May 7, 2005: Delta ThrivesOkay, that's a shout-out to Patrick Farley's webcomic. But it's also a status report.
The current playtest game, Delta, is going well after a dozen ticks. We have enough players that the economy is behaving more normally . . . though if you place a big enough order, you can still see the effects of your own purchasing next turn! The races and units seem closer to balanced, though more tweaks are needed . . . we seem to have made the Arachnons strong enough that they can be used as early-game griefers, and that's not good.
-- Steve Jackson