Enhanced Terrain Set Uploaded

The new Enhanced Terrain Set (ETS) has been uploaded to EDIBLE.  This set attempts to enhance the definition of the default terrain set by improving the depth of the art at closer zoom levels while retaining the same look and feel as the original terrain set when viewed at a distance.  It uses a mix of isometric and top down images like the original set and uses a color and contrast that is slightly darker than the original set.

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We Are Back (Partially)

I have resolved the error that brought the website down yesterday.  I will forever be referring to this event as the Server Outage of January 25, 2021.  I am still working on repairing the damage to EDIBLE and hope to have everything fully restored by the end of the day today.  All the of the files are still be available if you have the links.  The outage is on the web front only as the storage server is still working correctly.  I also have backups of all files and can post them separately if I’m not able to bring EDIBLE back up in a timely manner.

This outage is almost 5 years to the day when I lost everything during the 2016 server crash.  That was one the most painful losses in my history of maintaining this repository.  Luckily, this outage was superficial as no files were lost or corrupted.  Still, is serves as a wake up call that some upgrades to this site are needed urgently.  I will be putting a few items on hold until I can implement some immediate fixes.

EDCE Monster Planet – Recon Comparison

I recently played through a mod on EDCE called Monster Planet written by gryphin.rampant.  One of the items that came up during our recent tournament a few weeks back was around calculations of Recon Spectrum Points (RSP) and why they have such high value.  One of the things I did during my playthrough of the Monster Planet was to put the units through the RSP calculator and the results showed some clear differences.  I want to share those results with you as it shows how powerful Recon Spectrum can be in your game and why this mechanic has such a high point value in the tournament scoring.

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HD Terrain Sneak Peak

I am putting the finishing touches on my first draft of the enhanced terrain set for EDCE. Click the image on the left to get a better look. There are still a few obvious graphic glitches I want to get fixed before I post it.  I plan to have a ready to download version within the week.  The focus on this set is keeping the original artistic design of the base terrain in place while making it more detailed at closer zoom levels.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Finale

The 2020-21 Empire Deluxe Tournament Championship is in the books and our winner is Keiren.  After strong performances in our first two games, he was unanimously declared the tournament victor and received the highest total points scored by a considerable margin.  This is his second win in a row as he successfully defended his title as Empire Deluxe Champion and will carry that title throughout all of 2021 until we have the chance to claim it from him once more.  Congratulations!

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 3

This is our third and final battle of the 2020 tournament.  Due to the performance of our players in the first two games, we elected to try a modified unit database and try some rule variations.  After obtaining unanimous approval, the changes were implemented by the moderator and action started.  With that, this tournament will go into the books as one of firsts – The first on EDCE, the first to use a modified unit set, the first with true Regicide enabled, and the first to be streamed live.

As is tradition, we are using the Tournament Scoring rules outlined on the rule page of this website.  Any set matches declared by a player will be shown in Black in the summary provided and any player-specific information will be shown in the color they chose during the initial setup.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 2

The second game of our Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 is complete and it is a stalemate.  This round had more set matches declared than Game One and more aggressive expansion during mid-game.  It was the first play through where players used both the horizontal and vertical wrapping in their strategies with naval action taking center stage.  This game also took longer to complete, spanning four days, before we ultimately called the winners.

As is tradition, we are using the Tournament Scoring rules outlined on the rule page of this website.  Any set matches declared by a player will be shown in Black in the summary provided and any player-specific information will be shown in the color they chose during the initial setup.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 1

Our first game of EDT 2020 has been completed and, depending on which player you were watching, it was either a nail biter or a slumberfest.  Our players have already debriefed and declared a winner.  They have started Round 2 which will conclude in the next two days and the results will be posted.  As for the final scores, those will not occur until next week when the team has a chance to convene and declare the winner, hand out titles, and receive their trophies.

As is tradition, we are using the Tournament Scoring rules outlined on the rule page of this website.  Any set matches declared by a player will be shown in Black in the summary provided and any player-specific information will be shown in the color they chose during the initial setup.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Preliminaries

Today is the start of our yearly Empire Deluxe Championship Tournament.  Played on the final two weeks of every year, the top players from the leader board pit themselves against each other in a moderated game to determine who will carry the title of Empire Champion for the next twelve months.

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