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StarMaster
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So it arrived a while back, actually faster than seller predicted.   All as advertised by the seller.  Very happy, even programed up a spreadsheet to make alien design easy and to off-load the math to out silicon overlords Smile .    A bit refined and expanded from what I recall, notice a different publisher from the original (the original was Schubel & Son).  

Recently have been going over all old Space Gamers and Dragon magazines, especially Space Gamer.   Got me thinking about all those old PBM games from the 70s and how can find and preserve...and perhaps revive for play one way or another...them.
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(09-18-2021, 02:45 PM)xanther Wrote: Recently have been going over all old Space Gamers and Dragon magazines, especially Space Gamer.   Got me thinking about all those old PBM games from the 70s and how can find and preserve...and perhaps revive for play one way or another...them.

Well, there are efforts along those lines now. Here are some I am in.

Far Horizons (Space 4x) is being recoded and beta tested now. Contact info is in the Far Horizons: The Return folder here. There are still positions in the game available. You will be a bit behind, but can use it as a learning experience for when it gets relaunched.

Galac-Tac (Space 4x) is running. See the folder here. There are multi-player and single player games available. You can even set up a single player game to run every day to help learn.

Supernova II (open ended, long term space exploration game) is running, and is run by some former Schubel and Sons staffers. It's a lot like Starmaster, and is well run. Again, see the folder here.

All the Flying Buffalo games (Starweb, Nuclear Destruction, etc.) are available, and can be found at http://rickloomispbm.com/ (Flying Buffalo sold the non-PBM games and the Flying Buffalo name to another company recently.)

Midgard (open ended wandering tribes and city management game) is being revived with a new game engine. Still in late beta, positions available. Contact via https://knightguild.com/membership-login/ and the Discord link there. A turn was just run and a new set of rules are about to be published.
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