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"Organic" Population Growth

One of the most important game mechanics in Strategic Primer, from a player’s perspective early in the game, is the population growth mechanic: there are always more tasks that need to be done than workers to assign to do them, but the population does increase in a way that the players can influence. 564 more words

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Annotated Log of the First Campaign

This (very long) post is the log of the first campaign of Strategic Primer, which I ran as the “experiment” in my eighth grade science fair project in the spring semester of 2000. 17,835 more words

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Subset Checker User's Guide

Over the course of the current campaign of Strategic Primer, I’ve often gotten myself into a situation where I had a “world map” and a player’s “known-world” map, but the latter wasn’t… 659 more words

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Worker Advancement App User's Guide

The “worker advancement app” is an app in the assistive-programs suite that I do not expect players to use much; before I created the worker-management app I suggested it to serve as a poor substitute, but between that and the report produced by the report generator players should have little need for it. 1,023 more words

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Map Checker User's Guide

When editing a Strategic Primer map, especially “by hand” in a text editor but even sometimes using the officially provided tools, it’s all too possible to get it into a problematic state. 1,036 more words

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Exploration App User's Guide

In running a turn of Strategic Primer, one of the most time-consuming tasks for the Judge can be to decide (generate) what a player’s explorers see and update the player’s map with the new information. 2,202 more words

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Assistive Programs Release & Development Report (0.4.9018)

In the weeks since the last release of the suite of assistive programs for players and Judges of Strategic Primer, I’ve added a fair number of features to the turn-running app and made a few other changes, but things have solidified enough that I’m reasonably comfortable making this “the release” rather than another pre-release. 952 more words

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