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Help Desk / Thread title change request
« on: January 02, 2012, 01:52:51 pm »
Hello admins,

Could someone please change this thread's title? Where it says "now available," change to "free to download."

As it stands, it looks like I'm trying to sell something, when my intention is to spread the (free) joy.


This is what the SR3 book would have been like (save for major art and final proofreading), had it not been killed off for a number of reasons. Tobias Grunow was kind enough to do the layout work, no small task. Enjoy what might have been, folks:

Shadows of Latin America v1.2 (PDF - 90.4 MB)

Shadows of Latin America v1.2-1 (lowres PDF - 22 MB)

Massive thanks to Tobias Grunow for assembling a quality PDF.

Media and Inspiration / The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra
« on: December 04, 2011, 02:00:04 pm »
Looks like the opening sequence just went live.

Bonus teaser trailer here.


Wow. Just wow...

What the hell do they put into Canada's drinking water? LSD?

Other Games / Blood Bowl Legendary Edition - 80% off at Steam
« on: September 30, 2011, 05:15:41 pm »
If you like this game, it won't get better than this: 80% off until Monday.

If you buy it or already have it, let me know your league nick! :)

From The Atlantic magazine:


The massively popular '90s manga series is about to be re-released in a new English translation. Will it remind comics writers and movie-makers that girls like superheroes, too?

Great read. I had heard that the US comic scene was shit right now, but that bad?

If you like Warhammer, you might be interested in these news.

[Admins, feel free to move this thread if it belongs to another subforum]

Well, it seems I'll be visiting Dublin, London and Barcelona this July. I will (probably) go to other cities too, so let me know if you can meet.

Also: If you know any hobby stores or good hostels, I'll be glad to hear about them. :hatsoff:

Media and Inspiration / THOR movie
« on: April 30, 2011, 03:51:20 pm »
It opened yesterday in Uruguay, ahead of the US release (!). I can see why they picked Kenneth Branagh to helm this movie. It's a hardcore epic, with a healthy dose of awesome FX and Straczynski's script added to the mix.

Some highlights:

Jotunheim completely looks like a giants' fortress that was properly trashed by Odin. As for Asgard, it's Kirby pumped to 11. :hatsoff:

Loki is a terrific magnificent bastard. Wait until the end credits finish if you are not convinced.

Chris Helsmworth is no Downey Jr., but he does a fine job as Thor. Sif and the Warriors Three have some great scenes. Errol Flynn would be proud.

Anthony Hopkins is Odin. Period. There's a scene where he shuts up a character with a roar. Not a scream or a speech: a roar. And you know that he scared the shit out of the guy at the receiving end.

The "mortals" are not a small sideshow here, and I'm very happy for it. Watch out for a certain Avenger making a cameo.

I give this movie my stamp of approval:

Don't blame me if you spend an afternoon with this little gem. ;)

Other Games / Tell me about A Game of Thrones (Living Card Game)
« on: March 13, 2011, 02:55:43 pm »
Is it good? What's the difference between the standard expansions and the "deluxe" ones? What do you think of the "living card game" format?

Full story here. I like how they are very open about their operations.

Some choice bits:

  • Eclipse Phase core book sales
    Total core book sales: 5376 in 14 months. That's the entire first print run (3k) and most of the second one (3k), which they estimate will sell out by April. Third printing coming soon.

  • PDF sales of the core book
    1400 PDFs sold after 15 months, at a price point of $15. There's a fun story in the article about Catalyst being afraid of the lower price point (why am I not surprised by this?).

  • On Free, legal PDF downloads
    "Demonoid alone tells us that the EP core book was downloaded as a torrent at least 14,000 times (2k stand-alone and 12k as part of larger RPG bundle downloads), and that’s just a single tracker."

  • GM Screen pack (GM screen + adventure)
    Released in August 2010. Total sales by year's end: 1258 out of a 2k print run. About 400 PDF sales of these.

  • Sunward
    Print run of 3k. Available in stores since September, sold 1889 copies by year's end. Also released as a PDF in July, selling 682 digital copies in total.

  • PDF exclusive projects
    Roughly 10% of total income in 2010. With a price point of $5, word count of 5k and 1 or 2 pieces of art, these products break even in less than 2 months of sale. They've also done some experiments with the iPad and Kindle.
So, how does this compare to other companies? What does it tell us about the market?

Help Desk / Whatever happened to my thread?
« on: February 15, 2011, 07:32:08 pm »
I could swear that I created a thread about Civ4's music winning a Grammy. Where is it?

Media and Inspiration / Civ4 wina first Grammy for videogame music
« on: February 15, 2011, 11:57:04 am »
Baba Yetu, the opening theme from Civilization 4 (2005), won a Grammy last Sunday. This is the first time a videogame song wins this award.

Composer Christopher Tin included it in Calling All Dawns, his debut solo album. In addition to Baba Yetu's award for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists," the album went on to win "Best Classical Crossover Album."

Media and Inspiration / Settembrini, explain this
« on: December 14, 2010, 06:50:45 pm »
This is a kids toy in Germany? :eek:

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