The En Garde! rulebook (on paper or as a PDF) is available to LPBS players at a reduced rate. Follow the link for details.
Points Arising for August 1669
Players' deadline for the next turn is Friday 9th June 2017
I have pushed the deadline back a week to avoid the weekend of the UK Games Expo (and the busy work week I have to start the month).
Next turn is the start of a new season. All characters start the month in Paris and all duels must be fought.
The new Military Appointments and any empty Government Appointments will be filled at the start of September – by NPCs where they are not taken by player characters. A player character with a position that lets him appoint a post may choose to leave the appointment vacant. If you have applied for an appointment – or hold a rank – that allows you to appoint other characters, don’t forget to do so (or NPCs will get the jobs).
Note that the military appointments shown on the Greasy Pole (and character sheets) have expired. They are shown as a reminder that the incumbent gets +1 on his chance of being appointed if he has re-applied for the same position.
Next month is September and any returns on investments will be paid out. Any shortfalls must be made good this month or the investment will be lost.
The game has now dropped to its lowest ever number of players (44!), so please do recruit anyone you think will enjoy LPBS. If anyone wants to sample the game, I’m happy to offer a free sample subscription for 5 turns.
I had no orders (“No Move Received”) from the following and they suffered the consequences:
FAG Felix Anton Gauchepied'er (Jason Fazackarley) has NMR'd. Total now 1
MED Maurice Essai Deux (Olaf Schmidt) has NMR'd. Total now 1
PN Pepé Nicole (Colin Cowper) has NMR'd. Total now 1
X3 (Graeme Wilson) and X4 (Paul Wilson) were floated due to family commitments.
There’s a Yahoo! group for En Garde! players that provides a forum for players of different games to swap stories and ideas. Follow the link to sign up and get talking.
It is worth sending orders in even if they're a day or two late: it's possible I can still action the orders and will probably be able to use any press. It also reassures me that you're still out there.
Orders (and press) should be e-mailed to the LPBS orders e-mail address - you'll get an automated response when the message arrives in my mailbox. Please give your name and your character's name and specify actions in full (since it's without your character sheet). If you want queries answered before the deadline, e-mail the main LPBS e-mail address.