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August 30, 2017 by Jythier
So I've seen a couple videos of this game, but things keep changing.  What kind of infrastructure are you guys building to get started?

Based on my Company of Heroes days, I know that getting started properly is key to an RTS game, and it seems to be key here too.   What build orders are out there?  Is there any universally accepted things?

I'm using my first engineer to capture and build a factory, or sometimes an extractor, while capturing.  But I haven't been ab...
October 9, 2013 by Jythier
Hey guys.  There's a site called VideoGameGeek and it's looking for representative images for the games in the database.


Sins Entrenchment and GalCiv Dark Avatar are both on the list.  Can you please upload some images over there?

June 12, 2013 by Jythier
I really want to somehow express why I enjoy this game, but I can’t.  I can’t because of the way this sort of game is.  It takes you, gives you simple tasks to do, and provides rewards for achieving them.  It also rewards you just for playing the game – any sailing will give you XP.  If you make money by trading, you get XP.  If you battle, you get XP.  Let’s not talk about battling yet though.


In Uncharted Waters, you sail aroun...
March 13, 2013 by Jythier
I'm 28 years old, I have 4 kids, and I am in the hospital recovering from a heart attack and the related proceedures that saved my life.  Over the last two weeks, I went to the doctor, was diagnosed with high blood pressure, went back to the doctor, went to a lab, got diagnosed with high choloesterol, got put on medication for both, and then ended up in the hospital after having my 'first' heart attack.

I was playing basketball with some kids at the church, and my heart would...
October 22, 2012 by Jythier
So, I own Galactic Civilizations 2.  I don't know much about Fallen Enchantress, except that it's a Civ game and there's magic.

Why do I need to buy Fallen Enchantress, if I have GalCiv2?  What does it do better, what worse, different, etc.?
October 19, 2012 by Jythier
Anyone else around here playing this?

Here's a little background for the uninitiated.

Just after a little-known card game named Magic: The Gathering appeared on the scene, another card game by Richard Garfield came out called Netrunner.  The game features two sides that played vastly differently from each other, so differently in fact that you could not use one side's cards in the other side's deck AT ALL.  This was a collectible card game.

Fantasy Flight Games rec...
September 21, 2012 by Jythier
The government’s got it wrong.

For a while now, there has been a push to redefine what freedom of religion means.  Freedom of religion comes from the following:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Here’s what people seem to think it sa...
July 10, 2012 by Jythier
For a while now I’ve wanted to design a ‘game’.  I won’t say it’s really a game.  I think I’d like to play around with it, but it seems almost like more of an economic simulation than a game in the strictest sense.  At least, in its current state it wouldn’t be a game.


The basic premise?  There is a town.  In that town, there are people who own different businesses.  These businesses will, given raw materials, p...
June 10, 2012 by Jythier
Many fat years continued.  Things continue to go on much as before.  Ewa and Kayden eventually reached the top of the political spectrum, becoming mayor of the town.  However, he was only a Citizen, and later a Free Citizen, leaving the Imperial level handily out of reach.  Money poured in, and was invested into making the Tavern an Inn, one of the fishing shacks a hut, and the bakery also increased in level but I can't remember what to. 

The family continued to b...
June 7, 2012 by Jythier
For some reason, Kayden continued to gain fame while Ewa did not.  This resulted in her being Guild Master of the Patrons for several years, followed by Kayden.  The house we fit these people into was upgraded to a Gabled House.  Sierra and Kayden both started courting, trying to find suitable mates. 

Tragedy quickly struck again as the plague clung to Sierra, as Sierra clung to life. She made the best of it, quickly marrying an old Scholar, hoping he might be able to disc...
June 6, 2012 by Jythier
Jay had always wanted to fish.   He’d never wanted to service the drunkards of the world, or grow crops, or any of the other terrible duties that went with being a patron.  No, Jay wanted to fish.  So fish he did.

He wasn’t sure exactly where the seed money had come from.  His mother had handed it to him when he came of age, telling him she had saved a coin or two every day for him since the day he was born.  He now had 10,000 of those coins, and a dream. ...
August 14, 2011 by Jythier
Recently at work, I needed to bring together several Excel worksheets into one place for analysis.  I'm sure there are ways to do this without leaving Excel, but my thought was to link them all into an Access database which would allow me to set up static queries against the data that wouldn't need to be changed.  With all my analysis setup, my thought is to not need someone to understand much about it except they need to double-click here, or open a file there.  That way,...
August 1, 2008 by Jythier

I'm getting baptized this Sunday.

I can hear the gasps.  What?  He isn't baptized?

No, I'm not.  But I want to be saved.  Mark 16:15-16 says:

15And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
16He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned."

August 1, 2008 by Jythier
We all know it.  We have been spoonfed two political candidates, yet again, neither of whom actually represents us in any way.

We have Obama, who wants to give the poor more money to waste, tax money away from people who actually know what to do with it, and create DHS as if it didn't already exist.

We have McCain, who is the same old rich white guy we always get, who really represents big corporations and not the people.

So what are we to do?

Well, I have the solution to this d...
July 23, 2008 by Jythier
As part of my job, I now get to read about every case in my area that is filed.  This is for marketing purposes, so we can pick out which cases have damages worth calculating and which ones don't, so we can market to the attorneys.

There's just so many of them!

The thing is, people have disagreements all the time.  People solve those disagreements on their own all the time, without involving lawyers.

It's astonishing to think that so many people have such large disagreements t...