Saturday, June 30, 2007

Origins

Next weekend is Origins. I'll be there from Friday to Sunday, meeting people and gaming. Stop and say hello if you're around. I will be posting pictures and (hopefully) blogging from the convention.

Movie Score Meme

Use your music player to create the score to a movie. Yes, I got this from someone's journal. That's the point to it being a meme. I will admit that some of these themes contribute to a strange overall movie, unless you're going for a Joycean type of film. Pass it along.

So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, MusicMatch, Media Player, iPod, etc.)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every scene, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new scene, press the shuffle button again
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool

Opening Credits: Are "Friends" Electric? - The Tubeway Army
Falling in Love: Information - De-Phazz
Breaking Up: The Vampire Club - Voltaire
Prom: Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa
Life's OK: What Is It About Men? - Amy Winehouse
Mental Breakdown: Sign of the Times - Brian Ferry
Driving: Stranger - Clan of Xymox
Getting Back Together: Jump - Aztec Camera
Birth of Child: Playground Love (Vibraphone Mix) - Air
Wedding Scene: Stand and Deliver - Adam and the Ants
Final Battle: This Is Not America - The Pat Metheney Band with David Bowie
Death Scene: Eventide - Claire Voyant
Funeral Scene: A Whiter Shade of Pale - Annie Lennox
End Credits: Add It Up - Violent Femmes

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Myth of Baby Cakes





Contains strong language and a few funny bits that you probably won't want co-workers staring at you about. NSFW.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Don Herbert, 89; TV's 'Mr. Wizard' taught science to young baby boomers

Don Herbert, who explained the wonderful world of science to millions of young baby boomers on television in the 1950s and '60s as 'Mr. Wizard' and did the same for another generation of youngsters on the Nickelodeon cable TV channel in the 1980s, died Tuesday. He was 89.

Herbert died at his home in Bell Canyon after a long battle with multiple myeloma, said Tom Nikosey, Herbert's son-in-law.

A low-key, avuncular presence who wore a white dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a tie, Herbert launched his weekly half-hour science show for children on NBC in 1951.

Broadcast live from Chicago on Saturdays the first few years and then from New York City, 'Watch Mr. Wizard' ran for 14 years.

Herbert used basic experiments to teach scientific principles to his TV audience via an in-studio guest boy or girl who assisted in the experiments.

'I was a grade school kid in the '50s and watched 'Mr. Wizard' Saturday mornings and was just glued to the television,' said Nikosey, president of Mr. Wizard Studios, which sells Herbert's science books and TV shows on DVD.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Fake H. P. Lovecraft Newsreel Interview

Part of a viral campaign for an upcoming Cthulhu movie. Really, I don't even think he looks much like the pictures I have seen of him.


Changing of the Guard

[Cleveland, OH] Rusttown Press, LLC announces the acquisition of intellectual properties of Seraphim Guard. This includes the Seraphim Guard name, HeartQuest name and properties, various rules systems, and the "Plain Wrap" line of accessories for RuneQuest.

Ownership of Gatecrasher Science Fantasy Adventure reverts to Richard Gazley, and is not a part of the acquisition.

"We are excited about acquiring the properties of Seraphim Guard, and particularly the HeartQuest franchise," said Rusttown Press Creative Director Christopher Helton. "This is a great line, with great potential, and will remain an important cornerstone of Seraphim Guard. We have great plans for Seraphim Guard including expanding the Fudge System properties by developing a robust new ruleset that will power the HeartQuest line and most of our upcoming releases.Currently we are working on a new game entitled 'Bloodlines: Adventure Role-Playing' and expanding our Plain Wrap line into D20 products."

"I'm happy to see the Seraphim Guard properties move to Rusttown Press," said Tim Huntley, former proprietor of Seraphim Guard. "Since purchasing Seraphim Guard myself, my only concern has been insuring the properties continue to get better. Rusttown Press will take them to the next level."

Seraphim Guard/Rusttown Press games and books will continue to be available through the following online retailers:
RPGNow: http://www.rpgnow.com/default.php?manufacturers_id=678
DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/index.php?cPath=1678
Lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/seraphimguard

Media contact and general questions and comments can be directed to seraphim.chris@gmail.com and the Seraphim Guard website at www.seraphim-guard.com is still in use.

The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia - Available mid 2008

This is good news to hear. I have the second edition, published by Chaosium, and I find it to be an invaluable resource (both in and out of my games). The current edition is great and I imagine that it will only get better.

Elder Signs Press is excited to announce the upcoming title The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia by Daniel Harms, available mid 2008.

This is the third edition of his popular and extensive encyclopedia of the Cthulhu Mythos. Updated with more fiction listings and recent material, this unique book spans the years of H.P. Lovecraft’s influence in culture, entertainment, and fiction. The voluminous entries make The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia invaluable for anyone knowledgeable about the Cthulhu Mythos and necessary for those longing to learn about the Cosmic Horrors from past and present decades.

The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia will be available in signed, numbered, limited edition hardcover, as well as trade paperback. Due to high demand for this book, ESP will begin accepting pre-orders for this title in the coming weeks.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Game Geeks #11 Delta Green by Pagan Publishing

It doesn't get any better than Delta Green. I can't wait for the re-release of the chapbooks this Fall so that I can finally have access to the other two books. I can't wait!