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Email: Thomas.Naumann@surfeu.de [ bouncing email address ]
Frequency: one per week
Type: fantasy empire-building game
URL: http://khurrad.de [ dead link ]
Costs: free
Last-Update: 2001Jun14
Keywords: free, closed-ended, email, computer, fantasy, german, rpg, sports


Ork is a German-only pbem game. The player assumes the role of a Chief of an orcish tribe. The aim is as usual: to become the boss of bosses, in this case called "High King of the Black Empire". The methods are somewhat unusual. You are NOT a honourable king fighting for your rights but a murderish and sinister orc fighting for the largest part of the pillage.

Economy, magic, military, religion, luck, diplomacy - these are the key factors of the game.

The game lasts typically for about 20 to 25 turns. Playing it is free. The host program is shareware. There is a Windows tool available (MyOrktool) which helps a lot.

Ork is steadily developed since 1986. It is not humour-free, but it is only understandable by players who know their German quite well.


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