Unity3D and Nvyve VIs

It is scary that I have fond memories of my Unity3D projects - yes fond memories. That means I haven't done anything with the toolset for several thousand years now, even Lord Elrond is struggling to…


Dancing with Google Tango

Google has opened up applications for early exploration of their Project Tango kit. It is great to see people like Google who are able to innovate in this nexus of the device, the OS, the…


Blight-Thorn Campaign

In the leadup to playing my first game of D&D 4E I thought I may need to prep a starting point for a campaign if we are feeling up to fleshing out our own world. I do have Keep on the Shadowfell…


MultiGM Campaign Inspiration and Logistics

A little sub-group is forming from our tabletop boardgaming cluster to start some roleplaying. Some of the group are old hands and others trying this RPing out for the first time. One of the things…


Figures on the Table

Before I get into this post a shoutout for the super blogging of friend Mikhail on D&D 4E, revelations, solutions and deep thinkering abound. His Retrospectives on D&D 4E part1 and part2 are…


Fantasy and media

When I started drafting this post it was a look at the different media (film, tv, comic, novel) and how the high fantasy setting is represented (or not) in these forms. I was looking at the exemplars…


CryE 3.5.7 and a wonderful house

Earlier in Feb Crytek released CryEngine 3.5.7 to the community to keep doing the amazing things they do. This new release adds a few more things to the kit of parts, but nothing too dramatic.…


Shared Storytelling

I am sure I could find an armada of references to games and improv that rely heavily on the concept of shared storytelling. It is the topic of this blog post because it has been on my mind as we look…


Roleplaying Insight and the Maiden

I have had a blast over the last few days reading through the Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition (D&D 4E) core books (Player and DM's Guides). Not just because I bought them so long ago but never…


Music 23

I am a big fan of soundtracks/scores and they form the bulk of my music listening pleasure. The lines blur quite nicely into some wonderful pieces of classical orchestral masterpieces and in teh…


Roleplaying on the Tabletop

I am lucky enough to have a good group of friends that meet regularly enough for some Tabletop Boardgamey goodness. I even was squeezing in some roleplaying with another group and having a blast. The…


Denis Medri and Star Wars High School

I am not sure why I hadnt come across the magical drawings of one Denis Medri before, but his Behance and DeviantArt pages are chock full of incredible illustrations, cartoons, drawings and so forth.…


OpenRefine and Custard

I got my first taste of Google Refine which is now OpenRefine - a pretty classy little app for wrangling datasets. There are some elements of Excel-like-ness to the tools, but they are superficial.…


Thornwatch

One of the great celebrities of gaming culture is Mike Krahulik (maybe better known by his cartoony alter-ego CW Gabriel) from Penny Arcade fame. He brings his cartoon style to many projects and one…


Loch Maiden Update

For some reason, the holiday season wasnt kind to me working on the Loch Maiden game and visualisations. It should really be the opposite, there are way more hours that arent eaten up by normal work,…


Ryse and other CryEngine Projects

I have to admit I havent been playing with the engine lately and there is an update I havent even done anything with yet. That doesnt mean there arent more dedicated folk out there using the engine…