Wednesday, November 23, 2005


I'm a gamer, but generally not a wargamer, mostly because the collecting/painting elements of Warhammer 40k and its kin just don't appeal to me. I want to game, not spend hours trying to get that perfect shade of red for my orcish shock troops, not to mention spending a fortune on miniatures.

Enter the perfect solution: BrikWars, which combines LEGOS with wargaming. Yes, now those LEGOS you played with when you were 12 can be used to throw "the peaceful worlds of your favorite construction toys into wanton chaos and destruction!" (so says the site). I started reading the rules over lunch -- looks cool, in a very geeky sort of way.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Death By Caffeine

A few years ago, the guys in my gaming group had a spirited debate about how much Mountain Dew you'd have to drink in one sitting before it killed out. Energy Fiend has the answer.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Radio Active Resurgent

I was finally able to record a new Radio Active podcast during lunch. It's mixing down now, and should be good to go by the time I get home. It's a short show -- about 20 minutes -- but man, it was really nice to be recording again! It was also nice to have the PowerMac back -- I didn't realize how much I'd missed working in the ol'home office until I was sitting down at my desk again.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Not the RPG Tool I was looking for...

In search for new role-playing game computer tools for a KODT column, I came across the U.S. Navy's "Regulation, Policy and Guidance (RPG) Comparison Tool".

From the site: "The RPG Comparison Tool allows you to simultaneously view subparts of the most current versions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), the DFARS Policy, Guidance and Information (DFARS PGI), the Navy Marine Corps Acquisition Supplement (NMCARS) and the Navy Marine Corps Acquisition Guide (NMCAG)."

I think I'll stick to Dungeons & Dragons.