Monthly Archives: October 2007

5 ways Science can bring us Zombie Plague!

Of course, it has to be from Go look. Now.

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When you’re lying awake in the night and dreaming new dreams about far off places and alien races, in science fiction and fantasy, and you think it might be easy to invent something new. No. A few years ago, some … Continue reading

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Warlock writes: Why don’t you just give it up.

In the comments on the previous post the almost anonymous Warlock (IP: – 24/10/07 – Some Onetel subscriber in the UK who hides by putting false email addresses) writes: Seriously, you’ve been hacking away at this hobby for donkey\’s … Continue reading

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Great Definition badwrongfun: Playing “the wrong way”, but having fun anyway. You might be playing the wrong way by going against the expectations of the game (“You can’t run a hack-and-slash game using Vampire; you’re missing the entire point!”) or … Continue reading

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I bought a book today…

…entirely because it was illustrated and designed exactly the way I want Q to be paid out. I spent a few minutes leafing through it and in my minds eye transposed the text and art to that which I envision … Continue reading

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Rowling channelled Lucas?

(I’d attribute this but it was passed to me and no-one seems to know…)

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Heroics, Risk and immersion.

James “JimJamJom Jimbo” Wallis writes about Heroics: Of course, a lot depends on how the player views their avatar, whether they regard the game-character they’re controlling as ‘me’, as a companion who they care about, or as a disposable camera … Continue reading

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Rowling casts Evil Eye on Hindi festival

A Hindi community is being targetted by Warner Bros and the Rowling estate for infringement because they’re building a huge model of the Hogwarts school. The finishing touches are being applied to thousands of similar structures, known as pandals, across … Continue reading

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Q-CON XIV video

The official video for Q-CON XIV was posted today: It’s good to see it running as I did all the research for the first Q-CON by visiting cons around the country when I was President of ‘Slayers the year before. … Continue reading

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Rolled up a superhero character?

Flight? Check… Agility? Uh… Strength? Um… Energy Attack? Ah… Reactions? Well, you see… So we have Flight. Cool.

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