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Frogboy's Articles for March, 2020
March 30, 2020 by Frogboy
With our state on lockdown, our offices are empty.  This gives me a rare opportunity to give a little tour of our offices with almost no one here.  A little bit about Stardock So I started Stardock from my dorm room back in 1991 and incorporated it in 1993.  The building we’re in now, we bought in 2005.  We own it, so we are able to do whatever we want with it.  It’s about 20,000 square feet and we’ve had the opportunity to try out various worki...
March 30, 2020 by Frogboy
I found a magic planet. It’s not that it is a class 20 planet – it only started as a class 14 and I’ve upgraded it since.  It is that it had 6 fertile tiles with 5 of them ready to have something amazing placed in the middle.  In this case, Kimberly’s Refuge.  Combined with the planet being a fertile world the result is that this one planet produces 34 food.  Of course, having the time to build this up required relative peace to be the norm w...
March 27, 2020 by Frogboy
As I write this, we’re starting to find a lot of friction due to the way some communications apps work when it comes to multiple servers.  I’m looking at you, Microsoft Teams. While connecting multiple Teams servers (not teams) isn’t hard, it is a bit tedious.  I end up having to click on the drop down and then select the server I want. Now, ideally, I would like Teams to let me have a truly integrated experience (where I can move teams from various serve...
March 24, 2020 by Frogboy
The next update to The Political Machine will be including mod support to Steam Workshop.  Specifically, we are going to let people make their own ideologies and share them with others.  We include quite a few in the game.    We will be uploading a few ideology mods to get things started and to help others learn how to make them. What is an ideology? An ideology is a set of issues your candidate wants to run on.   Unlike normal campa...
March 3, 2020 by Frogboy
Today let's do a quick walk-through of The Political Machine 2020.  This will include what's new from previous editions as well as a discussion of the underlying simulation. Creating a candidate When creating a candidate you have a finite # of points to use to figure out what your candidate's strengths are. Stamina: How many moves you get per turnIntelligence: Enhances how well you do on interviewsCharisma: Affects how well your speeches and ads doMedia bias: Affects how many i...