Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How Do YOU Run Delta Green?

From the blog of Delta Green co-creator Dennis Detwiller...
For thirteen years, tens of thousands of intrepid Agents have ventured into the unknown world of Delta Green. We’ve watched with paternal enjoyment from the sidelines, eager to see what groups around the world with different play styles made of our creation. Our responses have run the gamut of human emotion. We’ve been pleased, frightened, stunned and just plain confused and what we’ve seen come back.

Before we get into the meat and bones, let me say upfront, the following is not a judgment on your play style, only an attempt to set straight some rather strange misconceptions which have arisen around the game over time. It comes from the question all of the creators have been asked many, many times: how do YOU run Delta Green?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Eden Tampa goes clothing-optional as residents wait for condo management to tell the naked truth

File this under interesting living conditions.
First off, Jon Rosenstadt and Sam Christian want you to know they aren't prudes. The tattooed and pierced Hillsborough Community College students get naked just like the rest of us -- showers, sex, what have you. Hell, the 20-somethings have even skinny-dipped once or twice in their lives.

And another thing: They like their apartment complex, and they like their neighbors.

They just don't want to see them naked.

That seems to be the prevailing opinion of the young apartment dwellers I talked to while visiting Eden, the newly renamed and much-buzzed-about condominium complex near Westchase. Formerly the Arbors at Branch Creek, the complex is morphing from family-oriented apartment units into a 'South Beach-style' condominium with a nude pool. The current residents are sure of that much, but the rest of their questions -- Will we have to move? When will the pool open? Can we break our lease? -- remain unanswered.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

RPG Review

An interesting new online RPG zine.
RPGReview is a resource for role playing and simulation gamers, covering table-top, live-action and computer moderated games.

We offer a free journal every quarter, a club listing, mailing lists. We also have a number of second-hand RPGs available for sale.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Priest stabber inspired by Da Vinci Code

A 25-year-old man who tried to kill a priest by stabbing him in a Rome church has told police that he did so after the watching the film 'The Da Vinci Code' and believing himself to be the anti-Christ.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Dark Secret Revealed in Astonishing X-Men

Daredevil: Enter Lady Bullseye

While Matt Murdock has spent much of his career as Daredevil being something of a romantic ladykiller, this month he's going to meet one lady who's actually out to kill him.

On September 24, DAREDEVIL #111 introduces Lady Bullseye into the Man Without Fear's rogues gallery, but while the assassin may share a name with DD's most infamous foe, her origins stretch beyond simple villain worship to the sai-slinging psycho.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saving money on coffee just like Grandpa: Folgers targets broke coffee drinkers - WalletPop Blog

If anything is the fuel that runs the dorky machine it woulc be caffeine. And for many, that caffeine comes as coffee. So, what's a coffee drinker on a budget (or one who doesn't like Starbucks over-roasted beans) to do? Simple, Folgers wants you to drink the coffee that your grandfather drank. Theirs obviously.
The best part of waking up hasn't been Folgers for a decade or more. With Starbucks making gourmet coffee ubiquitous and boutique coffee roasters brewing ever-more-delightful java, Folgers is stuck in grandpa's mug. My brother-in-law and I give each other grimaces behind my dad's back when we drink the home brew at his house, and I've been known to bring my own beans when I'm visiting.

But grandpa is getting on now, and consumers looking for ways to save cash turn to their daily coffee beverage so often that saving $4 a day has a name: The Starbucks Factor, or the Latte Factor, depending on your brand loyalty (or lack thereof). But Folgers, Maxwell House and the even lesser-known competitors make their coffee from the ultra-cheap and inferior 'Robusta' beans, in contrast to the 'Arabica' beans used by upscale coffees. Robusta beans thrive at lower altitudes and produce far more beans per plant, and have twice the caffeine of Arabica beans; but their flavor, according to coffee connoisseurs, is extremely inadequate. How could a discriminating coffee drinker be persuaded to switch to Folgers, without creating a price disadvantage?

Monday, September 15, 2008

GameStop Guitar Hero Contest Seeks Hot Moms

Nope, nothing creepy to be found here (particularly in the bolded part)
In celebration of the impending release of Guitar Hero World Tour, GameStop wants you to send them hot pictures of your mother. Dress her up in some fishnets, tease up her hair, and for god sakes show a little cleavage, and she could be well on her way to winning a $1,000 gift card for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas and a copy of the game in their Ultimate Guitar Hero contest. There are also prizes up from grabs for Families Who Rock! (Six Flags tickets, a $500 gas card and the game) and Guitar Gods and Goddesses (guitar lessons, $800 Guitar Centerjavascript:void(0)
Publish Post gift card and the game), and several smaller prizes, but it's all a front. They want to see your mom dressed up like Lita Ford.

[via HipsterPlease]

And We're Back

The move has occurred and things are relatively stable. With any luck posting will recommence soonest.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

CIA, FBI push 'Facebook for spies'

When you see people at the office using such Internet sites as Facebook and MySpace, you might suspect those workers are slacking off.

But that's not the case at the CIA, the FBI and the National Security Agency, where bosses are encouraging their staff members to use a new social-networking site designed for the super-secret world of spying.

'It's every bit Facebook and YouTube for spies, but it's much, much more,' said Michael Wertheimer, assistant deputy director of national intelligence for analysis

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Your Miles May Vary: Nerd Girls

What is the allure of the nerd girl?

Purely for scientific reasons, because I think that the readers of this blog would be interested in knowing the answer. I know that I agree with some (just some) of the answers...