Posts by Craig Gallant

For Want of a Bolt

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015

For Want of a Bolt

This story is the result of a charity drive for Extra Life, an international charity raising funds for children’s hospitals all over the world. Spartan Games kindly offered the opportunity for a short story, set in the Dystopian Wars game world and written by Craig Gallant, to be featured on their website accompanied by an in-character portrait by the most-excellent artist, graphic designer, and life-saver, Paul Wingrove. Peter, as the winning donor, collaborated with Craig on what game system would be featured, and a character that would represent him in the story. Every other person...

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A Bridge in the Balance

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013

A Bridge in the Balance

Johnston Island . . . the lynchpin for the Pacific Crossing . . . a mere flyspeck on the rolling waters of the South China Sea. This diminutive outcrop of rock, rising from the turquoise waters where it has sat unmolested for hundreds of years, a neglected way station of the Prussian Empire. But all this is set to change. With the advent of Element 270 the world has now focused its attentions on this unimportant rock. Now Johnston Island has become a battleground as the world’s powers bring their military might to bear on it. Small infantry forces land, protected by the fastest ships...

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Mission: Hurl and Crash

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012

Mission: Hurl and Crash

The heave and the halt and the hurl and the crash Through skirmish and pitched battle, over the silent sea, the many factions strove to be the first to track down the savage raiders and claim their treasure. The Combatants: Any TWO fleets. As an alternative, this mission can be played with FOUR fleets for a longer game. If you decide to play with FOUR fleets, it is recommended that one fleet deploys in each of the four corners. In this case, their zones would extend one foot along the short edge and two feet along the long edge, and 8” out into the Game Board. Forces: ...

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Battle Report: Once More…

Posted by on May 31, 2012

Battle Report: Once More…

Day 7280, as best I can tell, Once More Entering the Cauldron of Silence I believe the only creature on this entire massive ship that speaks any language with which I am familiar is the Blood Reaver, and he has been largely unavailable for the last three days, unwilling to speak at length on any particular subject. I gather from those brief conversations I have been able to steal that the Thaniras forces of the Captain-Mage were driven off by the Prince of Traal and his returning heavy cruisers. I knew neither of the larger ships had sunk or I would have seen evidence of it from my island...

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Captains of Renown: Dar’Vok

Posted by on May 30, 2012

Captains of Renown: Dar’Vok

Blood Reaver Dar’Vok, Tar’Nak of the Azure Hunt and Oathmaster of the Traargant Tek’Far Contemporary Ralgard culture is in shambles. For a thousand years they were the dominant force upon the continent of Gamorria, marching to war during the season of Low Water and subjugating entire races across the continent, then marching back to dark jungles of Traargant with the rewards of warfare. However, several centuries ago this venerable pattern was disturbed by the advent of a powerful race of newcomers… After the bloody confrontation upon the fields of Zjun’Tar, the Ralgard...

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