Sphere of Influence

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Costs: free
Frequency: every 3 days
Email: delkana@gmail.com
URL: http://home.insightbb.com/~tylerg/
Type: historical strategy
Last-Update: 2007Oct11
Keywords: free, closed-ended, email, human, historical, wargame, economic

Description

What would have happened if Germany had won World War 1? What about if the United States waged a late 19th century war against Britain and conquered Canada? Sphere of Influence is a historical strategy game that will set players on the path of the dangerous arms race that eventually culminated in the Great War, but could have played out many other ways. Can you steer your country towards greater power than historically achieved or will you meet an early fate at the hands of a cunning foe?

Sphere of Influence is a play by e-mail game. Each player receives a turn sheet via e-mail and then fills it out and mails it back. Roleplaying is not required at all to play this game but it is supported. The game spans from 1881 to 1921 and each turn lasts 1 year. The turn sheet is designed to be self-explanatory minimizing the need for detailed rules.

Email your top 3 country picks to delkana@gmail.com. Your turn sheet will be sent out once the GM has it prepared. Feel free to join in!

      


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Greg Lindahl