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Offline Steve Walmsley

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2013, 10:36:39 AM »
that worked steve thank you very much.  any hope on getting more chapters wrote.  how about a rewrite with the story of the monitor that went back in time through the gate.  could rewrite that for 167 turns.  lol

Very little chance of any additional chapters. I finished writing the Rigellian Diary about 10 years ago :)

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2019, 05:19:48 AM »
Unfortunately, at least for me, the link seems to be very much dead.
 

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #62 on: June 14, 2019, 10:23:12 AM »
is there a new link ?
 

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #63 on: June 14, 2019, 12:09:23 PM »
Try http://www.pentarch.org/steve/CompleteDiary167.zip

This link works for me.

Edit: Just realized that's because it got changed right before I clicked it, ignore this. The first post works fine now.
 

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2019, 12:10:28 PM »
Yes, this is the correct link. I have updated the original post.

http://www.pentarch.org/steve/CompleteDiary167.zip
 

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2019, 02:28:13 PM »
works thank you reading :)))
 

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2019, 03:30:46 PM »
works thank you reading :)))

Bear in mind that was one of the first things I wrote so standard was pretty low :)
 

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #67 on: June 15, 2019, 05:05:35 AM »
works thank you reading :)))

Bear in mind that was one of the first things I wrote so standard was pretty low :)

Well, you have to start somewhere. Plus, I've always wondered what your Starfire campaigns looked like, seeing that this game inspired Aurora.
 

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #68 on: June 20, 2019, 09:35:25 AM »
works thank you reading :)))

Bear in mind that was one of the first things I wrote so standard was pretty low :)

I went back and took a look at my Terran Empire Campaign recently.  It was written at the same time as Steve's Rigellian Campaign, although Steve's campaign came first, and, in fact, was what inspired me to begin writing up my campaign reports.  I make no claims to brilliant writing now, but my writing was pretty rough back then.   

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #69 on: August 14, 2019, 06:03:03 AM »
Just finished the whole thing (on the third attempt), took a week of solid reading (good distraction while aurora loads it's turns). Very enjoyable read despite having never played starfire (the ship class descriptions are complete gibberish to me).

Some thoughts and questions
1. This is 300% dead right?
2. How did the bugs with their massive depth not crush the allies under massive waves of bugs (I know they tried but come on they had so many 40 billion pop systems)
3. How were you running the diplomacy elements (was it based on dice rolls or something or completely narrative?)
4. The Octopi will probably be able to hold of the Andromedans but I can't see them getting their systems back from the dragons or the Rigellians a war between the two groups will probably happen in the future
5. Where did the ideas for each race come from? (especially the races who got extended backstory i.e. the Rigellians and the Drax), and how did you work out their different tactical doctrines?
6. What was the final income of each race?
7. What was the next big threat for the Rigellians?
 

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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #70 on: August 14, 2019, 08:27:11 AM »
Just finished the whole thing (on the third attempt), took a week of solid reading (good distraction while aurora loads it's turns). Very enjoyable read despite having never played starfire (the ship class descriptions are complete gibberish to me).

Some thoughts and questions
1. This is 300% dead right?
2. How did the bugs with their massive depth not crush the allies under massive waves of bugs (I know they tried but come on they had so many 40 billion pop systems)
3. How were you running the diplomacy elements (was it based on dice rolls or something or completely narrative?)
4. The Octopi will probably be able to hold of the Andromedans but I can't see them getting their systems back from the dragons or the Rigellians a war between the two groups will probably happen in the future
5. Where did the ideas for each race come from? (especially the races who got extended backstory i.e. the Rigellians and the Drax), and how did you work out their different tactical doctrines?
6. What was the final income of each race?
7. What was the next big threat for the Rigellians?

I'm rereading this at the moment for the first time in many years and I am surprised how much of it I had forgotten. I'm only about a fifth of the way in so no spoilers please :)

I can't remember the tactical details as this was twenty years ago. All the diplomacy, backstory, tactical doctrines, etc. were all role-played by me. My young son (who is 29 now) started the Octopus Empire and came up with the name, but lost interest quite quickly so I took over. I haven't maintained the Starfire Assistant code, although I still have it somewhere, so I can't check the final incomes. It ended eventually because it was taking a very long time to play each turn (several weeks).

I probably should try to get SA up and running again so I can see the maps :)

EDIT: Just opened the VB project for Starfire Assistant. Lots of load reference errors, probably due to all the missing files that are no longer supplied with Windows (such as OCX). Might be fun to find all those files and get it running again, but I should probably spend my time on C# Aurora :)  Maybe some other time.
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Re: Complete Rigellian Diary
« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2019, 04:31:18 PM »
Let us raise a glass to the fallen Octopi of the Ring system, and pledge vengeance in their name!
 

 

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