Some assorted links, as usual:
Not a lot this month, but hey, I’ve been busy.
Spaaaaaaaace! and the Future
- Low-mass exoplanet imaged – It also “poses a challenge” to theories about Gas Giant formations.
- The City of 2050 – Nothing too original but probably worth a look if you are working on Sci Fi
- Not strictly Sci Fi: Check out Project Iceworm. Seems that in the early 60s, the US Army attempted to build a huge nuclear missile launch facility under the ice of Greenland. Valuable leads if you intend on ‘building’ an under-ice colony or lair for your supervillain. Also, see the propaganda video for some impressive visuals.
More odds and ends:
- The League of Legends lead designer talked a bit about player needs vs wants, a worth-while read. This is not exactly news to anybody who has even dabbled in the field, but he expresses it well – and many players do not realize these principles.
- Geeks On had an episode on RPG design.
Tools of the Trade
Question for you guys: Should I keep posting these here, or just on Facebook – or both?
Some odds and ends this month:
Just a bunch of assorted links for you:
Not much actual world-building stuff for March, but I came across a bunch of articles and sites I thought were share-worthy:
- Helicoprion was a spiral-toothed fish and shows that very weird-looking creatures did indeed exist…
- We can now re-grow teeth.. it’ll be a while for commercial availability, but the shiny future may sole all dental problems.
- Chuck found a nice photo website called Phototravel, lots of nice visuals there.
- Paleos.com – Life Through Deep Time is cool resource if you need to figure out what lived on Earth when.
- The BBC has an article up describing a Future Without Antibiotics.
Well since it’s almost March, it’s high time for this. I did not spend too much time browsing this year, so far, since I am so busy at work (same reason why I did not post much on this site either). Still, here are a few links I thought were noteworthy:
Haven’t really browsed randomly so much in the past months, so I do not have that many links to share. Still here are a few good ones:
- If you think I am too light on RPGs, look no further: Shortymonster runs a cool website focusing on actual gaming topics and advice. Go there and tell him I said Hi.
- Chuck came up with a script for an “intro cinematic” for Somnium: Chronicles of Empire.
- Beyond Apollo – A blog that chronicles missions and programs that never happened. There’s some amazingly cool stuff just in the first few pages… Highly recommended.
- The Public Domain Review looks like a promising catalog of public domain works.
- Astrographer covers Star Trek, Science Fiction, Worldbuilding, and Traveller.
- Lost Type repository has some awesome fonts.