Turns were a few days late this time, as I was changing to a new format for them.† Everyone should have gotten their turn by now, if you havenít please contact me.† There may be a few problems with them, so please check your turns over carefully, and let me know if you see something that isnít quite right.
FYI:† This campaign utilizes the version 5.6.7 rulebook - if you donít have a copy, I suggest that you contact Tom Harlan and get one
FYI:† I have a new email address as GM for this campaign:
I have found that itís much easier to get turns out using aol than just about anyone else.† I will still (for now) use my old email address for other campaigns.
Please check the rules supplement if you havenít recently - there are several changes to it that are important.† Players have continued to send me orders that donít work according to those rules and I have been forced to cancel part of their orders.
If you people are paying attention, then you will realize that Iíve finally got the trade rules figured out and those of you trading have finally started to get some decent trade amounts.† And if you havenít started trading with someone, but want to, donít forget that both parties must have a embassy open to do so.† Double check to see if you have diplomats where you want them.† I had a player this turn complain that someone had never sent him a diplomat, while in actuality HE had never sent one.
Most people should have gotten a new map by now (if youíve either done some exploring or have traded with other players).† If you have not yet received one, but feel that one is due, please let me know - It may be done and I just havenít gotten it sent out yet.
There may be some changes coming soon - several of the fomulas that I have been using are either outdated, based on the current rulebook, or simply were wrong.† After wrestling with this problem for several days, I decided not to change anything for now, and just get the turns out.† Just be aware that these changes will affect everyone, and that I will try to make if fair for all.† Iím a lawful GM, and I pick the laws!† When these things do occur, I will detail the changes in this newsletter.†††††††
Turn costs have gone up to $2 a turn.† Probably still the lowest charge per turn in any campaign.† If you have a zero account balance (at the top of your turn sheet) then you will need to send money.
MERC POOLS† Inf††††††††† Cav†††††††† Sge†††††††† Wrs/Ts
Brittania:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12 ††††††††† 1†††††††††††† -††††††††††††† 14/7
West Europe:††††††††††††††††††††† 7 ††††††††††† 2, 2Li† †† 5 ††††††††††† 5/3
Central Europe:†† 9 ††††††††††† 8 ††††††††††† - †††††††††††† 2/3
East Europe:†††††††††††††††††††††† 10 ††††††††† 9 ††††††††††† 2†††††††††††† 6/6
Middle East:†††††††††††††††††††††† 12†††††††††† 7†††††††††††† 6†††††††††††† 3/3
North Africa:††††††††††††††††††††† 5 ††††††††††† 3†††††††††††† -††††††††††††† 7/8
Central Asia:†††††††††††††††††††††† 9†††††††††††† 9†††††††††††† 5†††††††††††† 5/5
The turn is due as always, the last day of the month, in this case 31 May.† CYA!
P.S.† For all of you who live in Arizona: This weekend (May 19-21) is Leprecon 2000, at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, in Scottsdale, (602) 991-2400. I will be there, running a DAWN PATROL event most of the weekend.† For the unitiated, DAWN PATROL is a WWI fighter-based aerial combat game.† If youíre interested, you will find me there. And if you have some Lords questions, I will try to answer them in between breaks of that game.