ikensall wrote:My only problem is the "It works for anoraks too" bit (they shouldn't be encouraged).
I see what you're saying, but I took that from the forward, and I think it kind of fits -- Proto-Brikwars was too detailed and unplayable, 1998 had simpler rules, 2001 was trying to go overboard with rules (and underestimated the abilities of Anoraks), and so 2005 (and 2010) is trying to strike a balance. Having fun is of course most important, but there is something to be said for standardization and completeness -- would forum battles be possible without some agreement on the rules (without minimizing the utility of the Law of Fudge and What I Say Goes, of course)?
Unless I'm totally off base about this, I think I'll leave that text in. It makes for a nice pithy blurb for the back of the book.
Speaking of which, I see that I left out the word "a" -- I thought I caught all of the errors, but obviously this one slipped through. I will fix that soon...
Ross_Varn wrote:Huh, I asked about this a few months ago with the intentions of doing it. Fine, as long as you link me to the purchase link for the final edition so I can get my hands on a hardcopy version, mate.
I've got some editing to do before the book is ready -- obviously, there are still typos and writing errors, I know of several areas with problematic formatting, and I need to take out the measuring aid from the back to fit the margins (though I will still make it available for download separately).
For your information, the cost estimates come in at about $35 for the paperback, and $45 for hardcover. I think that Lulu will make me buy a proof copy before they will sell the book -- that shouldn't be a problem, but if I can only do one book first, which would you all prefer?
Heuristic ALgorithmic AFOL.
T6281: Solar Federation (Rules T6588)
T6777: Dungan Swarm
T6783: Space Pirates
T7349: BrikWars Vehicle Datasheet
T7402: Imperium Constructor