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Joshua A.C. Newman
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If you like LEGO, starships, or wargaming, you miiiight be interested in Mobile Frame Zero 002: Alpha Bandit!
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/168734274/mobile-frame-zero-002-alpha-bandit Alpha Bandit Kickstarter is live! If you like spaceships, this is your chance to get some!
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Ha!

That's actually a catapult for launching companies of mobile frames at other spaceships!
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Contact! Alpha Bandit at 12:00 high and coming in fast!

Just launched the Mobile Frame Zero 002: Alpha Bandit Kickstarter! Build and fight LEGO spaceships! Carriers launch entire companies of mobile frames at each other to board and capture! One ace shoots down a cloud of missiles, while another puts a sniper shot through the bridge of a massive capital ship! Frigates converge and fire, but one is badly damaged covering the other. Its captain makes a speech, and her brave crew maximize what's left of the engines, diving the ship toward their opponent's carrier deck, crippling it.

And Doomsday counts down.
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I will do. I am hoping to have it finished tomorrow. This is if my 14month old naps like she is supposed to. I booked it in her diary but I am not convinced she takes her appointments seriously...

Once that is finished it is off to build some space ships. I do have a pile of those Lego planets kicking around from star wars sets I got mega cheap ages ago. They might be handy!!
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Soren's posted images of the ships he's designed for Mobile Frame Zero: Alpha Bandit! I'm so happy about these.
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Hey, Story Gamers, I'm really excited about my friend +Hannah Shaffer (aka Hanbandit)'s upcoming game, Questlandia. You might have heard about people having fun with it at this last #Dreamation, or maybe you heard about it from the last one, but it's sure a lot of fun.

It's a game where you're trying to keep your kingdom — your society — from falling into ruin. And, look, I'll be honest with you, you probably won't succeed. But what emerges from the process of trying is this vivid view of a society in turmoil. You know, the kind of thing I'm into.

So if you like my games, particularly Shock: or Human Contact, you'll love Questlandia. It accomplishes things that I've been struggling with for years, and its informing my future design.

The art is amazing, too! It's worth backing the project just for the art that +Evan Rowland is doing for the updates!
 
Feels good to be sharing my art for Questlandia!

Looking forward to the drawings to come...any ideas for good unusual-fantasy settings or people?
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Already backed!
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It's ok to not like things. But don't be a dick about the things you don't like.
 
Not Liking Things is Not Cool
In a very long time there have been a tendency for a lot of people to think that not liking things is cool, and that the more you dislike something the cooler you are. I find this notion very distasteful, and frankly a bit depressing.

People are loudly and proudly talking about how much they dislike everything from food and music to celebrities and homosexuality (yes, I went there). It seems like many people somehow got it into their heads that it is cool to dislike something and that they should be proud of their hatred and embrace it. I couldn't disagree more.

Liking things is awesome. If you don't like something which I thoroughly enjoy, I feel a little bit bad for you. If you find joy in something which I can't stand, I envy you a little bit. When you think about it, mocking others for liking something you don't is plain out sad. Others find joy in aspects of life where you can't find any, so you choose to mock their joy. That is simply pathetic.

I'm not saying that it's not okay to not like things - just that it shouldn't be something to be proud of. Embrace the parts of life that you like and do not judge others for what they like. Even if that is Justin Bieber, My Little Pony, the Bring It On movies, or sex with people of the same gender.
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+Joshua A.C. Newman I agree that arguing over disgreement in opinions is only fruitful if it leads to better understanding by all.
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"My favorite game console is a table and chairs."
It's been a looong time since I've promoted my small line of t-shirts, but this one in particular seems to be making the rounds on Twitter quite a bit. Just a reminder that you can get shirts, stickers, etc. at my cafepress store !
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Hey, MoFØs! The Mobile Frame Zero 002: Alpha Bandit Kickstarter is fired up! Spaceships throwing robots at each other!
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The biggest capital ships are 16 studs long, which represents 120 meters.
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Putting the finishing touches on the Mobile Frame Zero 002: Alpha Bandit Kickstarter! Excited to share with you MoFØs!
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Whoo hoo!
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Hey, pilots and engineers! You might want to make sure you're following me as I get the Alpha Bandit Kickstarter going! You can also follow me on Twitter, where I'm blabbing on about stuff all the time!
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Your will shall be done, O mother goose! To the Kickstarter page!
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Hey, if anyone wants to come down to Arisia in Boston to play this weekend, it's happenin'!
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+Joshua A.C. Newman, sounds like you had a good day.  I'm really looking forward to PAX East now!
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Game designer, graphic designer
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  • the glyphpress
    Principal and game, product, book, and graphic designer, 1994 - present
  • the glyphpress
    Game, graphic, and designer, author, 1999 - present
  • Yale University School of Fine Arts
    Lecturer, 2001 - 2005
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Making thought experiments about the world.
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Designer of Shock:Social Science Fiction and Shock:Human Contact. Designer, writer, and builder.
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  • Hampshire College
    Artificial life, artificial intelligence, religion, neurolinguistics, fine art, interface design, 1992 - 1999
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