Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A WarStrike Faction Census: Part III: The Gruin

Here's the population numbers for the Gruin, the great pain in the backside of the Republic.

A WarStrike Faction Census: Part II: The Turids

Aluminum-Cast Ant Nest, Walter R. Tschinkel
Sorry for disappearing again. I had to deal with a LOT of Parental financial issues that I'd been putting off. Like spending 30 hours meticulously re-filing 5+ years of paperwork in a way that makes searching through their records for tax and insurance purposes saner. Plus dozens of tedious phone calls, and a few visits to various banks and insurance agencies. Ugh!

So I'm going on strike taking a break today from all of that to try and catch up a bit on my posting.  First I want to finish up on the "Census" by showing you the Turid and Gruin numbers that I've put together.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A WarStrike Faction Census: Part I

Sorry for the long delays in posting. Been busy with taxes/insurance for my parents, the kids and wife have been sick, and I fell down something of a rabbit hole last week researching Scientology. I swear, the deeper you dig, the more batshit-crazy evil crap that you find on them. Such as a dying woman being eaten alive by cockroaches while being kept in isolation to "cure" a psychotic break. I. Kid. You. Not.

Anyway, while working on a glossary of Church of Mowen (ChoM) terms, and working out a basic structure of 'beliefs' for the Fidelis, I had to figure out how many Prophets there are running around in our universe. Which required O_N and I to work out the population of the Republic as a whole, and then I started breaking down that population (and that of the other factions) by stellagraphic region. Here's what I've come up with.

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.

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