I moved the 2007 playtest version of the rules to this site. You can find them at:
That will have to do until I get around to updating them.
The BBC has pictures of the anti-government protesters in Thailand. They want Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej and his cabinet to resign. The BBC claims that the protesters want to end Thailand's democracy and allow the military a large roll in the government.
Thousands occupied government buildings and a state-run TV station.
Thankfully during my period of inactivity w.r.t. By Will Alone, my subconscious has been thinking. One thing I need to add is some way to determine who "won". My subconscious suggested that the winner of a confrontation should get a certain number of "victory" points. If the winner resorted to violence, then the get fewer "victory" points as they used more violence to win the confrontation.
The presence of media would serve to magnify the gain or loss. If the winner was nonviolent, then their points would be magnified. If they used violence, then the loss of points due to the use of violence would be magnified.
Another possibility would be to weigh the gain or loss depending on who is doing the reporting. Media friendly to the government would reduce the loss of victory points due to its use of violence. Media opposing the government would magnify the loss of victory points.
Well it has been awhile since I last posted. I decided that this blog should focus on By Will Alone, my miniatures game on nonviolent direct action. As a result, I registered the domain bywillalone.org, and pointed it at this site. Both bywillalone.org and www.bywillalone.org will get here.
So welcome to the reborn site. Over the next few months I will update the By Will Alone rules and post occasionally about nonviolent direct action – where it is occurring, how to do it, where it might be applied, etc. Enjoy!