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Too Many Ideas - Posts Tagged ‘Games’

101 Ways to Lose Time #23

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

I was doing some tidying up and sorting out over the weekend when I came across the files of notes from my old gaming campaigns I ran at University. Leafing through them was a bad idea as I found the Ravenloft campaigns I ran for several years as introductory games for freshers. Some would say […]

The Plot Vanishes

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Prosaic plot twists, stilted dialogue, unbelievable characters, outmoded attitudes and sinister bad guys who are rotten foreigners to boot! No not the latest sequel from Sylvester Stallone but the 1938 Hitchcock classic The Lady Vanishes which I’ve just been to see at the Liverpool Philharmonic an action, comedy thriller from another time. I enjoyed it, […]

Gary Gygax

Friday, March 7th, 2008

I wasn’t sure if I was going to post about the passing of Gary Gygax. I came to role playing just as 2nd Edition AD&D took hold so many of his classic works past me by. However the hobby he was one of the founders of has been an influence on my life along with […]

impworks Games Updated

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Tonight I caught up with some more stuff I wanted to do before the ick got me. I’ve added new pages to my impworks web site in the games section – one for Under Stairs Over Stairs and one for my model Cardboard Buildings for role players and wargamers.

Two Paper House Variations

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

I’ve finished the first two variations of my paper house model Update: These models are now available free from the impworks web site cardboard buoings page.

Paper House for Gamers Updated

Monday, September 24th, 2007

A month ago I posted a beta version of a simple models house for wargamers and role players. I’ve had some feedback on it: a request for chimney stacks, variations of the ends and an extension for the ends. I’ve also added some assembly instructions too. I’ve posted the first of the PDFs this morning […]

Miniature Victorian and Edwardian Posters

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

I was digging through past projects looking at the nets I’d designed for paper buildings but never finished off when I came across something I’d actually finished. A sheet of sixty-five Victorian and Edwardian advertising posters resized to fit on to a sheets of mini address labels. They work with Avery Inkjet Labels Code J8651 […]

Paper House Beta 1

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

I started work on a set of simple, cardboard building models using pepakura originally for Serious and Organised but which, like Serious and Organised, I’ve yet to finish. A discussion on the SFSFW mailing list kicked me into finishing a simple one of a house. It can either be used as a single, semi-detached house […]

How much Data?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Pyramid has an article about how much information can be stored in a book. You need so be a subscriber to read it. As a spin off they’ve made a calculator to work out how many ox carts it would take to carry around the data stored on computers, CDs and DVDs if it was […]

Tim Berners-Lee v Congress

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

I was checking some technical documents on the W3C web site and ran across this news report earlier " Tim Berners-Lee Speaks on Future of the Web to US Congress". The image reminded me of the footage of the House Un-American Activities Committee that was used so effectivelly in Good Night and Good Luck. So […]

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