Ok, I've been struggling to get my first PBEM game going, in the face of what I think is a version incompatability problem. (One of our players installed the test patch because his game was crashing, and apparently that has rendered his game unable to generate a save game file that our unpatched versions can use--all the units are gone when I try to open his save file.)
Anyway, in the process of trying and re-trying to open the file he sent me, it occured to me that this is an easy way to cheat. It seems like you can just do your turn as many times as you like, until you get the die rolls you want, and there's no way for your opponents to know.
I confess, I've not played many PBEM strategy games in the past, but this would seem to be an issue that people would have run into with previous games, and presumably the industry would have come up with a solution to it. I figure it must be hard to stop determined cheaters from cracking the files, but I wasn't worried about that--I figured the number of people with that skill, who still have a psychological need to cheat would be minimal. But this would be so easy I think it would ruin the game with suspicion.
Am I missing something?