Home Made Wooden Settlers of Catan

Full BoardOn the subject of home made board games here is another one, this time it’s Settlers of Catan again from Reddit, user amaurer3210 made this with his fiancée for a friends wedding.

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I machined each tile from 3/8″ ply. Each one has six magnets set into the sides so that they snap together nicely.

My fiancee did the artwork while we then silkscreened onto each tile after staining.

We all play on it nearly every weekend.

The magnets are a great idea!

Arguably it’s not as professional as the one by Boardcrafting that I posted here a couple of years ago but it’s still very nice.

Lasercut Wooden Monopoly Board (Stevensoply)

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I found a link to this on Reddit user jellatin works for a “laser company” called Universal Laser Systems and his coworked apparently spent 600 hours designing and building this Monopoly set.

When confronted with the fact that the name Stevensoply was missing an “O” his coworker apparently said it was Stevensoply not Monopoly…

Apparently the guy who made this’ job is to make cool stuff with the lasers the company makes so that they can show them off to clients…

Marvelous Nouveau

It’s nice to see some comic book related art featuring female characters that isn’t just tits and ass these Art Nouveau images by *HanieMohd  are great above Ms Marvel and later her more recent incarnation as Captain Marvel as well as many others.

I read the first couple of issues of the new Captain Marvel and I quite enjoyed it, it’s good to see Marvel making a concerted effort to have strong female characters, and giving her a non gender specific name, with a military title no less.

A little bit of trivia for you, both DC and Marvel have a character called Captain Marvel.

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Y: The Last Man Movie Gets Director

According to The Mary Sue the film adaptation of Y: The Last Man has a director attached to it. Dan Trachtenberg directed a Portal fan film called “Portal: No Escape” (See below).

Y: The Last Man is a graphic novel by Brian K Vaughan and covers the story of Yorrik the only man left standing when every mammal with a Y Chromosome on the planet suddenly dies. That is every mammal except for his pet monkey “Ampersand”.

It’s a beautifully done comic and I’ve had the fourth volume sitting on my to read stack for far to long. I think I know what I’m spending my evening doing…