Author note: A word before we start.
A few months ago when I downloaded EHM and started messing around with it, I never thought I’d end up putting together enough posts to put together what amounts to a book (OK, maybe a magazine.) But I found as I kind of lost myself in the sim, it became very easy to write these little recaps, so I just started typing them out and saving them to the “drafts” section of the Section328.com supermegacomputer just for the hell of it. I didn’t know if anyone would read them, and I kinda didn’t care – I figured in the offseason, content is content, and if the boys wanted to use it, they could. If not, it wasn’t going to hurt my feelings. Much.
To my surprise, they read them, and they thought the posts were cool (or at least they led me to believe that – I’m pretty gullible when it comes to my writing). They also thought I was nuts for 1) punching out 22 posts, on average 800-1000 words each, and B) doing it over like a four week period, if that. We worked it out so they’d post staggered, two (or three) a week, with delays in case there was breaking news, like the draft or something real actually happening.
What surprised me more? You guys actually read them. Or, at least, you pity-clicked. I’ll take either – I’m not proud. But people on Twitter would ask me about them and the progress and talk about this little imaginary world I had set up on a goof.
That’s pretty cool. And, for that, I thank you.
This is going to be the last one. There won’t be another season to see if the team can repeat. I’ve already simmed it (hands-off, without me running the team) into the 2025 season. This last post was meant to be an epilogue just talking about a few players and what happened once we got into 2025, but I ended up taking something that I wrote earlier (when I wasn’t sure if I was going to run another season or not) and making a little “wrap-up” post to come before the epilogue. And I still wrote the epilogue with more players than I initially intended. Oh, and I keep writing this. The result?
I’ve broken the 3000 word barrier on this post, which I’m sure the boys won’t make fun of AT ALL.
Anyway, thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and if you’re at all curious as to what happened to some player I didn’t cover in the epilogue, hit me up on Twitter (@MrWorkrate) and I’ll dig up the sim for ya.
And thanks again. Enjoy? Continue reading [Alternate Canes Universe] EPILOGUE – Facts, Stats, and Where Are They Now?