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162 10/24/2018 9:38:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message Very nice!

Ready for the next round.
161 10/24/2018 7:10:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Message Thanks Michal.

Great write up.
160 10/24/2018 5:23:00 PM Turn 4 Red Message Hi guys,

just in case you are interested, I have described shortly our game on my blog:
https://theboardgameschronicle.com/2018/10/24/eng-time-of-crisis-via-vassal/

Have fun reading!
159 10/17/2018 5:24:00 AM Turn 4 Red Message Haha, I suspect Falling Sky :)
158 10/17/2018 5:23:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message Sorry guys. That was done on my phone on the fly and posted in the wrong journal. Not meant to for you :)
157 10/16/2018 11:16:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Message Looks like a good analysis, Murray (for a Gaul)...Iíll have a closer read when I have a couple of hours to spare.

Just one thing, though..the Arverni victory condition is not Fallen Legions, itís off-map legions, so includes legions in the senate....thatís currently a total of 5 of the 7 needed.
156 10/15/2018 3:54:00 AM Turn 4 Red Message Thank you very much for the game guys! It was fun, it was intense and I always was awaiting my turn with great excitement and... anxiety. You never know what your neighbors will do :)

It was a very close game, I was not aware that taking 3 point yellow card and building improvement would be so crucial. Anyhow I have learnt a lot and definitely will play more ToC, as this is perfect PBEM game.

PS. Later during the week I will also write session report on my blog and will send you a link.

Thanks once again guys!

155 10/14/2018 10:10:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Message Well done, Michal. I knew youíd like the game :).

I had to push it there. Another turn with you as Emperor ( I knew youíd taken a couple of Praetorian Guards) and I knew we wouldnít catch you. I could see you getting enough Legacy to equal me...which would have gone to tiebreaker....I didnít foresee you building another improvement :). Couldnít have been closer! I had considered attacking both Franks and risking mutual destruction but it didnít seem worth the risk for one extra Legacy....how wrong was that?

This game was really dominated by the plague. Interesting that we cycled so many events so early.....and then nothing. Fun game and thanks all for participating. I have a couple of other things on the boil but will definitely get another ToC up and running some time soon. Itís particilarly well suited to PBEM.
154 10/14/2018 8:54:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message Good win, Michal. Looks like I narrowly avoided being lapped!
153 10/14/2018 8:24:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Congrats, Michal! Nice win.
152 10/14/2018 3:14:00 PM Turn 4 Red Edit Legacy Yellow: from 63 to 69
Green: from 37 to 40
Blue: from 31 to 31
Red: from 45 to 70
151 10/14/2018 3:13:00 PM Turn 4 Red Edit Emperor / Pretender Yellow: from to Emperor
Green: from to
Blue: from to
Red: from Emperor to
150 10/14/2018 3:13:00 PM Turn 4 Red Message My turn done, please check if everything was done correctly. I hardly believe the final outcome :)
149 10/14/2018 10:28:00 AM Turn 4 Red Message Wow, that was much quicker than I expected. I hoped for at least one more turn. Let me see what I can do.
148 10/14/2018 1:13:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Legacy Yellow: from 49 to 63
Green: from 37 to 37
Blue: from 31 to 31
Red: from 45 to 45
147 10/14/2018 1:13:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Emperor Turns Yellow: from 1 to 2
Green: from 1 to 1
Blue: from 0 to 0
Red: from 3 to 3
146 10/14/2018 1:13:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message Okay citizens....

....threw it all at the wall and have successfully triggered the end game. My Praetorians remembered to bring their knives this time!

Michal, you get your turn and then we add Emperor Turns Legacy and we're finished.
145 10/13/2018 11:42:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message Done! Beat up some Franks to make me feel better. Over to Brent
144 10/13/2018 11:41:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Edit Legacy Yellow: from 49 to 49
Green: from 37 to 37
Blue: from 25 to 31
Red: from 45 to 45
143 10/13/2018 10:46:00 PM Turn 4 Green Edit Legacy Yellow: from 49 to 49
Green: from 30 to 37
Blue: from 25 to 25
Red: from 45 to 45
142 10/13/2018 10:45:00 PM Turn 4 Green Edit Emperor Turns Yellow: from 1 to 1
Green: from 0 to 1
Blue: from 0 to 0
Red: from 3 to 3
141 10/13/2018 10:45:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Finally breaks through in Rome! Probably won't last long, but whatever...

Over to Mark
140 10/13/2018 12:26:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Whoops! Yes, I forgot to wound your legions. I even said I was going to, didnít I? LOL

Thanks for doing that.
139 10/13/2018 4:19:00 AM Turn 4 Red Message Forgot to draw my cards, 32a log added.
138 10/13/2018 4:16:00 AM Turn 4 Red Message My turn done; I wounded my two legions (then re-trained them) plus updated mine and Brent's legacy points. Over to David.
137 10/13/2018 4:15:00 AM Turn 4 Red Edit Legacy Yellow: from 41 to 49
Green: from 30 to 30
Blue: from 25 to 25
Red: from 36 to 45
136 10/13/2018 4:15:00 AM Turn 4 Red Edit Emperor Turns Yellow: from 1 to 1
Green: from 0 to 0
Blue: from 0 to 0
Red: from 2 to 3
135 10/13/2018 4:11:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message Thanks Michal but I had the dregs of my draw deck and my hands full in my provinces. I wasn't going to be attacking Rome evenif it was defended only by an old woman and the village idiot!
134 10/13/2018 3:46:00 AM Turn 4 Red Message Hi Guys,
I looked through logs from my last move before planning my actions and I think I found one error (which is unfortunately to my detriment): David, did you wounded my two legions in Italy? I see both of them in perfect health :)

I think it was not spotted during Mark and Brent's turns so I will flip them over to wounded side and play my turn. Are you ok guys with such approach? (I know it might impacted Mark or Brent plan of action...)
133 10/13/2018 3:08:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message Done. Logfile 31 uploaded.

Emperor Michal is up.
132 10/12/2018 11:29:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message Done! Brent is up.
131 10/12/2018 11:29:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Edit Legacy Yellow: from 41 to 41
Green: from 30 to 30
Blue: from 22 to 25
Red: from 36 to 36
130 10/12/2018 10:38:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Ugh. Unfortunate turn. Nothing catastrophic, but really inconvenient. Mark's turn.
129 10/12/2018 10:37:00 PM Turn 4 Green Edit Legacy Yellow: from 41 to 41
Green: from 26 to 30
Blue: from 22 to 22
Red: from 36 to 36
128 10/12/2018 12:32:00 PM Turn 4 Red Edit Legacy Yellow: from 41 to 41
Green: from 26 to 26
Blue: from 22 to 22
Red: from 29 to 36
127 10/12/2018 12:31:00 PM Turn 4 Red Edit Emperor Turns Yellow: from 1 to 1
Green: from 0 to 0
Blue: from 0 to 0
Red: from 1 to 2
126 10/12/2018 12:31:00 PM Turn 4 Red Message Ok, I managed to log in into ACTS. My turn done as written in email. I have updated the legacy / emperor turns.
125 10/11/2018 11:27:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Legacy Yellow: from 33 to 41
Green: from 26 to 26
Blue: from 24 to 22
Red: from 29 to 29
124 10/11/2018 11:27:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Emperor Turns Yellow: from 1 to 1
Green: from 0 to 0
Blue: from 1 to 0
Red: from 1 to 1
123 10/11/2018 11:27:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Emperor / Pretender Yellow: from Emperor to
Green: from to
Blue: from to
Red: from to Emperor
122 10/11/2018 11:27:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Emperor / Pretender Yellow: from to Emperor
Green: from to
Blue: from to
Red: from to
121 10/11/2018 11:26:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Message Thanks Mark.

Logfile 27 done and Michal up.

I've rejigged the board state, Legacy and Emperor turns to where I think they should be. LMK if anyone sees a problem with any of it.

You have been screwed by geography, Mark. I think Pannonia and Africa being made so unattractive by the barbarians forced David and me to expand in your direction and put the squeeze on you. This left the east open for Michal after he'd dealt with Ardashir.....and he's about to spend his second turn as emperor.
120 10/11/2018 9:47:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message That's fine, and I was thinking the same after I replied. Let's leave my turn as is.
I don't think I am in the running for this game anyway.

I now have an extra 2 card, yellow, that should not be in my hand! Easy to fix, I just will not draw it.


119 10/11/2018 8:00:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Message Thanks Mark. We all make mistakes every turn, which is fine, but this oneís a bit awkward. Iím not sure that itís fair on David to switch targets after the fact and use a known dice result to take his province. Weíve all made long shot dice rolls at the throne this game and my inclination would be to let the failed attempt stand, fully understanding that it was an honest mistake, but happy to go with whatever everyone thinks is right. Iím on my phone and AFK, so unable to check the log, but Iím sure not being emperor would have affected the remainder of your turn, including your Legacy and card purchasing power.

This will need some creative untangling so Iíll hold off on my turn until weíve sorted it.

118 10/11/2018 3:45:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message Oops! Well in that case, no emperor for me. I dont have the map but I think Galatia has no army in the capital and no barbarians? I will target that province instead, with all my blue votes.
So one less legacy for me.
117 10/11/2018 6:28:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message Mark, there's a problem with your turn.

Michal's red emperor didn't need a drop in support because David had already done that when he took Galatia. This means that his Italian support was still at 3 so you needed 8 votes to take the throne because of his legions there...and you only scored 7.

That has a pretty big impact on the rest of your turn so I'll hold off on taking mine while you sort out how you want to proceed.
116 10/11/2018 2:42:00 AM Turn 4 Red Message I see I was mauled for my attempt at the seat of the emperor :( Well, I was suspecting it may finish like this... Still, it was worth an effort!
115 10/11/2018 2:36:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message At work and can't view the logs or do my turn until this evening my time.....but on the point of an army not being able to move again after battling (which is perfectly correct).....the exception is that a victorious army can free move into the capital of the province, presuming that they've forced any enemy army there to retreat and leave it unoccupied
114 10/11/2018 12:44:00 AM Turn 4 Blue Message Brent is up, and yes, we have a new Emperor.
113 10/11/2018 12:43:00 AM Turn 4 Blue Edit Emperor Turns Yellow: from 1 to 1
Green: from 0 to 0
Blue: from 0 to 1
Red: from 1 to 1
112 10/11/2018 12:43:00 AM Turn 4 Blue Edit Legacy Yellow: from 33 to 33
Green: from 26 to 26
Blue: from 21 to 24
Red: from 29 to 29
111 10/11/2018 12:33:00 AM Turn 4 Green Message Crap! You're right. Ok, move it back and heal one of the legions there. Still put the Castra there.

Thanks for pointing it out.
110 10/11/2018 12:12:00 AM Turn 4 Blue Message David,

after a battle an army cannot move, so your legions cannot return to Pannonia. I tried that last game :)

Once an army is involved in a battle it may not be selected for the Move Army or Initiate Battle actions until the start of the ownerís next Take Actions Phase.
109 10/10/2018 11:12:00 PM Turn 4 Green Edit Legacy Yellow: from 33 to 33
Green: from 22 to 26
Blue: from 21 to 21
Red: from 27 to 29
108 10/10/2018 11:12:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message I tried to make you suffer, Michal! Sadly, I couldn't (though I cut you a bit).

Things not looking good...
107 10/10/2018 5:04:00 PM Turn 4 Red Message My turn done; I have committed significant resources this turn (was it spent well?) and probably will suffer next turn. Brent is still firmly in the lead...
106 10/10/2018 5:03:00 PM Turn 4 Red Edit Emperor Turns Yellow: from 1 to 1
Green: from 0 to 0
Blue: from 0 to 0
Red: from 0 to 1
105 10/10/2018 5:03:00 PM Turn 4 Red Edit Legacy Yellow: from 33 to 33
Green: from 22 to 22
Blue: from 21 to 21
Red: from 19 to 27
104 10/10/2018 3:07:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Message Sorry Mark, I would have spotted that if it had been a log but there was just the Save file to go from.

It was a pretty sad attack on your Gallic army and you only took the mandatory hit from the plague. Michal, could you please return a reduced legion to the blue army in Gallia and put a Castra on it and the one in Britannia?
103 10/10/2018 11:30:00 AM Turn 4 Blue Message Oh.looks like I did get attacked. Never mind then!
102 10/10/2018 11:30:00 AM Turn 4 Blue Message Only if it does not messs with anything, I forgot to place Castras on my armies in gallia and britannia.please add, or not if it is too late, ie if they have been attacked.


101 10/10/2018 6:07:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message Log 23 uploaded. Michal up.

Crazy turn.

I'm crap in battle (gifted you 2 honour Mark :) but I just pulled off the jankiest play for the throne since Caligula's horse (or was that the senate?). It will last about 3 seconds but I'm going to enjoy the glory while I can. We don't have an emperor turns marker again.....we did in the last game I played so I think someone must still have an old version of the module.
100 10/10/2018 6:01:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Emperor Turns Yellow: from 0 to 1
Green: from 0 to 0
Blue: from 0 to 0
Red: from 0 to 0
99 10/10/2018 6:01:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Legacy Yellow: from 20 to 33
Green: from 22 to 22
Blue: from 19 to 21
Red: from 19 to 19
98 10/10/2018 12:37:00 AM Turn 4 Blue Edit Legacy Yellow: from 18 to 20
Green: from 22 to 22
Blue: from 18 to 19
Red: from 19 to 19
97 10/10/2018 12:36:00 AM Turn 4 Blue Message i messed up the log file, but fortunately realised something was amiss and saved a game file, so there is a .vsav file in the folder.

Here is a summary of a somewhat lacklustre turn.

I had 5 red and 2 blue points to spend.

Alamanni activated but did not invade

I healed 2 legions in Pannonia,moved them to Gallia, fought a battle and lost.
I inflicted only one hit which was absorbed by the Castra, and the defenders returned the favor.
Defenders suffered one loss because of the event, and i took two.
So Yellow gained two legacy as the victors

i attempted to become Emperor with my two votes. Needing four,that did not work.

With my last red point i placed an army in my last stronghold, Britannia.

one legacy gained, 2 political points but not much use as i only have one province.

Ugh!

Over to Brent
96 10/9/2018 5:40:00 PM Turn 4 Red Message So many new options! I think I need to play base game ate least 2-3 times more to get enough of it before moving to expansion.

And well, I admit it... I P500 second edition of Time of Crisis as well as the expansion.... The game is great, and I have already a lot of my real players willing to take part in the sessions with this.

Anyhow, back to game :)
95 10/9/2018 8:41:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message For those interested in a sneak peak, the card roster for the expansion has been published for proofreading.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a6XOY0XvGIlGvsqVYgS4vNaTld9td1fJ/view

Some interesting alternate choices.

Damnation Memoriae, the old 4 blue card from the current game, has been reworded because nobody was playing it as it was.....it has no penalty now.

Unfortunately projected shipping has been pushed back to January but almost there.
94 10/8/2018 8:15:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Things are moving slowly, but settling a bit in Pannonia. I threw a distant cousin at the Emperorship but the populace mobbed him instead.

No big loss.
93 10/8/2018 8:14:00 PM Turn 4 Green Edit Legacy Yellow: from 18 to 18
Green: from 17 to 22
Blue: from 18 to 18
Red: from 19 to 19
92 10/8/2018 6:33:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Message Sorry Mark. Given whatís happened in Gallia I think you may not want a Basilica there yet!.... so weíll leave you as Mr Popular with the Britons :)
91 10/8/2018 4:56:00 PM Turn 4 Red Message The deeper into the game, the more I like it...
My turn done - nothing revolutionary, steady progress forward.

Mark, as Brent already played his turn, I did not changed your support in Britain (2).

Now high points (3) cards will be in effect. I am wondering what will happen! Waiting for your moves guys and learning from you!
90 10/8/2018 4:56:00 PM Turn 4 Red Edit Legacy Yellow: from 18 to 18
Green: from 17 to 17
Blue: from 18 to 18
Red: from 13 to 19
89 10/8/2018 12:58:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message Thanks Brent. If you have played your turn then leave my support as is.
If you have not, then I will spend three yellow to place a basilica in Gallia instead of boosting support in Brittania.

That would give me one more legacy.
88 10/8/2018 6:27:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message .....and I reviewed the log and found a mistake....the Sassanids should have gone to Syria. Your problem either way, Michal, but could you please fix that, too? Thanks.
87 10/8/2018 5:29:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message I didn't notice but the neutral emperor's support should be at 3. Would you mind fixing that in your turn, Michal?
86 10/8/2018 4:36:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message Log 19 uploaded and over to Michal.

I fixed up the bloody mess in Britannia. Sorry, David, I see now that your mentioned your Legacy but I think Mark did it for you.

The plague is nasty and nobody's rolling a 7 to end it!

I went for it again and got it right this time. Blue still has the biggest army in town but I hope that's put the brakes on. Fascinating and very different game. Almost at the end of turn 5, nobody with their nose in front, three neutral governors and no emperor. I think ToC looks like it might play out along a script but there's been some real variety in the games I've played so far. This one couldn't be more different to our last one.
85 10/8/2018 4:29:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Legacy Yellow: from 11 to 18
Green: from 17 to 17
Blue: from 18 to 18
Red: from 13 to 13
84 10/8/2018 1:11:00 AM Turn 4 Green Message I did mention that I forgot the legacy. :) Thanks for doing that, Brent.
83 10/8/2018 12:44:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message I think that will work, Mark.

Quick look at the logs....will have time to log my turn later tonight my time. A couple of things:

Dave, I don't think you took your Legacy....3 if I'm right? I can update this.

Mark, I think your forgot the Cyprian Plague in your Britannia battle. That should eliminate both your army and the barbarian (bloody....and poxy :). Franks win because they scored more hits but it does mean you support check was okay so you could use your Populace points for something else if you want. LMK and I can update it in my log.
82 10/7/2018 11:36:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message all done. i forgot to add one legacy for my Limes, but corrects an error from last turn when i gave myself one legacy too many.

So two wrongs make a right in this case.

Last turni thought ihad three provinces , but alas i only had, and have two.

A problem is that i bought a Foederati, which , of course, i cannot do. Is there a way of undoing that, or do i just have to keep track that when i play it, it is a 2 point Tribute? once i am able to get a Foederati legally, and both are in the discard deck, i think the problem will be resolved ,ie i will buy a Tribute card for three points if i get to have three provinces.

81 10/7/2018 11:28:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Edit Legacy Yellow: from 11 to 11
Green: from 17 to 17
Blue: from 16 to 18
Red: from 13 to 13
80 10/7/2018 6:28:00 PM Turn 4 Green Edit Legacy Yellow: from 11 to 11
Green: from 14 to 17
Blue: from 16 to 16
Red: from 13 to 13
79 10/7/2018 6:28:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Mark really inhibited me. Now I've given him a choice. We'll see what he chooses.

I also forgot to give myself 3 Legacy (2 provinces and 1 Limes). I'll do it here, but could you add it to the game, Mark?

Thanks.
78 10/6/2018 11:37:00 AM Turn 4 Red Message PS. And I forgot Castra - pls put it on Syria.
77 10/6/2018 3:51:00 AM Turn 4 Red Message Seems my firewall allows ACTS again:)

I fixed Legacy points in logfile.

Also, very, very eventful turn... Just have a look!
76 10/6/2018 3:50:00 AM Turn 4 Red Edit Legacy Yellow: from 11 to 11
Green: from 14 to 14
Blue: from 16 to 16
Red: from 10 to 13
75 10/6/2018 2:39:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Legacy Yellow: from 8 to 11
Green: from 14 to 14
Blue: from 16 to 16
Red: from 10 to 10
74 10/6/2018 2:38:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Message File 15 uploaded and over to Michal.

I put your Legions in Pannonia capital, Mark.

Made a pretty safe effort to attempt to put the brakes on Mark and failed atrociously again......some god is looking over your shoulder :)
73 10/5/2018 10:52:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message I think I forgot to free move my legions into the provincial capital of Pannonia. Brent, could you do that for ne?
72 10/5/2018 10:46:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message Done! Brent is up.
71 10/5/2018 10:46:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Edit Legacy Yellow: from 8 to 8
Green: from 14 to 14
Blue: from 10 to 16
Red: from 10 to 10
70 10/5/2018 6:07:00 PM Turn 4 Green Edit Legacy Yellow: from 8 to 8
Green: from 9 to 14
Blue: from 10 to 10
Red: from 10 to 10
69 10/5/2018 6:07:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Uneventful turns all around. Mark's up.

68 10/5/2018 9:23:00 AM Turn 4 Yellow Edit Legacy Yellow: from 8 to 8
Green: from 9 to 9
Blue: from 10 to 10
Red: from 8 to 10
67 10/5/2018 9:23:00 AM Turn 3 Yellow Change game turn Game turn changed to Turn 4
66 10/5/2018 9:23:00 AM Turn 3 Yellow Message That's odd, Michal, I've never heard of that before. it works just as well to group email us off ACTS until you have it sorted. We can make any adjustment to the trackers in ACTS for you.

Dave up.
65 10/4/2018 6:41:00 PM Turn 3 Yellow Message Just did a little bit of log renumbering to help me keep my head around the turns....my last log is now 011
64 10/4/2018 6:38:00 PM Turn 3 Yellow Edit Legacy Yellow: from 8 to 8
Green: from 9 to 9
Blue: from 10 to 10
Red: from 9 to 8
63 10/4/2018 6:38:00 PM Turn 1 Yellow Change game turn Game turn changed to Turn 3

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