Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Roman Republic Soldiers Summer 2013 Rework

Some changes. Nothing drastic, just little tweaks here and there to make the game less confusing and more dynamic to the Empire that you are.

These three are effective one way or the other depending on who is in power. But to that nerf, I added a boon, they are now all Common instead of Uncommon.

These two are a little less potent against peaceful Empires.

I took away the "forever bonus" and ended it on the Discard of the Onager, but it is also now a regular ranged Soldier and can take Counter Attack from other Ranged.

The Legion becomes more of a Legion. :)

Everything else should be mostly the same.


a rant about nippon.

this is ripped from an early morning facebook post.

It's against the law in Japan to kill yourself thru self-mummification to try to attain the status of a Buddha.

(My friend writes) - Such a closed minded nation, you think they would allow freedom of religion

so i get all weirded out not knowing if he is joking or not and write this post. i am still a little groggy from sleeping and just pretty much go OFF on the subject... but i thought my empires and generals people would get a kick out of it.

historically nippon (japan) is the most self-important bigoted island nation ever to have existed. the nipponese people pretty much killed off most of the islands other people groups (ainu, jomon) and shut themselves up for centuries against outside influence. (sakoku 1633-1853).

even though buddhism is the "official" religion of the country, their belief in a parallel shintoism school of thought. even though there is a huge smattering of the larger buddhism schools, there is always the underlying "nippon is better than the rest of the world" mentality that has been in effect on the island since 500 ad (nihonjinron). the purposes of self mummification (sokushinbutsu) have to do with "MAKING YOURSELF INTO GOD". that's the main thrust of buddhism. to become SO enlightened that you achieve a divine experience and one-ness with the cosmos to MAKE YOURSELF GOD.

it's bullshit and i won't stand for it. i happily say that i am not God. i submit to a higher authority in this universe. japan is a unique and beautiful country and i wish that they would open their hearts to a larger truth of they are not more important humans than the rest of us. they slaughtered portuguese and filipino christian missionaries in the early 1600's just to prove that they were bigger than "Jesus".


it's sad really, what my government did to them. they are the only country on the planet that lives in a post-apocalyptic scenario... but even that did not stop them. they took a look at our way of life and said: 'oh ok. capitalism? i can beat you at THAT game too." and turned around and took over the automobile industry and the electronics industry and the home entertainment industry within thirty years... from nothing.

to their credit, they are one of the most determined and goal oriented peoples on the planet. but then again, so are the germans, and look at them historically. to the nipponese and the germans i would shout: "the machine of progress is not everything! there is also a love for your fellow human, no matter the skin color!"

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Jutland Unaffiliated Resource

For the Northern Europe Campaign War Monger from Medieval Times and before, the main Peninsula of what is now Denmark, Juteland, was very important to control... but it was almost impossible to keep. But without control of this very important junction, you will lose most of what you have fought for.

I liked it so much, i threw it up the name in a bunch of languages. If I missed your language, please write me a nasty letter at telling me how awful it must be for you and what a terrible person I am. Except, no. Send me US$100 instead. There is even a donate button on this page.

The Huns Resources Summer 2013 Rework

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Gen Con 2013 Cards

So far I have finished eight (8) cards to be released at Gen Con 2013.

These will be all Family Edition cards at two of each Empire.

They are more or less regular cards just beefed up.

i.e. A Hun Warrior (Hun Horde) at 2 Water cost with a 5/5.

That kind of magicalness.

Hope to see you all there!

The Huns Strategy Summer 2013 Rework

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Huns Kingdom Summer 2013 Rework

I have not heard back from Jun Kang (Jason) Lan yet. Decisive Battle Conditions could go away very soon. On that related note... Changing the Apple and the Yurt into Black and White was a hard decision not to do. I might go ahead and change it later. The goal is to keep the resources the same always because it does not say "food" on it. Just an apple. So I don't want there to be too much confusion.

Quick Reference Cards - What? and Where?

After playing Super Munchkin the other day, I was really wishing that I had one of these for that game.

I decided to make it easy on new people.


New Top Empire Cards