pete9361 | 1 Sep 12:35 2009
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1861 pbem replacement wanted

We need a replacement player for a 4 player 1861 pbem game.  Must know Cyberboard and be able to access Google
docs for the tracking spreadsheet.  You must also be willing to make your moves in a timely manner!  We just
got done with the private company auction.

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Tim Franklin | 1 Sep 15:37 2009

RE: 1861 pbem replacement wanted

> We need a replacement player for a 4 player 
> 1861 pbem game.  Must know Cyberboard and 
> be able to access Google docs for the tracking 
> spreadsheet.  You must also be willing to make 
> your moves in a timely manner!  We just got 
> done with the private company auction.

If you still have a space, and can live with the time difference for a UK player, I'm interested.

Regards,
Tim.

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jermey.vipperman | 1 Sep 18:44 2009
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Going to conventions -- A question of sportsmanship

I went to a couple of conventions this summer to play some 18xx and found myself in a quandary. I wanted to play
a game of, say, 1861. But to play 1861 I'll have to play with JOE BLOW. I really hate playing with JOE because
he is either obnoxious and rude or he just plays ridiculousy slow. I didn't fly a thousand miles or drive
cross-country just play games with this knucklehead. So, I shy away from playing 1861 or some other game I
wanted to play, so I'll do something else with others I might more easily get along with.
Thus at conventions these days, it would seem I play bouts of musical chairs to get into the game I want and
avoid playing with JOE BLOW. It takes some of the joy I might have had at the con. Does this make me a poor sport
to spend time making sure that I don't end up having to play a game with a person I despise? Is it best to be
upfront and honest by saying, "I don't want you at our table."? It's just that seems so much like elementary school.

Suggestions??

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Beard, Bruce D. | 1 Sep 19:11 2009

RE: Going to conventions -- A question of sportsmanship

Jeremy,

That is a tough one.  From the moderators standpoint, they do not want players "opponent shopping" because
they do not want players ducking tough opponents.  But from a players standpoint, you certainly should be
able to maximize the amount of fun you have at tournaments.

When it comes to a trade-off between fun and fairness, I vote for fun.  If players do not have fun and avoid
tournaments,  the sport/hobby slowly dies away.

So I would say subtly avoid the people you do not want to play with.  If you know and trust the people running the
tournament tell them of your concerns.

When it comes to announcing publicly: "I want to play 1861 but not with Bruce..." I guess it depends on just
how frustrated you are.  I think you have the right to make that statement but it will be awkward.

I think it is easier to avoid unpleasant people at big Cons (50-60 players--Chat, Origins, GenCon) than at
smaller Cons (Portland, MidSumCon, DERail)

-Bruce
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I went to a couple of conventions this summer to play some 18xx and found myself in a quandary. I wanted to play
a game of, say, 1861. But to play 1861 I'll have to play with JOE BLOW. I really hate playing with JOE because
he is either obnoxious and rude or he just plays ridiculousy slow. I didn't fly a thousand miles or drive
cross-country just play games with this knucklehead. So, I shy away from playing 1861 or some other game I
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David Fair | 1 Sep 19:10 2009
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Purchasing DTG-style 2-part boxes

Anyone have a source where a consumer can purchase a few blank boxes
similar to (or even better, exactly like) the ones used by DTG?

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Daniel Schittko | 1 Sep 19:17 2009
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Re: 1825 question

Hello Lou,

why are you (or your wife) trying to reinvent everything? Look into my 
1826-moderator to find out how to
- get an automatic update on the stock market
- do an automatic ordering of companies
- track cash
- track trains
- sell and buy shares
- set up an initial auction
- ...

Most of that is fairly easy.

I even implemented something like a function which keeps the score after 
each round,
so you can analyse the game afterwards (of course it is "hidden" on 
another than the main sheet).

And if you have any questions, ask! But you can reinvent, if you prefer.
I won't stop you doing the invention work a second time.

Anyway, have fun!

Daniel

Lou Jerkich schrieb:

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John A. Tamplin | 1 Sep 20:32 2009

Re: Purchasing DTG-style 2-part boxes

On Tue, 1 Sep 2009, David Fair wrote:

> Anyone have a source where a consumer can purchase a few blank boxes
> similar to (or even better, exactly like) the ones used by DTG?

The exact ones I use are:
   www.uline.com/BL_8354/Rigid-Set-Up-Boxes

The standard one is S-10708, the double-height one for 1841 is S-13274.

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David Fair | 1 Sep 20:36 2009
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Re: Purchasing DTG-style 2-part boxes

Thanks, John! Perfect!

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 2:32 PM, John A. Tamplin<jat@...> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Sep 2009, David Fair wrote:
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>> Anyone have a source where a consumer can purchase a few blank boxes
>> similar to (or even better, exactly like) the ones used by DTG?
>
> The exact ones I use are:
>   www.uline.com/BL_8354/Rigid-Set-Up-Boxes
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> The standard one is S-10708, the double-height one for 1841 is S-13274.
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J C Lawrence | 1 Sep 23:32 2009
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Re: Going to conventions -- A question of sportsmanship

On Tue, 1 Sep 2009 13:11:08 -0400 
Bruce D Beard <Beard> wrote:

> I think it is easier to avoid unpleasant people at big Cons (50-60
> players--Chat, Origins, GenCon) than at smaller Cons (Portland,
> MidSumCon, DERail)

The smaller the group the larger the problem.  We have it locally where
the not-play-with-dance is already causing people to stay away.  To make
it worse, the target isn't particularly offensive or horrible in any
great degree, just grating enough to take all the nice edges off a
Heck-Yeah! eacitement.  As a group-organiser, in this case a group
specifically geared at running teaching games and bringing new players
into the field (we've tought 20+ people so far this year, three of which
have since stuck with the hobby), it is...annoying.

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David G.D. Hecht | 1 Sep 23:46 2009
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Re: Going to conventions -- A question of sportsmanship

I hesitate to suggest it, but--as an organizer--perhaps you need to seize 
the nettle firmly?

Many people have annoying habits--I include myself emphatically in this 
category.

Many such people aren't aware of the fact--ditto.

I've been on both ends of this conversation, so I know it's extremely 
painful all around. But...isn't it possible that trying to resolve the 
situation would be better than hoping against reasonable expectation that 
things are going to change all by themselves?

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> The smaller the group the larger the problem.  We have it locally where
> the not-play-with-dance is already causing people to stay away.  To make
> it worse, the target isn't particularly offensive or horrible in any
> great degree, just grating enough to take all the nice edges off a
> Heck-Yeah! eacitement.  As a group-organiser, in this case a group
> specifically geared at running teaching games and bringing new players
> into the field (we've tought 20+ people so far this year, three of which
> have since stuck with the hobby), it is...annoying.
>

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