Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak Expansion

Fantasy Flight Games are releasing a new expansion for Battlestar Galactica called Daybreak!

I’ve not written up a review of Battlestar Galactica the board game because I’ve not had time to do the game justice, but it’s safe to say it’s one of my favourite board games, if not my favourite.

4 new characters, 4 new Cylon leaders, 4 updated characters new crisis cards, new skills, a mutinee mechanic and much more…

BUT MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL

ASSAULT RAPTORS!

Raptors finally have a point in the game!

I’m going to have to struggle to find a reason not to buy this the day it comes out.

A Study in Emerald By Treefrog Games Neil Gaiman Meets Sherlock Holms Meets HP Lovecraft The Board Game!

A Study in Emerald

What happens when you get a veteran board game designer to create a board game based on a short story by Neil Gaiman which features Sherlock Holmes in a world ruled by the monsters from the works of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulu mythos?

You get A Study in Emerald by Treefrog Games

The setting is an alternate reality 1880’s where the great old ones have risen and rule over man. You can read the story it’s based on on Neil Gaiman’s web page. It’s worth a read as it’s quite good.

I’ve not had a chance to read through the rules of this game but it looks really interesting. You are assigned a secret identity as the start of the game, I assume ala Battlestar Galactica, you are either on the side of the restorationists, who want to overthrow the great old ones, or the loyalists, who want to keep them in power.

You travel the world and do things with cards (Like I said I’ve not read the rules I’m still excited though).

You can download the play test files off the games site and have a look, they aren’t much to look at because they still haven’t added artwork yet, but you can get an idea of the game from looking at them.

I definitely think this is on my “to buy” list, unless I hear really horrible things about it.

 

The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

This ontology of irrational nonsense was created by Crispin Jago of The Reason Stick where you can also find a Spanish and Italian version of the diagram.

It’s been reworked by someone to add a conspiracy theory dimension, but it just doesn’t look as nice. And lets be honest half the fun of infographics is how pretty they look.

Custom Fallout Board Game Based On Monopoly

This thing is a labour of love, Reddit user XsimonbelmontX made this amazing looking Fallout themed board game out of a Monopoly board for his wife pookiemccool.

Apparently it’s only based on Monopoly but the rules are different. I love the use of bottle caps for money, it looks like he’s added perks that will alter the game play, and from them you can infer that there is some kind of combat mechanic?

I’ve asked him for the rules on the thread and I’ll update this if he posts them. Hopefully he’s deviated away from Monopoly enough to make the game actually fun to play.

Make a Camera Out Of Anything!

devidsketchbook:

CAMERA COLLECTION BY TAIYO ONORATO & NICO KREBS
Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs are known for their contemporary, cutting edge style in photography, sculpture and installation art. Camera Collection is their ingenious, handcrafted collection of cameras refashioned with far-out, unexpected objects.

I’m going to be honest one of the reasons I’m posting this amazing collection of eclectic cameras created by Swis duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs is so that I can use the coin the word “Armadillo-cam”.

These are really cool, I love the camera made out of a stack of books (above).

Thanks to @WantanItalics for pointing this out to me.

Via Devid Sketchbook

devidsketchbook:

CAMERA COLLECTION BY TAIYO ONORATO & NICO KREBS
Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs are known for their contemporary, cutting edge style in photography, sculpture and installation art. Camera Collection is their ingenious, handcrafted collection of cameras refashioned with far-out, unexpected objects.

devidsketchbook:

CAMERA COLLECTION BY TAIYO ONORATO & NICO KREBS
Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs are known for their contemporary, cutting edge style in photography, sculpture and installation art. Camera Collection is their ingenious, handcrafted collection of cameras refashioned with far-out, unexpected objects.

devidsketchbook:

CAMERA COLLECTION BY TAIYO ONORATO & NICO KREBS
Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs are known for their contemporary, cutting edge style in photography, sculpture and installation art. Camera Collection is their ingenious, handcrafted collection of cameras refashioned with far-out, unexpected objects.

devidsketchbook:

CAMERA COLLECTION BY TAIYO ONORATO & NICO KREBS
Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs are known for their contemporary, cutting edge style in photography, sculpture and installation art. Camera Collection is their ingenious, handcrafted collection of cameras refashioned with far-out, unexpected objects.

devidsketchbook:

CAMERA COLLECTION BY TAIYO ONORATO & NICO KREBS
Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs are known for their contemporary, cutting edge style in photography, sculpture and installation art. Camera Collection is their ingenious, handcrafted collection of cameras refashioned with far-out, unexpected objects.

devidsketchbook:

CAMERA COLLECTION BY TAIYO ONORATO & NICO KREBS
Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs are known for their contemporary, cutting edge style in photography, sculpture and installation art. Camera Collection is their ingenious, handcrafted collection of cameras refashioned with far-out, unexpected objects.

What Twitter Will Look Like On The Day That Thatcher Dies Infographic Proves Fairly Accurate

What the Internet will look like on the day Thatcher Dies. From a Tweet by @MartinBelam

In case you haven’t heard Thatcher has died, I know this from the stream of vitriol that my Twitter and Facebook feed have become.

While I’m old enough to remember Thatcher, and I’m liberal enough to be one of the people who should dislike her, I didn’t live in the UK during her supposed reign of terror so I don’t really harbour her any ill will.

My memory of Thatcher is this:

I know that a lot of people hated her for a lot of reasons, but lets be honest she was just a woman who was elected to power and did what she thought was right. What is done is done and can’t be taken back, her death doesn’t change that, it doesn’t make your life any better.

Let her have a little dignity.

You Have 16 or so Hours to Save a Ton of Money On Some Awesome Games

GOG (Good Old Games) are running an 80% off promo on their D&D games and it ends in 16 hours and and a half hours.

I just picked up the following games for just over £14

It’s worth if just for Planescape Torment, which if you’ve not been paying attention is getting an unofficial sequel by the original creators thanks to a ridiculously successful Kickstarter campaign.