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  1. RTGRuss

    GAME 102???

    Hmm....I'm not sure at the moment. That appears to be the case but I'll see what I can find out. Russ
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    Russ News

    Hi Guys, The last couple days I've been working to move my father-in-law from his retirement village apt to a memory care facility. Between getting the new place set up, clearing out the old one, trips to storage, etc. things have been hectic and I'm running about a day behind on Victory! I'll try to have turns for late Tues, Wed/Thurs up tonight (probably late) and then I'll work on late Thursday, Friday turns on Sunday night. My apologies for the delay. I hoping some of my family commitments will ease up a little going forward now so that I can get back to a more regular schedule. Best wishes, Russ
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    Game 103 Recruiting

    Heya Guys, Game 103 is now up to 75% full so getting closer - ten more active nations would be ideal but I'll get the setup rolling if we can pick up another five so...if you've been thinking about jumping in on Game 103 let me know soon and hopefully we can get this game going. Russ
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    Draco Galaxy turns

    Hi Guys, Pete and I are both seeing bounce backs from Hotmail accts for our primary email accts but I do maintain a Hotmail acct myself as an alternate so if you have a Hotmail acct and haven't received your results yet contact me and I'll send them out from my end. I've sent out results for a couple guys that I knew about for sure already. Russ
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    SuperNova Turn Fees

    Hi Guys, The email turn fees in SuperNova have been the same $6.00/40 orders (postal turns were $8.00/40) since the game was released (it'll be 16 years this coming September). We've done our best over the years to keep the price the same, reducing expenses where we could, etc. but there always expenses that you can't avoid that creep up with time and paychecks can only soak up so much before it becomes a problem. About 4 years ago we increased postal turns to $9.00/40 and that increase was pretty much one for the US postal service which raises its rates on a fairly regular basis. This time we are going to institute a small across the board increase to catch us back up and allows us to continue for the foreseeable future. Accordingly we are instituting a small price increase for SuperNova, effective immediately, as follows: $6.25 / email turnsheet (40 orders), $9.50 / postal turnsheet (40 orders), $15.00 new empire setup It's not a major increase or change (4-5%) so I don't think it will affect most of you too much and I hope you understand our position and the fact that we've done our best to keep fees down for as long as we have. Thank you for your continued patronage - many of you have been in SuperNova since the beginning This change will catch us up some on expenses and let us continue to provide SuperNova for many more years to come. Russ
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    Victory! Turn Fees

    Hi Guys, The turn fees in Victory! haven't changed in at least 20 years (our current accounting program was done in Summer of 1998 and back then Victory! turns were still $6.00 a turnsheet (30 orders). We've done our best over the years to keep the price the same, reducing expenses where we could, etc. but there always expenses that you can't avoid that creep up with time and paychecks can only soak up so much before it becomes a problem. Accordingly we are instituting a small price increase for Victory!, effective immediately, as follows: $6.25 / turnsheet (30 orders), $ 0.20/page for postal results, $6.00 new game setup It's not a major increase or change so I don't think it will affect most of you too much and I hope you understand our position and the fact that we've kept fees the same for as long as we did. I know that Victory! service has suffered some this year with the personal problems I've been facing and that an HOV update is long overdue. I'll be trying to get back on track with both in the coming months and I do apologize, especially for the HOV issue. Honestly I've been doing the best I can but I've had a lot on my plate and, over the last few months, life has really doubled down and shoved even more onto it Doing what I can to dig out Thank you for your continued patronage - some of you have been gaming with us for a very long time . This change will catch us up some on expenses and let us continue to provide Victory! - I don't know if I'll survive another 20+ years of PBM but I'll do what I can Russ
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    Official: Turns Are In Thread

    Hi Guys, Some good news - I've seen a charge on our business card that shows Pete getting SN postal results in the mail on Saturday and picking up some supplies at Staples on the 9th so he is alive and kicking If he can print results then power is ok so it seems his internet access is the problem. As soon as they get him back up and running I expect turn results will be the first thing to go out - Comcast is his ISP I believe so we just have to think good thoughts and offer prayers up to the Comcast crews Russ
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    Official: Turns Are In Thread

    Hi Guys, I haven't heard anything from Pete so I'm assuming at this point he is having power/internet issues. As any of you that have been in a similar situation know, sometimes you just have to wait for the utility crews, etc. to do their jobs. I know Pete will get things out as soon as he can so hang in there. If I hear any news I'll post a note here on the forums. Russ
  9. RTGRuss

    Official: Turns Are In Thread

    Hi Guys, I don't know what the delay is at this point, I haven't heard from Pete. Last time I talked with him they had had a power issue at the house. Utility crew had been out to fix it but maybe the fix didn't take or maybe he is having internet issues. The weather up in his area hasn't been good and utility crews are stressed, etc. If I hear anything, I'll post a note. Russ
  10. RTGRuss

    Game 101

    Sorry everyone - I ran into a code issue, one of those rare ones that only shows up when circumstances are very specific, and it took a fair bit of time to figure out. One I hadn't seen before so a rare one. In any event, turns for late Tues, Wed/Thurs just went out. I won't be doing late Thurs, Friday until tomorrow. If you have a turn coming in for then and you need some time to absorb info from allies, etc. then just let me know via email and I'll make sure that your turn is in before starting tomorrow. Sorry again for the delay. Russ
  11. RTGRuss

    Game 100

    Sorry for the delays - I've been dealing with a lot of family issues of late and things have been crazy. I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel so hope to get things back to normal soon. Russ
  12. RTGRuss

    Game 103 Recruiting

    Hi Guys, Game 103 will be the same as Games 100-102. You can choose your nation when you register based on what is available – first come, first serve. Registrations have begun so some nations are already gone but you have your choice of what is currently available: Game 103 registration begins today. If you have more than one choice let me know (in case the first one is gone by the time I get your email) and the faster you get your choice in the better. Game is currently 77.5 % full List of available nations: Austria Baltic States Central Russia Czechoslovakia Finland France Hungary Poland Portugal Best of luck! Russ
  13. RTGRuss

    Game 102 Starting

    The Game 102 setup results have gone out so those of you in the game should have them now The first turn is eligible on February 10th but note that I normally backdate all first turns to Day 1 of the first turn cycle since the production multiple doesn't go into effect until the second turn cycle. So, if you need a little extra time on the first turn that's ok, you can get in a little late and still have your turn processed with a Day 1 processing date. Remember that Game 102 is a 14-day interval game (affects production multiple calculations for later turns). Note that Game 102 will show, for technical reasons, as a Game 92 setup. This is not an error. The game will be recorded as Game 102 when all is said and done but during play, for all practical reasons, it is Game 92. Use Game 92 for order entry, etc. This workaround was the best solution to keep the processing programs happy, etc. Important Note: Check your privacy option and contact info (for RNA purposes) on your results and let me know if there are any changes that need to be made before the first turns start to process. Also check your tech selection and make sure it is correct - I can change it before the game starts but once turns start to process that's the end of tech changes. Game 102 has the following positions still available: Trans-Jordan Yugoslavia It is possible that one or more additional nations may become available if we get some early drops and/or position exchanges. If so I'll post a note here to see if we can fill them with active players. Once a game has reached tech period 3 the nations are set and the only way to get into that game is via a position transfer or by being nominated to take over for a Total Ally that has dropped for some reason. We will be accepting registrations for Game 103 beginning at 9 AM (my time zone so MST or GMT-7) on January 30th. Game 103will be a first come, first serve setup as well so I want to give folks the weekend to think it over before opening up the registration process. Once things start on Tuesday I'll go by date stamp on email so if you are interested in a particular nation get your registration request email in as close to 9 AM (my time zone so MST or GMT-7) on the 30th that you can. Note that early submissions don't count so wait for the start time so that everybody has a fair chance. Best of luck to everyone!! Russ
  14. RTGRuss

    Russ News

    Hi Guys, My wife's mother passed away suddenly this afternoon so my schedule for the new few days will likely be hit and miss. I'll do my best to keep things relatively caught up but just wanted to let everyone know that things are little hectic on my end. Best wishes, Russ
  15. RTGRuss

    Game 102 Recruiting

    Hi Guys, Game 102 will be the same as Games 100-101. You can choose your nation when you register based on what is available – first come, first serve. Registrations have begun so some nations are already gone but you have your choice of what is currently available: Game currently 92.5 % Full Here are the currently available nations: Poland Trans-Jordan Yugoslavia If you have more than one choice let me know (in case the first one is gone by the time I get your email) and the faster you get your choice in the better. Best of luck! Russ
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