So, we have two scenarios.
either have experience with Lords of the Earth, or you stumbled upon
this site and are interested in playing. Expect a learning curve
either way. One longer than the other of course.
As a new player join the Yahoo Group, please write who you are in the initial request.
Each position in Lords 51 has select information.
played long enough myself to understand players will share. Ok share,
however what your nation knows and is capable of will not be what you
know personally. Also it will require email and player
interaction to keep any sort of information current. I’m all for
amusing lunch talks, a good laugh on the phone and the things that go
along with this sort of interaction.
The nations listed in your
specific newsfax are those you can interact with as far as nation to
nation. Try marching an army over 4 kingdoms into unknown lands to help
a buddy, expect disaster.
IF you have experience already here are a few pointers.
The Wiki is key as far any Lords 51 specifics.
In 2016 I will continue to review and make adjustments for relaunch. As of
March 2009 it was fairly close to complete. If anyone has feedback please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Zone value, exploration & control status
Racial Pages for easier reference in one spot
Leader Movement is unique to 51 in terms of AP’s
Less Open Map and Newsfax information. This is a bit more custom.
UnderWorld resources, movement, select areas.
IF you do not have experience with Lords of the Earth then there is some additional start up information which is critical.
Lords of the Earth
is an excellent game of interaction of all sorts. Construction,
Destruction, Espionage, Plotting, Alliances, and all manner of
interesting experiences can be had. You are the chief power
behind a nation of some sort. If it falls apart or all your
leaders are assassinated you still hold power as the next King steps in
line. This is a game where 20 minutes will do in a pinch to get a
turn in or you can look over the details for hours, make charts, print
maps and generally got nuts. There are a fairly wide range of
games available just check out the main website.
are all human moderated. This means a great deal of options are
available to you as far as what you can do with your nation. The flip
side of that is that the game is much slower. It is more a PBeM type
game. In other words a game where you use the computer to look up
rules, maps, and communicate but not play it such as a Civilization
game. If you are looking for a faster pace join more games for you will
not find the games to be speedy. Then again, there is nothing
like the nail biting time between turns where you are just dying to see
what comes next. It is more like a good book in that sense.
rulebook for LOTE is well over 100 pages. Expect it to take time,
feel free to ask questions. The rulebook in many ways is like a
auto manual, every page has useful information but you don’t need to
understand and know every detail
Also I would consider letting
someone Lurk or play a NPN (Non Player Nation) to get their feet wet
depending on where it was and what they were doing..