Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monkey Update (Email Post Attempt #2)

My wife and I have decided that there is no way that we are going to get our house on the market by the holiday season. That takes the pressure off us a bit and will (I hope) free up some time to start blogging again. Unfortunately, adjustments made to my routine to accommodate the house push have effectively eliminated my quality blogging time. I'm still struggling to work it back into my daily schedule.

 

Posting by email might help so here is my second attempt. I wasn’t happy with how things were formatted last time and I need to work out the kinks before I can consider it to be a viable option. Now, anybody know how to work images into an email post? (I’ve included one as an attachment here)

 

 

Now, just because blogging has been light doesn’t mean that I haven’t been thinking about gaming. It’s October and I’m starting to really feel the need to do some spooky gaming. I also tried out some new iPad software for game prep called Index Card and I’m really loving it. I sketched out my Moon Soldiers Must Die! Game as a collection of possible scenes and it was all the notes that I needed at the table. Yeah, I could have used paper (or real index card)s but for some reason I found this to be more fun and easier to manage.

 

 

In other news, I’m getting close to nailing down a list of Space Words for my next inspirational PocketMod. Anybody have ideas for evocative words that could appear on a system or sector level space map? I’ve got 240 words but I’m definitely going to need help if I want to pad things out to the 360 required for a d30 version.

 

 

In other other news, Robin Laws’ Hamlet’s Hit Points is on my mind again. I’m currently working through some ideas for turning it into some kind of game engine. I hope I’ll have more to say on that later.

 

6 comments:

The Spooky Whisk said...

Spooky gaming sounds fun. It's hard to get on a good schedule sometimes and other times, things seem to go smooth. Or at least, I find it that way.

Happy Oogie Boogie Day.

fictivefantasies said...

My post on Monday showcases your Dungeon Words. Here's some suggestions for space.

Positronic
frost-rimed
override
fused
breach
hissing
blown
archive
bulkhead
arboritum
klaxon
central processing
gravometrics

fictivefantasies said...

power converters
plasma field
solid light
deflectors
life support
xenobiology
slave linked
data matrix
lubricant

Anyway, hope that helps.

James D said...

Here's some more

Trans-uranics
Tachyon dispersion field
Micro-wormhole
Stellar nursery
Extinction level event
Light lag
Decoherence
Vacuum energy
Beanstalk

fictivefantasies said...

fangs
hydroponics
interstitial matrix
countdown
remote monitor
flux
isolinear chip
access hatch
articulation
cybernetic
mini-nuke
cycles per second
life support
generator
sabotaged
fungus
quarantine
log entry
fuel
clean room

Risus Monkey said...

@Spooky; love the seasonal handle... I hope you're whisking up some special Halloween treats for your local ghouls and goblins.

@fictive and &james: Great words! Thanks for the help. Of the words you mentioned, I only had beanstalk, cybernetic, and quarantine.