The Great Race

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Type: abstract simulation
Duration: open ended
Frequency: once per week
GM: human moderated
Costs: free
Email: [ok]
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, human, abstract, modern
Last-Update: 1997Feb21
Status: Game over, but you can still ask for the rules


The Great Race is an experimental simulation of the 1908 race from New York to Paris, depicted in the 1965 film of the same name.

Players design and control one car plus crew, determine their route, their speed and level of maintenance. There is provision for player co-operation (players recieve Email addressess of opponents.)

The game should only take a few months, suggestions by players are welcome and the rules may be modified during play.


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Greg Lindahl