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Subject:Which SLR
Time:01:38 pm
I'm vaguely thinking about upgrading my SLR, currently a Nikon D50, and possibly going over to Canon, because there seems to be more reasonably priced Canon gear around and because it's easier to test older lenses on Canon than on Nikon - the adopters are simpler and cheaper because the camera body is shallower. Another factor is that the lens I use most is designed for the older Nikon autofocus bodies with a motor in the body and is incompatible with most recent bodies, so I'd need to change it if I got a newer camera - if I do this I might as well go the whole hog.

My needs, basically, are a body with reasonable resolution - say 10 megapixel or better - and a macro zoom covering say 28-200 or 300mm (my current one is 28-300) plus a smaller zoom (say 15-55mm) for family stuff where I don't want to lug around s big lens. Digital preview would be nice but I don't want to pay huge amounts for it. I'd be looking to buy 2nd hand so reliability would be a plus.

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Subject:Another RPG bundle offer - Iron Kingdoms
Time:09:19 pm
Iron Kingdoms is a vaguely steampunk fantasy RPG I haven't encountered before - it looks interesting, but I haven't had time to check it out properly for various reasons.

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/IronKingdoms

"This collection features Iron Kingdoms, the Full Metal Fantasy tabletop RPG from Privateer Press set in the world of the popular WARMACHINE miniatures game. On the continent of Immoren, magic meets machinery in an ongoing industrial revolution. The thriving Kingdoms, having overthrown the conquering Orgoth, now use arcane mechanika to fight out ancient grudges. Beasts and cults rule the wilderness, and necromancers call forth the dead. To survive here you'll need brains, brawn, a loaded pistol, and a touch of alchemy.

Privateer Press launched the Iron Kingdoms during the D20 boom with an epic three-part adventure, the Witchfire Trilogy (2001). The company adapted the setting for its flagship miniatures games WARMACHINE and HORDES, and in turn adapted those game systems back into roleplaying with the 2013 Iron Kingdoms Core Rules. A free-standing companion RPG, Unleashed, followed in 2015. This offer presents both rulebooks along with several major supplements and adventures.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, Reading is Fundamental.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$132. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $55) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Iron Kingdoms Core Rules (retail price $30): The beautiful full-color 365-page Full Metal Fantasy rulebook (2013) with character generation, game rules, and a detailed history of Immoren.
  • Monsternomicon (retail $15): Over 40 monsters from the fearsome wilderness, all template-based to allow many variants.
  • Urban Adventure (retail $10): A 96-page overflow book with new careers, rules, equipment, source material, and a complete adventure.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $27.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles (retail value $77):
  • Iron Kingdoms Unleashed (retail $30): This gigantic (monstrous?) 484-page standalone RPG lets you play the creatures of wild western Immoren. Learn new magic, ride warbeasts, and grind the bones of your victims.
  • Kings, Nations, and Gods (retail $30): This long-awaited 390-page worldbook describes all five Iron Kingdoms in vivid detail, with new rules and options for characters from each nation.
  • Bitter Medicine (retail $7) and Bad Moon Rising (retail $10): Two full-length Iron Kingdoms adventures featuring train robbers and a murderous frontier garrison.
At least one more title (which I'm not allowed to name) will be added after launch. When a title is added after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased the bundle automatically receive the newly added title, REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid higher than average. This is their reward for buying early.

As I said, I really haven't had time to check this one out yet, but it looks interesting and seems reasonable value. But as I always emphasise, I get this stuff free if I want it; if you have to pay for it YMMV.

Finally, a reminder that the indie games bundle (with my Flatland game which benefits Doctors Without Borders) is still on sale:
https://bundleofholding.com/presents/IndieTrove4
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Subject:Today's boot fair stuff
Time:08:15 pm
A Pentax Spotmatic and four Takumar lenses, all in very good condition and three (28/3.5, 135/2.8 and 200/3.5) complete with caps, filters, hoods, and cases. The fourth is a 50/1.4, which ought to be a very nice little earner and I suspect will pay for the whole lot; it doesn't have a case, but I've got a cloth bag for storage.
A Zenit with another Helios 58mm F2 lens, also in good condition and very cheap.
An iSight firewire camera, unfortunately no cables or stands but pretty cheap and works.
Some cables
and a couple of toys for various grand-nephews etc.

Spent more than I usually do, but I'm pretty sure I'll do well from it.

Meanwhile one of the Diana Lomography cameras I'm selling (which I can best describe as a cheaply made plastic toy) has been bid up from 99p to £26. Sometimes I really don't understand this stuff at all...
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Subject:Flatland in Indie Games Bundle
Time:05:21 pm
I can now reveal that my Flatland RPG is a surprise extra in the indie games bundle I mentioned a few days ago. As usual all of my income from it will go to Doctors Without Borders.

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/IndieTrove4
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Subject:Another RPG bundle offer - Indie Treasure Trove +4
Time:07:51 pm
For some strange reason I'm always interested in independently produced / written RPGs. This bundle offer collects several that have been well-received, and looks pretty interesting.

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/IndieTrove4

!This collection of fine recent indie tabletop roleplaying games is the fourth annual installment in the series that began with the very popular Indie Treasure Trove (September 2013) and the high-profile Trove +2 (September 2014). This is an all-new offer. (Purchasers of the previous offers don't get these new titles automatically.) This is the first of many "+4" offers that continue series begun in 2013.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders. (By publisher request, the DriveThruRPG versions of some of these files are inobtrusively watermarked.)

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$78. Customers who pay just US$4.95 get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $32) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • ViewScream 2E (Neoplastic Press, retail price $12): The new 2015 Second Edition of Rafael Chandler's horror game designed for online video chat.
  • Riders (TaleSpinner Holdings, retail $10): Caias Ward's game of modern Horsemen (well, motorcyclists) cheating Doomsday.
  • Western City (Vagrant Workshop, retail $10): This entertaining 2008 spaghetti Western RPG by Jörg Dünne was an early experiment in GM-less play.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $12.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles (retail value $49):
  • Malandros (Porcupine Publishing, retail $10): Tom McGrenery adapts the DramaSystem rules of interpersonal drama (Hillfolk) to 19th-Century Rio de Janeiro. Includes the São Roque city setting (retail $3).
  • Eternal Contenders (Prince of Darkness, retail $10): Joe J Prince (Contenders) returns with this harsh and steely zero-prep game of gladiatorial combat.
  • Nørwegian Style (Spillskaperlaget, retail $10): The influential 2008 collection of RPGs and larps by Nordic designers, available as an independent .PDF in this offer for the first time anywhere.
  • Worlds Without Master issues 4-7 (Dig 1000 Holes, total retail $16): Four issues of Epidiah Ravachol's magazine of swords-and-sorcery fiction and games.
At least one additional title will be added after launch; when a title is added after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased the bundle automatically receive the newly added title, regardless of whether or not they paid higher than average. This is their reward for buying early.

This looks like an interesting collection, and I always like to see what other independent designers are up to. But as usual I have to point out that I'm getting this stuff free of charge if I'm interested, if you have to pay your mileage may vary.
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Subject:Today's boot fair stuff
Time:08:39 pm
Nothing Friday or yesterday due to guests, so today I was extra active.

Went out early to pick up another iMac G4 (15" but 1ghz so can be upgraded to 2gb RAM) I got for £15 on eBay. Turns out to work well but has an ugly cosmetic crack in the back of the dome, which is going to make it less valuable - it was described as a scratch but never mind, for that price I'm not too bothered.

Got that home, then went to two car boot sales - at the first I got an Apple Airport Express base station, an 85W Magsafe charger, a 13A plug and a UK plug to fit them, and two boxes of 10 sachets of washing machine descaling poweder (usual price around a tenner) for a total of £5 plus £1 entry. The magsafe works but the cable insulation is damaged near the plug, as is often the case. I think heat shrink ought to fix it. Haven't checked the Airport Express thing yet.

later - almost forgot because I left it in the hall, I also got an HP Jornada 545 pocket PC for a fiver, with accessories including the charging cradle etc. Looks to be working, it's just charging now.

At the second I got another lomography camera (a weird variant on the usual 4 frames on one action camera, with four very narrow vertical strips across one frame) for £2.50, and a rather nice Casio watch for £6 - this one isn't a radio-controlled waveceptor, but it shows tides, phases of the moon, and has a built in temperature sensor, I think I sold the last one for £15. Entry there was only 50p which was good, and I ran into youngest niece, who was selling costume jewelry etc., which was nice.

Just uprgraded the G4 to 2gb RAM, Wifi G, 120GB HD and a DL DVD writer, and I have some speakers for it, so that ought to make a reasonable profit too - won't be huge, but enough to make it more or less worthwhile. I'm installing Leopard now, we'll see how badly that goes.

All in all a reasonable day. But tomorrow I need to get out somewhere for a long walk, I need exercise!
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Subject:Supergirl Returns 16 - Singularity Syndrome
Time:10:01 pm
This is the first part of a story set in the universe of my Supergirl Returns series, a variant DC universe with multiple crossovers, although Supergirl is not the main character in this story. Previous stories are archived:

On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/series/4031
On Twisting the Hellmouth - http://www.tthfanfic.org/Series-1920

This is a multiple crossover – the main fandoms are the DC universe and CSI, others will be noted at the end of chapters as they appear in the stories, with more detailed notes at the end. All belong to their creators, publishers, production companies etc., not to me, and there is no intent to infringe on copyright or deprive them of income. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis.

Note: Earlier stories set in the Supergirl Returns series have referred to a CSI TV show. However, it isn’t the CSI show we know, and characters are completely different, though modelled very loosely on the real Las Vegas crime lab. Whose staff happen to be the people we know from our CSI TV show… In CSI terms this is some time after Gil Grissom left Las Vegas, but well before the show ended.

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Subject:Another RPG bundle offer - Dragon Warriors
Time:06:31 pm
Dragon Warriors was a 1986 British introductory RPG that sort of passed me by, but was reasonably popular at the time. I'll be honest, I'm not really incredibly interested, but it may appeal to some

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/DragonWarriors

"Dragon Warriors started its long life in the 1980s as a series of six paperbacks from British publisher Corgi Books (now Transworld Publishers, a division of Penguin Random House). These books were only available in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; Dragon Warriors is largely unknown in the United States. But for a whole generation of Her Majesty's subjects, it provided formed the gateway RPG experience.

Though published in paperback format to capitalize on the Fighting Fantasy gamebook phenomenon, the Dragon Warriors books together constituted a complete FRPG. With its easy rules and fast play, the game resembled D&D, but Dragon Warriors captured the hearts of a young audience with its mythic setting, the Lands of Legend. An analog of our own world in the early European Middle Ages, the Lands of Legend drip with folklore, faerie, myth, and legend. The place is immediately familiar and easy to understand to anyone who has watched Robin of Sherwood or read Ivanhoe. It has a clearly British feel -- down at heel, grim, gritty, and in places horrific. The names are right: Cornumbria, Ellesland, Albion, Glissom. No one has nice teeth in Legend, and no one ever wears a chainmail bikini.

In Legend the beliefs and fears of the medieval European peasant are real. Elves are not tanned crafters who speak funny. They are the unknowable inhabitants of the otherworld, as likely to kill you in passing as marry you and take you away under the hill for 100 years. Goblins aren't funny green dudes you slice into XP chunks. They're mean-spirited, twisted, murderous denizens of the forest, where you don't go at night or you'll be killed.

Player characters pursue a range of professions: knight, barbarian, mystic, sorcerer, warlock, assassin, or elementalist. They are defined further by a string of familiar statistics like Strength and Reflexes, and a number of health points. Characters gain ranks with experience, but a key point that gives Dragon Warriors its brutal reputation is that health points are gained very, very slowly. A knight of the 10th rank must still fear a gang of angry peasants armed with staves and a couple of knives.

Dragon Warriors fell out of print when the '80s gamebook fad crashed. But devoted fans kept the game alive, and in 2008 Magnum Opus Press issued a new one-volume edition licensed from the original creators, Dave Morris and Oliver Johnson. In 2011 the license lapsed, and the creators helped found a new company, Serpent King Games, to carry the game forward.

This comprehensive collection presents almost the entire current Dragon Warriors line from Serpent King. It's everything you need for a complete heroic saga in the fantastic Lands of Legend. And if you were outside the Commonwealth and never encountered the game in the 1980s, this is a great way to see why so many fans have devoutly tended its long-burning flame.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, Reading is Fundamental.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$94.50. Customers who pay just $12.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $44.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Dragon Warriors core rulebook (retail price $20), the Players Guide (retail $20), and the two short adventures The Knight's Tale (retail $2.50) and The Miller's Tale (retail $2).

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $18.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles (retail value $50):
  • Dragon Warriors Bestiary (retail $10): Scores of creatures from the Lands of Legend, many unlike anything seen in other RPGs.
  • Friends or Foes (retail $10): Three dozen vivid nonplayer characters bring color to your campaign.
  • Cold Fury (retail $10): The full-length Fury of the Deep adventure along with many scenarios from the supplement In From the Cold.
  • Prince of Darkness (retail $10): A sourcebook and full-scale campaign set in the frozen and mountainous fief of Glissom.
  • Sleeping Gods (retail $10): A complete seven-part campaign that can lead novice adventurers on a path to power in the Lands of Legend.
At least one more item will be added after the offer launches, ALL customers who previously purchased the bundle automatically receive the newly added title, REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid higher than average. This is their reward for buying early.

There is apparently a lot of support material for this system on line, I think there will be a link for it on the offer page when it goes live in an hour or so.

I'll be honest, I'm not particularly interested in this one, but it seems reasonably priced and it was fairly popular in its day. As usual I need to stress that I'm not paying for this, if you have to your mileage may vary.
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Subject:Mice! And other boot-fair stuff
Time:09:05 pm
Yesterday I picked up an Apple Magic Mouse (the bluetooth one that also sort of works as a trackpad) for rather less than I expected. And today I found two more Apple mice - another of the early USB "puck" ball mice from an iMac G3, and a nice clean Mighty Mouse from 2006-ish. All ludicrously cheap, so hopefully profitable. Also a PCI USB card and a PoweBook G4 charger made in 2000, which is technically the last millennium! Hopefully someone will buy this stuff - the last puck mouse I got is currently on £8 on eBay, which isn't bad considering I got it for 50p. Nothing interesting on the photographic side, but I did well last weekend - and there's still tomorrow...

For myself, a couple of DVDs - Arrietty and My Neighbour Totoro, which I've seen but didn't actually own. Looking forward to watching it again.
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Subject:Worldcon 2017
Time:08:53 am
Next year's Worldcon is running from Wednesday to Sunday. I've never been to a Finnish con before - would I be right to assume that I won't miss too much if I arrive some time on Wednesday and leave Sunday afternoon/evening?
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Subject:Picspam - mystery location
Time:09:37 pm
Anyone guess where this is? Some pictures I took last week, and an infa-red panorama made from several pictures I took at the same time:

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Subject:Two more RPG Bundle offers - Mutants and Masterminds
Time:09:03 pm
Two new bundle offers for Mutants and Masterminds, one of the better superhero RPG systems, based loosely on the D20 system. The first offer is a repeat of a March 2014 bundlewith the core rulebooks and early supplements. The second presents most of the more recent M&M 3E supplements.

Mutants and Masterminds 3E bundle
https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Mutants3E2016

"This is the first of two offers now in progress featuring Mutants & Masterminds, the World's Greatest Superhero RPG from Green Ronin Publishing. This offer, M&M 3E, was originally presented in March 2014; it includes the rulebook and major supplements.

First published in 2002, M&M started as an OGL D20 product. Designer Steve Kenson (ICONS) creatively modified and expanded the D20 System to reflect the unique demands of a superhero game. Character generation, character advancement, damage, and saves are all different from the traditional D20 system.

And the superhero RPG that Green Ronin Publishing likes to call "the World's Greatest" is much more than a system. It offers two well-developed settings, Freedom City and Emerald City, and you can easily create your own setting, as many fans have already done -- including Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, who licensed his Wild Cards shared-world fiction series (inspired, it's said, by Martin's own 1970s Superworld campaign) as an M&M RPG supplement series published by Green Ronin. You can even publish your own setting through Green Ronin's "Super-Powered by M&M" Trademark License, which allows third-party publishers to use "product identity" text. (Remember the OGL?)

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. The Flying Boat Museum recalls that nostalgic era, 1937-45, when Foynes, Ireland became the center of the aviation world. The port of Foynes was the fulcrum for air traffic between the United States and Europe. The famous "flying boat" seaplanes carried a diverse range of people from celebrities to refugees. The Foynes Museum recalls this era with exhibitions, memorabilia, and a full-sized replica B314 flying boat. "I visited the museum in July and met its director," says Chris Pramas, a devoted World War II buff. "It's an interesting place dedicated to a unique part of aviation history." This applies to both of these offers.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$76. Customers who pay just US$8.95 get all three titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $38) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Hero's Handbook (retail price $20): The full-color, 320-page Third Edition of the M&M rulebook, with all the game systems, a huge variety of powers, ready-to-play archetypes; introductions to the Emerald City and Freedom City settings, and two brand-new adventures.
  • M&M Gamemaster's Guide (retail $17.50): Guidelines for creating challenges for superheroes; how to help players create their characters; worldbuilding tips; and how to modify your game to suit your players' styles. This book works well for any superhero game.
  • The Sentinels (free): Presented as a convenience for our customers, this collection includes game stats for ten heroes who protect Emerald City. Use the Sentinels as ready-made player characters or as villains.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with three more titles (retail value $38):
  • Threat Report (retail $16): Profiles of dozens of new supervillains who endanger Emerald City and the world.
  • M&M GM's Kit (retail $10): This 48-page booklet helps you quickly generate detailed player heroes and NPCs. Start with one of 20 archetypes, then roll through the tables, making the character ever more distinct and stylish.
  • Emerald City Knights Adventure Series (retail $10): This seven-chapter introductory campaign starts with the Silver Storm, a mysterious world-changing event. The Storm tears through Emerald City, leaving in its wake your super-powered player characters -- and new villains to test them.
Several of these titles include free character datafiles for use with the Hero Lab character creation program. The Hero Labs program isn't necessary to use these books -- but it's pretty cool.




M&M 3E Power Boost

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/MM3EPowerBoost

This is the second of two offers now in progress featuring Mutants & Masterminds, the World's Greatest Superhero RPG from Green Ronin Publishing. The first offer, simply titled M&M 3E, was originally presented in March 2014; it includes the rulebook and major supplements. If you're new to the game, start there first. This all-new companion offer, M&M 3E Power Boost, presents many recent supplements that lift your game into the cosmos and beyond.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$91. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all three titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $36) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Power Profiles (retail price $20): 700+ ready-to-use super-powers of 30 types, plus new power options, extras, flaws, and variants.
  • Gadget Guides (retail $16): Like Power Profiles, except for strange and wondrous devices.
  • Player's Guide to Emerald City (retail $10): A rain-soaked campaign city in the Pacific Northwest, transformed by the Silver Storm that unleashed a flood of new super-powered threats.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $18.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with three more titles (retail value $45):
  • Secrets of Emerald City (retail $15): Continuing from the Player's Guide in the Starter Collection, this guide gives Gamemasters the down-and-dirty on the City of Destiny. Includes a full-color Emerald City poster map.
  • Cosmic Handbook (retail $15): Become a galactic guardian for the Star Knights, the Grue Unity, or the Primals themselves.
  • Supernatural Handbook (retail $15): Wage a secret war by night as part of ARCADE (the American Research Center for the Arcane Defense of Earth).
Several of these titles include free character datafiles for use with the Hero Lab character creation program.




There aren't any surprise extras this time around, but it looks to be pretty good value, and worth considering if you aren't already committed to another superhero system. Even if you are some of the books may be useful sources of ideas.

I think these are both pretty good offers, but as usual I have to point out that I get them free if I want them - YMMV.
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Subject:Fanfic - Buffy, Marvel - Birthday Honours IV
Time:12:26 am
Apologies for the delay on this one, for some reason I've been very blocked on it.

This is part IV of Birthday Honours, a sequel to London Calling, both Buffyverse / Marvel Cinematic Universe crossovers.

Both stories can be found here:
On Twisting the Hellmouth - http://www.tthfanfic.org/Series-3037
On Archive of our Own - http://archiveofourown.org/series/212399

Note - Spoilers for earlier parts immediately below the cut!

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Subject:Question for the Brits in the audience
Time:03:43 pm
As I've mentioned before, I sometimes refurbish old iMac G4 computers, and like to provide a few extras when I sell them on.

Up to now the extras have included a USB bluetooth adapter - the cheapest ones sold by Poundland were fine with G4s. But now Poundland no longer sell them, and a couple that I've bought on eBay that looked identical have turned out not to be compatible.

So - when Poundland sold them did you happen to buy any, and do you have any spares you want to sell on to me?
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Subject:Today's boot sale bargains...
Time:06:11 pm
A very dead Pentax SP1000 with a no-name 28mm lens for a fiver
A working Praktica MTL3 body with 50mm f1.8 lens for a tenner
A set of canon-fit manual extension tubes for a quid.
And a Psion Organiser CM with 16k memory module for a quid.

If I can't make some profit from that lot I'm really not trying...
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Subject:An interesting thing about CEX stores mail order...
Time:09:04 pm
CEX charge a fixed delivery price of £2.50 PER ORDER if you buy mail order from them. This is the same if you want one item or twenty. So, for example, I recently wanted a 1GB memory card for the iMac G4 I've been refurbishing, and the only shop that had it was in Liverpool. So if I'd just bought that it would have cost me £1.50 for the memory and £2.50 for postage, total £4 so not a wonderfully good deal. However, a quick check of some other prices got me four G4 compatible computer games at £0.25 each, and an old Apple Pro keyboard for £4. This was still just a single order, so I got the lot (in four separate packages) for £9, less than most eBay vendors would charge for the keyboard alone.

I suspect that if a lot of people start to do this they will start charging for postage a little more rationally, but until then it's potentially very useful.
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Subject:Another RPG bundle offer - Tribe 8
Time:07:15 pm
I have to be honest and say this really doesn't interest me much, but others might disagree:

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Tribe8

"Montreal-based Dream Pod 9 built its early reputation with Heavy Gear, Jovian Chronicles, and other RPG and miniatures games inspired by high-tech science fiction and Japanese-style robots. In sharp contrast, Tribe 8 (1998), Dream Pod 9's third RPG, is a chronicle of dream magic, supernatural horrors, and godlike figures on a post-apocalyptic Earth.

When the demonic race of Z'bri horrors enslaves humanity, the Earth Goddess manifests magical avatars called Fatimas to overthrow the demons. But life under the Fatimas is no utopia either. Tribe 8 player characters are the Fallen -- outcasts from the seven Fatima tribes -- determined to build an eighth tribe and a new society on the ashes of the old. You can learn much more about the game's backstory and premise on the Dream Pod 9 Tribe 8 page.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders. [Note: These .PDFs are image scans from the 1990s hardcopy originals. The print is readable but light. Most text can be copied; the optical character recognition (OCR) is generally good but not foolproof.]

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, Make A Wish International.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$81. Customers who pay just US$11.95 get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks: the First Edition Player's Handbook (retail $7) -- read this first! -- plus the 1998 Tribe 8 1st Edition rulebook (retail price $8) and the Tribe 8 Weaver's Screen and Assistant (retail $6) that launches the extensive T8 metaplot. You also get the Tribe 8 Companion (retail $6), the Horrors of the Z'bri book of adversaries (retail $6), and the Adrift on the River of Dream magic sourcebook (retail $7).

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $22.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles (retail value $42):
  • Children of Lilith (retail $6) and Trial by Fire (retail $6): The central books in the initial T8 story arc, Children of Prophecy.
  • Vimary Sourcebook (retail $7): The acclaimed core setting book -- one of the best-regarded supplements in the T8 line or anywhere.
  • All three "Word" tribebooks: Word of the Pillars (retail $5), Word of the Fates (retail $6), and Word of the Dancers (retail $6) -- the guides to playing, or opposing, the Seven Tribes of the Fatimas.
  • Into the Outlands (retail $6): A setting sourcebook of the wilderness that surrounds the island of Vimary and the lands of the Z'bri.
There will also be at least one additional surprise item added after launch. When a title is added after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased the bundle automatically receive the newly added title, REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid higher than average. This is their reward for buying early.

As I said, this really doesn't interest me. The value looks OK, and may be very good if you like this sort of thing, but I'm going to pass.
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Subject:Digital Microscope photos
Time:09:47 pm
In the absence of any clear skies I've been playing with the little QX7 microscope instead, using some image capture software I found on line. It's basically a toy and only 640 x 480 resolution, but the results aren't as bad as I expected. I've put some photos on line here

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MarcusRowland/library/QX7?sort=9&page=1

I should point out that I'm pretty sure that this microscope's clained magnifications are actually area magnification, so the conversion to the usual linear scale is:

x10 is actually 3.1x
x60 is actually 7.75x
x200 is actually 14.1x

The bone in a couple of photos is whale bone, a slide from the 1920s, which is why you can actually make out some structure, the structure is BIG. The picture of the stamp marked UV was side-lit using a UV torch, which gives interesting results with fluorescent objects such as stamps.
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Subject:An annoying topological challenge
Time:07:06 pm
Since I have a couple of spare SATA drives and most of my drive needs are for PATA, I thought I'd try a little SATA/PATA adapter.

Here's what it looks like compared to a normal drive:

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The problem, of course, is that the power supply connector is on the wrong side of the drive, which makes it pretty much useless if you're trying to fit it into a confined space such as an external drive housing with short cables.

And even if you aren't, the connector is upside down when used on a DVD drive. So if you want the drive the right way up, you have to somehow twist the cables through 180 degrees. There is NOT room to do this in e.g. an imac G4.

I've asked for a refund - I wonder how long it will take to get it.

later - 12 hours, and they told me to keep the converter. I suspect they've had other complaints.
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Subject:Another Day...
Time:12:10 am
And yet another iMac G4, this time the 20" model. Needs a new DVD drive as usual but is otherwise in very good nick, and came with speakers. It turns out that the speakers I got at a car boot a few weeks ago work well too. I've got the appropriate keyboard etc. and a 500gb drive, so this ought to be a simple upgrade. I'm surprised by how often these seem to turn up now that I'm noticing them, but for the moment at least they're profitable so I'm certainly not complaining.
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Subject:Fanfic - Supergirl, Multiple Fandoms - Linda's Day
Time:12:16 am
My first fanfic post since January!

This is the latest story in my Supergirl Returns series, crossing Supergirl (1984), Superman Returns (2006), and multiple other fandoms.

Previous stories in this series are here:
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/series/4031
On Twisting the Hellmouth - http://www.tthfanfic.org/Series-1920

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Comments please before I post to archives
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Subject:Two more RPG Bundle offers - Shadowrun
Time:08:27 pm
Two more bundle offers, this time for Shadowrun, which is basically cyberpunk with magic and a reasonable game if you like that sort of thing. I think I own most of this in dead tree form, and to be honest my interests have moved on. but after GURPS Cyberpunk it's about the best cyberpunk game, though the magic, elves etc. will not appeal to cyberpunk purists.


Shadowrun 3E Essentials

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Shadowrun3Essentials

The usual blurb:

"The year is 2060. Magic has returned and creatures of myth and legend walk among us as megacorps bleed the world dry. You're a shadowrunner -- a deniable asset, a corporate pawn -- using bleeding-edge science and magic to make your meat body and mind better-than-flesh. Stay on the edge, and you may survive another run on the mean sprawl streets.

This is the first of two simultaneous offers now in progress featuring the 1998 Third Edition of Shadowrun, the cyberpunk-fantasy RPG from Catalyst Game Labs. Shadowrun Third Edition is compatible with all the older 1E and 2E adventures. It's widely admired as the last version of the original rules before the 2005 Fourth Edition took the game in new directions. (We already presented Fourth Edition in May 2015, and revived that offer this past December.)

This SR3 Essentials offer includes the complete Shadowrun 3E rulebook and all its key rules supplements -- everything you need for a complete campaign. If you're new to Shadowrun, start here. Our companion SR3 Sprawl Guide collection, running in parallel with this one, presents setting supplements about the Sixth World of 2060.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders. (By publisher request, the DriveThruRPG versions of these files are inobtrusively watermarked.)

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$92. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all five titles in our Runner's Collection (retail value $55.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 345-page Shadowrun Third Edition rulebook (retail price $18) (plus the free Quick Start Rules for Third Edition), along with the revised Shadowrun Companion for 3E (retail $8), plus Cannon Companion (the gun book, retail $9.50), Magic in the Shadows (the magic book, retail $15), and the 16-page Character Dossier (retail $4).

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $22.95 to start, also get our entire GM's Collection with four more titles (retail value $51.50):
  • Man & Machine: Cyberware (retail $15): The 3E street samurai book introduces nanotech, updated bioware, and many delightful new wound effects.
  • Matrix (retail $9.50): The last and best of the pre-Crash decking books introduces AIs and otaku.
  • Rigger 3 Revised (retail $12): The 2003 update of the 3E rigger book includes advanced rules for robots, drones, ships, security riggers, and electronic warfare, plus an expanded vehicle selection.
  • Mr. Johnson's Little Black Book (retail $15): Dozens of sprawl sites and contacts, with many adventure ideas and encounters.



Shadowrun 3E Sprawl Guide

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Shadowrun3ESprawl

This is a companion offer to Shadowrun 3E Essentials, now in progress. This Sprawl Guide offer presents an additional collection of setting supplements describing the Sixth World of 2060. These books cover Shadowrun's traditional campaign city of Seattle and the world beyond, including the balkanized nations of North America and, for the first time in the SR line, the Awakened lands of Asia.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$87. Customers who pay just US$8.95 get all three titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Sprawl Survival Guide (retail price $12): Daily life in all social classes of the Awakened world of the 2060s.
  • New Seattle (retail $12): A huge and detailed guide to the Sixth World's most exciting city, the runner's paradise.
  • Shadows of North America (retail $18): Send your runners all over the continent -- the Native American Nations, the Confederation of American States, Tir Tairngire, and more.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with four more titles (retail value $47):
  • Corporate Download (retail $9): The top ten megacorps and how to get them to hire your characters.
  • Shadows of Asia (retail $17.50): Send your runners across the Pacific to Hong Kong, Japan, and beyond.
  • Renraku Arcology: Shutdown (retail $6.50): The largest building in Seattle goes offline, trapping a hundred thousand citizens inside -- but why?
  • Loose Alliances (retail $14): The smaller organizations in the shadows, the ones most likely to help or hinder your runners.

Both of these offers will add at least one extra title after launch. "When a title is added to an offer after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased that offer automatically receive the newly added title, REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid more than average. This is their reward for buying early."

As I mentioned my interests have moved on, but I think this is an interesting offer if you don't already own the books. As usual I have to point out that I can get this stuff free if I want it, YMMV.
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Subject:Moon!
Time:12:01 am
I was away over the weekend at Continuum - a very fun con indeed - but came back today to clear skies, and finally used the telescope in anger tonight. This is the best of several pictures (with camera and telescope but no eyepiece magnification, I haven't figured out to use the telescope lens to boost magnification. I haven't managed to get a decent picture of any planets yet but here's the moon:

[Moon]
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I'm not convinced the sky is dark enough for much better results in London - this isn't hugely better than I've managed with a camera lens - but I'll try again, we'll see how it goes.
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Subject:Picspam - canal and river
Time:09:21 pm
I haven't done this for a while, so here is the latest picspam - I've reduced image size because there's nothing especially wonderful.

First something I saw in a car boot sale that might amuse rozk
[Not sure what this actually is...]
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Next a big swan family on the canal at Little Venice:
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And finally, inspired by a recent post by selenak, I went to Greenwich on Tuesday, and came back by the river ferry to Westminster - which is only £4.17 at the moment if you have a freedom pass. A bit dreary and choppy, but I enjoyed the ride anyway.

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I think there is something wrong with the digital viewfinder of my little camera - a lot of pictures are coming out slightly crooked, I think the little screen in the eyepiece is slightly out of alignment. I shall have to get into the habit of using the back screen instead, or think about changing cameras.
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Subject:Today's charity shop bargain...
Time:08:35 pm
...was a Digital Blue QX7 digital microscope, a successor to the old IntelPlay QX3 camera I used to own. No software, but there's a shareware program for Macs that's compatible and it appears to work well, and gives much better results - higher resolution and better imaging because the lenses are better. The only snag is that the shareware program puts an "unregistered copy" logo on images, and I can't get registration to work, and Digital Blue seem to have gone out of business.

So does anyone happen to have the software for this?
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Subject:Two more RPG Bundle offers - Osprey Wargames Books and Fat Dragon Terrain
Time:08:28 pm
These are two new bundle offers that are a little different - one is Osprey wargames books which are designed for use with RPG miniatures and settings, the other is Fat Dragon terrain material; printable floor plans and models. Both look fairly useful if your RPGs involve lots of exploration and/or combat:



Osprey Wargames

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/OspreyWargames

"This offer launched Monday, August 8, and runs through 2PM Eastern US time (GMT -5) Monday, August 22.

Osprey Publishing has become one of the world's most successful niche publishers. Originally owned by Berkshire Printing, part of the Brooke Bond tea company in the UK, Osprey was founded to publish the Aircam Aviation book series based on the collectible cards which were then packaged with Brooke Bond tea. Aircam's success spawned a long sequence of nearly 1,500 authoritatively written, beautifully illustrated military histories in nearly two dozen series, including Men-at-Arms (400 books) and Campaign (200+ books).

In 2008 Osprey entered the gaming market with the Field of Glory rules for ancient and medieval miniature wargaming. Since then they've published the popular Frostgrave fantasy miniatures rules and -- to bring the subject around to this offer -- many free-standing books of wargame rules. This offer presents almost a dozen titles in the Osprey Wargames line that range across history and pop culture. These concise, beautifully illustrated manuals are ideal for first-time wargamers.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$112. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $42) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • In Her Majesty's Name (retail price $14): Ready your Magneto-Static Umbrella and Cody Steam Horse walker for Victorian steampunk science fiction skirmishes in an alternate 1895.
  • Ronin (retail $14): Samurai, ninja, and bandits battle in Japan of the Warring States era.
  • A World Aflame (retail $14): Pulp-era army battles between the World Wars, including the fictitious 1930s British Civil War.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $16.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles (retail value $70):
  • A Fistful of Kung Fu (retail $14): High-flying Hong Kong movie action with martial artists, Taoist sorcerers, hopping vampires, and optional dinosaurs.
  • Of Gods and Mortals (retail $14): Struggles among deities, legendary warriors, and mortal armies of many ancient pantheons.
  • Lion Rampant (retail $14): Last year's top-selling Osprey Wargames title presents simple and fast-playing medieval battles in historical or Hollywood style.
  • On the Seven Seas (retail $14): Campaigns in the Golden Age of pirates (and pirate hunters) worldwide, from the Barbary Coast to the China Sea.
  • Sleeping Dragon, Rising Sun (retail $14): A full-length expansion for In Her Majesty's Name that adds dozens of Asian Companies, mystic Talents, weapons, and a Steam Elephant.



Fat Dragon Bundle

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/FatDragon

This offer launched Monday, August 8, and runs through 2PM Eastern US time (GMT -5) Monday, August 22.

"Fat Dragon Games makes many sets of full-color layered .PDFs with cut-and-fold paper terrain models for fantasy tabletop roleplaying and 28mm-scale miniatures games. Designed for beginning card modelers, the sets in this offer provide hundreds of sheets of buildings, castles, dungeons, ruins, streets, docks, sewers, wilderness terrain, and even a sailing ship. Many files include graphic layers you can turn on or off to customize individual buildings with weathering, stains, moss, and much more. All you need to assemble these models are basic tools: a knife or sharp scissors, straightedge, glue, a cutting mat, and hairpins. Each set includes full-color instructions for beginners -- you can download them free from the Fat Dragon website -- and there are instructional modeling videos on YouTube. The assembled models fold flat for easy storage.

All these sets work with 28mm miniatures rules, including the games in our companion Osprey Wargames offer now in progress.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$111. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all four model sets in our Starter Collection (retail value $45) as DRM-free .PDFs:
  • Dragonshire Deluxe Edition (retail price $13): A prosperous medieval fantasy village with many buildings and a bell tower. Includes an archive of free models from the Fat Dragon website.
  • E-Z Dungeons Deluxe Edition (retail $15): Build any dungeon layout with these walls, doors, hallways, stairs, treasure chests, and green slimes.
  • E-Z Terrain: Overland Adventures (retail $10): Forest tiles, trees, tents, campfires, and hidden hollows that conceal enemies.
  • Ravenfell: Ruins (retail $7): Two ruined buildings ready for haunting by the nearest undead.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $16.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with six more titles (retail value $66):
  • Winterhawk: Castle Base Set (retail $15): A large castle with gatehouse, towers, and removable roofs and floor levels for interior play.
  • Caverns of Chaos (retail $12): Expand your E-Z Dungeons with these walls, bridges, ledges, and a lava fall.
  • Dragonshire: City Interiors (retail $12): Add these room layouts to your Dragonshire Deluxe Edition buildings, and easily replace them during play. Includes the E-Z Dungeons: Expansion Set 10 (retail $5) with tavern furniture.
  • Medieval Sailing Ship (retail $10): A single-masted cog with removable deck and detailed interiors.
  • Ravenfell: Sewers (retail $12): Includes rats and an alligator.



At least one additional item will be added to each of these bundles after launch - anyone who pays more than the average will get them regardless of when they paid. I'm not allowed to say what they are.

These both look like reasonably good offers and good value for money - I'll definitely be looking at some of the Osprey material, the terrain material is a bit less useful for me, but ought to be very good if you're running a fantasy campaign. As usual I have to point out that I get this stuff free if I want it, your mileage may vary.
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Subject:Well, that's a first...
Time:09:40 pm
Just had to report an ebay listing because the vendor copied the pictures from one of my listings. The stupid part is that he's used pictures that show e.g. bits of my lounge so it's rather obvious that they're copied...

later - Forgot to add that he claimed that the item came from a "good home" as shown in the pictures...
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Subject:Another meme
Time:09:02 pm
Since history_monk gave me as an answer in #22...

1. Do you like blue cheese?
Yes, but I'm avoiding cheese because I need to lose weight.

2. Have you ever smoked?
Three or four times when I was eleven. It made me very sick and I didn't like the smell so I stopped.

3. Do you own a gun?
No.

4. What is your favourite flavour?
Mint for sweets, ginger for ice cream, hot pepper for most meat etc.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor visits?
Yes.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
Like them occasionally but not too often due to weight.

7. Favourite Christmas movie?
Don't really have one, possibly Die Hard. Yippee-kay-ay, motherfuckers really sums up the spirit of christmas.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Coffee.

9. Do you do push-ups?
No.

10. What’s your favourite piece of jewelry?
Watch. Casio Waveceptor.

11. Favourite hobby?
SF conventions, playing roleplaying games.

12. Do you have A.D.D.?
A bit, not enough to need treatment.

13. What’s the one thing you hate about yourself?
lack of willpower.

14. Middle name?
Redacted due to really not liking it.

15. Name three thoughts right now?
Must remember to pick up some books for a friend tomorrow, I need to charge my small camera's batteries and/or throw them out and buy some that actually hold a charge, I need to change my shoes (does so).

16. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly.
Water
Herbal tea
Coffee

17. Where's the question?
43

18. Current hate right now?
Brexit politics.

19. Favourite place to be?
Apparently sitting in front of this computer.

20. How do you ring in the New Year?
Usually watch TV and see if anyone local sets off fireworks.

21. Where would you like to go?
(a) Immediately? Various street markets and car boot sales over the weekend.
(b) On holiday? Games con next weekend, SF cons later this year and next year, Helsinki for the next worldcon
(c) Move to? Not interested.

22. Name three people who will complete this?
No idea, but possibly gonzo21, filkerdave, speakr2customrs

23. Do you own slippers?
Yes. I wear them all the time indoors.

24. What colour shirt are you wearing?
Red.

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
No, too slippery.

26. Can you whistle?
Annoyingly.

27. Favourite colour?
Blue.

28. Would you be a pirate?
No chance - too dangerous and I don't want to get scurvy.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Don't.

30. Favourite girls name?
No idea.

31. Favourite boys name?
No idea.

32. What’s in your pocket right now?
Wallet, tube & buss pass, coins, keys

33. Last person that made you laugh?
someone's fanfic, can't remember who.

34. Best toy as a child?
Dan Dare space communications centre.

35. Worst injury?
Bad bruising and cuts from a couple of low-speed motorbike accidents.

36. Where would you love to live?
Where I am.

37. How many TVs do you have in your house?
3 - small one in my work room, big one in the sitting room for films etc, medium one in the bedroom that gets used about once a year.

38. Who is your loudest friend?
Peter C who does not appear to have an indoor voice.

39. How many dogs do you have?
None.

40. Does someone trust you?
Various family and friends, I think.

41. What is your favourite movie?
Varies.

42. What’s your favourite sweet?
Mints.

43. What’s your favourite sports team?
Really not interested in sports.

44. What song do you want played at your funeral?
Not expectiong to be there and paying attention so I don't care.
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Subject:Another RPG bundle offer - Deadlands Noir
Time:07:45 pm
This is a setting I don't know much about, a "hardboiled" spinoff from the Deadlands "Wild West with magic and monsters" setting, set in 1930s New Orleans. It started yesterday, unfortunately I got sidetracked and forgot to post, for which many apologies:

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/DeadlandsNoir

This offer launched Monday, August 1, and runs through 2PM Eastern US time (GMT -5) Monday, August 15.

Deadlands Noir is the hardboiled fantasy setting for the Savage Worlds tabletop roleplaying game from Pinnacle Entertainment. Noir makes you a detective, criminal, houngan, or Patent Scientist on the grim streets of 1930s New Orleans in the universe of Deadlands, Pinnacle's weird-horror-Western RPG where the USA has broken up and strange things haunt the shadows. Along with the complete Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition rulebook, this bargain-priced collection presents all the sourcebooks, adventures, music, and maps from the successful May 2012 Deadlands Noir Kickstarter campaign.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$117. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all eight titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $56) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Deadlands Noir corebook (retail price $10): The complete 145-page campaign setting of occult film-noir adventure in the Great Depression. Includes the Hexaco North America and New Orleans maps (total retail $8) and the Player's Guide (retail $5).
  • Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition (retail $10): The complete rulebook of Fast! Furious! Fun! action. Deadlands Noir is a Savage Worlds setting.
  • Deadlands Noir Figure Flats (retail $7): Thirty print-and-cut trifold standup miniatures -- private eyes, grifters, voudouns, and an unsettling number of monsters.
  • Four Combat Maps (total retail $16): Large full-color maps (printable with grids or without) of downtown buildings -- Manor, Offices, Theatre, and Warehouse.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $21.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with nine more titles (retail value $61):
  • Deadlands Noir Companion (retail $15): A massive 209-page expansion with new character options and four new settings. Includes the free Companion Player's Guide.
  • The Old Absinthe House Blues and The Case of the Jumbo Shrimp (retail $10 each): Two full-length adventures that introduce every element of the setting.
  • Music to Die For (retail $10): Nine DRM-free audio .MP3 tracks by Harry Mack, specially commissioned to enhance your Deadlands Noir sessions.
  • Four more Combat Maps (total retail $16): When your shamus heads outside town, use these full-color maps of the Bayou, Bayou Cabin, Cemetery, and Crypts.
There's at least one bonus item, which everyone will get if they paid more than the average at the time of payment. As usual I can't reveal what it is.

This looks like a reasonable deal - it isn't one that particularly interests me, but I think the price is pretty good. As usual I need to point out that I get this free if I want it - in this case I don't particularly - so my impression of its value may be different from yours.
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Subject:Prince Valiant...
Time:12:36 am
...was Greg Stafford's story telling / RPG based on the Hal Foster comic strip. It was published by Chaosium in 1989 to considerable critical acclaim, then for some reason languished a bit and wasn't reprinted.

But a company called Nocturnal has acquired the rights, put together a kickstarter to reprint it (with more illustrations etc.), and it's already fully funded. There are still some stretch goals thought, so some time to get in on the act if you're interested.

The book is going to be available for a limited period, since they only have a short-term licence from King Features (who publish the Prince Valiant comic strip). If you're interested in one of the classic story telling games it's well worth a look

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861515217/prince-valiant-storytelling-game-by-greg-stafford

Although I already own the original edition, I'm very tempted to buy this. And no, I'm not being given any incentives to plug this one!
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