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1. What are the Different Game Types?
There are four basic
in the Accessdenied Gamer Database. They are:
Compluter Play By Email (PBEM)
Role-Playing Game (RPG)
Boardgames are games that are played on a physical board, like
. Games like
are also boardgames.
Note that ANY board game can be adapted to Play By Email, so if you add a new boardgame to your profile and are planning to play it by email, then mark it as a
and not a
. Computer PBEM has a special meaning.
Card games (like
) and miniatures games (like
) fit under the category of Boardgames.
Computer Play By Email:
This has a special meaning and specifically refers to Computer Games. Computer Games that have the option of being played by email fit into this category. Turn-based network games with a PBEM option should also be placed in this category.
Examples of this are
, the old but classic
series, and other computer games that have the built-in capability to submit your turn via Email.
Games that are
to be played by email should be classified by their original type
Role-Playing Game (RPG):
Role Playing Games are games like
Dungeons & Dragons
, and far too many others to go into here.
RPGs are most commonly converted to Play By Email, as are Boardgames. Any RPG that is intended to be played by Email, IRC, or something other than face-to-face should still be classified as an RPG.
Network games refer to multiplayer games that are played over a Computer Network of some kind. Good examples of Network Games are
, and similar games.
Any PBEM computer game that is also playable in a turn-based network environment should be classified as PBEM.
Multiple Game Types:
Sometimes there are two distinct games with the same name (for example, there is a Magic: The Gathering card game and a computer network game). In this case the game names should be different and there should be two seperate entries. For example,
2. What is a Profile Quick-Link?
A profile Quick-Link is a small bit of html code that will provide an html link that will go straight to your profile on the Accessdenied Database! A Profile Quick-Link is created for you and displayed for you to copy when you edit your profile. It looks like this:
[Your User ID Number Here]
"> AccessDenied.Net Gamer Database Profile</a>
It also works if you use your name (but remember to change spaces to '+' and special characters to hexadecimal)
3. What is a Game Query Quick-Link?
Game Query Quick-Links can be useful if you would like an html link to an instant list of gamers who play a certain game; such links are especially useful if you host a game page of some kind. A Game Query Quick-Link is always up-to-date and requires NO upkeep on your part! A Game Query can be made into a Quick Link in the following manner:
[Game Name Here]
Game Name is all in Capitals, with '+' replacing spaces.
This link will display a list of all players of "Warrior Knights".
4. What is an ICQ #?
ICQ ("I seek you") is software by Mirabilis to find other players who are online instantly (wherever they are in the world - provided they are running the ICQ software and you know their ICQ #). You can use it to chat or send messages, so it is an excellent way to challenge gamers to some TCP/IP game. You can learn more about ICQ at
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