Monday, November 25, 2013

the problem of growth

so, i'm sitting here with billy the kid almost done... wondering what "country" to give him. and that got me researching.


the formation of the decks is the "empires and generals: age of revolution" (1750-1873) [which basically covers the first and second industrial revolution and comes to an abrupt stop with the invention of the first automobile] is coming along.

one of the issues that i am facing in the creation is the overlap of natives to invaders to the countries created by these invaders... especially specifically in north america.

north america... for those of you who missed it... just to give an elementary recap here is what happened:
asians walked over from kamchatka, settled down, had fun for a couple of thousand years, white people moved in and either killed them or raped them, stole their land, and told them basically to fuck off.


i already have many of the factors in this debacle worked out. apache, blackfoot... etc... and that's fine. the continents of north and south are covered from 6000 bc up until the beginnings of the spread of the pale-face and now i am working out the invaders and their children and have five basic categories:

The Invaders:

Kingdom of England
French Republic
Kingdom of Spain
Kingdom of Portugal

New Worlders:

Viceroyalty of New Spain
Colony of Louisiana
United States of America
Ruperts Land

The Fighters:

Republic of Texas
Confederate States of America

Wild West:

The Pioneers
Cowboys and Outlaws
Western Lawmen

The Americas Expansion:

Unaffiliated America

And it's coming along like that. there may be some changes, but it's ok for now.

But what about the State of Franklin?
Colony of Transylvania?
Jefferson Territory?

It's a work in progress. Who knows? If you have any thoughts on it, you should totally write me at hopefully i will finish billy tomorrow and file him under "cowboys and outlaws".

Here is a cool .gif of Spain!
(from HERE)


Troubled Transition

Nice Stall against your opponent.
It's a common card, so you can have five in your deck.
This will infuriate your rushers.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hiawatha Wampum Belt

I thought I would make a cool idea about a dude standing out in the Battlefield just causing people to rethink their attack by talking them out of it... So this is a card fueled by a mechanical game need.

Hiawatha was a pretty famous dude who really got the tribes together and caused some pretty good things.

Here is the first card dedicated to his legacy.

The card costs two Wampum to play, but, there's always the Silver Trade.

Heck. Who has two Wampum laying around anyway?

One thing to note on the card: It says "Attacked" not "Counter-Attacked"...
So your card can still attack others without the immediate double block resolution.

18th of Nov, two o 13 - kings purse, disctrict of babylon

doing some categorizing with my cards before i bang out the remainder of the greece and the persia. maurya and carthage are almost fully built as well... ideawise... just making the last minute tweeks on the mechanics of card operations.

i will be sending out the thanksgiving newsletter here pretty soon and it will include a couple of persia cards.

if you are not on the email list, you SHOULD BE.

just send an email to: with "Subscribe" as the subject and i will add you to the list.

if you want to wait, that's fine, i usually release the newsletter cards around a month or so after i send the next newsletter.

naval... going to get more and more fun when persia and carthage release their ships into the water.

elephants - both carthage and maurya had em... and i know you all want em.

Here's a free Persia Card for you (two variations depending on your printer).

Note - The Persian Resource is called a "Daric" and is traded pretty equally with Coin. At this point, you would need a trader handy to make sure you could get 12 Daric up and going, but it shouldn't be a problem with the cards that I have released so far.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hot Flatbread

Pita, Tortilla, Bhakri, Frybread, Matza... Call it what you will.

It's always delicious and you usually eat too much...

And the Soldiers can never get enough.

Ancient Greece Soldiers (2 of 2) Athens Naval

Introducing the Ancient Greece Soldier, Athens Subgroup, Naval Subgroup

You have probably been here long enough to figure out what the "Athens" part stands for, but just in case you are new around here... The Athens part is a subgroup of a card. If you come across another card that does damage to "Athens Soldiers" then this would be damaging the three cards below it, but not Neodamode... Since he is a "Sparta Soldier"...

But on to the biggest Change:

I have changed the Glossary to reflect the full realization of the new card subgroup:


The glossary now reads:

Naval - A Subgroup of Soldier Card. Naval Cards are played to the right of the regular Warcamp and Battlefield. Naval Units may not be attacked unless it is by another Naval Unit or Ranged. The Areas to the right of the Battlefield when Naval Units are in Play are called the Dock and the Sea. 

***Note on Ranged Attacks and Naval Soldiers***

The Non-Naval Ranged Unit must be in the Battlefield to Range Attack Naval Units At Sea. The Ranged Naval Unit may only Ranged Attack the Battlefield.

***Note on Encampment (Encamping)***

When your Naval Unit is at Sea, it may not be encamped, unless you have another Naval Unit in the Sea with Soldiers in it, and they are allowed to move ships (Encamp from one Naval Soldier to another).

***Note on Connectivity***

The Battlefield connects to your Warcamp. Your Warcamp connects to your Dock, and often is treated as the same area. Your Dock connects to your "Sea". Your Battlefield DOES NOT connect to the Sea. When a Naval Card is in the "Battlefield" it is considered "In the Sea" or "At Sea". When a Naval Card is in the "Warcamp" it is considered "Docked" and may be "Encamped" by Soldiers. 

also added is:

Dock - The Dock is the Warcamp for Naval Units. When Naval Cards are in play by you, The area to the right of the Warcamp becomes the Dock. Units here are treated as freshly built Units (if ships), that are played from the Hand to the Dock before setting off to Sea.

The Sea definition remains unchanged:

Sea - Sea is a type of the Battlefield. Units in the Sea cannot usually go into the Battlefield with all the other cards. If a unit with Sea attacks another Units with Sea, they are considered in a "Sea" Battlefield by themselves. If a Unit from Battlefield attacks another unit with Sea or vise versa, these are to be treated as ranged attacks.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Needing Beta Testers!

Come on people! SPREAD SOME LOVE! First 10 who register and play on Empires & Generals get 'Pioneer' status! Share the page with your friends!

friday the fifteenth of november twenty thirteen

What is going on with the new software Pauly?

This is taken from the MCqTools Page:

"This is a game. An online, interactive game based on Empires & Generals. It will be using all the packages of cards he has made, plus hosting my to get it going. There is a certain way that commands are being issued which are going to work pretty well. This will in itself be a reference utility of sorts, but our main focus is on the online interaction between our users and the quality of the application."

Visit the Page to find out more information

Beg to be a Beta Tester

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

facebook page insane fact

100 likes this morning on this rare historical day at 8:09:10 on 11/12/13...

the last of the sequentials for the rest of the thousand years.

it's pretty cool...

you should do something wonderful for the rest of the day too, to remember this day. have a good one. :)

so come say hi

By Hook and Rope

Monday, November 11, 2013

Empires and Generals Software

Software Developer Ventrux is taking Empires and Generals to a new level!

Experience the fully playable computer game of Empires and Generals

Stay tuned to their facebook page for more information!

I'm not paying them, so stop by and give him some props!

Go to the page now

Ancient Greece Soldiers (1.5 of 2) Sparta


yeah, so i'm writing my novel: "By the Gates of the Garden of Eden" and haven't done much this week on E&G...

however, i was thinking about the possibility of, when i finally publish the novel, just turning the whole thing into E&G Cards.


i think that would be pretty neat.

my blogroll on the book writing is here ---> http://GatesOfTheGarden.Com/

i'm excited.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

E and G World Map update

Added some Icons for you who don't know what's next on the list.

Click the link below to take you there... Or... at the banner above.

Green Tag = Done
Yellow Tag = Being Slowly Created
Blue Tag = Coming Soon
Gear = Current Work
Red Tag = Set aside for now

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tactics Cards Evolution of Change

I hope this answers a question or two.

Still free.

The Action (or effect for old cards) is still instant and free.

If your older tactic card reads "Effect" then play it that way,
If a newer one reads "Action" then play it that way.
The main purpose of the name change was to notate that this "Thing"
is NOT paid for like other cards "Effects"... Hence, "Action".

Voynich Manuscript - Equipment

This was last months Newsletter Card, Now, the whole world may enjoy it.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nov 2 3013

working with a volunteer software programmer to create a "system manager" application for empires and generals. really, he is doing all the work and i will spam the heck out of his url when it's up and running.