It is Friday and I have a few small items that I couldn’t bring myself to make full blog posts out of, so here they are in what for me passes for abbreviated form.
- Tunnels & Trolls is here!
About two and a half years back, according to my Kickstarter record, I backed a campaign to produce a new Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls tabletop RPG rule book for a variety of nostalgic reasons. Well, it has finally arrived.
The book itself is much bigger than the 1979 predecessor that I still have on my bookshelf. Now to find some time to do what I always do with tabletop rule books these days… read through it and imagine all the great campaigns one could run without ever actually playing.
- NetherByte is Gone
The dying Minecraft hosting service NetherByte appears to finally be gone. Having jumped ship a few weeks ago, I removed the whitelisting controls and let a few people wander around to see what was going on. Over the weekend the dashboard and FTP access went down and, as of last night, what remained of our Minecraft world there is no longer accessible.
- Asher and Boat
The Asher Hour podcast this week features that staple of null sec, Dabigredboat. Asher and Boat discuss null sec, how fleet compositions have evolved and how life has changed in null, who the most overrated alliance is, favorite doctrines, and what ought to change. A good listen and Boat barely goes into any long stories about the good old days. Download it from Soundcloud, as Asher doesn’t seem to be keeping his old shows around, so it might not be there in a couple weeks.
- Pirate’s Little Helper
Also on the Asher Elias front, a while back he brought up a utility that you can use in conjunction with EVE Online called Pirate’s Little Helper. It runs on top of the game and gives you an analysis of targets within your system, so you can tell who is the noob flying around helpless and who is the cyno-bait waiting to drop his buddies on top of you for a gank.
You can also enter pilot names into the web site just to see what comes up. My own report isn’t all that impressive, though it is accurate enough. I haven’t done enough to earn a tag. In space, nobody knows you’re a blogger. A few examples from the site:
Also, Gevlon and The Mittani both appear to favor HML Tengus with faction missiles.
- Trade Goods for Vegas
Largely due to my wife, I am going to be at EVE Vegas this year. She will be there too, though she does not play EVE Online. She will do something else during the panels, but has a ticket for the Chateau party. That she will do well at.
She also felt that I ought to have something to share with friends and foes alike, and so ran some TNT buttons for me through Wacky Buttons, which turned out to be a pretty cheap, quick, and efficient service. The buttons, 1 inch in diameter, look pretty good.
I will have a pocket full of those, plus some Reaver Bee buttons should I run into any of my fellow jacket pals in Vegas.
While we are getting to Vegas a day early to hang out other commitments, along with the vagaries of the Southwest flight schedule, means us having to leave mid-day Sunday. Since the EVE Vegas schedule just got posted, now I can see that I will be missing quite a few panels. Well, maybe next time.