Ab Initio Games & Software Simulations

Interactive Sports, Historical & Sci-Fi Games

Over Thirty Years of Online & Postal Play - since 1986

Overseas Players

We welcome players from all overseas countries. Those who can play by email should have no difficulties with playing our games. You can also play from overseas via air mail, but this is slower. We also have to charge slightly more for overseas postage, because it costs us more!

We don't charge extra for overseas email, because they don't cost us anything more. It's quicker as well. Click here for more details of play by email.

All GM's can accept payments by cheques or postal orders in U.K. currency (Sterling) and we also quote for credit cards in Sterling, US Dollars or Australian Dollars, and you can convert any currency to one of these.

New Players - To join any new game you need to print out and send us the completed printout of the relevant form along with your payment. If you are outside the UK then you can send us this payment by credit card, but your payment will be taken in Sterling, US Dollars or Australian Dollars. If those aren't your local currency your credit card company will convert the amount into your local currency. Click here to pay your startup fee by credit card via our secure server website. This link only applies to new startups, once you've joined our games you'll have a username and password enabling you to send payment from "within" our active website.

Australia - Norman Goetz has now stopped his PBM gaming, and games are now run direct from the UK. Payment in Australian Dollars can be made with our credit card facility via the active website (www.softsim.co.uk). To use this you'll already need to be registered with us and have a userid.  Ask for more details. If you wish to join a game for this first time see the "New Players" link above. When you send us payment via the active website please also send an email to Danny to confirm what you've paid for. Click here for a chart of typical currency conversion rates.

U.S.A. - Payment in U.S. Dollars can be made with our credit card facility via the active website (www.softsim.co.uk). To use this you'll already need to be registered with us and have a userid.  Ask for more details. If you wish to join a game for this first time see the "New Players" link above. When you send us payment via the active website please also send an email to Danny to confirm what you've paid for. Click here for a chart of currency conversion rates.

Other Countries - Payment in other currencies should be made by credit card. Our system will quote you a rate in your local currency and then convert it to Sterling. See the active website (www.softsim.co.uk). To use this you'll already need to be registered with us and have a userid. 

Game results sent by air mail to Europe do incur an extra 10% charge per turn to cover the extra cost of the postage, but not of course emailed results. 

For more information please contact: Danny McConnell, 82 Scotts Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 0LX, United Kingdom. Email: danny@pbmsports.com

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