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alt.games.gb Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1 of 2)
Section - 14. How can I start playing a game?

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There are two ways to do this. First, you can wait until someone
announces the beginning of a game. The alt.games.gb newsgroup is where
you'll see such announcements. The person in charge of the new game will
either include (or point you to) a racegen program which you can then use
to specify what kind of race you want. Then you log in to the game and
start playing when it starts! Read on for more details on what racegen
is and how it works.

Another way to get into a game is to log onto a currently running game
and ask. In most big games, there are "sleepers," or races which have
dropped out for one reason or another (it's not always due to
weakness, sometimes time constraints are involved). Also, many players
with big races tend to look for people to help them out since playing
a big race in gb can be very time consuming.

Games now run with the "governor" code. This allows for races to have
one major leader who can delegate authority over given ships and
systems to his governors, who are independent players recruited by the
race leader. This is a great feature for those of you out there who
want to play gb but lack the immense amount of free time that leading
a fully active race requires.

If you see an announcement for a new game starting, but don't want to
run your own race, your best bet is to post to alt.games.gb asking if
anyone needs a governor.

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Sanj
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Nov 21, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
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