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Slient Copters Are Coming - And you won't hear them!!

Posted by James Davie On 2010-02-26 1 comments

"Here comes the super copter
Here comes the noise it makes"
Unmarked Helicopters
By Soul Coughing

Scientists have found a way to considerably reduce the noise made by helicopter blades. I would posit that this innovation will usher in a new wave of mysterious Black Unmarked Helicopters predicted a decade earlier by all us "conspiracy nuts."

You all said I was crazy, that they would never make silent helicopters to help them sneak up on us while we sleep and abduct us for their alien masters to rectally terrorize! Who's crazy now?!? Bwa-hahahahahaha!!

"Unmarked helicopters
They said it was a weather balloon
It was a weather balloon..."


Posted by Clockwork On 2010-02-25 0 comments

- Excerpts from the CIA World FactBook -

Burma: "After the ruling junta in August 2007 unexpectedly increased fuel prices, tens of thousands of Burmese marched in protest, led by prodemocracy activists and Buddhist monks. In late September 2007, the government brutally suppressed the protests, killing at least 13 people and arresting thousands for participating in the demonstrations. Since then, the regime has continued to raid homes and monasteries and arrest persons suspected of participating in the pro-democracy protests."

Liberia: "An August 2003 peace agreement ended the war and prompted the resignation of former president Charles TAYLOR, who faces war crimes charges in The Hague related to his involvement in Sierra Leone's civil war. After two years of rule by a transitional government, democratic elections in late 2005 brought President Ellen JOHNSON SIRLEAF to power. The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) maintains a strong presence throughout the country, but the security situation is still fragile and the process of rebuilding the social and economic structure of this war-torn country will take many years."

The United States: "Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. The economy is marked by steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology."

The future could Bloom with this.

Posted by Selbonaut On 2010-02-24 1 comments

Sorry, couldn't resist the pun. I am excited to see how this company plays out. With any luck we will see more companies like this one start to release their products.

The video is worth the watch. It is about fuel cell technology, more specifically one company.

Part 1

Part 2

Switchin' To Glide

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2010-02-17 0 comments

Came to the realization today that the Alpha Omega system by Mindstorm Labs is just too crunchy for my casual group. Looking at a couple of options: use the 4th Shadowrun system or GURPS and keep the world, or just play standalone Shadowrun.

Switchin' to glide got me thinking about other things I'd love to try running in the next year or three (in no particular order):
Jovian Chronicles
Ars Magica

I've also had this idea for a supers based game set in the future, a sorta Justice League Galactica if you will... I've titled the thing Amazing Year 3000 and would use either Champions or MSH d100 system (since I've recently had a super fun time in an unrelated game that used it).

Logorama the Movie

Posted by James Davie On 2010-02-11 2 comments

Welcome to the land of Logorama, and Academy Award nominated short film that takes place in a land made up of logos and branded characters. Fun, interesting and worth 20 minutes of your time!

Abstract Gamers are assholes (but they're right)

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2010-02-09 0 comments

Category: "Ameritrash"

def. - These games are heavily themed and have gameplay that is centered around the theme. These games value theme over play mechanics, even reducing skill to make theme play out better. These are near opposite of abstract strategy games. A subset of Ameritrash games are beer and pretzel games.

Surely, they mean Monopoly, Pay Day, etc.. in which case I concur - but lumping party games (under the alternym of "beer and pretzel") is just plain wrong.


Posted by Selbonaut On 3 comments