Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Posted January 04, 2015
Updated January 04, 2015
Answers are written by Michael P. Owen (MPO), the SWAT HQ Webmaster.
Q. Why are most of the hyperlinks on SWAT HQ presented with actual
URLs that are active?
A. When I created SWAT HQ in 1998, I decided to focus on Car Wars
information, and the construction and maintenance of a collection of
links to Car Wars materials on the Internet. After a few years, SWAT
HQ became a Web site with one of the largest set of hyperlinks to
online Car Wars materials anywhere on the Web. Presenting hyperlinks
with the actual URLs makes link pages on SWAT HQ look like search
engine results. Sharing these links is easier when a Car Wars player
visits SWAT HQ because a simple copy-and-paste procedure can be
performed. Copying-and-pasting a hyperlink from an e-mail
message is much safer than clicking on a link in an e-mail message,
a practice that often results in activating malicious links from the
common e-mail hazard of phishing.
Q. Why is the graphic design and layout of SWAT HQ very simple with
A. I have limited time to maintain SWAT HQ. I often use WYSIWYG Web
editing software to perform quick edits. When I created SWAT HQ in
1998, I decided to focus on Car Wars information. The Web site is
approximately 10 MB in size. Almost all of its content is text,
either in the form of HTML, word processing or Adobe Acrobat files.
One advantage of the simple interface for SWAT HQ is it can be
easily viewed on desktop computers and mobile devices.
Q. How often does SWAT meet to play Car Wars games?
A. The gaming schedule of each SWAT member is variable. Connect with
the different members of SWAT using the SWAT
Member Information Page to receive updates on the group's
Q. What happened to the Car Wars Internet Newsletter (CWIN)?
A. My personal schedule became complicated in 2013, therefore I
temporarily ended publication of CWIN after Volume 16, Number 2.
Most sets of information in each issue for the last five years of
the e-zine were hyperlinks to online content for Car Wars and other
tabletop car combat games. Adding new links to SWAT HQ became an
easier and faster process. If my schedule improves in 2015, and Car
Wars players are interested in the return of CWIN, I may consider
publishing the e-zine again.
Q. What happened to Dueling Debate, SWAT's Car Wars message board on
the Delphi Forums Web site?
A. Dueling Debate
is still online, but its users now post messages to the Steve
Jackson Games Car Wars Discussion Forum and other message
boards listed on the SWAT HQ Car Wars
Q. What happened to the blog Wheels, Weapons and the Wasteland?
A. Wheels, Weapons and the
Wasteland is still online. I may use it more often in 2015.
Q. May I use content on SWAT HQ for my own Web site or blog?
A. Yes, however please give credit by linking to SWAT HQ.