October 5th, 2007

Tooth and Claw


I wanted to check the Dragonmeet site, make sure of the date and that I'd signed up to run a game or two, but it seems to be down. Anyone know for sure what date it is? I'm guessing December 1st but I don't know for sure.

Dragonmeet games

Having verified that Dragonmeet is indeed on December 1st, here's what I hope to be running:

Forgotten Futures X: The Tooth and Claw Role Playing Game
First preview of the new Forgotten Futures setting!
The Crimson Claw Mutual Assurance Company

When Yarge pirates start to target merchant ships flying Tiamath's
flag of convenience things show signs of going a little pear-shaped
for the country's oldest insurance company. Fortunately the Management
knows just the right people to handle the problem...

2-3 hours, 3-6 players, the adventurers are dragons.

Diana: Warrior Princess / Elvis: The Legendary Tours
Jailhouse Rock

There are strange rumours of hideous monsters at the tyrannical Uncle
Sam's most secure prison, The Rock. Someone needs to get inside to
find out what's really going on, and nobody else seems to be

2-3 hours, 3-6 players, ready-made characters.

Yes, I know that one of the Elvis adventure outlines is Jailhouse Roc - this is a different rock!
marcus 2013

Cheap network colour printers

Misco are selling the phaser 6180DN network colour laser for £225+ VAT - this is a slightly down-market version of the 6100 I have, since maximum resolution is only 600x600, but like the 6100 it does duplexing, which you don't often see on cheaper printers.


Later: Sorry - autopope points out that I misread this, duplexing is an optional and presumably pricy extra.

Meanwhile Morgans have two network colour lasers (not duplexing though) around £100-150, both look to be basic network or USB printers, 600x1200

Tally Genicon - £99.99 inc VAT -

Oki C3300n - £152.74 inc VAT - http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=4281&CategoryID=99&SubCategoryID=199

Also a non-networking 2400x600 colour laser
Samsung CLP300N Colour Laser - £117.49 inc VAT - http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=4279&CategoryID=99&SubCategoryID=199

Of course with all of these the problem is likely to be the cost of consumables over the long haul. But the idea that you can buy a colour laser for 20% of what I paid for my first 300 DPI mono laser is slightly mind-blowing...