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Author:charlesf
Posted:Jun 09, 2010 at 9:29 pm
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Hallo zusammen,
 
let me start with the first order of business: All draw proposals failed.
 
I'm glad we're on track. In recent days I've had a friendly and
enlightening conversation with Mike Sims and Mike Hoffman about various aspects
of house rules and GMing policy. While not too long after having started this
game I recognised that my policy on NMRs was too strict, I was reluctant to
change it mid-stream since players had signed up having considered the house
rules I had at that point provided. Mike Sims' view however that a GM ought
not have scruples about unilaterally altering his GMing policy during
a game and I've now warmed to that idea. While I don't think one ought to
alter a policy once an acute issue arises (as was the case last Friday),
freed of a particular case being at hand:
 
I'm now according each player two
six-hour grace periods for the remainder of the game that may be made use
of if a deadline's missed.
 
This actually is how I handle things in my 1936 game I'm
running. While I do want to avoid NMRs as I consider them a bane of the
game (especially playtests) rather than a legitimate part of the game (here
Mike Sims and I differ), a more lenient standard serves both the players and the
game better. Not like I felt happy about replacing a generally very
reliable player.
 
As I gain more experience in running games, my thinking on how to
do stuff and how best to avoid certain pitfalls evolves. Live and learn.
Okay, 'nuff of this GM-navel-gazing...
 
Note the below French press. If ole Henri IV once said that "Paris was
worth a mass", his present successor plainly seems to be of the opinion that
"Aachen's worth getting rid of mass!" A Protestant on the French and Imperial
thrones? Hell has officially frozen over... No wonder the Holy Inquisition's
confused...
 
The Spring 1660 Moves due Monday, 14 June 6 PM
CET. So prelims please on Saturday. I trust that the shift back to a
Monday/Wednesday routine works for you all. If not, let me know.
 

Liebe Grüsse,
 
Charles
 
----------
PLAYERS:
    AUSTRIA: Nick Powell <nick.s.powell(at)gmail.com>
    DENMARK-NORWAY: Marc
Ellinger <mellinger(at)blitzbardgett.com> (eliminated Winter
1653)
    ENGLAND: Harvey Morris <hmtucaz(at)gmail.com>
    FRANCE: Nigel Phillips <nephilli99(at)hotmail.com>
    POLAND-LITHUANIA: Jorge
Saralegui <jmsaralegui(at)gmail.com>
    RUSSIA: Mikael Johansson <m_don_j(at)hotmail.com> (eliminated Winter 1650)
    SPAIN: Dirk Knemeyer <dirk(at)knemeyer.com>
    SWEDEN: Matthew Kelly
<kelly058(at)verizon.net> (joined Winter 1652, eliminated Fall
165Cool
    TURKEY: Aidan
Slattery <AiSlattery(at)aol.com>

PROCLAMATIONS:
    o RETREATING TURKISH AND AUSTRIAN FORCES RUN INTO
ANOTHER IN SILESIA, BOTH FORCES DISINTEGRATE IN ALL CONFUSION AND DISASTER

FRENCH PRESS:
 
Louis moves capital to Aachen (Rhineland-Westphalia) and renames the nation
the Empire of all the Franks and Germans. Accepts Protestant faith, due to the
complicity of the Pope with the Sultan.
Charles II of Scotland, Prince of Wales tries to reach accommodation with
the Commonwealth of England and Lordship of Ireland.
Sons of William Tell resistance group vow to fight the Hapsburgs - they may
have started in Switzerland, but they have no role their now.
Pope living in peace under the Sultan - Inquisition very confused.
 
RETREATS:
 
Austria:
A Saxony - Silesia (*Bounce*)
 
Turkey:
A Greater Poland - Silesia (*Bounce*)
 
ADJUSTMENTS:
 
Austria:
Build A Vienna
 
England:
Remove A Yorkshire
 
France:
Build A Paris
Build A Rhineland-Westphalia
 
Poland-Lithuania:
Build A Prussia
Build A Warsaw
 
Turkey:
Build A Belgrade
Build A Damascus
 
SUPPLY CENTER OWNERSHIP
(Winter 1659):



 
Austria(7+1-1=7): Bavaria, Brandenburg, Prague, -Saxony-,
+Switzerland+, Trieste, Venice, Vienna.
England(5+1-2=4): Abo,
-Christiania-, +Flanders+, Ireland, London, -Stockholm-.
France(15+1-3=13):
Brest, Bristol, Copenhagen, -Flanders-, Holstein, Lorraine, Lower Saxony,
Mecklenburg, Paris, Rhineland-Westphalia, -Savoy-, +Saxony+, Scotland,
Swabia, -Switzerland-, United Provinces.
Poland-Lithuania(11+2=13):
+Christiania+, Courland, Cracow, Moscow, Novgorod, Prussia, Riga, Stettin,
+Stockholm+, Turkestan, Vilna, Voronezh,
Warsaw.
Spain(7+1-1=7): Algiers, Madrid, Marseilles, Morocco, Portugal,
+Savoy+, Seville, -Tunis-.
Turkey(13+1=14): Belgrade, Candia,
Constantinople, Crimea, Damascus, Moldavia, Naples, Papal States, Persia,
Transylvania, +Tunis+, Tuscany, Ukraine, Wallachia.

DEADLINE SCHEDULE:
(all orders are due NLT 6PM CET (i.e. GMT+1)...not local
time)

    o Spring 1660 Moves: (12) 14
 
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