except for me who got squeezed next to Jungle & the Chinese Flandrien.
                    I got horses and had an ancient age war with China and eventually destroyed him.
                    Tiberius & Imtoops tech embargoed me for most of the Middle Age.
                    But I then snuck in a Great Library build, and got most of the techs (Including Democracy) for free.
                    Tiberius was clearly in the best position of the game, so I invaded when I got Marines & gutted his empire.
                    Tibs & Imtoops war alliance against me failed because of my Golden Age & a nice choke point. I could easily out-produce both of them. Once I got tanks we declared peace.
                    As we entered the modern age, Vondrack substituted in for Tiberius.
                    My golden age had pushed me ahead in tech in the Modern Age.
                    I was a few techs from a Space Ship win when I discovered ...I had no URANIUM !!!
                    (I held one third of the continent & didn’t have any uranium FFS)
                    I did a sneaky evil invasion into Imtroops, destroying 95% of his empire and hooked up his source of uranium for the one turn I needed it.
                    Vondrack invaded me while I rushed towards my last tech.
                    Hats off to Vondrack .. he had rebuilt the Egyptian empire to a military powerhouse.
                    I couldn’t retreat fast enough before his Mechanised Infantry & Modern Armor.
                    I misjudged how fast he could push into my territory, and realised he would take my only source of aluminium on the very turn I needed it for the last Space Ship Part.
                    I rushed some marines & hooked up a Naval Transport Chain.
                    On his turn, he took my aluminium
                    On my turn, I finished the last Space Ship Tech.
                    I invaded his empire with the use of a transport chain & marines.
                    Took one of his cities with a harbor.
                    Then marched into his territory with only a few cav & modern armor.
                    I took about 4 undefended core cities, hooked up his aluminium, and switch my prebuild to the last spaceship part.

                    This game was a complete EPIC.
                    On many turns, I spent hours just looking and studying the save. Moving masses of miltary trying to defend against vondracks huge army. Micromanaging every city.
                    I know Vondrack did the same… spending multiple hours playing each individual turn.

                    Unfortuately, there was controversy. Vondrack did not believe Ship Chaining was a valid tactic.
                    I clearly felt that it was.
                    It left a bitter end to what was the best civ experience I have ever had.
                    So … we called it a win for both of us.
                    I was clearly out-matched by Vondrack, and had no hope of holding out for much longer.
                    If it weren’t for chaining, he would have clearly won.
                    But then, if he knew ship chaining was allowed, he would have defended better.

                    Both of us won this game.
                    "No Comment"

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                    • #11
                      Re: OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

                      Originally posted by Beta
                      Number of 2-4 player games you are involved in
                      0 Playing
                      4 Refereeing

                      Number of 5-8 player games you are involved in
                      5

                      Number of PBEM games played to completion
                      2 completely done
                      2 eliminated but others still playing
                      1 Refereed

                      List your top 3 favourite PBEM games
                      Tournament game #1
                      Balderdash, the First [do I need to have played in it? :-]
                      ASNG [This game is a PBEM juggernaut]
                      Enjoy Slurm - it's highly addictive!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Re: OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

                        Originally posted by Rommel2D


                        I think someone's fiscal year-end rush has ended...

                        let the beer lines flow with the golden juice of life
                        Gurka 17, People of the Valley
                        I am of the Horde.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hot_Enamel

                          List your top 3 favourite PBEM games:
                          ...
                          #4 Phoenix
                          For someone with such a storied history of strategic accomplishments, I'm surprised you have trouble counting to three.
                          Last edited by Rommel2D; August 18, 2004, 02:23.
                          Enjoy Slurm - it's highly addictive!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Re: Re: OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

                            Originally posted by Paddy the Scot
                            let the beer lines flow with the golden juice of life
                            Ya get that keg of Celebrator Doppelbock tapped yet?

                            [sorry for spamming- I just noticed this is an OFFICIAL thread ;-]
                            Enjoy Slurm - it's highly addictive!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Re: Re: Re: OFFICIAL 2004 CENSUS - Apolyton PBEM Forum

                              Originally posted by Rommel2D
                              [sorry for spamming- I just noticed this is an OFFICIAL thread ;-]
                              Oh is it? I got the distinct impression from HE's post that we're in the stories forum

                              And sorry if my response was a little short, but I assumed that when Beta asked for numbers, we should respond with....ummmm.....numbers.
                              So if you meet me have some courtesy, have some sympathy and some taste
                              Use all your well-learned politesse, or I'll lay your soul to waste

                              Re-Organisation of remaining C3C PBEMS

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