Octopus's Garden

Issue Sixty-Eight

17th November 2010

Current Issue
Back Issues
Other stuff
Last issue
Next issue
Search site


HELLO, good evening and welcome to Octopus's Garden, the subzeen with its very own Railway Rivals game. It's a subzeen to Jim Burgess' The Abbysinian Prince. Produced by Peter Sullivan, peter@burdonvale.co.uk. It's also available on the web at http://www.burdonvale.co.uk/octopus/.

Convention News

Midcon is this very weekend (19th to 21st November), being held for the last time at the Thistle Hotel, Birmingham City (previously known as the Royal Angus). After (mumble, mumble) years at the same venue, the convention will be moving in 2011 to a new site in Derby. Details of this year's shindig are on the website at http://www.fbgames.co.uk/Midcon/default.htm.

Those with more exotic tastes may prefer to start planning for World Dip Con 2011, to be held at the Seaview Function Centre at the Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney. Dates are Fri 30th Septempber - Mon 3rd October 2011. There's now a first Progress Report on their website at http://daanz.org.au/wdc2011/index.php.

not quite Round 1 — "Hannibal Hamlin"

Railway Rivals Map FR

NERTZ (William Whyte, USA.) [purple]
orders on file
LOSER (Geoff Challinger, UK.) [blue]
orders on file
FRAK IT (W. Andrew York, USA.) [black]
orders on file
FGA&S (Brad Wilson, USA.) [green]
FWOGGIE (Brendan Whyte, Aus.) [red]
orders on file
RENAISSANCE (Robin ap Cynan, UK.) [yellow]
orders on file

OK, we are still waiting for orders from Brad, despite a couple of reminders. So, we fall back to the house rules. Which say that an NMR! results in a hold-over, with the player given another chance to get orders in by the next deadline, or be replaced. (This is rather more lenient than the standard for Diplomacy, simply because even one NMR! in RR nearly always wrecks a position.) However, given the stage that the game is at, I'm not going to appoint a stand-by for if Brad misses the next deadline. If Brad rejoins us next time, he keeps the position. If not, we'll go as a five-player game instead. Orders are on file from all the other players; these may be changed up to the next deadline. And, if required, made conditional on whether this ends up as a 5-player or 6-player game. (As it's at least theoretically possible that your favourite opening for a 5-player game is different from that for a 6-hander.) The deadline for Round One orders is SATURDAY, 4th DECEMBER, 2010 to Peter Sullivan, peter@burdonvale.co.uk

That was Octopus's Garden #68, Startling Press production number 325.

Search this site powered by FreeFind