Dierdra of A Storybook World has awarded me her Creative Blog Award. I've linked it in my new sidebar. In the future, I may create a new page for keeping track of awards, community memberships, and the like, but I don't have to worry about that right now.
I forgot to mention that NetherWerks at the Old School Heretic blog has done a couple posts on atomic themes that mesh well with mine: see Forbidden Planet (the post and the movie!), B-Movies on the Brain, and an overview of Atomic Horror.
Oh, and since I cut part of my "A" post on the topic before publication, I never did explain why I call this new game idea "Alternative V". Two reasons:
- The crisis escalation ladder I envision is based around five alternatives to dealing with nuclear threat. This is what I was talking about a year ago when I asked for help finding period examples of essays on nuclear war and deterrence; I'm trying to come up with a fake memo presenting these five alternatives. The alternatives themselves aren't set in stone yet, though.
- The name is also an homage to Alternative 3, a TV hoax presented as a documentary about disappearing scientists. You can watch it on Google Video, if you want to find out what their three alternatives are, and what they are trying to avoid.