Monday, March 29, 2004
One of the lads herabouts is a fan of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which I had never heard of. It is a novel, more or less, and also a series of Playstation games. Oddly enough, I recently discovered a game I designed in 1980, and set aside after playing it about four times, that depicts the chaos in China following the fall of a dynasty (part of the cyclical nature of Chinese history). I have revived it, so to speak, figuring out as much as I could from the handwritten notes that were very far from an actual set of rules, then changing according to my current ideas. The verdict is still out: I have only played it twice, and modified it a lot each time.