UltraCorps

September 26, 2020: FnordBlitz 2.3 Is Open

FnordCon 2.3 roars into town on October 10th. Players can join now and all the way up until convention morning just before 10am. The Team Mega game will not admit new players after 10am on 10/10/2020. At 10:10 on 10/10/2020 the first tick will run, the 2nd tick will be about 10:30am SJ Games time and the game will automatically tick every half hour after that until 9pm.

Watch the FnordCon 2.3 page or this lobby or the forums for details. Enjoy the convention festivities in between moves if you like.


-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

September 18, 2020: Ultramailing List Overhauled

The Acutron, taking human form in Kira Lightsphere, has overhauled the Ultramailing List and you can sign up to receive the news now. Thank you oh luminescent one!

Fnord.con 2.3, a virtual Steve Jackson Games convention, will take place on October 10th, 2020. 10/10/2020 SJ Games will be conducting a number of events, one of which will be an Ultracorps Blitz Game. 23 turns every half hour from 10:10 on 10/10/2020 to about the time which will allow lavish prizes to be rained down onto the best finish for a new player and best expansion for a new player. Some players sometimes start fast and they may get an award for that before things wrap up earlier than 10/10/2020 at about 10:10pm.

Ultracorps Blitz

Sun Tzu Leads the Harvest Moon Mega game after a dozen turns! Gerry.Gaqdget is on the silver step and Malagster is holding the bronze. For now! Five players are in a pack at 4th place: AntiTang, Black Knight, Caruso, Helgrenze and Solitar. Rounding out the top 9 are Dr-Sci Habig and Hair10.

Block out 10/10/2020 on your calendar and take the opportunity to participate in Fnord.con 2.3 It is a pleasure to be invited! Thank you Steve!!


-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

September 11, 2020: Fall Feeding Frenzy

AntiTang and Dr_Sci are in a battle of the Titans for 1st place in Harvest Moons after 6 turns.

That may be an issue for those two as Black Knight, Caruso, Habig, Hair10, Jodos and mhLyvz are all only one back in a tie for 3rd. 7 players are tied for 10th - Arillus, Neotris9, Starcharger, Sun_Tzu, ThyFloppyAlen, Tower and Zen. Another set of contenders are just one planet out of the top ten and with 22 turns left they are jockeying for position to make a run.

Look for one or two Holiday Ring Games this fall and Winter, and possibly a fog event and other games ideas as presented and considered in the forums.

On September 1st ThyFloppyCactus nailed a rare Solo 5, and a single day later Neotris9 got his on the 2nd. Narcy7 and UndeadBones got 5's in 2019 and Malagster got his 5, or at least reported that he did, about this time almost 2 years ago. Nicely done Commanders!!! Kudzu and Habig are the next active players with Solo 5's and those came in 2010.

-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

August 30, 2020: Travail Wins A Mega In Every Race!

Travail has won 13 times with 13 separate races! Wow!

Starcharger gets 2nd and Solitar finishes 3rd! Breakers, Zpo, Dr_Sci, Tower, Zen, Gerry.gadget, Black Knight, Habig and Jodos round out the Top Ten.

Harvest (Blood) Moons is open now, closes in the morning on the 4th and starts the evening of the 5th! Check game information for game unit edits. The game will not tick for six days. Unlock the vacseals unplug your visual displays, take off your gravity boots, pull back your shoulders and breathe in that soothing molten metallic hydrogen.

Bountiful Harvest!

-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

August 20, 2020: New Mega Game Starting Soon!

We are about two thirds through our current conflict. It is time to think ahead.

Tactical Beacon gets a Solo 7. He logs on one day, and gets 12 planets in 7 turns the next. I think that commander needs a Mega Game to test out those new skills.

The September Spectacular spins up about August 31st. We stop issuing galactic entrance passes around the 3rd at which time the starting positions will be set. A day or two later we will light a slow fuse and wait for a big boom. There will be a variation or two to spice things up a bit; so if you have some ideas post them in the forum.

Travail leads! Is he going to win again? Solitar may have other ideas as he is in 2nd place. Starcharger is in 3rd. Zpo, Hair10, Breakers, Jodos, Habig, Panda, Black Knight, Dr_Sci and GerryGadget round out the Top Ten!


-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

August 15, 2020: Every-So-Often Acutron News Network

Adventure Oasis, turns 10 & 11!

Two Homeworld Captures In 2 Turns!

Zubenelgenubi was the first to fall, to veteran Commander Solitar last cycle, and Noxious to Hair "Today, Gone Tomorrow" 10 this cycle. Our analysts have suggested that the protracted interval to first fallen HW's may portend a more strategically- and tactically-matured set of commanders battling for supremacy, and salutes those embattled in Adventure Oasis.


Conan and ThyFloppyCactus Both Have Words for Crom!!

TFC brought lots of bots to best Xenofruit at Crom this cycle, taking to heart the planet's credo of 'crushing the skulls of your enemies and hearing the lamentations of their significant others'.


Stars Charging And Big Brothers: In Arms!

The war between Admiral Starcharger and Oft-Champion Big Brother heated up this past cycle, with multiple battles over contested worlds. SC has the edge on worlds and overall firepower, though BB has the edge on population and speed. Analysts are watching this one closely!


This news update sponsored by the Swiss Microbrewery and Clockworks: "When you've got the time, we've got the timepiece AND the beer."

Travail, UC News Reporter

August 6, 2020: Every-So-Often Acutron News Network

Adventure Oasis, turn 2!

All the news in short sound-bites: Zen sought Atonement, and sacrificed Zen to get it, Gerrygadget almost had a misjump to Misjump, and Hair10 went looking for Yuri and found No Way Out. (Editor's note: look that last one up if you aren't old enough. Whippersnappers.)

This news update sponsored by the Chevrolet Water-Management Company: "Because no one wants to drive their Chevy to the levee when the levee is dry."

Travail, UC News Reporter

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