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Chewing the doormat, watching through the window. Has that postman been yet?!

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Chewing the doormat, watching through the window. Has that postman been yet?!

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:36 am


Ooh, I've got that "Has the postman been yet?" syndrome once again.

I'd forgotten what that was like, with being out of pbm gaming for a few years.

The nervous anticipation come turn reply time.

I don't think I'd receive such a buzz if I got my turn replies sent electronically. Though emails are probably the more reliable source (no soaking wet envelopes and contents!).

Swings and roundabouts, I suppose.
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Post by Kingmaker on Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:55 pm

enjoy its a great feeling...


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Post by Jason on Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:25 pm

I do get the same sort of buzz with email turns; in some ways I think I get it worse as I find myself checking my email on my phone at work, sometimes I end up checking 3 or 4 times in an hour, going "it's due...so it might have just arrived" Smile
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Post by revvaughan on Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:01 am

Mine appear in a meeting and then I distracted when it is my turn to speak. Priorities!
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Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:27 pm

Posted on the Tuesday.
Received on the Wednesday.

Very happy player Very Happy
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Re: Chewing the doormat, watching through the window. Has that postman been yet?!

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:11 pm

Could I please ask whether the TGOK Game 10, April 1700 turn has been sent out yet?

With me playing via the mail there's always the possibility of it going missing before it reaches me, so I thought I'd check with players who should have received it via email.

Thank you

[please don't think me impatient. just making sure that there wasn't a problem]
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Post by Jason on Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:14 pm

It hit my inbox this afternoon so guess it should reach you tomorrow?

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Post by jamesbond007 on Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:34 am

Thanks for the update. Richard usually likes to get all the game turns out over. The Christmas period, then have a break himself. Hence some fast and furious turns at the minute.
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Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:47 am

Thanks Jason.

I've only ever had a game turn go missing once (it was Assyria's End, so that tells you how long ago that happened). The main downside was it messed up the account credit and Richard not receiving a cheque from me to help cover costs.
Actually, thinking about it, there may have been a second mishap, but I can't remember what it was about. I remember the Assyria's End incident as it coincided with a Fireman's strike, and I made mention of fire buckets going missing on one of my caravans in the newspaper afterwards.

Anyway, I'll go back to chewing the doormat now elephant
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Post by Deacon on Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:51 pm


I get my turns electronically, and find it is a real boon. I have the same anticipation, but archiving turns, and then being able to use text search to look for stuff in old turn is a real benefit.
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Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:37 am

Yes, it arrived yesterday ... Though I then had the disappointment of finding out my plans had gone awry, due to a technicality of conflicting orders when game mechanics were followed through to the letter. Bum! Laughing Laughing

One re-write later.

Deacon: I have had email turns in the past, but, to be honest, I spend that much time on computers I've chosen to play the game, this time around, as much as I can electronics free. I haven't so far needed to search through newspapers for information, yet. So maybe in the future, when I can't find what I'm looking for, I'll come to rue my decision Very Happy
Emailed turns must be easier than tele-fax, mind, for international players. Modern technology does have its uses, even though it sometimes makes me want to scream in frustration bom Laughing

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Post by Nexus06 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:34 pm

Game 7. Not jet arrived:/

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Post by Nexus06 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:36 pm

Sorry g9
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Post by Ardagor on Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:53 pm

G9 have arrived, deadline is 6th January.
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Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:12 pm

Game 10s return date is the 23rd December.

I did mine over the last weekend and posted it back to Richard. I also emailed him to let him know, just in case it got lost or delayed in the post due to the Christmas workload of the Post Office.


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Post by Nexus06 on Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:15 pm

Yep! I just confess i share with Rozwi the "postman syndrom". I wars in a meeting today and ad soon ad the Mail arrived i just stood up saying "Sorry i have received and extremely important update". It wars two days of compulsive mail-cecking!

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