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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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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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Future Units Database Uploaded

The Future Units Database has been uploaded to EDIBLE.  This is a futuristic take on one of the default unit sets already available in-game.  In this version, capital ships hover over the surface of the water while giant walking machines called “Mechs” roam the surface of the planet.  The ever-present danger of nukes and biochemical warfare cause infantry to suit up in hazmat combat suits.  These powerful war machines are led by the presence of a Field Marshal, a walking arsenal controlled by a human commander and an imminent threat to anything standing in their way.

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Island of Harn – Minor Update to v1.0.1

I posted a small update to the Island of Harn map that corrects a few issues found during play testing.  Mainly, there were some cities incorrectly marked as Important Cities, Aleath has been named correctly, and fixed some typos in locations.  I’ve never played the actual Harn campaign setting, on the Empire Deluxe version, so thank you to dandan for the corrections and play tests.  Because this update is small, there isn’t a new upload link.  You can continue to use the original post or find the update map file on EDIBLE.  Luckily, I have not yet uploaded the map to the in-game library, as there is no way to back out changes as far as I know.  That will be done this week.