Monday, February 20, 2023
Mausritter is a fantasy role-playing game in the neighborhood of Bunnies & Burrows and the Redwall novels. Neither of those are my normal bag but I can see the appeal of playing a cute little mousey with a sword. My good buddy sarkos pointed me towards it and after a quick glance it has at least two things referees for other FRPGs could borrow:
1) Card/tile based encumbrance tracking. This is easier to show rather than tell, so I'll share an image from the Mausritter website:
Saturday, February 18, 2023
|Elizabeth requested I make an image of her, so |
I decided she would be Princess of the Space Ninjas.
|You know what is really fun? Dressing skeletons in outfits.|
|Also requested: Strong Bad.|
|Anybody else remember the Thumper from the |
Spider-man segment on The Electric Company?
That show had the best spider-villains.
|I am a bird-centaur with a scorpion tail and goblin ears.|
Why do I exist?
Saturday, February 04, 2023
Had a weird but almost coherent sci-fi dream last night. Here are some ideas that might be worth stealing for someone.
A long distance space war starts as the result of a first contact gone wrong. Little is known about the alien race Earth is fighting. Apparently one dying eyewitness described them as "goopy."
They may be smarter than us. In order to try to end the war, they built a computer than can translate what we say into meaning in their own language. We can't do the same, so they understand us better than we understand them. This computer acts as a go-between but also allows the Earthicans to learn about their enigmatic foes by asking it seemingly harmless questions.
The one thing the people talking to the diplomat-computer were able to figure out was how differently the goopy approach to mathematics is. Goopy number theory isn't based on quantities like 1, 2, 3... but rather on rotations. Although they have their own squiggly symbols for them, the goopies count pi, pi/2, pi/3,.... Their idea of infinity is closer to our idea of the infinitesimal, as they count towards zero. I don't know if any of that makes sense, but that was my dream.