State of the Mill – 2020

There isn’t much that I can add with regard to 2020 that hasn’t been said to death already across social media and the various airwaves. It’s been challenging to say the least, to use a non-profane word. Its impact on Brick Mill Games was not fatal, but there were quite a few challenges that both…

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MASL Scenario Board Metadata

Another piece in the TOCS-MASL infrastructure is the ability to map battles that occur on the TOCS map into MASL scenarios, and then to map the scenario combat results back into the TOCS game system. Part of this infrastructure was to create the metadata descriptions of the available scenario boards, so that the Board Generation…

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GameBox Metadata Schema

Again, it seems too long between posts, but I have some news to report, and mightily bored you might be reading about it… but here goes. As mentioned before, we had finished implementing the GameBox metadata that describes the AttM (Advance to the Moselle) and OMGN (Operation Market Garden – Nijmegen) game modules, by defining…

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Covid-19: What Else?

Like everyone else on the planet, we’ve been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic in one way or another. Nor’easter XXIV, an ASL convention held in southeastern Massachusetts that Paul and I attend to play test TOCS, given its ASL roots, was cancelled. Soldiering on, Paul and I decided to take the previously scheduled days off…

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New Milestones

I have quite a few things to talk about today, after a seemingly long hiatus from writing posts. Frankly, with Nor’easter XXIV around the corner, there’s still a lot of work to do to get our game client up and running. The good news though, is that we keep making progress. JSCanvas One of the…

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