Look, we all know this subject is going to take place in the comments and dominate the Nu’s feed. Since no amount of discouragement is apt to eliminate this speculation — and, more to the point, since this speculation is absolutely essential to the process of creating future strategies and production tactics for use in the new system, Continue reading
In addition to my 7 ongoing Planets games, I read on average one book per day while running my used book shop. This should indicate just how bad a career choice selling used books can be.
After reading all these books for all these years, I’ve discovered something some might find Continue reading
Introduction (or, Too Long; Don’t Read)
To the best of our knowledge, this term was coined by Samuel Taylor Coleridge back in 1817. He was talking about the need Continue reading
And now, as promised, some thoughts on the future desirability of post-limit cloning:
We are all certainly in agreement that, in TimHost 3.20, if this had occurred it would have been a glitch. As this is no longer TimHost, we are permitted to consider whether this ought to exist as a potential feature. We have this right simply because we are no Continue reading
(written by Emork, the Lizard King)
Take a look at this photo taken last weekend at a gathering of planets players at Emork’s place in Munich, Germany – Can you connect the players to the faces?
(written by ECV)
My good friend Gnerphk has eloquently and logically put forth a definition of honorable warfare in VGA Planets, published proudly here on Planets Mag. His justifications are sound, logical, and rhetorically impressive. While it is easy to agree with many of the basic premises of his idea of honorable warfare, his thesis consists of the bold yet troubling Continue reading
This short treatise was inspired by a public thread in the Aries War newsfeed. Two Emperors, at least one likely prospective Emperor, and several current and former championship contestants participated in a lively discussion on the subject, but in the end I felt that as many questions were raised as were answered. Here, then, I have attempted to organize many of the thoughts expressed on the subject and to Continue reading
(written by ECV)
This article reflects my own opinion about what to build on the first turn. In a previous post, I asserted that a Large Deep Space Freighter (LDSF) with Transwarp Drives is always a safe choice to build. I reaffirm that it is acceptable to build the LDSF on the first turn.
In my opinion, however, there is a better choice for everyone. Every race should build a capital ship (a ship with weapons – also known as a warship) on turn 1. Continue reading