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Joe Yaure
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I played this game again for the first time in a while at the World Boardgaming Championships. While I got my butt kicked, I remembered that I absolutely adore this game and want to try and find people who would be willing to meet up once in a while to play.

I live in Devon PA, about 45 minutes away from Philly.

I own all of the expansions but never played most of them. If you are interested, feel free to shoot me a message!
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Dundy O
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"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
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Hope you find someone. Wish you were closer to Milwaukee. I'd take you up on your friendly offer.
 
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Michal K
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If you are in for a digital version (Vassal) I suggest you download the module (http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Commands_%26_Colors_Ancients) and try that way.

Also, below you can find tons of materials about the game, including running and previous tournaments:
http://www.commandsandcolors.net/ancients/
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Kent Reuber
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Another source is http://wargameroom.com. The advantage of the Wargameroom implementation is that it enforces rules.
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BrentS
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kentreuber wrote:
Another source is http://wargameroom.com. The advantage of the Wargameroom implementation is that it enforces rules.


This is a personal perspective, and one I've given before. I'm not a fan of rule enforcement in online boardgame implementations. For me it's actually a hindrance to learning the game, decreases my engagement with the rules and distances me even further from the boardgames experience, making me feel like I'm playing a computer game.

There's no substitute for face to face play but I can strongly second the recommendation of Vassal as the closest thing and an opportunity to get all those unplayed scenarios played. A simple, clean, non-automated module (still one of the best Vassal modules I've played), a strong community of online players from all over the world (an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded players and get exposure to a wide range of play skill and styles) and the added spice of tournaments. Over the years I think I've finally managed to play all the published scenarios and gained a far deeper understanding and appreciation of the game than I ever would have if I'd depended on face-to-face play alone.

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The Jigsaw Man
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I like Tabletop Simulator, myself, but I think there are only a few missions set up, and no good way to make a version where you set up the board yourself.
 
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clay stretch
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Once a week mate, buuuuuuut, I live in Louisville Kentucky. Which is about 550 miles away? I’m not a fan of electronic play, I want to share a bottle of Greek wine, feel the blocks and dice, hold the cards, and chat about the action as it unfolds.
 
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