Archive for November, 2012

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To Honor the Fallen and Those Who Served

11 November, 2012

We have reached another Armistice Day (Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth, Veterans Day in the US), it seems odd to have it fall on a Sunday for some reason.

Originally created as a day to remember the end of the Great War, the Armistice that ended the war starting at 11:11am on 11 November, 1918, and those who served and died there.  Since then, it has been expanded to include the many others who have served and died for their country in honorable service through the years.

So let us honor the brave warriors that have guarded us -and still do- today.  However,  on today of all days we must not forget that war is a terrible thing. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Lover’s Eye

6 November, 2012

“What is that piece of jewellery he is wearing?” I asked, trying not to be too obvious in my indication there of.

Eye Love You

Watching you

“Ah, the eye?”nodded my guardian.  “It is a portrait of his mistress’ eye to show his love for her.  Enough is shown so that he and her know he is honoring her, but not showing enough that anyone else can identify her with ease.”

“Shameless!” Whispered from where I hid behind my fan.

“Many men have such but only a bold one such as he would wear it openly,” my guardian said, sipping at his spiced wine.  “Most wear theirs concealed but near to their hearts.”

Lover’s Eye

These portraits are of a person’s eye and occasionally a bit more., enough to imply beauty but not reveal it Often pointed on ivory and framed in precious metal , sometimes set with gems.  Usually designed to be worn as a broach.

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Cyberpunk Inpirational Material

5 November, 2012

N1ON has done a short film called True Skin which gives a great image of a possible cyberpunk future, the CGI is quite good and the story is almost a perfect player character background or plot hook.

Foreshadows: the Ghosts of Zero anthology and soundtrack, reviewed here, contains a great collection and stories and music to inspire a variety of campaign styles.

Will Cities Of The Future Be Filled With Vertical Slums? A discussion of the repurposing of abandoned skyscrapers using what happened to the Torre David office tower in Caracas, Venezuela as an example.

And, lastly, my small, but growing, collection of cyberpunk pieces at Pinterest.

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