Completed Chapters: About the Author & Preamble Chapter 1: The Grand Vision =================== Hi all, For some time now I've been threatening to start writing about Planetary Annihilation. It has had a profound impact on my life for the past three and a half years, and I've been very fortunate to have been as involved with it as I have, both as a community member and having been placed in Uber's trust on a number of occasions. I've just started work on what promises to be a very long piece, which will go through the whole saga from Kickstarter to completion. It's been a roller-coaster for us all, with some amazing highs and some dismal lows, and I hope that my writing will help to revive fond memories and both clarify what went wrong on the lows and how similar situations can be avoided in the future. I've decided that while writing, for the sake of my own sanity, I will divide it up into chapters and publish these in a blog-style format. I've been speaking with Brandon Casteel, who runs the website Wayward Strategist, and he has agreed to give me some space on his website to publish these as and when they are completed. Once the whole thing is finished, I expect to make it available somewhere as a single, long, continuous read. I will ensure to keep this thread updated with any new stuff. Please also feel free to give any feedback, comments, add things you want talked about etc. First thing that I would like a bit of help with, however, is the name. I've come up with: "Planetary Annihilation: The Wrong Side of the Story" (geddit? Wrong Cat, Wrong side?). If anyone can do better, I'm all ears!