I’ll get the links tonight, at least for the Dicey and the Map program.
Length of turns vary, it really depends on who you are playing and how serious your game is.
I can usually do a turn a day. Most players will do at least a turn every 1-4 days, but there are times where it could be a week or more in between turns. Generally, players will say “hey this week I’m busy at work (or school), I’ll get my turn in next week…”
That is usually good enough. As long as you keep your opponent informed that is usually good enough.
Games, again it really varies. It is probably safe to say you can get 1-2 rounds done a week, if your playing fairly quick. So it could take a month or so to finish a game.
Also players tend to not drag out email games. I.E., once Russia or Germany falls, most people will concede, or maybe play one more round if they are in position for a recapture or something.
As for syntax, we’re not real strict here. If you are emailing a map, that tends to be “official”, and the write up of non-combat should support it.
But everyone knows there are going to be typos here and there, so you give some wiggle room.
Yeah, you can probably get a feel for things by just checking out a few games.
We don’t have anything organized here, but maybe I’ll put a thread together for the games section. It wouldn’t be a bad idea.