September 9th, 2015

marcus 2013

Another Bundle Offer - Asia Fantastic

These are systems I don't know at all, but they looks interesting:

"This new collection features historical and modern games set in ancient China and modern Tibet.
This offer runs until Wednesday, September 23.

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/AsiaFantastic

STARTER COLLECTION (US$9.95 - retail value $55)
  • Qin: The Warring States (Cubicle 7, retail $25)
  • Qin Bestiary (Cubicle 7, $15)
  • Ultimate Three Kingdoms Guide (Mystical Throne, $15)
  • (Legend, Savage Empires, & Entropic versions -$5 each)
BONUS TITLES (threshold starts at $18.95 - retail value $48)
  • Tibet: The Roleplaying Game (Vajra Enterprises, $15)
  • Qin Legends (Cubicle 7, $10)
  • Qin: The Art of War (Cubicle 7, $18)
As usual the way that this works is that the sooner you buy this, the cheaper the bonus collection. They're DRM-free PDFs. There will also be at least one extra bonus item added as the offer progresses, anyone who pays the bonus rate will get it/them.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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'm a little interested but doubt I'll use them, but it seems like a reasonable offer. If I think these are bad deals I'll say so.
marcus 2013

For all the flying car fans...



I think there may be one or two tiny problems - it looks to me like it's using ground effect for at least some of its lift and is still barely getting off the ground, and control looks just a bit unstable. And I suspect that if one motor fails you will be heading for a chain reaction with less stability, more stress on the remaining motors, etc...

This one looks a little more practical
http://www.e-volo.com/ongoing-developement/vc-200
but I'd be more impressed if they had footage of it flying outdoors.