Monthly Archives: August 2009
Film experts Colin & Mitch have seen more people die in more horrible ways than anyone else I know. Here are their top 5 horrible ways to die (in a film). Stung to Death By Bees (My Girl) Horrible death. Horrible film. Macaulay Culkin adds to the horrendous proceedings by dying off screen, thereby removing [...]
Remember all those cool movie posters for Star Wars and Indiana Jones? They were produced by Drew Struzan who now has a great online gallery. In amongst some of the great movie posters of all time (plus Police Academy 1, 3 & 4) is this Revenge of the Jedi poster. In case your nerd-lore has [...]
The collaborative, Twitter based fantasy setting #Twitterville relaunched last week and despite a long break has immediately re-captured people’s imagination. In response to last week’s challenge for the “Bogeyman and Ghost Stories” of #Twitterville, we discovered what haunts the thieves, a nightmarish beggar in the ranks of the Reaching Palm Guild and Elvish children’s monster-under-the-bed. [...]
As part of the open playtesting for our Adventure Competition winners, I’m looking to organise some online gaming and some people to play with. I’ve never tried any of the various tools for sort of gaming so I’ve been asking around on Twitter for some advice. Free Gaming Schoonerhelm suggested skipping the specialised tools completely [...]
Part of RPG Bloggers Carnival, hosted by Chgowiz Flash games as in Flash Mobs. Watching technology change the way we behave is fascinating hobby and I what has really got my attention at the moment is Twitter. It seems such a pointless technology. In an age when we can download the entirety of the Encyclopedia [...]
Winners of the July 2009 Adventure Writing Competition is Mitch Hamilton with Gold Strike! A tale of greed, dwarves, mines, ancient temples and what happens when you dig too far. There was something about Mitch’s adventure that jumped out from the very first outline he sent. A desire to make the adventure more than just [...]
Following on from 3 Technologies That Will Change Gaming, this video shows the interesting potential of a digital table plus a card game. MACE interactive installation from maeve installation on Vimeo. Source: Looks Like Good Design.
This week, film critics Colin & Mitch look at some of the most overblown performance in cinema because sometimes, GMs need to just ham it up. Jeremy Irons – Dungeons and Dragons With Tom Baker as a geriatric elf, Richard O’Brien as an effete thief lord, Marlon Wayans as Marlon Wayans and a blue lipped [...]
This week #Twitterville challenge is up and it is all about Bogeyman and Ghost Stories. Get yourselves over to Twitterville.org for all the gory details.
Tomorrow sees the long awaited returned of #Twitterville. The creative writing exercise that is rapidly turning into a fully blown fantasy campaign world. It was put on hold back in May, just as it was hitting its stride due to events outside my control. But now its back and ready to become something really special. [...]