Welcome gentlemen, to the Twilight Pub! Pull up a chair next to the cozy fire while we draw you a nice stout beer and regale you with stories if intergalactic derring-do. Snark has asked me to explain, in English, what this new empire is about, and, just as importantly, what it is not about.
This new empire is born of two ideas, both conspicuously absent from the Metaverse until now. The first is the need for an empire that focuses solely on Twilight of the Arnor and the interesting capabilities inherent to the racial tech-trees found therein. The second is the need for a place of neutral ground, where Kzinti's, ToE's, Geckodon's, Orca's, Adepta's and others can meet in a convivial place and share ideas and collaborate on strategies that relate to Twilight of the Arnor. We believe that TA is a lot of fun and that it doesn't get enough attention currently in the mainline empires.
The Twilight Pub is not meant to be an empire in the ordinary sense wherein it will compete with the established empires for dominance. Your two Scots proprietors, CL and Snark, are from different empires, ToE and Kzinti respectively, and we both intend to stay loyal and dedicated members of those empires. However we noticed that most of the empire games are being played in DA and DL for point purposes. We both prefer playing TA and we discovered that we liked having someone else to chat with about game aspects unique to TA. Rather than ultimately being accused of cross species miscegenation we decided to bring our affection out of the closet and into the Twilight Pub.
There are only two rules for enjoying the pub. The first is that the Twilight Pub is here to promote fun, specifically the fun of TA, and that all empires are welcome to whet their whistles here. Patrons are expected to be courteous, convival and fun. The second rule regards respect. Respect for your fellow patrons and respect for your empire roots. The Kzinti empire and the Tyranny of Evil both have their own secret strategies and game techniques. If you are privy to those secrets you are not to discuss them in the Twilight Pub. The Twilight Pub is a place where Kzinti's and ToE's can enjoyably collaborate in exploring NEW areas of TA. Everyone should feel safe and relaxed in the Pub and not have to worry about their empire secrets leaking. Your proprietors believe there is a lot of new ground to be covered in TA that has not been explored and that this represents a field where the empires can work together. But if you are rude, disagreeable, or especially if you share other empire secrets here, then the big, burly squirrel behind the bar will toss your tuckus out the front door and ban you from the Pub for eternity.
We welcome all existing players and new players to pull up a chair, join the Twilight Pub, and play TA with us. This empire is not focused on banging out points or climbing the charts, it is focused on enjoying the unique game aspects that TA brings to the table. Join as a club member or just swing by as a guest from time to time, you will be welcome all the same. We plan on breaking new ground on specific TA strategies and discussing what we find here. We hope you enjoy the new clubhouse and look forward to enjoying your patronage.