Welcome to my website. Here you can find information about a variety of different games that I have played over the years. My website is high on content, low on graphics. Please select the game that interests you from the list below.
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Quote of the Moment
How all occasions do inform against me,
And spur my dull revenge! What is a man,
If his chief good and market of his time
Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more.
Sure, he that made us with such large discourse,
Looking before and after, gave us not
That capability and god-like reason
To fust in us unused. Now, whether it be
Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple
Of thinking too precisely on the event,
A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one part wisdom
And ever three parts coward, I do not know
Why yet I live to say 'This thing's to do;'
Sith I have cause and will and strength and means
To do't. Examples gross as earth exhort me:
Witness this army of such mass and charge
Led by a delicate and tender prince,
Whose spirit with divine ambition puff'd
Makes mouths at the invisible event,
Exposing what is mortal and unsure
To all that fortune, death and danger dare,
Even for an egg-shell. Rightly to be great
Is not to stir without great argument,
But greatly to find quarrel in a straw
When honour's at the stake. How stand I then,
That have a father kill'd, a mother stain'd,
Excitements of my reason and my blood,
And let all sleep? while, to my shame, I see
The imminent death of twenty thousand men,
That, for a fantasy and trick of fame,
Go to their graves like beds, fight for a plot
Whereon the numbers cannot try the cause,
Which is not tomb enough and continent
To hide the slain? O, from this time forth,
My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV Scene IV
Happy Halloween! There is a big treat for the website today, as I've posted the long-awaited content about Civ5's second expansion Brave New World. This is divided into two separate parts. The first is a writeup of a Sample Game for Brave New World, providing an example of a typical playthrough on high difficulty as a way of familiarizing readers with the current gameplay in Civ5. It's changed drastically from the old release version. This sample game runs through five pages, so there's quite a lot of content there. The second addition is the actual Brave New World Review itself, which uses the content in the sample game to illustrate many of its points. This whole project has been a bit of a white whale for me, hanging over my head for quite a few months now, and I'm happy to have it finished. I hope people enjoy reading some of my thoughts.
I also made a few tweaks to the site layout here on the front page, restoring a link to Civ5 right here on the index page. There's enough content to justify it, and I expect that there will be some people coming to the website looking for the new Brave New World stuff. There are now ten games in the main list! I never would have anticipated that when I started working on my Geocities webpage back in 2001. There was enough space to add in another picture of Sulla on the right side of the screen. Thanks for supporting the website over the years, and happy reading.
I finished the writeup for the most recent FTL game with the Zoltan B Cruiser. This was one of the more entertaining runs to date, and worth watching the full Livestream linked in the report. I've also been working on the Civ5 Brave New World writeup in the past week, hoping to finish that and publish it before memory fades away. Still needs a fair bit of work, unfortunately.
Finished off the second ship in FTL with a report on the Federation C Cruiser. We'll see what I have time for next.