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Avery Abernethy, 15 May 2019
Aggressors Ancient Rome is a 4x (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy game from Kubat Software distributed by Slitherine/Matrix games.
Many 4x games have been released over the years across multiple genres including the development of man from ancient times to the space age (Civilization), development of space faring civilizations (Master of Orion, Space Empires) and Fantasy settings (Warlock; Age of Wonders; Fallen Enchantress). Aggressors enters a crowded 4x field containing both old school favorites and recent releases.
My review is based on more than a hundred and ten hours of play and a cover-to-cover reading of the 225 page manual. Aggressors has two complete games under the hood, an “everyone starts at the beginning” scramble game and a game starting in the Mediterranean in 282 BC with twenty unequal opponents ranging from highly advanced civilizations (Carthage, Ptolemaic Empire, Rome, Athens) to barbarian tribes. Both the scramble start game and the 20 opponent 282 BC game were played to completion. The game is stable and I experienced only one crash playing on a on a one year old Falcon Northwest Talon. I was given a review copy of the game.
Brant Guillory, 21 November 2018
The guys at Battles Magazine have an online preview of their upcoming issue #12
Brant Guillory, 20 November 2018
I found out Don Dehm moved on to his next adventure in the great beyond yesterday. Don was one of the nicest, most helpful dudes I ever met in the gaming world.
I was one of the earliest guests on the old Pulp Gamer podcast (episode #5) and that got me interested in podcasting to where I was a long-time subscriber before eventually taking my own podcasting plunge.
Any time I needed to reach out to Don with a question about the gaming business, podcasting, or GAMA (when he was on the board) he never treated my questions as an annoyance, and was always very enthusiastic about helping anyone and everyone find their right niche in the gaming world.
Don was one of the original brains behind the Bob & Angus show, which spawned the larger-than-life sheep we used to have a backdrop to our convention photos.
Our industry lost a great friend, and one that will be impossible to replace.
Next Origins, we’re going to hoist an extra drink for Don.
Oh, and #fuckcancer