July 27th, 2015

marcus 2013

Another Bundle of Holding Offer - Deadlands

This starts now, more or less. The game is Deadlands, the Old West with magic etc., which I've tried a couple of times and quite liked, this offer seems a good way to get into it cheaply:

"This brings back a very popular offer featuring the original 1996 Weird West tabletop roleplaying game from Pinnacle Entertainment designed by Shane Lacy Hensley. This revival runs until Tuesday, August 11.


STARTER COLLECTION ($7.95 - retail $30)
  • Weird West Player's Guide ($7.50)
  • Marshal's Handbook ($7.50)
  • Fire & Brimstone ($3.75)
  • Hucksters & Hexes ($3.75)
  • Rascals, Varmints & Critters ($3.75)
  • Smith & Robards ($3.75)
BONUS SUPPLEMENTS (starting at $12.95 - retail $25.50)
  • The Agency: Men in Black Dusters ($3.75)
  • Book o' the Dead ($3.75)
  • Canyon o' Doom ($3.75)
  • The Collegium ($3.75)
  • Ghost Dancers ($3)
  • Law Dogs ($3.75)
  • Lone Stars: The Texas Rangers ($3.75)
Total retail: $55.50
All of these are PDFs without DRM copy protection. This may not seem like such a spectacular discount as the last Bundle of Holding offer, that's because the retail prices were already reduced considerably from their original publication.

The way that this works is that the sooner you buy this, the cheaper the bonus collection.

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

Usual caveat - The main reason I know about this offer is because I'm on the list to get this stuff free if I want it. In this case I do, but whether I do or not, if I think these are bad deals I'll say so.
marcus 2013

Some blasts from the past

I've been using the slide copier gizmo on some of my oldest slides, and a few from my parents. It's a bit of a pain because it can only copy a portion of the slide equivalent to the size of the DX camera sensor, which is smaller than 35mm film, and needs bright sunlight to work, but it's good enough for family purposes. So here's me at various ages:

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I'm probably not going to copy every picture, a lot of them are naff and it takes a fair while. But these are by far the oldest so I wanted to get them done right away. What I may do is send some off to a copy service, looks to cost around £8 to get a hundred slides scanned, copied onto DVD, and returned.