Too Many Ideas - Archive for March, 2010

Open the Door Updated

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I’ve added entries for Dark Conspiracy, Twilight 2000 and Babylon 5 to the Open the Door page.

Wordless Wednesday #32

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Photograph of a Chandelier in St Georges Hall, Liverpool

Do Role Playing Games Need XP?

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

When making rules for a role playing game there is the ongoing balancing act between narrative and simulation.  Both of which ultimately need to create fun.  At one extreme you’ve a game like Over the Edge with very lightweight rule system and at the other end you’ve got rules heavy, simulation game like Rolemaster.  Both […]

Sketch Elevation

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

I’ve been writting the next adventure for the role playing game I’m occassionally running today.  As well as the traditional overhead map of one of the key locations I’m considering using elevations of the streets to help players visualise their surroundings.  The small sample above is a section from a trial elevation I sketched tonight. […]

Street Hawker

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I’ve been looking for an idea for a new article to send in for the SFSFW’s Ragnarok and I think I may just have found it a mashup of Steampunk and the short lived 80’s TV show Street Hawk… This is the Honourable Jesse Macintosh, a former penny-farthing policeman, whose reputation was perilously injured whilst […]

Wellington's Head

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Every work day I pass Wellington’s Column (or the Waterloo Memorial) on the corner of William Brown Street and Lime Street in Liverpool.

I think I may have spent too much time at work using Google Analytics and playing with numbers this week…

Fort Knox

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

I thought I’d post another satellite picture after last weeks picture of the boneyard. Being a fan of the old Bond film Goldfinger I thought Fort Knox and the United States Bullion Depository (the large building with nothing around it at the bottom of the map). View Larger Map

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