Civilized
By Dwip April 15, 2008 at 8:05 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

First, for you Weye followers, you may find the version 2 beta here. Please note that this is liable to be updated as bugs are found, and if you do find anything busted, please do let me know about it. On an entirely different note, if you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know that I’m a pretty big fan of S.M. Stirling’s body of fiction, but especially the trilogies that start with Island In the Sea of Time and Dies the Fire, and his new one that starts with The Sunrise Lands. Now, lately I’ve been doing a reread of those in a sort of bizzare order where I read Sunrise Lands, then went back […]


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Cartographica
By Dwip April 9, 2008 at 8:36 am Comments Off on Cartographica RSS Feed for this post

One of those things about me that most people don’t actually know is that I’m something of a map geek, especially when it comes to gaming maps. Now, most of you, my faithful readers, pretty much know this – the whole Cartographer’s Guild thing for one, and I’ve posted plenty of Campaign Cartographer doodles up here. One of the things that really really doesn’t get talked about is the fact that, in amongst my D&D things, I have a box that, once upon a time, back when they were the height of technology, contained an external 100 MB Zip drive. Now it contains AD&D poster maps. 81 of them, to be exact, ranging from the 3rd edition FRCS map of […]


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DLC
By Dwip April 5, 2008 at 9:11 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

In which I, having not done so previously, shortly review the downloadable content for Oblivion. I’ll go through each one, then I’ll talk about the series as a whole. DLC1: Horse Armor Which gives you the ability to buy armor for your horses, allowing them to live longer in combat, and also look cool. Which is fine, and all, if you want your horse to look cool, but considering it’s more expensive than all but two of the other DLCs (Mehrunes Razor and Knights of the Nine, both of which are very large), I’d expect more, and do anyway. Let us be clear, here: Oblivion’s mount system stinks. It’s a gimmick, and with the exclusion of actual mounted combat, a […]


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Know Your Enemy
By Dwip April 4, 2008 at 9:59 am Comments Off on Know Your Enemy RSS Feed for this post

How do you know cataloging is pain? Notice, if you will, the multitide of 2″ thick books, the 2″ binder that’s full, and yes, that’s so totally a flowchart there. Yes, I AM crazy, why do you ask?


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