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Introduction to Starcraft and Starcraft: Broodwar

So you say you've never played starcraft, or even heard of it for that matter, huh? Thats allright, read below and I'll fill you in on what you've been missing.
 
Introduction: Starcraft is a real time strategy war game bases on three alien races far in the future. The Human-like terrans, the Bug-like Zerg, and the advanced Protoss all fight for thier survival on the fringe on colonized space. What is real-time strategy? It is the opposite of turn-based games. While you are building forces, the opposing general isnt just going to politely sit and wait for your attack. In the world of starcraft, you have your buildings and your warriors. The buildings provide a range of uses from producing new units, upgrading the units you already have and defending your base. The units range from the small, nearly defensless worker units to the powerfull capitol warships. And not all is free in the world of starcraft. Everything cost resources to make, and you must use your miners to collect these resources. The troops you select to fight with are entirely up to you-providing that your resources can accomidate your spending. This is what makes starcraft such an enjoyable game- it adds the element of strategy and skill. You can play over and over again without getting bored of it.
 
Gathering: You have two resources to use in the world of starcraft: minerals and vespene gas. Minerals are free for the taking so long as you have a miner to gather them and a "headquarters" to store them in(Command center, Hatchery, or Nexus) But gas must have a refinery built over the top of it to make its vespene resources available. Gas is generally harder to come by than minerals.
 
Fighting: You have a limit on how many troops you can train and fight with. You can increase this limit by building additional supply units(Supply depos, overlords, or pylons) But once your control limit reaches 200, adding extra supply units wont help you much. You can fight with either ground or air units, each with its own unique special abilities and attributes.
 
Winning: Depending on what game you play, winning ussually involves destroying all the buildings of one enemy team. Once you destroy all the opposing teams buildings, you win. But different victory requirements can be applied to any mission, so make sure you read the briefing carefully before each mission.

And a world more....
Theres ALOT more information available on every aspect of starcraft. Every unit, building, and anything that is starcraft is explained in detail in different pages in this site. This introduction is just the tip of the berg, so read; click more links to the left of your screen to find everything you need on the world of starcraft!

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