May 5th, 2015

marcus 2013

Victoriana Bundle of Holding

Sorry I'm a bit late mentioning this, but the Bundle of Holding site
http://bundleofholding.com
now has the Victoriana Bundle, featuring the Cubicle 7 Entertainment RPG of Victorian high adventure, gothic fantasy magic, and steampunk engineering. This offer runs until Monday, May 18.

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Victoriana

PLAYER'S COLLECTION (US$12.95 - retail value $48)
- Victoriana 3e corebook (retail $25)
- + The Spring-Heeled Menace (free)
- Marvels of Science and Steampunk ($18)
- Darwin's Catalogue - Beastmen of Britain ($5)
GAMEMASTER'S COLLECTION (threshold starts at $27.95 - retail $86)
- Liber Magica ($18)
- Streets of Shadow ($18)
- The Smoke ($15)
- The Havering Adventures ($15)
- Jewel of the Empire ($20)

More titles will be added as time goes by, but the price goes up. If you buy early, you still get all the prices that will be added later. See their site for full details of how this works.

If you like Forgotten Futures this may be of interest.
marcus 2013

Canalway Cavalcade Cootness

I went back to the Canalway Cavalcade yesterday in much better weather, still unfortunately not very interesting from the junk/book stall point of view, though it would be great if I'd wanted canal memorabilia, of course. I didn't take pictures of the barges since I'd done that too many times before, instead I concentrated on some coots which have built their nest on the rudder of an old sailing barge that's permanently moored at Little Venice.

Coots seem to be my favourite birds at present, mostly because I think their feet are so weird, also because they're loud and appear to be more or less fearless - I've seen one drive an adult swan from its nest. Their nests on the canals are usually a mix of twigs and garbage, as seen here.

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I also got some video - warning, the noise level is high and you can't hear anything useful.

Coot's Nest at Little Venice Canalway Cavalcade event 2015 from Marcus Rowland on Vimeo.