Monday Fighter! was originally designed to help you briefly forget that it’s the beginning of a long work week. At first, it consisted of non-sensical fortune cookies, eventually branching out to examples of poor English from companies that should know better.
For today’s edition, we have two things to keep you potentially occupied:
1. March Madness
This week begins “March Madness”, the annual 65-team college men’s basketball tournament. (There is women’s basketball as well, but not so many people care about that.)
I’ve started a Liquid Egg Product group where you can create brackets and you can lord your superior bracketology over your fellow readers.
What do I get for winning?
Nothing. No cash. No prizes. Just a short post commemorating your victory. And glory and honor among the readership of LEP.
Who won last year?
Tom of The Everyday Christian was last year’s victor. A big Tennessee fan, he will probably not get to see his team make the Sweet 16 this year. Winning the LEP group back-to-back would be some small consolation, I’m sure.
ESPN lets you make 10 entries. Will all of them count?
I suppose, if you really want to put that much effort into it. I toyed with a couple options, like just accepting the first entry or requesting a “gentlemen’s agreement” of no more than 3. But that’s not fun and it’s more work to keep track of things.
What happened to Egg Madness?
Everyone will get tired of looking at brackets by the time March Madness is over. Egg Madness will probably show up in a few months. We still have to work out some things on it.
SimpleWar is a simple wargame still in progress; occasionally, I’ll spend a half hour or so on it. The primary draw is that it just uses a console window (no graphics or sound) so if your boss glances over at your screen, he won’t think you’re playing a game. Notice that I did not list “amazingly fun” or “strategically rich” as features.
I don’t exactly like the gameflow. But it’s better than it was at first, when you could always beat the computer in the first 3 turns. Let me know what you think.
Executable and help file included (the in-game help is insufficient). Windows only.
The in-game help is bad, so there’s a help file as well.