Victory in the
Are you a PBEM Player?
by John R. Pack
Your Victory in the Pacific Opponent might be a PBEM Player
- He rolls twice as many dice as needed. “This half of the box lid is column
- He places his LBA in groups.
- He wants to roll the first round of action in every area before going on to the
- He can spell the names of the Japanese ships and knows the numbers of each ship
- He complains about the dice “server.” Real dice are his friends.
- He knows what “Are we playing with 1 and 2?” means.
- He thinks a “quick” game lasts just 10 weeks.
- He thinks AREA ratings still have letter qualifiers.
- He has the 15th of January, May, and September marked on his calendar.
- He waits for the Japanese to launch their air raids after their Turn One
- He thinks time limits should be expressed in months rather than hours.
- He bases first as the USN because “it might save a couple of days.”
- He thinks the order of battle resolution is a theoretical construct.
- He expects a single win to move him half-way to the top of the standings.
- He’s “just about to win” a game – in another six weeks or so.
- Pearl Harbor Day is the most important holiday – and it comes several times each
- He’s rusty or in a dry spell when it’s been three days since he played.
- He’s trying to figure out how to use chess clocks by email.
- He got married, had a baby, or retired in the middle of a game. (And he
remembers more details about the game!)
- He knows his day/night preference for every area and is prepared to whine about
them all simultaneously!
- He thinks we should attack Japan [instead of Iraq]. Do you know how many
times they’ve raided Pearl Harbor?
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