Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Chicago Cubs Ottoman Empire Comparison

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds

Serving under Cyrus the Great, the Magi were Zoroastrian priests who were Mede in origin but, when incorporated into the Persian fold, developed well. Zoroastrian was a deviation from the old Mithras religion and Cyrus embraced it. Many of the main principles are reflected in Judaism and it's an all around cool philosophy on life. The main three principles are: "Good thoughts, good words and good deeds." I liked this symmetry so much and it was so important to the Achaemenid mindset that I've made it into an almost metaphysical reality in the game.

The three main concepts appear in the game as Act of God Cards with the sub-classification of "Circumstance" (which will be used again for time and seasons). They act as regular Act of God cards with the regular rules (you can find them here). Playing these cards correctly is going to be a little tricky. Remember, you must acknowledge and agree before the game if you want to use Act of God Cards! They are placed into your Supply/Resource Pile. 

Besides that, it's going to be tricky to play them because they do nothing by themselves. You do not receive a Cultural Health if you have one. You must have all three in your Kingdom Area to gain three health. And since they are Ultra Rare, if two people are both going for the prize, then they may interfere with eachothers desired outcome. Remember, once an Ultra Rare card is played, it may not be played again in that game.

Play safe, play responsibly. GAME ON! -Pauly Hart

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Hi, I'm Pauly.

I work with kids every day at a wonderful camp out in the middle of Indiana. I teach skills for living successfully with your world around you to sixth, seventh and eighth graders such as: Large group logistics, Survival simulation, and Teamwork and collaboration skills. I also teach 1800's Settler skills to third, fourth, and fifth graders such as Pioneer cooking, Log-cabin building, Path finding, Candle creation, and several others.

I get paid a little above minimum wage for what I do. But it's worth it because I love changing lives. I'm forty four years old and have been working off and on with children since I was only a child myself, but more specifically, at camps since 1989. I love it, it's who I am, and it's what brings me fulfillment in my life. I've done a lot of things with my time that some might consider a J-O-B, but this one is the best.
Four years ago, I had a dream to create a game that would teach history for free to the larger world around me, but still including children, teens, and also adults. And I began to forge out the beginnings of Empires and Generals in Tulsa Oklahoma. I wanted it to be huge. Dynamic. Life-changing even. And it has. Within the first year of release I had email after email about how unique it was and how much it meant to people to have something affordable. Something to help educate. Something that was free. A teacher in Africa has been using the game to teach history in his classroom, A home-school group has been using it as well for the same purposes. I once had a young man tell me that it changed his life forever, knowing how you can only do so much with the resources you have around you. Its changing lives and I am proud to have made this game.

Since that time back in Oklahoma, my wife and I have found a lovely patch of wilderness in the middle of nowhere to carve out and call our own. We don't farm much but it's worth it to live here, surrounded by random animals, hearing the train every once and a while. We love it. I have worked on the game off and on, taking it to GenCon now twice in Indianapolis, and this last year we saw a tremendous interest in it, and the numbers have grown. I have continually thought of ideas that would make it better and have been implementing them as quickly as I could.

But working as a camp staffer has brought me lower into a lower financial state than I was originally intending. I have been writing books to supplement my income, with moderate success, and have done other smaller jobs here and there to bring in the cheddar. At one point, I thought about selling parts of the game while only having the Family Edition be the free part. That was fine and good, but I didn't own any of the artwork, so I could not charge for it, legitimately.

Now, as an EDUCATIONAL TOOL, Empires and Generals has seen incredible success in freedom and licencing. I can use photos, information, and ideas that are not mine, implementing them into the dough of what already exists in the game and see the fruits arise out of the congealed mass. The only drawback for an educational tool such as this, is that it relies on donors such as you.

To date, no one has donated any money. What this says to me is two things. The first thing is says is that people did not know that they were supposed to donate. I'll admit that this is true. You do not need to donate any money. I do this because it's hilariously fun. I am benefiting so much by having to do all the research for the game anyway, heck. I wrote By the Gates of the Garden of Eden with most of the information that I got from researching game stuff... But the second thing that it tells me is that I have not asked them to donate. And that's on me. I haven't asked you to give me any money in a long time. Probably because I am so happy to do this game for free anyway!

But the wife needs new tires on her car, I need a new exhaust system on mine, Our foundation in our house needs repair, and our roof needs replaced. Now my wife knows that I would rather live in a shack and be able to create, but she's moved us into this huge house and made me responsible for it... So here is me: Asking you to help me make my wife happy.

Surprise me by donating $5 to me. Help this Christmas to be a Merry Christmas Empires and Generals!

By clicking this link, you are going to be able to go to Paypal and donate five dollars!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day in the USA

Behold it is "Thanksgiving Day" once again. And yet, unknown to many of us, it is also The National Day of Mourning as well as Unthanksgiving Day today for many of the people who first lived in this great land that we call: "The Americas." They are remembering their ancestors: The tribal peoples of these great continents who were sold, raped, killed, poisoned, lied to, mistreated, evicted and wronged at the hand of the great European conquest.

But it's Thanksgiving! Tell me! Who then should be thankful? To the victor goes the spoils, yes! So the white man has all the reason to thank the God of the Bible for "giving" this great land to them. But is that what really happened? And was the land to be given in the first place? At what cost was this land parted with its original inheritors? The cost of the dwellers who already lived here. Uninvited and unwelcomed the white men came... They came into the land and have since divided it up with row upon row of barbed wire and concrete.

The land that was once wild and free has been sold into the slavery of the governments of man, forever lost to the natural beauty that once was. Are you thankful pale face? Thankful for destroying the homes, families and lives of the men and women and grandfathers and children of the tribes and peoples and dynasties and entire nations of people too lengthy to remember?

You are not thankful for this... For you would rather forget it. You would rather me be quiet and not remind you of your sins that you have committed in the name of "Imminent Domain" or rather what was it? Ah yes: "Manifest Destiny". Might I be so bold as to remind you that the story of the Mashpee Wampanoags sitting down with the 53 remaining passengers on board and having a nice dinner of fowl and deer was invented by Abraham Lincoln in order to calm a country torn apart by disunity?

Might I remind you who to be thankful for? They are many. They are one.

First the A'ananin (Aane), Abenaki (Abnaki, Abanaki, Abenaqui), Absaalooke (Absaroke), Achumawi (Achomawi), Acjachemen, Acoma, Agua Caliente, Adai, Ahtna (Atna), Ajachemen, Akimel O'odham, Akwaala (Akwala), Alabama-Coushatta, Aleut, Alutiiq, Algonquians (Algonkians), Algonquin (Algonkin), Alliklik, Alnobak (Alnôbak, Alnombak), Alsea (Älsé, Alseya), Andaste, Anishinaabe (Anishinabemowin, Anishnabay), Aniyunwiya, Antoniaño, Apache, Apalachee, Applegate, Apsaalooke (Apsaroke), Arapaho (Arapahoe), Arawak, Arikara, Assiniboine, Atakapa, Atikamekw, Atsina, Atsugewi (Atsuke), Araucano (Araucanian), Avoyel (Avoyelles), Ayisiyiniwok, Aymara, Aztec, Babine, Bannock, Barbareño, Bari, Bear River, Beaver, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Beothuks (Betoukuag), Bidai, Biloxi, Black Carib, Blackfoot (Blackfeet), Blood Indians, Bora, Caddo (Caddoe), Cahita, Cahto, Cahuilla, Calapooya (Calapuya, Calapooia), Calusa (Caloosa), Carib, Carquin, Carrier, Caska, Catawba, Cathlamet, Cayuga, Cayuse, Celilo, Central Pomo, Chahta, Chalaque, Chappaquiddick (Chappaquiddic, Chappiquidic), Chawchila (Chawchilla), Chehalis, Chelan, Chemehuevi, Cheraw, Cheroenhaka (Cheroenkhaka, Cherokhaka), Cherokee, Chetco, Cheyenne (Cheyanne), Chickamaugan, Chickasaw, Chilcotin, Chilula-Wilkut, Chimariko, Chinook, Chinook Jargon, Chipewyan (Chipewyin), Chippewa, Chitimacha (Chitamacha), Chocheno, Choctaw, Cholon, Chontal de Tabasco (Chontal Maya), Choynimni (Choinimni), Chukchansi, Chumash, Clackamas (Clackama), Clallam, Clatskanie (Clatskanai), Clatsop, Cmique, Coastal Cree, Cochimi, Cochiti, Cocopa (Cocopah), Coeur d'Alene, Cofan, Columbia (Columbian), Colville, Comanche, Comcaac, Comox, Conestoga, Coos (Coosan), Copper River Athabaskan, Coquille, Cora, Coso, Costanoan, Coushatta, Cowichan, Cowlitz, Cree, Creek, Croatan (Croatoan), Crow, Cruzeño, Cuna, Cucupa (Cucapa), Cupeño (Cupa), Cupik.

And the Dakelh, Dakota, Dakubetede, Dawson, Deg Xinag (Deg Hit'an), Delaware, Dena'ina (Denaina), Dene, Dene Suline (Denesuline), Dene Tha, Diegueno, Dine (Dineh), Dogrib, Dohema (Dohma), Dumna, Dunne-za (Dane-zaa, Dunneza), Eastern Inland Cree, Eastern Pomo, Eel River Athabascan, Eenou (Eeyou), Eskimo, Esselen, Etchemin (Etchimin), Euchee, Eudeve (Endeve), Excelen, Eyak, Fernandeno (Fernandeño), Flathead Salish, Fox, Gabrielino (Gabrieleño), Gae, Gaigwu, Galibi, Galice, Garifuna, Gashowu, Gitxsan (Gitksan), Gosiute (Goshute), Gros Ventre, Guarani, Guarijio (Guarijío), Gulf, Gwich'in (Gwichin, Gwitchin), Haida, Haisla, Halkomelem (Halqomeylem), Hän (Han Hwech'in), Hanis, Hare, Hatteras, Haudenosaunee, Havasupai, Hawaiian, Heiltsuk, Heve, Hiaki, Hichiti (Hitchiti), Hidatsa, Hocak (Ho-Chunk, Hochunk), Holikachuk, Homalco, Hoopa, Hopi, Hopland Pomo, Hualapai, Huelel, Huichol, Huichun, Hupa, Huron, Illini (Illiniwek, Illinois), Inca, Ineseño (Inezeño), Ingalik (Ingalit), Innoko, Innu, Inuktitut (Inupiat, Inupiaq, Inupiatun), Iowa-Oto (Ioway), Iroquois Confederacy, Ishak, Isleño, Isleta, Itza Maya (Itzah), Iviatim, Iynu, James Bay Cree, Jemez, Juaneno (Juaneño), Juichun, Kabinapek, Kainai (Kainaiwa), Kalapuya (Kalapuyan, Kalapooya), Kalina (Kaliña), Kanenavish, Kanien'kehaka (Kanienkehaka), Kalispel, Kansa (Kanza, Kanze), Karankawa, Karkin, Karok (Karuk), Kashaya, Kaska, Kaskaskia, Kathlamet, Kato, Kaw, Kenaitze (Kenai), Keres (Keresan), Kichai, Kickapoo (Kikapu), Kiliwa (Kiliwi), Kiowa, Kiowa Apache, Kitanemuk, Kitsai, Klahoose, Klallam, Klamath-Modoc, Klatskanie (Klatskanai), Klatsop, Klickitat, Koasati, Kolchan, Konkow (Konkau), Konomihu, Kootenai (Ktunaxa, Kutenai), Koso, Koyukon, Kuitsh, Kulanapo (Kulanapan, Kulanapa), Kumeyaay (Kumiai), Kuna, Kupa, Kusan, Kuskokwim, Kutchin (Kootchin), Kwaiailk, Kwakiutl (Kwakwala), Kwalhioqua, Kwantlen, Kwapa (Kwapaw), Kwinault (Kwinayl), Laguna, Lakhota (Lakota), Lakmiak (Lakmayut), Lassik, Laurentian (Lawrencian), Lecesem, Lenape (Lenni Lenape), Lillooet, Lipan Apache, Listiguj (Listuguj), Lnuk (L'nuk, L'nu'k, Lnu), Lokono, Loucheux (Loucheaux), Loup, Lower Chehalis, Lower Coquille, Lower Cowlitz, Lower Tanana, Lower Umpqua, Luckiamute (Lukiamute), Luiseño, Lumbee, Lummi, Lushootseed, and the Lutuamian.

As well as the Macushi (Macusi), Mahican, Maidu, Maina (Mayna), Makah, Makushi, Maliseet (Maliceet, Malisit, Malisset), Mandan, Mapuche (Mapudungun, Mapudugan), Maricopa, Massachusett (Massachusetts), Massasoit (Massassoit, Mashpee), Mattabesic Mattole, Maumee, Matlatzinca, Mayan, Mayo, Mengwe, Menominee (Menomini), Mescalero-Chiricahua, Meskwaki (Mesquakie), Metis Creole, Miami-Illinois, Miccosukee, Michif, Micmac (Mi'gmaq), Migueleño, Mikasuki, Mi'kmaq (Mikmawisimk), Mingo, Minqua, Minsi, Minto, Miskito (Mosquito), Missouria, Miwok (Miwuk), Mixe, Mixtec (Mixteco, Mixteca), Mobilian Trade Jargon, Modoc, Mohave, Mohawk, Mohegan, Mohican, Mojave, Molale (Molalla, Molala), Monache (Mono), Montagnais, Montauk, Moosehide, Multnomah, Munsee (Munsie, Muncey, Muncie), Muskogee (Muscogee, Mvskoke), Musqueam, Mutsun, Nabesna, Nadot'en (Natoot'en, Natut'en), Nahane (Nahani, Nahanne), Nahuat, Nahuatl, Nakoda (Nakota), Nambe, Nanticoke, Nantucket, Narragansett, Naskapi, Nass-Gitxsan, Natchez, Natick, Naugutuck, Navajo (Navaho), Nawat, Nayhiyuwayin, Nde, Nee-me-poo, Nehiyaw (Nehiyawok), Netela, New Blackfoot, Newe, Nez Perce, Niantic, Nicola, Niitsipussin (Niitsitapi), Nimiipuu (Nimi'ipu), Nipmuc, Nisenan (Nishinam), Nisga'a (Nisgaa, Nishga), Nlaka'pamux (Nlakapamux), Nomlaki, Nooksack (Nooksak), Nootka (Nutka), Nootsak, Northeastern Pomo, Northern Carrier, Northern Cheyenne, Nottoway, Nuu-chaa-nulth (Nuuchahnulth), Nuxalk, Obispeño, Ocuilteco, Odawa, Ofo, Ogahpah (Ogaxpa), Ohlone, Ojibwa (Ojibway, Ojibwe, Ojibwemowin), Oji-Cree, Okanagan (Okanogan), Okwanuchu, Old Blackfoot, Omaha-Ponca, Oneida, Onondaga, O'ob No'ok (O:b No'ok), O'odham (Oodham), Opata, Osage, Otchipwe, Otoe, Ottawa, Pai, Paipai, Paiute, Palaihnihan (Palaihnih, Palahinihan), Palewyami, Palouse, Pamlico, Panamint, Papago-Pima, Pascua Yaqui, Passamaquoddy, Patuxet, Patwin, Paugussett (Paugusset), Pawnee, Peigan, Pend D'Oreille, Penobscot (Pentagoet), Pentlatch (Pentlach), Peoria, Pequot, Picuris, Piegan (Piikani), Pima, Pima Bajo, Pipil, Pit River, Plains Indian Sign Language, Pojoaque, Pomo (Pomoan), Ponca, Poospatuck (Poosepatuk, Poospatuk, Poosepatuck), Popoluca (Popoloca), Potawatomi (Pottawatomie, Potawatomie), Powhatan, Pueblo, Puget Sound Salish, Purisimeño, and Putún.

And let us not forget the Quapaw (Quapa), Quechan, Quechua, Quilcene, Quileute, Quinault, Quinnipiac (Quinnipiack), Quiripi, Raramuri, Red Indians, Restigouche, Rumsen, Runasimi, Saanich, Sac, Sahaptin, Salhulhtxw, Salinan, Salish, Samish, Sandia, Sanish (Sahnish), San Felipe, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Sanpoil, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santiam, Santo Domingo, Saponi, Sarcee (Sarsi), Sastean (Sasta), Satsop, Savannah, Sauk, Saulteaux, Schaghticoke (Scaticook), Sechelt, Secwepemc (Secwepmectsin), Sekani, Selkirk, Seminoles, Seneca, Seri, Serrano, Seshelt, Severn Ojibwe, Shanel, Shasta (Shastan), Shawnee (Shawano), Shinnecock, Shoshone (Shoshoni), Shuar, Shuswap, Siksika (Siksikawa), Siletz, Similkameen, Sinkiuse (Sincayuse), Sinkyone, Sioux, Siuslaw, Skagit, Skicin, S'Klallam, Skokomish, Skraeling, Skwamish, Slavey (Slave, Slavi), Sliammon (Sliamon), Sm'algyax, Snichim, Snohomish, Songish, Sooke, Souriquois (Sourquois), Southeastern Pomo, Southern Paiute, Spokane (Spokan), Squamish, Sqwxwu7mesh, Stadaconan, St'at'imcets (St'at'imc), Stockbridge, Sto:lo, Stoney, Straits Salish, Sugpiaq, Suquamish, Susquehannock, Suwal, Swampy Cree, Swinomish, Tabasco Chontal, Tachi (Tache), Taensa, Tahltan, Tagish, Tahcully, Taino, Takelma (Takilma), Takla, Taltushtuntude, Tamyen, Tanacross, Tanaina, Tanana, Tano, Taos, Tarahumara, Tataviam, Tauira (Tawira), Teguime, Tehachapi, Ten'a, Tenino, Tepehuano (Tepecano), Tequistlateco (Tequistlatec), Tesuque, Tetes-de-Boules, Tewa, Thompson, Tigua, Tillamook, Timbisha (Timbasha), Timucua, Tinde, Tinneh, Tiwa, Tjekan, Tlahuica (Tlahura), Tlatskanie (Tlatskanai), Tlatsop, Tlicho Dinne, Tlingit, Tohono O'odham, Tolowa, Tongva, Tonkawa, Towa, Tsalagi (Tsa-la-gi), Tsattine, Tsekani (Tsek'ehne), Tsetsehestahese, Tsetsaut, Tsilhqot'in (Tzilkotin), Tsimshian (Tsimpshian), Tsitsistas, Tsooke, Tsoyaha, Tsuu T'ina (Tsuutina), Tualatin, Tubar (Tubare), Tubatulabal, Takudh, Tulalip, Tumpisa (Tümbisha, Tumbisha), Tunica, Tupi, Tuscarora, Tutchone, Tutelo, Tututni, Tuwa'duqutsid, Twana, Twatwa (Twightwee), Uchi (Uche, Uchee), Ukiah (Ukian, Uki, Ukia), Ukomnom, Umatilla, Unami, Unangan (Unangax), Unkechaug (Unquachog) Upper Chehalis, Upper Chinook, Upper Cowlitz, Upper Tanana, Upper Umpqua, Ute, Ventureño, Virginian Algonkin, Wailaki (Wailakki), Wailatpu (Waylatpu), Walapai, Walla Walla, Wampano, Wampanoag, Wanapam, Wanki (Wangki), Wappinger, Wappo, Warijio (Warihio, Warijío), Warm Springs, Wasco-Wishram, Washo (Washoe), Wazhazhe, Wea, Wenatchi (Wenatchee), Wendat, Weott, Western Pomo, Whilkut, White Clay People, Wichita (Witchita), Wikchamni, Willapa (Willopah), Winnebago, Wintu (Wintun), Wishram, Witsuwit'en (Witsuwiten), Wiyot, Wolastoqewi, Wyandot, Yakama, Yanesha, Yaquina, Yavapai, Yawelmani, Yaqui, Yinka Dene, Yneseño, Yocot'an, Yokaia, Yokuts, Yoncalla, Yowlumni, Ysleño, Ysleta del Sur, Yucatec Maya, Yuchi, Yuki, Yuma, Yupik, as well as the Yurok.

And last but most definitely the Zapotec, Zia, Zimshian, Zoque, and the Zuni.

God bless you all the tribes, peoples and care-takers of this land that I now call home. I cannot hope to give you restitution until all men repent for the wrongs we have done you, but you know that you have one friend in my tribe until then.

-Pauly Hart Thanksgiving Day, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coffee & Ale - Tonics

Tonics have been around for centuries. Millennium even. It would be a shame to not begin to include them in this wonderful time of year.

Notice: Where there is any traditional doubt of any "Tonic", I will make it plain to show adverse reactions to the effect of the tonic as well.

1492 is a lie.

Christopher Columbus? Bah Humbug!

Reading this huge thesis is mind blowing:

Here is a quick intro:

If a bias exists, it will have to weather an imminent battle likely to occur in the near future. The last twenty years have produced a veritable avalanche of new material which is certain to enter the realm of public awareness as we approach the quincentennial of Columbus’ “discovery.” The possibility that mainstream scientists will take a more objective view of this topic remains to be seen. However, regardless of one’s beliefs or loyalties, the evidence should be judged on its own merits. After all, what could be so extraordinary in appearance, substance, and form that its very existence challenges many of the deep-seated beliefs held by science regarding American pre-history. One could argue that if pieces don’t fit the puzzle, they should be investigated rather than ignored as has been the routine in the past 100 years.

Very interesting read

Ancient Greeks may have been Mongoloid

The polymorphism of human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was studied in 118 unrelated Greeks (from northern Greece) using total blood cell DNA and the restriction enzymes HpaI, BamHI, HaeII, MspI, AvaII, and HincII. One new morph was identified for MspI (named MspI morph 18Gr) and is the result of a mutation in a previously thought monomorphic site at 104 bp. HpaI morph 1 was detected for the first time in a European sample. Also, AvaII morph 13 was observed in Greece in a frequency higher (5.93%) than that found in any other population. Eighteen mtDNA types were identified, three of which are new [86-2 (1-3-1-4-9-2), 87-2 (2-3-1-1-13-2), and 88-2 (2-1-1-18Gr-1-2)] and can be derived from already known mtDNA types by single restriction site changes. Type 57-2 (2-3-1-4-13-2), which had been previously characterized as "Italian," was found with higher frequency (4.24%) in northern Greece. The calculation of genetic distances and chi-square values through Monte Carlo simulation shows that the Greek sample does not differ from the Italian sample.

from HERE

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Empires And Generals Strange Ads

Listening to Rage against the Machine, hoping to make some more cards tonight, instead, this happened.

Trump Icon

New Trump Icon...

About time right?

The Gujarati language is very pretty.

I decided to model my icon for TRUMP after their language.

It actually says: "Trump" in Gujarati.

Pretty cool.

Hope you like it.

Weasel Tail

Introducing the Blackfoot. 

This is Weasel Tail.

Cost: Three Horse.
Category: Blackfoot Band Leader
*Leadership Icon denotes that he is treated as a General would be treated*
Sub-Category: Piegan

Strange Icon in the upper right corner?

That's the new Trump Icon.

Black Europe

During the Umayyad rule, around 15% of Europe (Under the seven continent theory) was governed by the rule of Sub-Sahara African and Berber peoples.

At it's height, it was almost all of Iberia.

Take that history teachers.

Things most precious

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Website tweaks

Working on some tweaks on the websites.



That's it.

Websites work.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A funny thing happened on my youtube

I was watching a rather boring but very informative video by Prof. John W.I. Lee about Persia when I went to do something else.

I came back to the video and Youtube wanted to autoplay an ad for me. Morgan Freeman wanted to tell me about Visa Checkout and how much freedom having one gave you.

Well... The video came back to playing and instantly Professor Lee said:

"Don't believe it. There's plenty of evidence for slavery across the Persian Empire."

Ha. Credit debt is slavery, we all know that. Every time I think of debt bondage in the United States I laugh.

I about pooped myself. Poor Morgan Freeman. Slavery is wrong sir! Just wrong!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pasargadae Supremacy

According to the Roman geographer Strabo of Amasia, the palace of Pasargadae was built on the site where king Cyrus defeated the leader of the Medes, Astyages, in 550 BC. The battle is also mentioned in the Nabonidus Chronicle.

Cyrus began building his capital in 546 BC or later; it was unfinished when he died in battle, in 530 or 529 BC. The remains of the tomb of Cyrus' son and successor, Cambyses II, have been found in Pasargadae, near the fortress of Toll-e Takht, and identified in 2006.

Pasargadae remained the Persian capital until Cambyses II moved it to Susa; later, Darius founded another in Persepolis. The archaeological site covers 1.6 square kilometres and includes a structure commonly believed to be the mausoleum of Cyrus, the fortress of Toll-e Takht sitting on top of a nearby hill, and the remains of two royal palaces and gardens. Pasargadae Persian Garden provide the earliest known example of the Persian chahar bagh, or fourfold garden design.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My Newest Novel Book Reading

As many of you know, I have been working like a mad-man-with-mad-cow-disease on my newest book, my first novel: By the Gates of the Garden of Eden I am excited and frightened all at the same time for this new adventure in my life and want to share it with you.

The book contains some really cool historical facts that YOU HERE have made possible. With every contact, email, question or click of the website that you provide, you give me happiness and contentment to use as fuel to push into deeper and more scary parts of history.

So, without Empires and Generals, this book may never have been written.

Come join us at the Facebook Group so I can get an idea how many people are coming!

I would love for some of you to be there representing!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

When other games incorporate insects

Here is "The Vampire Wars" and their pet Giant Weta.

I am pooping a little from laughing so hard.

I mean. Props to the artist...

But... What silliness.

Wait, why do all these vampires have red hair?