Too Many Ideas - Archive for April, 2010

Fall of the Goblin Empire

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Fall of the Goblin Empire (FoGE) is my entry for the SFSFW’s fantasy wargaming competition.  A game of goblins and their varigated, varied and highly unreliable flying machines. Here are a couple of the opening paragraphs that set the scene for a game of goblins going up-tiddle-ee-up coming down-tiddle-ee-down-down… Ask anyone and they will tell […]

Doctor Who: The Time of Angels

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Wow that went fast!  One of the best signs of a really good drama is that it feels like it was shorter than it was.  Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy always felt twenty minutes long.  Tonight’s Doctor Who clocked in at 40 minutes but felt like 30. First there was River’s demonstration of how […]

Wordless Wednesday #35

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Photograph of slope covered in Daffodils in Sefton Park, Liverpool

Add this is History

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Until today I’d included the Add this Button on both this site and on my unofficial Vue News blog.  Having looked at the usage I’ve taken it off this blog.  Quite simply, despite having tried it in a few different places, it wasn’t being used.  On Vue News it gets a low level steady stream […]

Doctor Who: Victory of the Daleks

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

So we got jammy dodgers, Where Eagle Dare, Asimov, Troughton and Daleks references for fun. Nice Dalek model on the plotting table to set them up and I thought the olive drab Daleks looked really good with the little Union Jack.  The new look Daleks don’t look quite so good.  I wonder if the main […]

Gzip Go Faster Stripes

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

In an effort to make this site a bit more of a Quatro and less of an Austin 1100 I’ve painted gzip go faster striped down the side of all the html, css and js files it serves up tonight.

Wordless Wednesday #34

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Photograph of Mossley Hill, Liverpool from Sefton Park

Clash of the Titans Review in the Style of the Film

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Review of Clash of the Titans in the style of the film. Story OK but a bit like it was cobbled together for twitter. Looked good. Nice costumes and props. Mix of solid and good special effects. Sound seemed a bit lacklustre.  Might have been the system in the cinema. Gods were great.  So was […]

Doctor Who: The Beast Below

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

So the second outing for the 11th Doctor tonight in The Beast Below. Interesting take on future Britain as a starship.  The sets were nicely dressed and with some interesting colour.  There was a lovely mix of retro, post war, grimy Britain littered with British icons with incongruous details like the rickshaws.  Small quibble if […]

The Danger of Difficulty Despair – With Graphs

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

I was going through some very old gaming files from when I was at college and came across some notes on designing the difficulty of encounters in a tabletop role playing game. A few weeks ago I questioned if Role Playing Games Need XP and the notes reminded me that in a game with experience […]

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