Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Space men and aging

Greetings, all who care to read this. Let’s get some Ideas from science shall we. As the best ideas for gaming often come from reading or watching some thing, selecting one or two parts and twisting it up nicely to suit your current world. Hell you can base entire worlds of these ideas. I am creating a post apocalyptic / "new age world" campaign. Of importance to this was how the world went and killed it self off, well 95% off anyway. So this article in MIT Technology Review gave me an idea. Maybe not in use as the main Idea but it helped kill the people off. A nice common and infectious disease or even a boring non-infectious bacteria goes in to space as part of the worlds expanding space programs. Someplace up there it changed and became Mr nasty. I will probably have it happen on one of the Chinese mining craft, as mining craft are dirty and China has a lot of people to cull in this game.

The Spacemen thing is about the mention on page 2 of changes in human kidney genes. Twist this around and why not have being in space a Long time slowly change you around a bit. Allows for funny mutations to show up in populations that survive and the are more likely to survive as they are more valuable people than ordinary citizens and so get place sin the bunkers before the nukes/radioactive comet/asteroid/terrorists screw the world up.

This article in MIT Technology Review gives me something to work from to explain why the genetically engineered super soldiers are still alive 200yrs after the world got screwed. I have them live 350+ years so most of the originals are basically old or middle aged at best. They are unplayable as they are meant to elite level soldiers that can and do kill whole villages by hand. They do rule the odd place but they are not as extinct as most of the remaining humans think, just give them time...

Monday, September 17, 2007

horoscope in a RPG

The idea of using a horoscope in a RPG may seem off. But the basic idea is simple. Look through horoscopes and collect the lines that look interesting put them into a list and pick a few at random for inspiration in messing with your players characters. Tablesmith is again here very handy for this as it can generate randomly from your list on demand. Saves you the headache and stops you picking the same things over and over. Make the list good and big to help it work better.

a quick hash

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Pets killed for food in Zimbabwe

Pets killed for food in Zimbabwe

So pets are being killed as food in Zimbabwe, who cares. The animal rights loons that's who. Instead of complaining of how desperate the people are in that hole of a country, they complain because someone eats a animal. Animals are meant to be eaten and used as a resource. It being a pet makes no difference if you have to eat, you have to eat, simple as that. Anyone who puts animals above humans has more than a couple of screws loose to say the least. You have theses animal rights activists all over the world. More like a bunch of dammed terrorists with the activities of the more common sort. The rare activists are the ones who quietly protest, as I said the rare ones. The more common thing is to go off your head and attack anyone who acts normally. With their so call "Love" of animals why don't they go shag some? Might do them good to actually get laid for one in their terrorist, unrealistic moralistic lives. If the people of Zimbabwe have to eat pets and not proper food animals that shows how far down the toilet that country has gone. I remember when that country was run properly before they decided that they could do better and what do you know. Put a monkey in charge and you get a monkey house. A total mess with shit all over, mugabe wanna banana? 25,000% inflation is utter rubbish, feed your damm people.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tablesmith D20 Apocalypse scavenging file

A Tablesmith D20 Apocalypse scavenging file I made back in 2005 its V2 because I lost the original versions and all the rest when Hard drive suffer the clack of death. Not sure if will work for the newer versions of Tablesmith but does work on older versions (4.5). If it works on the new version tell me.
Old website
scavenging result v2
I am currently recreating the original version complete with building condition and chance of injury per DC check.

Monday, September 10, 2007

LG900 Laser engraver I Want to Get

The Laser engraver I am thinking of getting, in the next few months. A LG900 from Wklaser, who seem to have a decent reputation. Only thing is the damm size of it. 54" x 40" x 42" which is massive. It relies on old style water-cooled Glass CO2 tubes. They only last 1,000-2,000 hrs but are cheap at $250 minus post and vat. The newer RF metal tubs are air cooled, a lot smaller and LOT more expensive. One of the RF tubes would cost more than the complete Chinese laser + complete set of spares + CIF to door + VAT. but last 10 times as long, or so they claim.