Monday, April 13, 2015

Scientology & The Church of Mowen


I’ve already discussed this with O_N a bit on Twitter, but having just subscribed to HBO’s new cable-free ‘HBO Now’ service, I ran across a very interesting documentary called “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”. Which does a very good job of laying out the structure of that organization and how it manipulates its members.

As a wacky mystery religion with degrees/levels, and various off-shoot organizations and corporations, I see it as the perfect creepy Sci-Fi basis for where to take the Church of Mowen (ChoM) in WarStrike. Which I’ve always wanted to be oddly compelling, yet horrifying at the same time.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Looks Like We Struck A Chord Somewhere...


While I was off vacationing over Easter, our daily traffic saw a pretty massive 1700% spike a couple of days ago, and while I don't see any specifically unusual site sources (such as 4chan), I do see a disproportionate amount of interest coming from a particular middle eastern country.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Creation Myth of the Republic: Part V


And just as the wandering god finds a degree of happiness, the jealousy and betrayals begin. This, of course, will not end well for anyone. :)

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Creation Myth of the Republic: Part IV


Here's the next chapter in our saga of the wandering god, who stumbles across something of great value that's much more familiar to us. Though as always, the pessimistic world-view of the Republic taints their perception of things. But given what's coming, who can blame them?

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Creation Myth Of The Republic: Part III


Here's the next page of the Republic's creation myth.

It's not as easy being a god as some might think. :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Creation Myth Of The Republic: Part II


For all the work I've been doing chopping up and re-arranging the rules, I haven't had anything convenient to put up for review. But I have been adding to the first post I did on the Republic's creation myth, as a result of some loooong email exchanges on the game's fluff with O_N and Angus.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Units & Engagement Revision


As I tear chunks out of the old Shooting and Melee Phase rules prior to consolidating them into a combined Combat Phase, I'm finding places earlier in the book to put many of the more basic rules. Here, I've dropped the Engagement definition (which never actually existed before) and the unit engagement rules/example into the Models & Units chapter. Between the model basing standards and the unit types.

Interesting Article On Insect Epigenetics


Sciencemag.org has an interesting article up on some epigenetic research going on with bees and ants. It seems that all ants and bees are identical genetically. They just become whatever sub-type is needed through chemical on/off switching of their genes due to environmental factors and upbringing.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Unit Characteristics: Initiative & Movement


Here's the first 2 pages of the Unit Characteristics section. Showing the introductions for Initiative and Movement.

The Rest Of The Unit Classes


Here's the rest of the unit classes for the game, which will finish up the Models & Units chapter.

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