Spreadin’ the Colors: a Total alternative to campaign-style strategy gaming

In my most recent post I made some gripes about the Total War franchise’s inability to fix it’s woefully pedestrian diplomacy model. Frankly, it’s a tired complaint. One so repeated I have come to the earth-shattering conclusion that maybe Total War just isn’t the answer. Don’t get me wrong, I will always love the franchise. What we have together is …

When the Player-Driven-Economist Dreams

When’s the last time you tossed a stone in a stream? It’s a very fundamental desire, a need we all have. We want to make a splash. We want to feel this movement of the river, that’s always changing, is affected, or disturbed, even at a minute level, by our action. Ah, but old Heraclitus had never played an MMO …