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Check out the first chapter of the forthcoming Iron Empires graphic novel: Void.

Then go back it on Kickstarter! :)
 
Hiya, 
I posted the entire first chapter of Iron Empires: Void. Read it and let us know what you think. Are you excited for chapter 2?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forgedlordcomics/iron-empires-void/posts/565714
Hello friends,Thank you all for your continued support for Iron Empires: Void. We've surpassed our funding goal and that's very exciting. As a way of saying thank you, we've posted the entire first chapter of Void for you to download and read. You can get here.Any pledges received from here on make it possible for us to make the book even prettier. For example, we can now consider adding a dust jacket to the book. If we do, we can include fun ext...
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It is all there - as usual: politics, personal stakes, space war, well-composed frames, and sound effects!

Can't wait! 
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Hawken, a mech FPS game from indie outfit Adhesive Games.

Great sounds, nifty visuals of cityscapes, and some nice explody mecha gameplay.

Can't wait! :)
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Got some more bits from an early interview/walkthrough/chat with designer sort of thing:
Part 1 - http://www.gametrailers.com/video/design-goals-hawken/714432
Part 2 - http://www.gametrailers.com/video/design-goals-hawken/714430
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Kids, do not open a new tab if you are using Chrome to complete the Australian Census online - it seemed to automatically time me out.

(I had to check how much I earn - leave me alone! I just got promoted!)
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They pay you with MONEY?!?!?
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Nerdy videogame stuff (again)

The Elder Scrolls idea of "thu'um" (the voice, stormvoice) has always appealed - probably due to its Gloranthaishness. Now it is revealed that the Nordic users of the voice are actually Orlanthi draconic mystics! Or something like that. ;)
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Thought you'd appreciate it Jimbo(s).
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Burning Wheel Gold tonight/tomorrow morning people! Get your paypal ready!
Burning Wheel Gold Preorders. Published on July 5, 2011 in Uncategorized. 8 Comments Tags: BWG. Hello Burners, Burning Wheel Gold preorders will begin Monday July 11th at 12 PM Est. We will offer 50 b...
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Wacky means cool like bow ties and fezs
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Farewell Dungeon World Tavern! 
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Ran my Understate set-up at our local con this weekend, ably assisted by +Patrick Henry Downs handout; and it was well received.

The con does a lot of systemless stuff so this was a bit of an experiment. The organisers are keen for more though - victory!

(also picked up a design award, but figure that it really belongs to the players and Vx. ;) )
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This trailer gave a serious AW-in-Space feel. It is uncannily like what I imagined the "prior history" of my current AW-in-space Touchstone to be like.
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When I first saw a link to the trailer in an article I thought it was a Hardwar remake. 

Actually I now that I think about it Hardwar, and the city of Misplaced Optimism, would make a good AW-in-space situation too...
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AUSTRALIANS!
Please answer YES to question 60 in the Census tonight! We are collecting this stuff, let's let it be used!
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Agreed Dan!
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More nerdy game stuff... (I will work out a circle for this any minute now... but most people in any of my circles are game-people so the urgency is less...)

I want to make a Forged Lord/Lord Steward based on this guy (the Regent from some Dishonored concept art). That nice austere look, very Gonzagin!
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Depends on their budget I guess? It's produced by Bethsoft, but made by Arkane.
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Nerdy videogame stuff!

Some designer dudes talking about their model for morality (and how to get players involved in that sub-mechanic) for the up-coming videogame "Dishonored".

I found it pretty interesting.

(N.B. It is in two parts!)
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ah. Obviously spelling it for the USA market.
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I'm a New Zealander, an Australian, an "information professional", a human being, and a roleplayer. Not necessarily in that order.

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