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StarMaster
#61
(06-17-2012, 06:37 AM)Starkadder Wrote: I came into the game late sadly.  As a start up alliance, my special encounters are much more simpler.  The attached files are the special encounter for my last turn I ever received, and just when it was getting real interesting.  I will never know if my outpost will survive the next day.

I was the last Minister of Information for the Lyranian Star Imperium alliance.  So I have a bunch of old Imperial Newsletters, some of them have Lyranian battle reports, which are much more interesting, and put any Star Wars or Star Trek fleet battles to shame.

I would love to find a PBM game that does the same thing that StarMaster did, but haven't found it yet.  It would be a time consuming game for any game master.

I cannot see the actual attachments.  All I see is "[attachment=29]" etc.  On Grim's earlier post with attachments, I cannot even see that...
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#62
I don't think the forum's are set up for attachments, so you have to use third party file sharers, which are only temporary if you are not willing to pay for them.

Maybe I am wrong.  The bottom of the page says I have 9.65 MB.  Though I don't know just how much that is if you are attaching scanned image files.
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(06-16-2020, 12:55 AM)Starkadder Wrote: I don't think the forum's are set up for attachments, so you have to use third party file sharers, which are only temporary if you are not willing to pay for them.

Maybe I am wrong.  The bottom of the page says I have 9.65 MB.  Though I don't know just how much that is if you are attaching scanned image files.

Thanks!
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(05-11-2020, 01:38 PM)Lugh Wrote: I cannot see the actual attachments.  All I see is "" etc.  On Grim's earlier post with attachments, I cannot even see that...

It may be on your end. I checked the earliest attachments, just now, and they work fine on my end.

Anyone else unable to see the attachments in the earlier pages in this thread?
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(06-16-2020, 12:55 AM)Starkadder Wrote: I don't think the forum's are set up for attachments, so you have to use third party file sharers, which are only temporary if you are not willing to pay for them.

Maybe I am wrong.  The bottom of the page says I have 9.65 MB.  Though I don't know just how much that is if you are attaching scanned image files.

The forum is set up for attachments.

Click on new reply, and then scroll down at the bottom and you'll fine the New Attachment option.
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#66
(06-05-2014, 06:33 AM)P5-133XL Wrote:
(06-04-2014, 11:50 PM)GrimFinger Wrote: Can you take a picture of them, for us? Just spread them out on a table, and photograph it, if you get a spare moment and feel so inclined.

Already done that, but the only camera I have uses actual film.  It will take a week to get developed and transferred to a digital format.

If you are interested, it appears I played 13 turns in early 1984.  I have The original race description I created and registration sheet; Galactic update news letters;  Computer combat results sheets; Computer print out of the ship file library giving all the specs to all the ships I could get; all the filled out turn sheets; trade sheets; life form evaluation and comparison sheets; planet production sheets; diplomacy turn sheets; Game master remarks; special action forms; system discovery forms; lots of questions to GM with their answers.  Player information sheets giving details, beyond the official manuals, about things like combat, trade, colonies, diplomacy, meta engineering.  A couple of inches of stacked 8x11 sheets of paper for it appears I pretty much kept everything.

My point in supplying this is that it is far more info than I can conveniently take pictures of and supply here.  I took pictures of empty forms because of the intention of selling it, but it strikes me that perhaps, what you are looking for here perhaps would be some filled out forms or the detailed player information sheets that give detailed info on subjects beyond what the manuals give.  Is there anything specific you want?

I did some extensive scanning for you guys: 

StarMaster.pdf (Aprox. 100+ scanned pages, 76+MB)

It isn't everything but you've got at least a sample of most things...

P.S.  I tried to attach the file but it was too big and your forums choked on it.  So I have a link to the scans stored in a dropbox.

I know I am several years later, but I am co-authoring with an associate of mine a book on game theory and its use in games played at a distance - play by mail games are a great area fro research and as such I have been trying to collect scans of rulebooks for old play by mail games - I saw this one for starmaster and was sad to see the dropbox link no longer worked - could you contact me as I would love to see a scan as part of the research we have embarked upon. By the way if you can point me further to other places I could find such scans please let m know. Victoria P.
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(06-17-2021, 09:18 PM)vickyp Wrote: I know I am several years later, but I am co-authoring with an associate of mine a book on game theory and its use in games played at a distance - play by mail games are a great area fro research and as such I have been trying to collect scans of rulebooks for old play by mail games - I saw this one for starmaster and was sad to see the dropbox link no longer worked - could you contact me as I would love to see a scan as part of the research we have embarked upon. By the way if you can point me further to other places I could find such scans please let m know. Victoria P.

You've come to the right place for old PBM research. The Wiki hereabouts points to lots of games that are still available (in some form) along with rulebooks (many directly from "the old days"). And I'm sure you'd have plenty of help picking up such things from the membership hereabouts, and lots of commentary on how the game designs provide balance appropriate to good game theory.
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#68
Also looking for a copy of the original rules or close enough.   A pdf is fine, have never seen one of the originals up on e-bay but clearly I missed one a few years back.

Wondering did the e-mail to the owner of the game ever get back to anyone and if it is still OK to reach out to him?  Happy to purchase the rules as pdf, even a scan of the old rule book.  My copy got lost in a move in 1984.

Just thrilled to actually find a place and people that remember this game.
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#69
https://www.ebay.com/itm/284176199776?ha...SwMb5gICEa
Raven Zachary in Portland, Oregon, USA. Currently playing: TribeNetSuperNovaMiddle-earthTakamoFar Horizons, and Fire on the Suns.
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(07-05-2021, 08:01 PM)ravenzachary Wrote: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284176199776?ha...SwMb5gICEa

Thank You!   Ordered and so looking forward to it.

Much fancier than the one had and lost decades ago, mine was just this plain light blue, no graphics, very fanzine-ish.
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