Dear Santa, thank you for the dolls and pencils and the fish. It's Easter now, so I hope I didn't wake you but... honest, it is an emergency. There's a crack in my wall. Aunt Sharon says it's just an ordinary crack, but I know its not cause at night there's voices so... please please can you send someone to fix it? Or a policeman, or...
Back in a moment.
Thank you Santa.

Sunday, February 26


Call Me Pixy De Medici, Patron Of The Arts

'Cause I just commissioned some chibis. smile

I was looking at new notebooks the other day, and you know, my old notebooks are just fine.* I'd much rather spend the money getting some artwork to dress up the place.

I can write, I can program, I'm okay on design, I've even created some half-way decent music, but I'm not an artist. So finding someone to partner with on the art side of things could really spark some activity around here.

And if it doesn't, then worst case, an artist gets some pizza and I get some cool drawings.

* Plural because a couple of years ago, in a moment of weakness, I bought two. That actually worked out really well; my notebook before that got beaten to death getting shlepped about; this time I got a light-weight model that fits safely in my backpack and a bigger one for use at home, and they both still look and work like new.

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Saturday, February 25



DAZ 3D, purveyors of 3D models for...  Well, for 3D modelling, I guess...  Has jumped onto the razor-blade business model with both feet.  For a limited time, they've reduced the price of three of their modelling tools - DAZ Studio Pro (for 3D illustration), Bryce Pro (for procedural landscapes), and Hexagon (for creating and editing 3D models) to...


DAZ Studio is no Maya, but it's quite functional, and you certainly can't beat that price.  Obviously they're betting that more users of the software will mean more sales of 3D models, and that's where they make most of their money.  I hope it works out for them, and if you're at all interested in 3D art, go over there and download the programs and try them out.

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Wednesday, February 22


Two-For-One Kittening

Speaking of old-school RPG awesomeness, GOG are running a two-for-one sale on all D&D games right now - Baldur's Gate I & II, Icewind Dale I & II, Planescape: Torment, the complete Neverwinter Nights, Dragonshard, and Demon Stone.

Plus, if you buy any of those games you get Temple of Elemental Evil free.  Okay, some might view that as a minus, but it wasn't that bad. razz

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Sunday, February 19


It's Not An Addiction!

I was browsing around Kickstarter yesterday, looking for cool projects to throw money at, and there aren't actually all that many that excite me, having already tossed cashbombs in the direction of Rich Burlew's Order of the Stick reprint drive and Rob Balder's Efrworld motion comic project.

One that did catch my eye, though, is The Adventures of the Salamander. It's a series of children's books based on a story the guy wrote when he was five, and recently found while going through stuff his mum had kept (as mums are wont to do). He's now a freelance artist and has illustrated a number of books, but this is the first time he's both written and illustrated something.

Unlike Rich and Rob, I don't know this guy and can't vouch for him, but if you scroll down you can see that he can sure draw some nice salamanders. I thought it worth a few bucks for a PDF set.

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Tuesday, February 14


Signed, Sealed, And Soon To Be Delivered

Bumped and updated.

I'm getting a complete signed collection of all seven volumes of the Order of the Stick from the OotS Reprint Drive on Kickstarter.

Also (as at last count since the bonus goodies are mounting by the day), 8 new limited edition OotS comics in PDF format, a set of original high-resolution OotS wallpaper, a Roy Greenhilt fridge magnet, an 8x10 art print, two sheets of OotS stickers, two OotS-themed notepads, and three OotS colouring books, the OotS Deluxe Edition Adventure Game, and a new limited edition expansion set.

In other exciting Kickstartery news, Tim Schafer (Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts) was looking to raise $400,000 to produce a new old-school adventure game after being turned down by publishers because there's no market for old-school adventure games.

Update: And now Erfworld is in too.  If you're a fan of strategy games, particularly fantasy wargames, you'll love Erfworld.  Or if you just like interesting stories and neat artwork.  Or cuddly dragons.

So, that's PDF and hardcover copies of Book 1, an armoured decrypted red dwagon plushie, Blu-Ray/DVD of the Erfworld animated comic, and a Stupid Meal.

It's a good thing I didn't spend any money at Christmas, because I'm spending it all now...

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