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  Can you pick up PV from a colony while developing it?
Posted by: Lugh - 05-30-2020, 07:13 PM - Forum: Galac-Tac - Replies (2)

In my solo game, I am about to start turning a few of my biggest PV colonies into production centers.  I remember seeing somewhere that you cannot pick up PV while colonizing a system.  Is it the same with developing?

Thanks for the help!

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Thumbs Up Thank you, Grim!
Posted by: Lugh - 05-29-2020, 01:02 PM - Forum: Opinions & General Discussion - Replies (2)

I am very much enjoying my current PBM obsession...Galac-Tac.  While I have thanked Davin for his generosity, helpfulness, and the stellar level of service provided by his company (Talisman Games), I have not yet expressed my gratitude to the man whose hard work introduced me to Galac-Tac.

Without the numerous Suspense & Decision issues featuring Galac-Tac articles and ads I would never have heard of Galac-Tac.  Without this forum, I would not have known about Davin's generous offer to play for free during these hard economic times.  

I want to offer an overdue "Thank You" to Grimfinger.  Without his efforts, I would not be enjoying Galac-Tac and Talisman Games would have one less player...

Thank You!

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  Ship#2501 will not fit into hangar bay of carrier #1905
Posted by: Lugh - 05-28-2020, 10:00 AM - Forum: Galac-Tac - Replies (3)

In my solo game, I have been playing around with different patrol boat sizes such as the following classification...
I cannot imagine why these patrol boats will not fit into an empty CV1A that is located at the same location.  They have no star drives, drones, cargo spaces or hangar bays. 
They are SSD 2. EDIT (Is this the reason for the error message?  The patrol boats are the same SSD as the carrier?)
Any help is appreciated!

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  Galaxy #99 has started
Posted by: Davin - 05-18-2020, 01:50 PM - Forum: Galac-Tac - Replies (15)

I see that several players have already picked up their starting reports.  I hope that everyone likes their new galactic positions!

Please feel free to talk about your play and learning experiences on the forum here, but be cautious about publicly revealing any secret information about your empire (such as specific star locations) that may later be used against you.

Once you start bumping into other empires you'll be able to send them diplomatic messages on the web site, to make threats or offers or whatever, empire-to-empire without revealing your personal identity.

Feel free to ask any questions you have here, too.  Other players may want to know the same answers that you do, or may have answers for you themselves.

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  "Uncollected Systems" on Shuttle Analysis Report
Posted by: Lugh - 05-18-2020, 09:06 AM - Forum: Galac-Tac - Replies (3)

During my solo game, I was trying to fine tune my PV shuttle routes by using the "Shuttle Analysis" report available on the Galac-Tac Game Assistant (see below)

----Empire Status Reports
------Shuttle Analysis

Uncollected systems:                                                           
00-39 (27) 09-23 @16                                                           
05-42 (30) 09-23 @19                                                           
09-25 (15) 09-23 @ 2                                                           
91-15 (24) 09-23 @18                                                           
95-10 (24) 09-23 @14                                                           
96-17 (15) 09-23 @13

Locations in BOLD are still being colonized as of my most recent turn.  Why are they on this list and what does the number following the "@" mean?

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  GTac warning about giving ships multiple orders
Posted by: Lugh - 05-09-2020, 02:18 PM - Forum: Galac-Tac - Replies (7)

I am very much enjoying my solo game of Galac-Tac!  Thank you for all the wonderful tips/advice you have given me since I started.
Normally, I would just shoot you an email with the following question.  However, I am going to post it here so others may see and learn from your answer.

I want to order the two starting skirmisher ships to form a fleet and defend my home system using the following actions.

23 Join 2201 2202
24 Defend 2201 2202

When I told GTac to check my orders, it said...
"Ship #2202 has been given multiple orders in action #s 23 & 24"

Do I need to create the fleet on this turn and issue the DEFEND order next turn?  Or since 2201 is my flagship of that fleet, do I simply order it to DEFEND (deleting the 2202 entry on the DEFEND order)?

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  How do you cancel a "Shuttle" action?
Posted by: Lugh - 05-08-2020, 10:32 AM - Forum: Galac-Tac - Replies (2)

I plan to use the FX freighter that created a colony to pickup 10 PV and shuttle it back to my home system.  Once I create some larger freighters, I intend to have them shuttle the PV instead.  How do I cancel an existing "Shuttle" action?

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  Hyborian War: Special Variant Game #1
Posted by: GrimFinger - 05-07-2020, 03:38 PM - Forum: Hyborian War - Replies (3)


I bring word from Lee at RSI regarding Special Variant Game #1 of Hyborian War. Here are the parameters for this game in her own words. I am copying and pasting her e-mail to me, and posting it as a final update for how this organized game will be structured.

Lee via gmail.com

12:33 AM (4 hours ago)

to me
I already said it's fine. Start collecting sign-ups for the game.

This is what you should tell everyone:

The changes:

50 turns processed before the game starts -- processed with empty kingdoms, i.e., aggressive kingdom maintenance. Kingdoms may be forced into exile as a result of this.
Tsotha-lanti will be added to Koth's characters on turn 1 with specified stats and # times for spells. I'll watch as it runs and resurrect him if he dies so that he will still be in the game on turn 51.

Players will receive the turn 50 results with a set due date for turn 51. This means that they can not delay submitting their orders for weeks or months as they do with other organized games.

This game charge will be be the normal charge with the regular $8 setup fee. All kingdoms must play at least 10 turns and may drop thereafter.

That is what you should tell the players.

Let me know when you have the 36 kingdoms filled and I'll get it going.


To sign up for this special variant game of Hyborian War, you'll need to register at The Road of Kings website, which can be found at Warbarron.Com.

Here is the link to the sign-up thread for this game there:


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  New to PBM games
Posted by: AwryChaos - 05-05-2020, 05:34 PM - Forum: New to the site? Introduce Yourself - Replies (7)


I'm new to PBM. Currently playing in my first game which is TribeNet, a game with some amazing potential. I'm also getting signed up for Hyborian War, just waiting for the paperwork to go through.

I originally signed up over at The Road of Kings where I met my TribeNet mentor and made my way over here.

I live in Spokane, Washington and hope to meet other gamers and make new friends.

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  New galaxy starting
Posted by: Davin - 05-02-2020, 07:13 PM - Forum: Galac-Tac - Replies (2)

To sign up for a free game of Galac-Tac, see the details in the thread Galac-Tac galaxy #99 about to start.

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