Turn 18††

886 - 890 a.d.

††† Greetings and salutations!


†††† BASE COST†††††† +†††††††† PER BL POINT

†††††††††† $ 2†††††††††††††††† +††††††††††††††††††† $ 1

For example, if you have a BL of 3, it will cost you $5 a turn. The maximum cost is $5 a turn. Turns are bi-monthly.


†††† Starting with this turn, there will be a limited MSI (provided your friendly-neighborhood GM isnít overloaded with other work). The information that you receive, will be based on where you have your diplomats.

†††† Longtime players in this game will probably remember a time wherein I had to adjust the trade factors -- that time may be coming upon us again soon, as I have been coming up with some very unsatifactory numbers, such as a few civilized nations who receive much more that 50% of their income from trade. Be aware that these changes will take place, but probably not until turn 21. Enjoy it while you can!

†††† Many of you are aware that in some campaigns, technology can have a backsliding effect. Up to this point in time for this campaign, the backslide has been OFF. Starting with turn 21, it will be ON.


†††† People, my wife just wrote a very nice note last turn, but some of you are still not paying attention.

†††† Please, please, please read the Rules supplement, as many answers to your questions, are there.








†††† In regards to Minor Leaders, the supplement clearly states ďEach nation can have a maximum of BL x 5 number of Minor leadersĒ. If you deactivate, or otherwise put on standby several minor leaders, they still count against your leader limit. Minors must be converted, to be used as anything other than what they started as. I knew what I wanted to do with this rule -- if I allow a player to flip flop between minors on standby each turn, he really has access to more leaders, which would mean a lot more of a headache for your GM.

†††† If enough players want this, fine, Iíll do it. But then to pay for the extra time Iíd have to spend each turn, Iíll have to DOUBLEturn costs -- I really donít think anyone really wants to do that. This is the number one reason that I charge turn costs the way that I do -- more leaders, means a lot more work for the GM when processing a turn.

†††† If you still donít believe me, try running a game yourself and find out the hard way.


†††† As mentioned previously by my wife, I can only accept certain formats, within certain file types: PDF, text or Microsoft Works (not word or doc files). Any other file that I cannot open, will be deleted, and the player will have no additonal time to get in a turn.

The next turn is due30 September, 2001.