It is disappointing when people drop out and couldn't even be bothered to let you know.
Maybe it would help things if you did a circular around participants before the next draw, and only included those who responded.
Yes, but some of the folks are "on-line" only for the PBEM plus plus, I think, and may not even log in to the forums. They joined via "diplomatic pouch".
I have regained contact w/ bkilpat, but I can only message him through the "diplomatic pouch" in our on-line games. I think it was his game in Round 1 that has had a glitch courtesy the "on-line" PBEM, and I am still trying to sort that out.
I did send sandy your info, not sure what happened there, but I know he is busy w/ work a lot.
Not sure what happened w/ Jack and Pikey.
RE: a circular, I hesitate to email it out via shotgun, b/c it might just be delivered as spam, or some people just may not want the clutter. If (OTOH) people willingly sign up for such a circular (either via email or a message to me from here), I could start an email list and blast it via BCC copies.
With that in mind, if anyone wants to get newsletters via email (whether they are in the tourney or not), they can message me or email me their emails from here, and I will start a list.
So far, I have just been posting a link to the newsletters, that I store on the cloud (and will continue to do so regardless.)
I will strive for "valid" pairings in Round 3 (which I hope will start NLT Jan. 1, 2020)
And, if anyone wants to join for Round 3, there is still plenty of time to join. Entries are open for new and returning players (i.e. those who WD gracefully are invited to rejoin if they can for Round 3) ....
so maybe a "spoiler" will join for Round 3 and shake up the standings / pairings in Rounds 3 and 4.
As far as I know, the top boards right now are mdanz / tyrone / cachou / zovs / cams. Y'all are definitely the front runners right now. It is looking more and more likely that I will be paired w/ Larry again for Round 3. He is tough!
Okay, I am working on a new newsletter and hope to have it ready in the next few days. Looking for a new cover image (something not on the web, something unique, derived from the extensive WWII archives at a nearby University, which very kindly allows me browsing privileges).
PS: some reading suggestions, Upton Sinclair's "Lanny Budd" series of novels ... I am currently on #4 in the series, Wide is the Gate ... Lanny is getting more and more involved w/ Nazi "underground" resistance at this point, we are into the Spanish War now ... a very engaging read!
Well, until the next news letter ... Have a great gaming day!
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