Welcome to my website. Here you can find information about a variety of different games that I have played over the years. My website is high on content, low on graphics. Please select the game that interests you from the list below.
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Quote of the Moment
Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song,
That with no middle flight intends to soar
Above th' Aonian Mount, while it pursues
Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime.
And chiefly Thou O Spirit, that dost prefer
Before all Temples th' upright heart and pure,
Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first
Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread
Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss
And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark
Illumin, what is low raise and support;
That to the highth of this great Argument
I may assert Eternal Providence,
And justifie the wayes of God to men.
- John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1
With the start of October, we've now completed the opening round of Civ4 AI Survivor. I will be out of town this upcoming weekend, and therefore the Wildcard Game will take place in two weeks, on October 13th. The preview for the Wildcard Game has been posted, and the Livestream recordings and written summaries of all eight opening round games can now be accessed from the main Season Three page. It's been a highly entertaining set of games thus far - I hope everyone is enjoying the show.
Civ4 AI Survivor keeps chugging along at a steady pace. We now have a finished writeup for Game Four, and Game Five will be coming up in a few more days later this week. I'm continuing to put together previews for each match, and it's been a ton of fun recording the community predictions and comparing them to how each game ultimately played out. If you can't get enough of Civ4 AI Survivor, Axiis has been writing up reports for some of the missing games from last season, and there's a new one posted for Game Eight of Season Two. It's very well done - go check it out! At this point we're up to about 30 total games across three years, with a whole bunch of crazy outcomes in those matches.
Elsewhere, I have continued to update the Travel section of the website with a short report about my experience in this year's Total Solar Eclipse. For better or for worse, it was a very memorable day. I've also been slowly adding parts to the European Grand Tour, which is now over 50,000 words and still a good bit away from being finished. It was a monster trip and I knew it would be a monster report as well. September and October are the busiest time of year for my work schedule, which means that I'll likely have my hands full keeping AI Survivor running for the next few weeks. Don't expect too much more on the website until the end of the year rolls around. Thanks!
Three games of Civ4 AI Survivor Season Three are now in the books. The main page for Season Three has links to the Livestream recordings and written reports for all three of those games, as well as details on the next upcoming match. There will be no game this week as I will be out of town traveling, and we'll pick up with Game Four on Friday, September 1st. In the meantime, if you can't get enough Civ4 AI Survivor, some of the readers have been helping me put together written reports for the games from Season Two that still lack written summaries. Axiis has provided the most recent version of those writeups, this one for Game Five of Season Two. Feel free to check it out if you're wanting more AI on AI action during our week off.
I've also been working hard on my European Grand Tour trip in the Travel section, and although it's still an unfinished work in progress, there's an awful lot of material already posted to the website. For anyone who enjoyed the YouTube videos that I put together of photographs of past trips, this is the stuff for you.
We held the first match for Season Three of Civ4 AI Survivor earlier this week, and it was a huge success! 115 entries submitted in the prediction contest and almost 100 people watching live on stream as it played out. Let's hope that the upcoming games can retain the same level of excitement. There's a new feature this year in the form of a preview for each game; here's the Preview for Game Two, with plenty of time remaining to submit predictions. Even if you don't know anything about Civ4, why not take your best guess and see what happens? We also have detailed information about the games that have already taken place, with the Livestream recording for Game One located here, and a written summary of Game One located here. As always, the Season Three main page for Civ4 AI Survivor has all of the most up-to-date information and links to the all of the other previews, recordings, and writeups.
One other small note: I've been continuing to work on the Travel section of the website in my spare time, and in particular the monthlong trip that I took in Europe last summer. The writeup for that trip is an enormous enterprise, trying to cover 31 days of travel and the thousands upon thousands of pictures that I took along the way. I have about a quarter of it done at present, and readers are welcome to take a look here. I expect I'll be working on this project for some time yet to come. Enjoy.