1. I love when one image can inspire an entire gaming encounter:

    epicroll:

    Today’s inspiration: Were-croc attack!

    I have an idea for an upcoming session that will involve swamps and jungles and this looks like a great encounter.

    There are lots of other things to take away from this image as well: the signpost in the background with the gem in its eye might be one of those “line up the sunlight through the gem and bounce it through the jungle to different markers to find the secret temple” things.

    Also, the idea of water travel in a lashed-together raft is also cool. Did the players create that for the game? Is it part of a riverboat that got raided further upstream and they’ve been drifting along since then?

    Lots of ideas from one simple, awesome image.

    -Mathew out!

    (Via Pinterest)

     


  2. Meaning

    It was only last night that i realized what the book “Goodnight Moon” is all about.

    Up next:

     

  3. Molt

     
     


  4. Where is it?

    Seriously, where is my Assassin’s Creed: Feudal Japan?

     


  5. "Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about building user numbers, and nothing but building user numbers. People have made games for Facebook platforms before, and while it worked great for a while, they were stuck in a very unfortunate position when Facebook eventually changed the platform to better fit the social experience they were trying to build.
     
    Don’t get me wrong, VR is not bad for social. In fact, I think social could become one of the biggest applications of VR. Being able to sit in a virtual living room and see your friend’s avatar? Business meetings? Virtual cinemas where you feel like you’re actually watching the movie with your friend who is seven time zones away?
     
    But I don’t want to work with social, I want to work with games.
     
    Fortunately, the rise of Oculus coincided with competitors emerging. None of them are perfect, but competition is a very good thing. If this means there will be more competition, and VR keeps getting better, I am going to be a very happy boy. I definitely want to be a part of VR, but I will not work with Facebook. Their motives are too unclear and shifting, and they haven’t historically been a stable platform. There’s nothing about their history that makes me trust them, and that makes them seem creepy to me.
     
    And I did not chip in ten grand to seed a first investment round to build value for a Facebook acquisition."
    — Notch, on the Facebook acquisition of Oculus. (via wilwheaton)

    This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the Facebook/Oculus Rift thing. Except for the $10k being kicked in.

    (via wilwheaton)

     


  6. Another year, another PAX East. I’m heading there in a few days and wrote this article for my gaming blog on Surviving PAX.

     

  7. So amazing. epicroll:

    Guys I can’t even wait until Friday. This is 100% my pin of the week. This is litterally the most amazing terrain idea I have ever seen. The best part is that the dungeon is made with Dwarven Forge tiles.


    -deo

     

  8. kartridges:

    Magus - Chrono Trigger - Square-Enix, SNES, 1995.

    Ooooo

    (via wesschneider)

     


  9. Facebook posts

    most facebook posts these days:

    "PERSON X on TV SHOW Y eviscerates/destroys/owns PERSON Z. you gotta see it to believe it"

    "this boy/girl/old woman/dog got hurt/found/bullied. you won’t believe what happened next/how he turned it around/gave them hell/what he said"

    it’s amazing how posts based on those headlines generate so much traffic when they’re almost all the same.

     

  10. How do you use items in League of Legends? When I create my builds, especially if it’s a champion I’m new to, I’ll remind myself about buying items like I’m doing here with this Nidalee build. I’m reminding myself to pick up cups by specific levels. Or if I’m really new to a champ, I’ll use the item text fields to remind myself of combo button presses.

    Certainly n00b strats, but in this case, it’s a good reminder that “if I’m buying these for Nidalee by level 6 and 9, I’m probably in a good place”.