My all-time favorite video games

Why not list them here. In rough chronological order. Incomplete, very much WIP.

  • Shadowgate (NES) (1989)
  • Final Fantasy VI (1994)
  • Chrono Trigger (1995)
  • World of Warcraft (Original trilogy, Vanilla/TBC/WotLK) (2004)
  • Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall (2013)
  • Rimworld (2013)
  • Technobabylon (2015)
  • Tormentum – Dark Sorrow (2015)
  • Valheim (2021)

Asian Geopolitical Predictions, September 2022

The caveat here is that nothing really bad has happened since the end of the Cold War, but I like to write down predictions and find out in a few years whether I was right or not. No specific timeline for this. This sounds great.

A) Encouraged by deterioration of global supply chains, domestic unrest, and Xi Jinping thought/Wolf Warrior diplomacy/whatever, China takes Taiwan, giving it a strategic position in the first island chain.

B) US fails to retake Taiwan and commences a military buildup in the region. New US bases from Japan down to Southeast Asia.

C) The resulting sanctions and embargoes end supply chains as we know them. Small and export-led economies are the hardest hit. North America fares the best as it has the capacity to be self-sufficient in energy, manufacturing etc. Europe somewhere in between.

And here I was just last week feeling I was underweight on ex-US stocks…