November 14, 2005

"The Secrets of Ambition"

The latest Time features a cover story entitled "The Secrets of Ambition". Obviously, this has nothing to do with the card game, but I'm pleased with all the search traffic that will come from people looking for "The Secrets of Ambition" in the next two weeks.

The article was an alright read, though I wish they had done more with the topic. Motivation is a complex psychological topic on which there is plenty of literature, and so I wanted much more than I got from this week's issue, but for its size the piece was fine.

Maybe, when I get around to writing an Ambition strategy book, I'll entitle it: The Secrets of Ambition. It has a nice ring to it. To boost sales for literature on what will never be bigger than a niche card game, I'll hire some elves to sneak copies into the self-help sections of bookstores. Hahaha.

November 08, 2005

Minor changes in 23 Nov document

I will issue an updated rules document for Ambition on November 23, 2005. It will include the rules changes given over the summer, on this blog, as well as the (optional) RFS scoring system, whose statistical properties make it more reflective of the skill level of each player.