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Posts Tagged ‘Totally Fucking Cool’

Boardgames are Officially Cool

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on March 1, 2016

Here’s an interesting article on the rise of the board game in recent times. Settlers of Catan is the big draw with my minions these days, so who am I to argue?

~AoB

It’s Official, Everyone: Board Games Are Cool Now

Two guys playing Luchador at the London Gaming Market. Photo by Ashton HertzGaming is so close to being fully immersive. Facial recognition software is almost at the point where you can scan your face and render 3D versions of yourself that don’t look like disfigured Marvel villains. Virtual reality headsets—once they’ve sorted out the fact they currently make you feel a bit sick—are nearly able to drop players into the thick of it. Gesture control tech isn’t far off when it comes to characters emulating the movements of players. Humans are almost one with the machine.

So, at first, it strikes me as odd that we’re apparently in the midst of widespread board game revivalism. Why would people be so enthralled with stationary bits of plastic and card when they have all these expansive interactive worlds accessible to them?

“Without a doubt, we are in the middle of the golden age of board games,” says Nick Meenachan, founder of the YouTube channel Board Game Brawl. (more)

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What the Hell is an “Aluminum Falcon”?

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on December 21, 2008

10ppmswmilleniumfalcon2I just rediscovered this page that compares the size of spacecraft, etc. from all walks of Sci-Fi. It really is tfc (totally fucking cool). Someone had a lot of time on their hands…and have inspired me to run a Sci-Fi game….if only I had a lot of time on my hands.

It would be cool if they had specs from games like Traveller, Star Frontiers, etc….but since those games tend to include all these specs, it should be too hard to append them for game use. Cool, Cool site for any sci-fi geek.

~AoB

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