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Twilight Struggle

Twilight Struggle

Would anyone be interested in a ‘correspondence’  game of Twilight Struggle? Twilight Struggle is a great two-player game based on the Cold War. The two players represent the US and USSR and use cards to compete for influence in the other countries in the world. Cards can represent operations, like adding influence or organising coups, or historical events from hosting the Olympic Games to the Cuban Missile Crisis. In some ways, the game is slightly reminiscent of Go, in that…

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Five Questions Meme

Five Questions Meme

With thanks to liv for posting the meme and for setting me the questions below. For those not familiar, the way it works is that anyone who would like questions can ask for them; they then get set five questions – potentially about anything at all – that the original poster thinks they would find interesting to answer and others would find interesting to read. So without further ado, the questions I was set: 1. Would you rather be notable…

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A Strategy Game I Would Like to See

A Strategy Game I Would Like to See

In all strategy games that I’m aware of, whether board games or computer games, the player has instantaneous access to knowledge and instantaneous control of entities under their control. There may be a fog of war, occluding areas out of sight of the player’s units – but what any unit sees, the player also immediately sees. Similarly, there may be a limit to the number of actions a player can take – whether the extreme limit, of one a turn,…

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Stellaris: The T’Jell Wars

Stellaris: The T’Jell Wars

The continued story of my narrative from Stellaris, Paradox’s Grand Strategy space game. As you can read about here, I am playing a nation of egalitarian spiritualist humans, who spend their time living in utopian abundance and building temples to worship the stars. As at the end of the last post, I had explored a significant portion of the galaxy and won (with the help of raider mercenaries and a friendly nation of Honourbound Warrior ‘Goat Klingons’) a bloodless victory…

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Stellaris: Narratives from a Space Extravaganza

Stellaris: Narratives from a Space Extravaganza

I recently took advantage of some time in airports and hotels to return to Stellaris, Paradox’s interstellar grand strategy game. I had played a few games a couple of years ago and felt it had enormous potential but was let down by a few flaws – and then life took over so I’d not played more. The decision to return was prompted by seeing that a large number of updates appeared to have largely eliminated those issues, allowing it to…

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