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    [2020-02] Some novel character portraits

    Senior scribe...hmm... 'scribe' is not a word I have in the lexicon. So...wiktionary: Someone who writes; a draughtsperson; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis, secretary, notary or copyist. A person who writes books or documents by hand as a...
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    WC Uprez Unity3d Doodle! (Heavy GIF Use, Mobile Users Beware!)

    You know, if you ever need any pilot characters for this particular boat, I've got a whole bunch of half-fleshed out generic pilots from WCRPG you could use. Feel free.
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    CCG Trades?

    I'd have to look to see if I have a spare; it's been a bit since I've looked at my collection.
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    Which commodities are available in Privateer 1? The Privateer I commodities are listed in the tables there. I'm trying to remember which sources I used for that data; the official guide was one of them but I want to say it wasn't the only one.
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    I'd amend that to be "Should have had a campaign that was something other than thirteen back-to-back Armada missions and/or ended when one player hit seven, because it was over at that point anyway." And would've been fun to develop a more diversified fleet, methinks. At least...
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    Take Your Pick: Classic or FMV Bernie (January 23, 2021)

    Poor Flash...he never gets any love. I think I'd rather have him on wing than Bernie, though; I'd have to check on Bernie's experience at the stick of an F-105...
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    wing commander fonts

    "Use the pipe". Got it.
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    wing commander fonts

    StopD will get you the lettering from the original box art; it's what I used for the cover of WCRPG, which you can see in my little circle image off to the left (having a senior moment right now and I can't remember what the damn thing is actually called). The only trouble with StopD is with the...
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    Video-chat compatible (physical) Wargame for you people...

    As a kindred board game designer myself, are you still looking for playtesters for Corewards? I have group that I meet with on a semi-regular basis here in festive Norman-town, including the guys who made Churrascaria. The guys who made Trial by Trolley also popped by on more that one occasion...
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    While you sleep they'll be waiting?

    I remember when we first got Wing Commander, my dad had to set things up so that our 80286 could use expanded memory; doing this basically required a custom boot-up procedure. As part of the batch file he built to do said boot-up and then reboot the computer for general use once we were done...
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    Check This, Mate (November 25, 2020)

    The move Nxb3+ is just check - not checkmate, but mate is in three moves. While white cannot move the king out of check or capture the Queen - which is the only piece directly attacking the king, White can interpose with Bd5, Nd3 or Nd7+. In each of these, though, the Queen responds by capturing...
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    [2020-02] Some novel character portraits

    I wish I had the higher resolution footage...from the WC3 intro:
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    [2020-02] Some novel character portraits

    ("Howdy" keeps throwing me for a loop...let's try this...). K'rathrg! Firekka'hra! Ja'lr'a! (Ja'l ri'a a? = "how do you do", from which 'howdy' derives...clip it to make slang. Ja'lr'a doesn't mean anything else as best I can tell. Now if I can just come up with a word for 'wow' and better...
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    [2020-02] Some novel character portraits

    Two reasons. First, kila'vrashiv is a shorter term. Second, a concubine doesn't literally follow a wife as a rule, nor are they an attendant or an acolyte. Depending on the circumstances, they may not even be fully subordinate to the wife. I'd probably have more to say about this, but at the...
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    [2020-02] Some novel character portraits

    Breakdown of the word is ahr + -av + -a = to lead / leader + negative / opposite / not / do not / converse (opposite) + "being that does" / "-ist", i.e. "being that does not lead". The most general usage of the word is intended as "follower", with the others being general purpose synonyms. As...