October 11th, 2004

lost world

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Consternation, the Cambridge games con next year, has a new GOH: Allen Varney. Here's the announcement from the Consternation mailing list.

Following the unfortunate loss of our first GoH, the committee of Consternation are happy to be able to announce that we have found a replacement.

Allen Varney is an American games author; his latest published work is *Paranoia XP*, the new version of the classic RPG, and he is continuing to produce supporting material for that game under contract to Mongoose Publishing. Allen has also published three board games, seven books, over two dozen roleplaying supplements for *AD&D*, *Champions*, *Mage*, *Earthdawn*, *Toon*, and others, and 250+ articles, columns, and reviews. He laid out and helped edit the Pelgrane Press *Dying Earth* RPG, and his 100-player business ethics simulation game, "Executive Challenge", was covered in the Wall Street Journal.

We look forward to welcoming Allen to Consternation.

As far as I know I'm still UK GOH, though since I'm not mentioned I suppose I'd better check. Yup, I appear to be.

http://www.consternation.org.uk/ for full details, and for a REALLY bizarre photoshopped picture of me which I hadn't seen before. You can tell it's edited because I don't actually own a tie, let alone a dinner jacket.
marcus 2013

Invisible Idiot.

Just wanted to translate something via Google, so I thought I'd try a test to see how accurate it is. Here's the original text:

What is Forgotten Futures?
Forgotten Futures is Marcus Rowland's table-top role playing game based on scientific romances, the predecessors of science fiction that were published in the late 19th and early 20th century. Each collection focuses on a different theme, and include space travel through the heavily populated solar system of 1900, Ghost Hunting in Edwardian England, and adventures with Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Challenger.

Forgotten Futures was originally distributed as shareware e-texts and later as HTML. Currently, Forgotten Futures collections are available from this site for download and on CD-ROM from the author. Print versions were published by Heliograph Inc, but have now been discontinued.

and this is what it was like after translating it to German then back to English...

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On the whole I think I'll try not to rely on the accuracy of this method...