To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Olympia PBM) Subject: Olympia Times v5n3
+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times email@example.com | | August 15, 1992 v5n3 | | | | Turn 34 105 Players "Come to my barbeque" | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
Turn 35 orders due: Friday, August 21, 1992
Orders are due 6:00pm EDT, 22:00 GMT.
Questions, comments, bug reports, to play: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Southland Police Report =======================
This report now covers the happenings in Chardia, Camaris and Habyn. The rest of the Southland will be included shortly. If you have any questions, additions etc., please contact John Smith.
No fighting occured in these areas last month.
This report is a reqular feature in the Times, and always ends with the most up to date wanted list.
WANTED ====== Nobody. Peace reigns in the Southlands
The Town Councils of the Southlands
The Chardia Shipwrights Academy now is capable of building small boats, clippers, schooners and galleys. If you are intertested please contact Dave Smith.
The Academy is also willing to build roads, houses, temples and fortify structures. Please contact Peter Smith.
The following two gentelmen can be reached directly via email@example.com
In Reply to Sarogin Bellewood,
Let me explain a few things. Before I, Delf the Trader, became guardian of Caburh, I posted a note to the times informing all of my intentions, and asking for any people objecting to make themselves heard. After two weeks, the only comments I had heard were fromm Oleg, who was against me putting any trading restrictions in Caburh, this I have not done. The only restrictions I have made are - 1. There is to be no unjustified killings in Caburh. 2. There will be no influencing of other entities units. 3. There shall be no units greater than 20 in number, unless otherwise notified. The need for the first two of these rules _must_, I think, be obvious to all. The third is only a safe guard. Please note though that the rule states _unless_otherwise_notified_, at the moment, there are at least two groups that are above this number. I don't mind if you bring in a thousand workers, I just want to know why. Also, as all in are aware, I have offered my protection to _all_ residents in case of trouble. I have asked all those who wish to entertain in Caburh to contact me first so that I can timetable them in, so that only one group will be entertaining at a time. I have set no taxes, I have tried to work on repairing to guild tower in Caburh (unfortunately this as yet has been unsucessful), and I have set no unjust rules.
Sarogin Bellewood, you're talking through a hole in your head.
- Delf the Trader  - Guardian of Caburh - firstname.lastname@example.org
* * * The Dragaeran Trading Company Drones on About * * *
The Olympia turn checker!
It's big! It's heavy! It's wood!
This marvel of the midevil age reads in turn commands, checks syntax, and prints out an english version of the commands for easy checking. No longer will you buy 5 of 6 instead of 6 of 5. It also does reasonability checks (ie. you can't buy Osswid, and you can't terrorize a rug).
Binaries for Next, Vax, Sparc, Decstation and Sun3 machines running UNIX are available from shrimp.cs.washington.edu in pub/olympia. Source code is NOT available, so don't ask.
Comments/questions/bug reports to email@example.com.
Note: For bug reports, please include the line that triggered the bug, and the output the checker gave.
Oleg the Loudmouth's Interesting Player List ============================================
Well, you folks are too lame to contribute tidbits for this list, but I'd like to share with you one of my own: the unit 1981 that killed off player 931 in Dezarne a few months ago, is owned by player 854. Both 1981 and 854 ended the month stacked together in Torba Bacor.
Interesting players are everywhere! Watch your back, and contribute information for the list. Or not.
Oleg's Trading Company would like to announce its newest product: THE FREE LUNCH. Unlike the Dragaeran Trading Company, we do not charge for our information -- and we certainly don't charge the impossible price of high-level lore just to get a couple of items of medium-level lore.
Get your free lore and map today! Maybe the Dragaerans will get all our map info into their turn checker some century... it's tiring to walk through the Wastelands of Resh and be told, time and time again, that it doesn't exist.
-- Oleg the Loudmouth
I, Oleg the Loudmouth, do hereby announce that I have discovered the land I have dubbed the "South East Continent", or SEC. In return for large bags of gold and other considerations, I will be selling maps, directions, information, hints, and other sorts of things. Contact me directly for information. Murderers need not apply.
For those who want more mistakes Top 5 Olympia Mistakes by a confused (new) adventurer. From the Home Office in Port Aurnos . Box .
5. I bought an ox for 100G to make 1 leather armour. Net profit: -67G. 4. I paid list price --- I didn`t buy it at Crown. 3. I traded all of my "Go Dr. Pain" T-Shirts for "Dan&Dave" T-Shirts. Oh. I'm sorry. That was "Olympia" mistakes, not "Olympic" mistakes. 2. I studied "Equestrian" and then gave my rider an Ox. 1. I sent out my orders on time, only to find our mail server crashed.
Stay tuned for more adventures of the poor and clueless.
200 coins to HIRE just ONE man?
Don't pay such outrageous prices!!!!!
Tony Wayland, businessman, has unexpectedly wasted his fortune buying men before the great inflation period!
Need a man? Unwilling to pay top dollar?
Tony Wayland has the answer!
175 per man if the order is less than 35. 150 per man for orders up to 75. 125 per man for orders over 75!
Can you resist such a bargain? Can you afford not to save?
Delivery is NOT included. If you want a unit as opposed to a just men, you must pay for the 500 coin startup fee.
We have 800 men. All of them must go!
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