Here’s a 45 minute (approximately) video of me playing the first mission of the classic Mac game “Missions of the Reliant”. There’s a *lot* of downtime, due to ship repairs, etc., so keep that in mind when you watch. Maybe later I’ll make a more viewer-friendly version with all of the long bits where nothing much is happening chopped out; if I do, that one will probably go up on YouTube.
Here’s a link to a Sporcle quiz I put up the other day, challenging people to select all of the non-modern countries/decoys in the list.
There are a few real winners in there, such as “LEGOLAND” and “Facebook”.
Every now and again I write a little bit of nonsense, as a form of amusement. For maximum comedic effect, I prefer listening to it being read out loud by the classic Macintosh voice “Princess” (though any kind of computer text-to-speech would probably be entertaining enough). Here’s a collection of some of my greatest works. Continue reading “Fun Balderdash”
Uploaded a Youtube video of me playing a round of the classic Mac game by Peter N. Lewis, “Greebles”. It was a little tricky to get the recorder set up without it interfering with the gameplay; I did a take before this one, but it was so choppy I decided to try again with a lower resolution.
I’m pretty well on my game most of this time, but start burning out near the end. Dying so many times in level 10 was pretty pitiful play on my part (I got greedy and careless). The AI is hopeless when it comes to strategy or long-term planning, but on reflexes and tactical encounters it’ll beat you every time.
While Domination is in many ways a superb RISK clone with a superior feature set, I’ve found that there’s a surprising deficit of top-quality maps. Without speculating on why this is the case, I thought I’d provide my insight in to what I feel makes a great map. Continue reading “Thoughts on Domination Maps”