About Bond

Bondservant has been playing sophisticated strategy games like Nu Planets with his brothers and many others since he was a kid (which was decades ago), including attending a variety of gaming conventions. Since the advent of the internet, that has included 4x space games. And since the early 1990s, that has included VGA Planets. His favorite Races are the Crystals, Fascist, Birdmen, Colonies, and All Others.

Improved Desert Habitation

Improved Desert Habitation – Make It Your First Nu Campaign Advantage Purchase

Improved Desert Habitation: “Crystalline colonists grow even faster on hot worlds (2.5X faster on 100 degree planets), but slower on cool worlds.”

So you have decided to take command of the Crystal Confederation in a Nu Planets Campaign game. And you can enter the galaxy using a total of 500 points. Should you Continue reading

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An Old Scroll – The Art of Diplomacy

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Emperor Bondservant in the Early 1990s

The Art of Diplomacy

VGA-Planets comes the closest I know to simulating what it would be like to be a commander in a full-scale war — especially considering the impact of having ten other Continue reading

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An Old Scroll – Crystals 101

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Bondservant

Crystals 101

Crystalline — A Winning Race For the Patient Commander

So what is the big deal? The Crystals do not have the big ships. They can’t build fighters. They can’t ground assault. And they can’t clone. In fact, they can’t do a lot of Continue reading

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