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56 4/2/2020 3:38:00 AM Turn 2 Terran Message no DOW here
55 4/1/2020 5:32:00 PM Turn 2 Pereen Message DOWs anybody? I'll assume no notifications by end of Friday means nobody's doing so, and I'll post Pereen log 1 for turn 3.
54 4/1/2020 2:00:00 PM Turn 2 Terran Message No Terran reassignments
53 3/31/2020 5:55:00 PM Turn 2 Pereen Message Pereen are fine with current position so no log for relocations. Back to Terrans.
52 3/31/2020 7:45:00 AM Turn 2 Gwynhyfarr Message Sorry for the delay. I've done my construction and chose to do no reassignments.
51 3/28/2020 1:50:00 PM Turn 2 Pereen Message I submitted the module to Vassal for posting, with a credit to Karoly whose graphics make all this possible.
50 3/26/2020 4:26:00 PM Turn 2 Terran Message File 12 loaded. I added the segment identifier to the file name. Gwynhyfarr 2 next.
49 3/25/2020 5:54:00 PM Turn 2 Pereen Message No. That was Pereen 2 for Turn 2.
48 3/25/2020 12:56:00 PM Turn 2 Terran Message Shouldn't your WS T2 - 011 Per - Ter file have been a WS T3 - 011 Per - Ter ?
47 3/25/2020 12:53:00 PM Turn 2 Pereen Message I only saw my second log come in. If you both have already implemented construction and maint, and there are no DOW, then go and confirm and I'll do my first Pereen turn 3 log.
46 3/25/2020 12:42:00 PM Turn 2 Terran Message I think we should move this on to T3. Agree ?
45 3/23/2020 6:59:00 PM Turn 2 Pereen Message ANNOUNCEMENT: Two additional probes launched to (*#%@_) and (11111). Expect new protein options including Snark. Snark hunt are rumored to be a right of passage, and expect many to leap mindlessly into Your open feed bags.

If You enjoyed this news, click the Snout Up button, and paw the Cuckoo to receive notifications of new news releases.
44 3/21/2020 11:35:00 AM Turn 2 Gwynhyfarr Message "Let us be motivated by the facts and not the emotional rants of zealots."


"Which is well within the rights of the Rho clan leader, just as it is within the rights of all present here to hear me out. Should we be wary of the actions of the Pereen? Absolutely. They have exhibited technological advances which would prove quite the challenge for strongest defenses should things ever escalate to that point. What we have never seen however is a technology which presents itself as alien to not just us but to the Pereen themselves, which they could have placed in a to this point untouched star system completely unbeknownst to us.

"Unless we believe in tales magic like those found in the bedtime stories of Rho children, there is a far more logical explanation, which is that a new species has emerged in the sector. Before we rush into making new enemies, we should take careful consideration. It is reasonable to assume that the Pereen are just as surprised by this as we are, in which case the first among us to make diplomatic contact may obtain the advantage."
43 3/21/2020 11:21:00 AM Turn 2 Gwynhyfarr Message Posted Gwynhyfarr turn 2. One thing I realized is that I had been constructing previously from my reserves which those should exclusively be for wartime efforts correct? I'm not sure what the initial value of that is but will try to correct when I do my actual construction next pass.
42 3/20/2020 2:01:00 PM Turn 2 Terran Message Posted WS T2 - 009 Ter - Gwy
Entered a delayed note for construction, hope it's ok. Next time I will try to describe what I'm doing as well ;-)
41 3/20/2020 1:23:00 PM Turn 2 Terran Message I agree on this. Your schedule is fine as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for the effort. I believe it was important that these things be clearly defined so we know what to do or what to expect from others players at any time. Good job.
40 3/18/2020 5:23:00 PM Turn 2 Pereen Message It may help to suggest changes by making adjustments to the current schedule of mailings:

Pereen 1
Draw event chit
Economic Development
Pereen Probe Arrival
Notate Construction

Terran 1
Draw event chit
Economic Development
Notate Construction

Gwynhyfarr 1
Draw event chit
Economic Development
Notate Construction

Pereen 2
Execute Construction
Pereen Probe Notation

Terran 2
Execute Construction
Terran Technological Development

Gwynhyfarr 2
Execute Construction
Unit Reassignment

Pereen 3
Unit Reassignment

Terran 3
Unit Reassignment
39 3/18/2020 4:46:00 PM Turn 2 Pereen Message Dave, thanks for correcting my log suffix.
Karoly, I'm certainly open to discussing how we break things up. My mailing went from A to D, and I documented my construction and maintenance for E. I don't think any Terran or Gwynhyfarrian action in A through D would impact my construction and maintenance decisions.

38 3/18/2020 2:37:00 PM Turn 2 Terran Message Ok, I wasn't looking in the right folder ;-). But I still have a problem with our current handling of the turn sequence. All phases are supposed to be performed by all players before going to the next phase. We don’t seem to follow the rules in this regard. Rather it seems that we are going individually through several phases, I don’t recall it being discussed beforehand. I understand that some flexibility is needed to speed up pbem play but what phases are we supposed to go through before handing the token to the next player ? Up to “H” ?

Consider this : if we go through phase A-G the Terran player never gets to see the new Gwynhyfarr settlements before doing his new constructions, yet it’s not hard to imagine that his decision might be impacted by it. Our departure from the sequence of play may have unintended consequences. Opinion ?

37 3/18/2020 2:12:00 PM Turn 2 Terran Message The last file I see in dropbox is still WS T1 - 007 Per - Ter.

But turn 1 is over. Shouldn't we go to the turn 2 event chit phase according to the sequence of play ?
36 3/18/2020 8:35:00 AM Turn 2 Gwynhyfarr Message Been quite the adjustment over here as well. Hopefully you all are keeping safe.

Last file was named for Gwy but as it is now Terran move I changed to Ter.
35 3/17/2020 6:41:00 PM Turn 2 Pereen Message Yesterday was a bad day as I had to prepare for working at home arrangements. Pereen Log 1 posted for turn 2.
34 3/14/2020 2:12:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen End Turn
33 3/14/2020 2:12:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message Looks like there are no reassignments or declarations of war, so I'll advance the game turn record. Top of the order will be for the Pereen. I have company for the weekend so I'll do my turn either late Sunday or after work Monday.
32 3/14/2020 11:58:00 AM Turn 1 Terran Message none, indeed.
31 3/14/2020 11:31:00 AM Turn 1 Gwynhyfarr Message Is Terra doing any reassignment this turn? If not I think we can move on to turn two.
30 3/11/2020 8:24:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message I posted Pereen reassignments, along with a correction for my production.

Regarding the definition of "owned" see 3.8. It says a settled system is owned. The second bullet says you own any system you settle. There's no condition for it to be fully settled. So you can reassign units to a system with a Settlement 1 marker on it (just added during the current turn).
29 3/11/2020 7:18:00 PM Turn 1 Gwynhyfarr Message Oh and I didn't take an event chit as i thought we were skipping those for round one.
28 3/11/2020 7:18:00 PM Turn 1 Gwynhyfarr Message I actually did my reassignment during my last turn. After construction on LFT1747 reassignment landed units on Beta Hydri and Delta Pavonis. Also just for clarity the rules say you can only do reassignment to owned systems. Unclear how that applies to systems in the process of being settled.

Regardless my moves are in for this turn.
27 3/11/2020 6:51:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message The module design has a global option enabled to always center on opponent's move. I recall seeing Dave's moves do so when I played them.

To summarize what has happened so far:

Log 2 - concluded setup
Log 3 - Pereen 1 Mailing in entirety: Draw event chit, Economic Development, Pereen Probe Arrival, Settlement, Notate Construction
Log 4 - Terran 1 Mailing: Draw event chit, Economic Development, Maintenance (out of sequence), Terran Tech Dev (out of sequence), Settlement. With only 3 EP remaining, likely no construction was notated/executed. Ready to perform Unit Reassignment
Log 5 - Gwynhyfarr 1 Mailing: Probably a chit draw (didn't see a note and module doesn't report this action; may need to see if I can fix that), Economic Development, Settlements, Construction and maintenance appear to have been posted directly rather than notate, ready perform unit reassignment.
Log 6 - Pereen 2 Mailing in entirety: reveal/execute construction and probe notation, ready for unit reassignment.

So it looks like it's up to Gwynhyfarr Unit Reassignment, then Pereen and Terran. Sequence is printed on map in upper left corner. I'll update log files to list him as next.

Dave, if you have no reassignments, just post a message indicating so.
26 3/11/2020 4:33:00 PM Turn 1 Terran Message I recall there used to be some "auto center" function in Vassal to focus on the moving pieces while playing a log file but it doesn't happen here. I'm wondering how to get this effect.
25 3/11/2020 4:27:00 PM Turn 1 Terran Message What is the next phase ?
24 3/11/2020 4:48:00 AM Turn 1 Pereen Message I forgot to do my removal as per my construction orders, so just play my "a" log after my normal log.
23 3/10/2020 8:43:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message I posted my log.
22 3/10/2020 8:42:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message Deep Dive 2525038.75, Pereseedy 20- : Release note to the warren, providing additional wire and web to a new outpost for your feasting needs. Scent of other protein sources is becoming stronger. Web opens at 2525039.

Fun fact for soviet Burniebroughs ... They say the others are reliant upon primitive time effects due to sun patterns called "Daylight Savings Time". Why would Other think time can be saved, let alone saving daylight?
21 3/10/2020 2:09:00 PM Turn 1 Terran Message The Condominium Space Gazeteer

Colonist Mission vessels Tx-14 arrived at Alpha Centauri and settled on the planetoid we called “Hope”. The 6000 settlers disembarked and started building shelters and deploying terraforming devices. Communications webs were set up. Food supplies are being stockpiled. Exploration teams set up.

Strange signals were picked from Quadrant 1dr5. Origin unknown.

20 3/10/2020 1:19:00 AM Turn 1 Gwynhyfarr Message "The signals are coming from Sol!! What more evidence could high command want that these Pereen vermin are moving with ill intent into the demilitarized zone? A line must be drawn which pushes them back where they belong lest they wish to be understood as an aggressor, in which case our future actions and triumphs have clearly been written in the stars."
19 3/10/2020 1:13:00 AM Turn 1 Gwynhyfarr Message Added the log for my construction, settlement and reassignments.
18 3/9/2020 8:43:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message It looks like it's actually over to Gwnyhyfarr. I'll update the last log file filename to indicate so.
17 3/9/2020 8:29:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message It's up to me, and I'm about to do my log file. Note that the log file suffix indicate who goes next.
16 3/9/2020 8:29:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message It's up to me, and I'm about to do my log file. Note that the log file suffix indicate who goes next.
15 3/9/2020 9:08:00 AM Turn 1 Gwynhyfarr Message Is it on me now? It looks like You both have done settlements. So I should be doing construction, settlements and revealing. If that's correct I will get that logged tonight.
14 3/8/2020 4:19:00 PM Turn 1 Terran Message Ok. Entered the first Terran move - did the settlement and tech development as well. All bit out of sequence ;-) I'm still struggling with the Vassal interface . Forgot to remove my last 3 pt's for the settlement.
13 3/7/2020 11:05:00 AM Turn 1 Pereen Message First T1 Pereen log posted. Propaganda to follow later in the weekend.
12 3/7/2020 10:32:00 AM Turn 1 Terran Message ...though it presents a rather one sided view of things ;)
11 3/7/2020 10:27:00 AM Turn 1 Terran Message Love the narrative :)
10 3/7/2020 10:26:00 AM Turn 1 Gwynhyfarr Message When the strange signals first started showing up in the Gwynhyfar scans they knew immediately the source. The Pereen were never very clever with their attempts at deception. The question wasn't what, it was what to do about it.

It had been ages since the beginning of this cold war, and many in high command had grown tired of it.

"For how long will we play this game with these backwards creatures who barely raise their heads to even look up to the stars. As we take to the skies in the form nature gave us, with our wits we traverse the stars as our second domain, only to be threatened by these cowards. No more!!"

It was a loud voice but not the only one. however on both sides of the argument it was agreed that this newest nuisance of noise being blasted through the galaxy was just too much. Something would have to be done.
9 3/7/2020 10:13:00 AM Turn 1 Gwynhyfarr Message I just put in a log which has my initial positions.
8 3/7/2020 10:01:00 AM Turn 1 Pereen Message David, at a minimum you'll need to do your setup. Then we'd start turn 1 at the top of the order (Pereen). After your set up log, I'll do the first Pereen log for this turn.

Pereen 1
Draw event chit
Economic Development
Pereen Probe Arrival
Notate Construction

We will draw event chits, just won't get to play them on turn 1. Terrans will then do their first Turn 1 log then Gwynhyfarr.

You won't reassign (move) units until after you see the results of the Terran construction.

For war declaration and end of war, the exact procedure will need to be ad hoc as they appear to be without strict order.
7 3/7/2020 9:49:00 AM Turn 1 Gwynhyfarr Message Catching up here. To be clear for this first turn:

A. No Event
B. Economic phase is just from the initial set up
C. No probes have arrived in first round
D. No settlements since nothing has gone out yet
E. I should be constructing?
F. Terran tech is in it's initial state
G. Tom has the Probe notation in the private tab
H. I need to place my units, but should i move them as well?
J. Time will tell if we go to war...

Does this sound right? If so I'll get my play in a little later today.
6 3/7/2020 7:49:00 AM Turn 1 Pereen Message I am submitting another log just to include a public note in the Scenarios that proposes a structured routine for log mailings.
5 3/7/2020 6:32:00 AM Turn 1 Pereen Message Vassal Notes feature: Built into Vassal is a Notes feature. Modules are allowed to have it if the module developer indicates its accessible to users. I've added pencil and paper graphic to identify it. When you click on it, there are four tabs. The first two are editable by all sides. One is for scenario notes and "public" for general note taking for all. We use ACTS for that and ACTS is better in that respect. The tab for Private is allows each side to take its own private notes, which is good for reminders on what you want to do next.

The Delayed tab allows you to write a note that is private until you disclose it to all. When you click ADD, you'll get a pop-up that includes fields for the Note name and the note itself. After authoring, be sure to click Save when exiting the entire Notes feature so it records the note. As you can see from the log I sent, that after saving, Vassal posted a comment for each delayed note I wrote.

When one of my probes lands, I will select the note and indicate to make it public. When I "Save" it, the notes becomes visible to all sides.

In applying this to builds, that you can plan out your builds, recording it in a separate word processor until you are sure you like your builds.

Each line should state the system, what is being built/upgraded and the cost. Last line summarizes the total cost.

Rule 7.21 states this is simultaneous. I think that if we agree that when you log your settlement, you also create your delayed log note for construction. So after Gwynhyfarr completes settlement, Pereen will the reveal their builds and execute those actions. To save time, Pereen can write down their probe notation and the Terran can perform tech dev. So after Gwynhyfarr implements their construction, they can then begin Unit Reassignment.
4 3/7/2020 3:12:00 AM Turn 1 Terran Message "post our build information to a delayed note"
I'm not an intensive vassal user. How is this done exactly ?
3 3/6/2020 9:17:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message David, to answer your question "how would we like to define turns as there are multiple steps to be taken by each player in different sequences per round," I think that you just conduct your part of the turn when it comes up. For builds, we each post our build information to a delayed note and then reveal them after everybody posted. I think I tried to describe this in one of the help files, though I'm open to suggestion.
2 3/6/2020 9:01:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message Deep Dive 2525038, Perehog 489: They all gathered in the grotto after today’s cycle of discourse, with the sweet stench of badger wafting through the soviet arteries of Burniebrough. It was a particularly grueling debate matters of state, and the diversion of meal was of great anticipation. The demands of wire and web maintenance are increasing under weight of expansion and the forces of pereshifting and aging. But during the feeding, those worries faded until the next awake.

Then it happened.

The wire began playing strange noises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUi5xKQXG6I

How could the Gwynhyfarr infiltrated our inner sanctum? Chittering echoed in protest but could not drown out the word of the bird. They took to their monitors to verify the point of this distraction. It became even more puzzling when one of them came back with the shocking discovery: the transmission was not coming from any of the bird colonies but from system that that has been silent until now, Sol. Other noise were discovered in adjoining wire bands, and it seemed that each was more annoying than the next.

The Council assembled the next awake to determine the threat level of this transmission. Although the pink blobs seemed to be enamored with our foe, were they slaves or allies? A conclusive transmission mobilized Them to action to come to the aid of the pink meat bags who seemed to be not very intelligent and in needed of our help … desperately … though some had the urge to crush and kill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW2afNEtJKw&list=PL-nJHoTivBRSvlqD01nItLzyEInajCpvR
1 3/6/2020 5:04:00 PM Turn 1 Pereen Message Good luck to everybody. I will start my log file momentarily. I'll do my best not to mess up given that plotted orders have the potential of having errors that cannot be detected until some turns after they occur. Note that I will also include some delayed notes that are bluffs so it's not clear how many probes are being launched.

Will still need to settle upon the optional units matter. I think it's one vote yes, one vote no with me not caring too much one way or the other. I'll proceed assuming no but can do my pick if we do go with them.

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