I rub my eyes and blink. Something's not right. The living room furniture's in its proper place, but the trusty carpet ' grizzled veteran of countless drink spillages ' seemsā?¦ different. Segmented. I glance down at the grid-based mech marathon unfolding on my PC, then back up again, and the terrifying truth suddenly dawns on me. Hexes. Hexes everywhere. I dash outside ' one turn at a time ' into a blinding tangle of sunlight and gold-tinged grids. Horrified, I run back upstairs, only to catch my reflection in my bathroom mirror. I am gridded
. I fall down weeping in vain hope that the tears will wash this waking nightmare from my seared retinas. This unsettling vision of my probable future has been brought to you by MechWarrior Tactics
, which you can catch a glimpse of after the break.