We (Don't) Have the Technology (Anymore, but) We can Rebuild It

We (Don't) Have the Technology (Anymore, but) We can Rebuild It

There are few things that drive me more up the wall than crappy reasoning behind why the moon landings were faked. Now, I'm not part of the "it was a fake" crowd, but given the pressures we were operating udner, the conspiracy to murder Kennedy, etc., I could understand people asking questions. And one of the problems smart people have is that we can go down some very strange rabbit holes indeed when working outside of our areas of expertise - one day I may go into how long I spent digging through planets-in-collision type stuff a la…

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Space Empires Without Computers

Space Empires Without Computers

First – thanks to the guys I played with for the hours of gametime, discussion, and also going over a recent draft of this to provide a couple corrections. Review I’ve got a love-hate relationship with GMT games, the company. On the one hand, they consistently put out high-quality games, with outstanding materiel quality and with excellent rules that are as simple as they can be, where the game graphics and abstractions still provide an excellent feel. They’ve also survived for decades in a niche market, which does, as I’ve pointed out earlier, justify to a degree the…

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