Category: Trading

Modeling characters (pt 2)

(Part 1 is here.) Frasgird will include both true non-player characters (NPCs) as well as characters working for the player (PCs), either under the player’s control or — if multiplayer implementation happens — under control of another cooperating player. I haven’t fleshed out completely what their exact roles will be, but here are some ideas. […]

What would make Frasgird fun?

After spending time in the last post talking a bit about what Frasgird isn’t, I think it’s important to talk about what makes Frasgird fun, or at least fascinating, and why people would want to play it. The stakes are, of course, survival — not just personal survival, but survival of humanity itself. There is […]

Modeling economics (first of many parts)

In Sundog (the game), there were 30 types of cargo that could be transported by the pod (and thus by the ship), plus nothing and cryogens (the ‘green ice’ pods) — 32 types in all (because, binary).¬†Each had an associated base price. Here’s the data from the original game, with the base price for each […]