From: New Hampshire
Bid and Selection Procedure using the GAP:
Enter your name, email address, address confirmation and an 8-letter (lower case) password. The password created during this time is designed to protect the player’s EiANW gamestart file and subsequent turn files throughout play.
In the bid screen, enter your bids for each of the seven major powers. Bids are capped at 30 victory points with any ties broken using a non-repeating random number event. You may not bid the same number twice (i.e. no duplications allowed). Also during the bid procedure, players can choose which pre-existing wars they would declare should they win control of a specific major power. When completed, the player follows the on screen instructions and sends the bid file to either the game host or a non-playing arbitrator, who will use the GAP to compare the bids according to the following order: Great Britain, France, Russia, Austria, Prussia, Spain and Turkey.
The host (or arbitrator) also has the ability of selecting the Britain and France at war option at this time. Afterwards, the host (or arbitrator) will send those results, which are written to a text file, by email to all clients. The major power selection data generated by this program can then be easily imported into EiANW by the host (or arbitrator) of the PBEM game by simply clicking an “import” button found in EiANW (a separate file is created by the GAP for this purpose).
FYI . . .
I’m available to arbitrate one or more PBEM games should any of you be interested and ready to try a PBEM game. Just send me a PM when your seven-member playgroup is formed and I’ll get your game up and running.
< Message edited by Monadman -- 12/13/2007 3:25:30 PM >