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Important Notice Regarding Turnaround

Exile is now running at a slowed turnaround. This rate varies, but can be monthly or slower. If you are thinking of playing, please contact the GM Marcus Taylor (narya_and_anlerran@tiscali.co.uk) to find out the current turnaround and to make sure you are happy to play the game at that speed.


Exile - What Is It?

The longest running hand-moderated fantasy role playing PBM, now revitalised in the award-winning Exile area.

Exile is a single-character Play By Mail game set in the world of Saturnalia - a world which has existed in various PBM formats for almost twenty years. The Sixty Isles of Exile are undergoing a renaissance after centuries of tyranny, and this new nation offers myriad opportunities to those with the wit and daring to make their name.

Exile is a realm of powerful - but rare - magic, where the theocracy of the Rex Cabal rules in the name of the Fourteen Gods. It is a land of deep intrigue and hidden secrets, of dark horror, forgotten magic and fantastic inventions. The game has a Renaissance - even Victoriana - feel to it, and draws on influences such as Bram Stoker, Fritz Leiber, and Alan Moore more than Tolkien or other fantasy authors. Success in the game depends far more on the choices and the allies you make than the power of your character - cunning plans, inherent skills and loyal allies will mean far more than any amount of equipment or magic items.

Although there are plenty of opportunities for fighting or 'adventuring', the game places an emphasis on characterisation and interaction. The turns themselves are written from a first-person perspective which allows for greater depth and development. Interaction with other players is commonplace, and the game has a thriving community on Yahoo Groups to which the GM and players are regular contributors, and its own active wiki website.


Cost

To start up in Exile costs 10., which includes 2 free turns.
After that, turns cost 4., though it is possible to pay more for longer turns.




Add Credit

The Harlequin Promise

Not only do we offer a full, no quibble, money-back guarantee on any start-up purchased, but if at any time you decide to stop playing, we will refund the balance of any credit remaining in your account.


In order for your turns to be processsed and sent out promptly, it is important that you keep your account in credit at all times. We can accept payment by the a variety of methods, all of which are detailed on this page. Click on any of the options below to find out more about paying that way:



Secure Online Credit Card Payment

This method allows you to make a one-off credit card payment to add credit to your account.

Please find your game, enter your name, click on an amount, then click the button below. You will then pass into our secure credit card pages, in association with Worldpay plc. You may make payments in Pounds Sterling, US Dollars, Australian Dollars, Euros and Deutsche Marks.

These funds will be credited to your account on the next working day.

Note that there is an administration charge of 5% for players resident in the UK (for example, 50 will buy you 47.50 of turn credit).

Worldpay - Secure credit card facility

Many players have worries about the safety of credit card transactions that are made online. We use a system developed by Worldpay, the second largest internet payment-system provider, in conjunction with Natwest bank. Here are two excerpts from the Worldpay questions and answers page of their website www.worldpay.com.

"How secure is WorldPay?

"WorldPay uses state of the art security tools and techniques, both proprietary and unique, to ensure that you and your shopper are protected against what is nowadays a virtually non-existent risk. Our systems also have inbuilt system redundancy and fault tolerance, to provide you with a virtually uninterrupted service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our systems have evolved over many years and throughout our history we have continuously sought and gained bank approval for our systems.

"If the shopper keys in their card details at home or in the office, surely they are not encrypted until after they arrive at the WorldPay system?

"Using industry standard SSL, Thawte and WorldPay unique encryption systems, this is not actually the case. When the shopper fills in the payment form and clicks the submit button, their details are not sent straight away. What actually happens is that a secure link is set up between the shopper's browser and WorldPay and an encryption code is requested and received, which then wraps the order and transaction details before leaving the shoppers premises."

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Make Payment

Card-holder's Name:


Account Number, and Player Name if different from card-holder's name:


Currency:

Amount: UK resident?





Direct Payment

In order to pay money directly into our account, you will need to make arrangements with your own bank. These arrangements differ between banks, so please contact your bank to find out how to do this.

You will also need our bank information. Please contact us for this.

In addition, when you make a direct payment you also need to email us with the following information:
  • your bank sort code
  • the name and number of your bank account
  • your name
  • your account number
  • the amount you have paid




Cheque Payment

Cheques should be made payable to Harlequin Games, and can be sent to either of the following addresses:

Halequin Games
Office B
340 North Road
Cardiff
CF14 3BP
United Kingdom
(cheques to be made out in GBP)

or

Harlequin Games
c/o John Seals
73 Edgewood Terrace
South Bound Brook
NJ 08880
USA
(cheques to be made out in $USD - if unsure of the exchange rate, please email us to ask)

Remember to mention your game, name and account number when sending payment!



Cash, Postal and Money Order Payments

These are all sent at your own risk, and, if you are able, we advise you to pay by a more secure method. However, cash, postal and money orders can be sent to either of the following addresses:

Halequin Games
Office B
340 North Road
Cardiff
CF14 3BP
United Kingdom
(GBP only)

or

Harlequin Games
c/o John Seals
73 Edgewood Terrace
South Bound Brook
NJ 08880
USA
($USD only - if unsure of the exchange rate, please email us to ask)

Remember to mention your game, name and account number when sending payment!



Paypal Payments

In order to pay us by this method, you will need an account with Paypal, which can be set up free at www.paypal.com. When you have set up a Paypal account, you can then pay into our Paypal account by following the instructions on their website.

To do this, you will need to enter our email address, which is pbm@harlequingames.com.

You will be given the option of sending a message with the payment - please remember to give your account number and the game you are paying for!

Note that there is an administration charge of 5% for players resident in the UK (for example, 50 will buy you 47.50 of turn credit).


Contact the Exile GM

Exile is not run from the Harlequin office, but by Marcus Taylor. To contact him, email:

narya_and_anlerran@tiscali.co.uk


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