Target Mapping your Monsters: Worldbuilding via the “Monster Manual” At GenCon this year, I got a copy of the new Monster Manual. It’s a beautiful book, but one I opened nervously. I’ve never been good at using monster books. The monsters inside look cool, but I have always struggled with fitting them together in a campaign world. It’s been the biggest weakness in my ability to plan and run campaigns. I’m great for one-shots, but none of my campaign ideas really get off the ground.
Hemp Tycoon Description: Since he was but a wee lad Hempy has wanted to become an Industrial Hemp Tycoon. With your help, land, seeds, sunshine and a little luck maybe his dreams will come true! In Hemp Tycoon you can plant and harvest over 30 types of industrial-grade hemp seeds, using helper items to assist in getting the best yields and most money for your hard work. Instructions: Paper and Pencil Space Combat Game I played this with my classmates in Grade 6, circa 1982-83. Presumably it was inspired by arcade games such as Space War and Asteroids! I have no idea who invented it. I have attempted to formalize the rules as I remember them, in an attempt to find out if other people have played this game. And to inspire a new generation of players!
Mind Blowing Hyperrealistic Sculptures Artists that produce photorealistic sculptures, for the most part, aim to show us our bodies and life as it really is. Technically, artists who strive for a high resolution level of detail in painting or sculpture are called “hyperrealists”, although all hyperrealists are also considered to be photorealists. Every detail is slavishly recreated as close to the real life model as possible, even if the sculpture is larger than the original scale. Photorealistic sculptors create truly amazing sculptures that will make you feel wonder, revulsion and the sense of looking in someone else’s mirror. In this post we feature sculptors Ron Mueck, Evan Penny, Jamie Salmon, Duane Hanson, Sam Jinks and Adam Beane who produce sculpture that seems alive in every detail, right down to veins and rashes on skin.
The 13 Greatest Zombies in Video Games First things last, right? Sure there have been plenty other zombies out there that were more threatening, scarier, or actually had some sort of relevance on the plot. But (and I know I'm aging myself here) for those of us playing the original Resident Evil when it originally came out, turning the corner and seeing this guy, the only words were along the lines of. . . "HOLY S**TBALLS! 7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity Creativity can seem innate, but like many things, it is actually a delicate balance of nature and nurture. In other words, creative thinking can be enhanced by external forces, and isn’t necessarily reliant on “good genes” or natural ability. Luckily, new research points the way to a variety of mental and environmental approaches that can help us improve our creative output: 1. Restrict yourself
Crush The Castle 2 Flash Game - Flash Shooting Games The Crush the Castle series are some of the most polished Flash games available. What makes it so unique is a flawless combination of amazing artwork, excellent level design, smart game design, easy controls, and bug-free programming using the Box2D physics engine. A really cool improvement in this version is the destruction of castle walls and materials (splintering effects) when they are hit hard enough, removing that piece from the game. Also new are variations in ground levels such as hills, peaks and valleys which add to the graphic realism and demand even more strategic placement of your shots.
Minecraft Mods If you’ve never heard of Portal, this mod will be something really new and exciting for you, and if you did you already know to expect awesome. For those unfamiliar, Portal is a game franchise developed by Valve which bases it’s puzzle gameplay on shooting your portal gun to place portals that are connected. There is a pair or portals, and walking through one of them makes you exit through another. Now that you have the core concept in mind, there is a lot more stuff in the game, and therefore in this mod. Let’s take a look. The core of this mod is of course the portal gun.