November 24, 2014: Halloween Bomb Goes Off!

Congratulations to Breakers for his win of Halloween Bomb, the latest Ultracorps mega game!

He finished the game with 39 worlds, edging out Brian the Brave (who finished with 38) in a hard-fought contest which went down to the wire.

With the Halloween mega and its amazing bio-bombs finally done, we at SoFNN would like to wish all commanders happy holidays as they come up, and encourage them to post new ideas for the next Mega game in the forums.

There is a new PUB open- 12 players, ticking every other night (so plenty of time for moves). It's open for joins, starting the night after Thanksgiving: "Black Friday Bundaru"- check out the PUB games to join up and fill out the game! (And maybe get some practice before the next mega

Enjoy the 'break', and keep an eye out for the next great Mega game!

Travail, UC News Reporter

October 20, 2014: Trick Or Treat!

A new Halloween mega is now open! This game has spooky fleet names and a special unit brought back from the dead for your fleets...

Game is open for joins until 8pm CDT Thursday (10/23). The first tick will be 8pm Saturday (10/25).

August 14, 2014: The Pointy End Is Open For Joins!

Join up now for the latest Ultracorps mega game!

(The Pointy End is, of course, the one you jab into an enemy.)

This mega is an unusual format, where having the most worlds is not the victory condition. Instead, multiple metrics are used each turn (after turn 5) in which things like most worlds, most population, highest world pop, highest world FP, and so on are added together. Depending on your standings, you will earn points for game wide standing or racial standing each turn. And, unlike your homeworld, you can't lose your points!

Hope to see you in The Pointy End!
Travail, UC News Reporter

August 3, 2014: SoFNN- Independence Day, Long Done!

News, news, news, from the Sort of Fantastic Network News!!

Independence Day is a done deal, with Sentrion earning another hash-mark on his win marker, bringing him to a remarkable 4 individual mega wins!

In close second, ShadowbaneX and Breakers finished in a tie, with Solitar just behind them in fourth. The topsy turvy nature of the final turns meant that each of them were within reach of the top spot, making the mega a very tight game which came down to a close finish.

All commanders are commended for commandeering commands in commendable fashion. The Acutron has announced that it would like to invite all active commanders for a barbecue... using its fleet of OSAA2's. It has put out a travel advisory: "Wear your own sauce."

The next mega is in its planning phase- don't forget to check the forums for an opportunity to be part of the process. Also, PUB games can be opened at player requests to explore specific unit changes, racial restrictions, and other themes- please let one of the admins know what you'd like to have, and we will do our best to assist in making it a semi-reality.

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Travail, UC News Reporter

June 26, 2014: SoFNN Special Report- Independence Day: Turn 7!

News, news, news, from the Sort of Fantastic Network News!!

With all the news that's fit to embellish, we are bringing you the best of the best and the worst of the worst, since we started feeling like it and you started paying attention! Independence Day is underway

Independence Day Action Item: Starcharger Gets Lucky With A Lady!!

- The fortunate commander invaded Lady's Kiss this past cycle, and was rewarded with, er, a Lady's Kiss. Sounds like invading the right planet is its own reward, huh?

Independence Day Second Item: Challenged To A 'Dule'!

- It was a duel at dawn among dual competitors for Dule this past cycle. In the largest FP destroyed battle of Independence Day to date, Sentrion out-Duled Mbomber for possession of the planet.

Independence Third Item: In Tribute To Independence, All HW Still Are!!

- While not unusual in a battle among top commanders, it should be noted that no homeworlds have yet fallen to enemy attack. Whether, and for how long, that trend continues is a subject of interesting debate among galactic bookmakers (Editor's note: And not the type of 'bookmakers' in the best-sellers business.)

And now, a word from our sponsor: Depressed Dyslexic Physicists- "Still waiting to find the Dog-Particle."

Travail, UC News Reporter

June 15, 2014: New Game "Independence Day" Now Open

Ultraquest has wrapped up; congrats to Millim for collecting the most Ultraliths. Acutron Central now must process the data before deciding on further action regarding the mysterious Ultraliths.

Our next game "Independence Day" is now open for joining! This is a classic mega, most worlds wins. The game is open for joining until 7pm Wednesday, June 18th. The map will be built then.

May 10, 2014: SoFNN- Ultraquest, Turn 3!

News, news, news, from the Sort of Fantastic Network News!!

With all the news that's fit to embellish, we are bringing you the best of the best and the worst of the worst, since we started feeling like it and you started paying attention! Ultraquest is underway, and it's the very ultra in, er, questing. (Editor's note: In this competition, apparently, Lith is More.)

Ultraquest Action Item: Remarquing on Rue!!

- Dr_Sci makes sure that Rue de Remarque rues the day he arrived, capturing the planet easily.

Ultraquest Second Item: If Only There Were Fairy Bot-Mothers!

- Brian the Bravest plunders If Only, leaving behind only his trademark ectonianplasm. A spokesperson for the deposed government announced: "If Only we'd been better prepared..."

Ultraquest Third Item: Unhealthy Levels of Teratogens at Teratogen!!

- Trebor and his powerful, stealthy fleet assaulted Teratogen this past cycle, conquering the mutant-rich planet easily. Unfortunately for the planet, the defense failed because they didn't get any X Men, but rather had a lot of broken G Gnomes. (Editor's note: Okay, that was a real reach.)

And now, a word from our sponsor: Concerned Citizens Against Monks Selling Flowers- "You, and only you, can prevent florist friars!"

Travail, UC News Reporter

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