April 30, 2003
Good news - Liz is moving to Tennessee full-time. This means we expect to be able to actually run a game. Really. We'll be checking our calendars to see when will work best - so far, the end of May or into June.
Welcome to the IDL, or the Internet Dueling League (or International Dueling League for the role-players out there). The IDL was formed so players of Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars from all over the globe can participate in duels against new opponents, not normally available without commuting hundreds of miles to a major con.
What is the IDL? As mentioned above, the IDL was formed so Car Wars players from all over the globe can participate in duels against new opponents, not normally available without commuting hundreds of miles to a major con. I first thought of the idea when driving back from a CADC duel, which was more than 300 miles from my home. I decided that in this high tech world, there must be an easier way for the well versed Car Wars player to play.
So with a little help, the IDL was born.
The IDL has 2 PC's, a digital camera, and all the Car Wars supplies needed for a good 3D duel.
Where is the IDL? The IDL Headquarters are located near Chicago, but anyone can get there by going to funwebpage.com, and following the links.
How does it work? On D-Day (Dueling Day) players will be able to view a photo of the arena and all the cars in it. The players then fill out a form telling the IDL what they want to do (Acc. 5 MPH, D2 bend left, turn as close to the wall as possible, etc.). We then move all the vehicles as per the instructions and post a new photo at the site, with all the new movement covered. Players then fill out a form telling us what firing actions they want to take. Dice are rolled (by an IDL Referee), and players are notified of the results, as well as given a photo of all that has happened, complete with special f/x. Then the next turn begins. Car Wars is already a slow game, but we anticipate a good duel to last about 6 hours.
The whole game will be completed in a day.
Who is the IDL? MJ Daniels, 2049 AADA World Racing Champion, and 2049 WDC Head Referee. He is the founder of the IDL. Liz Lindsay, former AADA League Manager and Ex- Steve Jackson Games computer Guru. She will be handling all the technical aspects. BP Hammer, CEO of numerous Arenas. BP will be the President of the IDL. Ted Downs, long time advisor to Mr. Hammer. Ted will continue to advise the IDL President. We are also looking for a Chicago area Car Wars player who knows the rules quite well to act as D-Day referee.
How do I join? Fill in the registration form with the days you are available and your time zone. We hope to target Saturdays or Sundays, as that's when most people have the free time.