The email game was created from old mail games.
The origin might be chess games played via mail.
In the middle of the eighties a new mail-strategy-game was
invented. At this time only a few computers could be found at home.
All actions by players were sent to a headquarter. There was a
computer reacting to all the letters and to process all further
Today this is called "snailmail".
Disadvantage: Usually two or three weeks were
necessary to take the next steps in your game. So it took very long
to make the game exciting and interesting.
Advantage: You played against human opponents.
There was also no limitation in the location or number of
Now a few years have passed and the technical progress made it
possible for more people to buy a computer for their personal
A further addition is the internet: You get a fast and cheap
connection around the world!
The ideas of the mail strategy game, the use modern
communication-technique and modern computers will be combined in
"Tales Of Tamar".
In "Tales Of Tamar" you send your actions via email to
the Eternity-server or connect to our BBS to get to our main
server. So it is possible to get response in a few days and get a
more interesting atmosphere. In addition it will be possible to use
an online-chat and talk to other players and opponents.