You guys are so rad
thanks for being cool people.
In that case I shall endeavour to get the rules up ASAP (need to edit a few things for the test game and edit a test game map)
I'll be happy to participate in this.
So the ministers are still part of the plan. That's great. Lepanto and I talked months ago how we'd like to be the CRF ministers. So I am hoping you'll let me be the internal one for the CRF. I believe there was an internal one and an external one, yes?
I merged the two ministers to just one, because after looking at it more closely, the minister for internal affairs didn't seem all that exciting.
As you are well aware, all games need beta-testing, and this one's no different. Happy to participate. Though 20 weeks seems a bit long for just a test game; how about cutting it to 5 turns?
Still 20 weeks is quite a long test run. How long do you expect the real game to go?
This is a very good question, and definitely shows up I think why you might feel the need to do this test run regarding burnout. If just the test run is going to take 5 months, then I guess the real game is going to be a very long term commitment.
I don't actually have a good grasp on how long I want the game to run. Because I simply can't make a good prediction in my mind on how things will turn out. Because of the political aspect, things could turn into a huge war, or a very long stalement etc. Also due to the potential of tactical battles resolving with very few results (because of its prediction based gameplay) I think that 5 turns may be too little to get a good grasp on how things are (or it might be exactly enough, we'll have to see)
While a turn takes 2 weeks, its divided in two phases (intrigue and strategy), 1 week for each phase.
About this, I never felt like there was any pressure being put on you last time by anyone
True, you guys have been excellent. It's not so much direct pressure, but more the feeling of "I need to get this done or else I'll disappoint/inconvenience people".
Also last time you were plagued by repeated illness and you said you normally rarely get ill. So chances are that won't happen again.
I actually discovered why I was feeling so **** for so long, turns out I have grown kind of lactose intolerant over the years. And as a frequent chocolate milk drinking and pizza eater, I was just causing myself stomach aches and headaches, and I simply couldn't figure out why I was feeling like absolutely rubbish. Until I came across it on a internet search, then it all clicked. So since then I've been able to take measures, so while my bowels do still occasionally protest, I've been feeling back in top shape for the most part.