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Balance of Power book by Chris Crawford finally available again

"Balance of Power - International Politics as the Ultimate Global Game", Chris Crawford's book about his hit game, is finally available again. It's been out of print and hard to get for a long time. I asked him about it last December, and he said that although he had gotten quite a lot of requests, he didn't want to break up one of his few remaining copies to get it scanned.

Well, it looks like someone called Kevin Nickel got their hands on a copy, because you can now download the book as a 400K text file. This is the most detailed book ever written about the design of a single game.

Oh, and Chris has started a blog on politics.