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Questioning Piracy, Part 4 – Pirates Are Still Consumers

(These series of articles involve quotes from posts on a forum website that distributed copyrighted material. With certain exceptions, names and website addresses have been withheld) “I downloaded your game for free and thought it was awesome, but I won’t give you money because I believe in free distribution for all creative content.” No, this […]

Wings of War/Wings of Glory Returns with Flight of the Giant Miniatures

Wings of War/Wings of Glory Returns with Flight of the Giant Miniatures

Wings of War, now called Wings of Glory just announced miniatures for “Flight of the Giants!” Here is the press release and a great picture.   Wings of Glory: Ares Games to release new WW1 model airplanes in January 2012 The WW1 range of “Wings of Glory” products debuts with extra-large models representing two of […]

Questioning Piracy, Part 3 – The 1 Per 5 Rule

Third Party Companies are justified in getting a little sensitive about the topic of copyright and piracy, regardless of the details of legality. When Amethyst was criticized on RPGNet (not relating to this topic), I held my hat in my hand to be civil. It resulted in more fans and my hardest critic becoming my […]

Real Illusions - Metagame Hacking

Real Illusions – Metagame Hacking

Illusions in RPGs are a sore spot with me.   They offer so much potential, but rarely meet their promise because game masters use them  poorly. This article is my attempt to add some reality to your campaign’s illusions.  Whether through holography, magic or mental might illusion creation exists across the genre spectrum from sci-fi […]

Questioning Piracy, Part 2 – The Curtain of Profit

(These series of articles involve quotes from posts on a forum website that distributed copyrighted material. With certain exceptions, names and website addresses have been withheld) When I was younger, I started a webpage where I would post my own homebrew role playing games, of which Amethyst was a sophomore member. I had a donation […]

Torchwood: Miracle Day–What The Hell Went Wrong?

I am not a huge Torchwood fan, but it is watchable and I have a soft spot for British sci-fi. (Misfits in particular is quite good). That said, “Torchwood: Miracle Day”  was  a major disappointment. Not to belabor the point, but  10 hours felt like 1o years and the story just dragged. There is perhaps […]

Review: 1Dollarscan Book Scanning Service

Review: 1Dollarscan Book Scanning Service

I often review books and games on the site, but this is the first time I reviewed a service. Specifically, the book scanning service offered by 1dollarscan.com. 1dollarscan will scan any text item (books, photos, business cards. etc) and then use optical character recognition to convert the images to searchable text.  I have some reference […]

Questioning Piracy, Part 1 – Cease & Desist

Questioning Piracy, Part 1 – Cease & Desist

(These series of articles involve quotes from posts on a forum website that distributed copyrighted material. With certain exceptions, names and website addresses have been withheld) Last July of this year, Dias Ex Machina engaged in a dialogue with several individuals the entertainment industry brands as miscreants. You know the type of which I speak, […]

Wings of War Miniatures Lives on as Wings of Glory!

Wings of War Miniatures Lives on as Wings of Glory!

Nexus Games had some financial issues recently and there was concern that the “Wings of War” miniature game may suffer a dire fate. Good news! I received the press release below indicating that the game will live on with a name change, “Wings of Glory” and a new publisher, “Ares Games.” There is no functioning […]

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