November 23, 2020: Frosty Ring Is Up And Running!

This is the first of at least two Holiday Ring Games this year. There will be at least one more this year.

29 turns, economy on, nobodies build on 25.

ATO-3 Crawler: Speed changed from 70 to 80 for the Crawler and both the Crawler and the TK Tank are cloaked only for this game.

Frosty Ring starts at 8pm, Austin time, on Tuesday November 24th.

Frothy Ring, with a join rule of having quaffed a frothy holiday mug, will start at 8am on or about December 15th.
-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

November 16, 2020: Orn Ree Tricks The Galaxy And Wins A Treat!

With six wins in this current era, Randiv now has one for the thumb and one for the other thumb too. Congratulations Orn Ree!

Malagster reports his way into 2nd place, if you can believe his writings. Big Brother garners the Bronze in 3rd. Solitar and Starcharger tie for 4th.

Dr_Sci, Ghouljerp, Spooxburg, Habig and RelicZen make Top Ten.

Expect two or three Holiday Ring/Mega Games starting before the Ultranium Harvest and ending after the the New Year. More games to play as the galaxy may be locking down and we will want to know who the virtual virtuoso's are. Frosty Ring will probably open any day now.

'til then!
-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

November 2, 2020: Coming Into The Final Turn...

We have Orn Ree leading by two noses, Big Brother placing and Malagster to show. Caruso, Solitar and Starcharger are in a three-way tie for 4th place with RelicZen all alone in 7th. Black Knight, Dr_Sci, Habig, Hurax Prime and Spooxborg and in a bit of a logjam in 8th place which leaves Goljerp with the unlucky 13.

We may run more than one Holiday Ring Game, with one starting around 11/22/20 and another taking us into the New Year that would start about 12/3/20. Let me know your thoughts. My reasoning is even if there are holiday travels it is still fun to have a game to play during the holidays as many people have vacation time away from the "sawmill."

-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

October 23, 2020: Halloween Week Approaches

FnordCon was a smashing success for the Ultracorps crew. Many commanders came back with alien abduction memories of mind probes and more using words like grueling and exhausting, yet exhilarating.

Look for a Holiday Ring Game to start about the first of December, running towards the end of 2020.

Caruso and Malagster are lonely at the top in sharing the Mega Game lead after 8 turns. They are not too lonely with six participants one planet back in a 3rd place tie: Alice Kooper, Dr_Sci, Gerry.gadget, Hurax Prime, Orn Ree and Starcharger. Big Brother, Habig and RelicZen all hold 9th place.

There are several new players in the field. Let's give them the old Moon Cannon welcome!
-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

October 15, 2020: Sun_Tzu Has Been On A Roll!

You may remember Sun_Tzu as the winner of Harvest Moons, our last mega game. He also just helped his team win the FnordCon 2.3 Blitz game. Sun_Tzu personally held the #1 spot in the team game too. A win on the 3rd, another on the 10th, and this does not take into account that Sun_Tzu has won the last two Halloween games also.

Sun-Tzu, aka Guderien the Great, aka Big Brother has topped that by getting the first Solo 4 in over 10 years. On February 1st of 2013 Sun got solo a solo 12, then a solo 8 and then a solo 7. Seven years later on October 12th Sun_Tzu got a solo 6, a solo 5 and behold the Mythic Solo 4. Sun_Tzu, interviewed under no duress and entirely without coercion, admitted that he got his Solo 4 on his 1st try. Sun's alter ego Guderian the Great got another Solo 4 on October 13th.

The Solo 4 this month on the 12th, and again on the 13th are the first that have been heard of in the galaxies since Rexmf got his Solo 4 way back on January 12th of the year 2010. 10 long years and now Sun_Tzu has broken the ice. Come on in! The water is fine!

Congratulations on a tremendous accomplishment! Well done Sun-Tzu! Well done UC_Guderian! You did what many had thought could not be done!!
-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

October 12, 2020: Gold FnordCon Blitz Game Badges Awarded

FnordCon 2.3 was a smashing success and many virtual attendants stood back in awe of the highly decorated military uniforms of the Ultracorps commanders as the entered into a strange new universe of SJ Games.

Congratulations to the Tunnel Trolls! Shiny Gold badges were awared to the winning team of Dr_Sci, Kilraven, Solitar, Sun-Tzu, Takeshi, Tetrahydrocannon, Uglyonanape, X-Streamist, Zen and Zpo! The Tunnel Trolls skunked the Lightspheres by taking the top 8 individual spots and won going away with a world total of 161-23. One Lightsphere commander was over heard saying, "One more turn and I think we could have beat them."

Shiny Silver badges were awarded to Black Knight, Captain Cudzu, Caruso, Dude22, Farstar, ionathas78, Klosh, RyfLEktk, Sarigar, Sjchao999 and Starcharger.

HallowCorps(e), the annual Halloween Mega Game, closes to new players after midnight of the 14th, central time and starts at 8pm on the 16th of October, central time.
-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

October 9, 2020: FnordCon 2.3

Our sponsor Steve Jackson is hosting a virtual gaming convention this Saturday. Check it out, I am sure it will be lots of fun.

Fnordblitz 2.3 is a team game that will feature Ultracorps this Saturday at 10am. Rumor has it that a rare and hitherto unknown FnordBlitz 2.3 badge will/may be awarded. There is nothing like a cool badge that has a cachet of exclusivity. Are you a Tunnel Troll or a Lightspere?

HallowCorps is now open. Join us in the new Mega, which starts on the 16th at 8pm SJ Games times.

Wishing you a howling good time!
-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral

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