Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Do You Love Me?

Susan caught this and passed it onto me, knowing that I love what Boston Dynamics do. This is both a fun video, and for those of us into RealRobo a very exciting step towards walking robots and mechs.

It could also be a sign of the robot apocalypse, but I tend towards optimism and liking people, rather than the more common misanthropic pessimism that tends to pervade SF genre and fandom.

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Quantum Locking Will Blow Your Mind

It certainly blew mine, sort of. Given that my mind has been blown by many concepts over the years, the relative impact is probably not as great on me as it might be on others. It's one of the reasons I love reading science fiction.

One could even suggest that I'm addicted to the sensation of having my mind blown.

Anyway, this video caught my eye, and I even referred to it in a recent conversation over zoom.

This is likely to be the last post of the year, so I will wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Writing, I've Done Some

Here's a blast from the past. One of my friends posted a review of OHMU War Machine, snippet below, go read the rest on Board Game Geek.

I only very recently (2020) learned of the existence of OHMU and was lucky enough to acquire a lone remaining copy from one of the authors. I always enjoy taking a look at older games like this, too see how games and their base assumptions changed over time.

When I posted my new acquisition online it got a number of responses from people who had heard of the game but never seen or read it and were curious about it, so I figured I might as well do a first impressions/review on it here.

So, spurred on by the feedback on BGG, and friends egging me on, I've gone and co-opted another fellow gamer, and I'm now working through a new draft of the Bad Dog rules.

What's also interesting for me, is seeing how much of the background fluff I wrote nearly 30 years ago for OHMU, has seeped into the the ideas behind my Gate Walker universe trilogy.

Anyway, more news as and when.


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