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This season, after much experience with logistics, the commanders of armies can see further into the future, and know what the turn orders will be. Here are the turn orders for the game of war for the Winter Season.

game of war hq The warmaster and his assistants generating the turn order

order of turn 26:

Guibert Rabble Michiel Optimistic Nihilists Ragnar Umbrella Haltwhistle Eyeballs

order of turn 27

Umbrella Corps The Rabble The Eyeballs Michiel de Ruyter House of Haltwhistle Ragnar the Fearless Optimistic Nihilists Count Guibert

order of turn 28

Count Guibert Optimistic Nihilists Ragnar the Fearless House of Haltwhistle Michiel de Ruyter The Eyeballs The Rabble Umbrella Corps

order of turn 29

House of Haltwhistle The Rabble Umbrella Corps Ragnar the Fearless Count Guibert The Eyeballs Michiel de Ruyter Optimistic Nihilists

order of turn 30

Optimistic Nihilists Michiel de Ruyter The Eyeballs Count Guibert Ragnar the Fearless Umbrella Corps The Rabble House of Haltwhistle

order of turn 31

Count Guibert Umbrella Corps The Rabble Michiel de Ruyter Ragnar the Fearless House of Haltwhistle The Eyeballs Optimistic Nihilists

order of turn 32

Optimistic Nihilists The Eyeballs House of Haltwhistle Ragnar the Fearless Michiel de Ruyter The Rabble Umbrella Corps Count Guibert

order of turn 33

Umbrella Corps The Eyeballs Count Guibert Michiel de Ruyter House of Haltwhistle Ragnar the Fearless Optimistic Nihilists The Rabble

order of turn 34

The Rabble Optimistic Nihilists Ragnar the Fearless House of Haltwhistle Michiel de Ruyter Count Guibert The Eyeballs Umbrella Corps

order of turn 35

Count Guibert House of Haltwhistle The Rabble Michiel de Ruyter Umbrella Corps The Eyeballs Optimistic Nihilists Ragnar the Fearless

order of turn 36

Ragnar the Fearless Optimistic Nihilists The Eyeballs Umbrella Corps Michiel de Ruyter The Rabble House of Haltwhistle Count Guibert

Welcome back to the Situationist Winter Mega-Game of War!

As ever, check out the board here then enjoy the rest of the report.

Turn Order, Turn Order, Turn Order, it's all you people care about

First up, the turn order. For the winter season (i.e. the next 12 turns), i'll be randomly generating a turn order, and then the next week we'll play the reverse of that. So here's the turn that we just played:

Turn Order for Turn 25

Eyeballs House of Haltwhistle Umbrella Corps Ragnar Southern Snowcones Michiel Rabble Guibert

And here's the turn you're about to play:

Turn Order for Turn 26

Guibert Rabble Michiel Optimistic Nihilists Ragnar Umbrella Corps House of Haltwhistle Eyeballs

Now, you might notice a new faction name in that turn order, which brings me to the next piece of news.

The Return Of The Yellows

The yellow army, once scattered by the loss of its base, has risen again under a new leader, with a new outlook on life that most befits a world at war.

rising from dirt The Optimistic Nihilists Rising From The Dirt

The ONs have built a makeshift city atop a mountain in the South and put out a call to all ex-yellow troops that previously melted away in the absence of their leader and arsenals.

They will start marching from their city next turn. Some say they have already started marching and could be 4 squares from their city by now...

Watch out for General Winter

And a general warning that a winter campaign comes with its own set of hardships. Who can say where the cold North wind doth blow, leaving an icy trail impassable to any army, no matter their iron will?

Next turn deadline is 11th February!

See you there!

Welcome back to the Situationist Autumn Mega-Game of War!

As ever, check out the board here then enjoy the rest of the report.

I will edit this soon to add a video, but the turn order is important.

Turn Order for turn 23, Next Turn

Ragnar the Fearless House of Haltwhistle Count Guibert Michiel de Ruyter Southern Snowcones The Rabble Umbrella Corps The Eyeballs

Turn Order for turn 24, Final Turn of the Year

Umbrella Corps Southern Snowcones Count Guibert Michiel de Ruyter The Eyeballs The Rabble House of Haltwhistle Ragnar the Fearless

Expect a change

There will be a phase change in the new year, so expect the unexpected.

Welcome back to the Situationist Autumn Mega-Game of War!

As ever, check out the board here then enjoy the rest of the report.

I will edit this soon to add a video, but the turn order is important.

Turn Order for turn 21, Next Turn

Count Guibert Umbrella Corps House of Haltwhistle Southern Snowcones The Eyeballs The Rabble Ragnar the Fearless Michiel de Ruyter

Deadline

Get the moves in by 26th November

Welcome back to the Situationist Autumn Mega-Game of War!

As ever, check out the board here then enjoy the rest of the report.

I will edit this soon to add a video, but the turn order is important.

Order for Turn 20

This is the order for the turn you're currently playing!

House of Haltwhistle Count Guibert Umbrella Corps Ragnar the Fearless The Eyeballs Southern Snowcones The Rabble Michiel de Ruyter

There is a known turn order for the 2 turns after this as well. But turn 23 and 24 are going to be random, as there was no turn order in turn 1 and 2 of the game.

Name those arsenals!

To make it easier to refer to areas of the board, I'd like to request that players give names to their remaining arsenals (and those you've lost so far, if you'd like).

Particularly this is relevant for Michiel De Ruyter whose central arsenal does look like it will be quite important to the game sooner rather than later.

Next turn ends 12th November!

I strongly recommend that all players send communiques to each other in this turn, to at least sound out where they're at.

Welcome back to the Situationist Autumn Mega-Game of War!

I will edit this soon to add a video, but the turn order is important

Order for Turn 19

This is the order for the turn you're currently playing!

Ragnar the Fearless House of Haltwhistle The Eyeballs Count Guibert Umbrella Corps Southern Snowcones The Rabble Michiel de Ruyter

Next turn ends 6th November!

Get the moves in, it's heating up!

Welcome back to the Situationist Autumn Mega-Game of War!

Following from the success of last week, the bulk of the report is a video I recorded of me reviewing the current board: here is the video.

The important stuff is in there, check it out.

Order for Turn 18

This is the order for the turn you're currently playing!

Southern Snowcones Count Guibert The Rabble Umbrella Corps Ragnar the Fearless House of Haltwhistle The Eyeballs Michiel de Ruyter

Next turn ends 29th October!

Get the moves in, it's heating up!

Welcome back to the Situationist Autumn Mega-Game of War!

This time we're trying something new, the bulk of the report is a video I recorded of me reviewing the current board: here is the video.

The important stuff is in there, check it out.

Order for Turn 17

This is the order for the turn you're currently playing!

Ragnar Rabble Eyeballs Count Guibert Southern Snowcones House of Haltwhistle Michiel de Ruyter Umbrella Corps

Next turn ends 22nd October!

Get the moves in, I predict a pretty spicy review!

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invite pic The invitation is just inside this swirling ball of light, just reach out and grab it.

How does one play?

The players are assigned to play either as groups or individuals. They join different discord servers (or element groups for the open source purists), and on there are channels they use to communicate with the other servers/groups using a tool called SpaceTube (it’s a tube that connects spaces together). The players have a week to talk to the other servers to put together a guess as to whether the channels they’re talking to represent individuals or groups.

If you're in a group, your group has to convince the other players you're one individual. If you're one individual, you want to convince the other players you're a group.

You do this by sending messages to the other players without leaving your discord server/element group. This is the magical new technology part.

After a week, I'll collect guesses from all the players about the nature of the other teams and reveal who was right and who was wrong.

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It’ll be fun! Click and fill it in! Go for it!

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game feel This is how incredible playing the game feels.

Why does this game exist?

I’m the developer of SpaceTube, the tool enabling the group to group communication, and I want to explore its potential uses. I need people to use it and talk to me about how they found it. The idea is that using a game, people can find the edges of what’s there and what could be there in the future.

To be a little earnest for a moment, we’re going to need some form of collective intelligence to make it through the current challenges facing our societies and the hope is that this tool can make that easier to create.

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See you soon!

Welcome back to the report on the game of war. This is where I chronicle the happenings each week of the Situationist Summer Autumn Mega-Game, the game of war.

This week we have some combat, and the CATACYLSM!!!

And as ever you can check out the board here to see the current state of play.

The turn order for 12

Count Guibert House of Haltwhistle The Rabble Southern Snowcones The Eyeballs Michiel de Ruyter Ragnar the Fearless Umbrella Corps

Combat

Umbrella Corps proceeded to take apart the leaderless piss artists, the southen snowcones.

The House of Haltwhistle continued to attack the eyeballs.

Michiel de Ruyter has instigated the first retreat!

CATACYLSM

We enter the next phase of the game. Summer is over. This is now the Autumn Situationist Game of War. Those in the corners are now in the centre, those at the centre are now in the corners.

The turn order system has also changed.

From now, the turn order will be the reverse of the previous 12 turns. So turn 13's order will be the reverse of turn 12, turn 14 will be the reverse of turn 11, turn 15 will be the reverse of turn 10 and so on.

The turn order of 13 will be:

Umbrella Corps Ragnar the Fearless Michiel de Ruyter The Eyeballs Southern Snowcones The Rabble House of Haltwhistle Count Guibert

Next turn ends 24th September

See you all post-cataclysm!