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Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space

You watched the TV show, had the daydream/erotic fantasy, now play the game:

Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space – The Roleplaying Game

“AISAT is basically the roleplaying game of The David Tennant Years (although we don’t forget Christopher Eccleston or his predecessors, even if the artwork does). This is a game with the lush high quality production that one might expect from an officially BBC licenced Doctor Who product, but how does it stand up?

Pretty well, if all things are considered.

This product aims itself squarely at fans of Doctor Who and relies on the idea that existing RPG aficionados will be intrigued enough to pick it up. For those experienced gamers I’ll lay it on the line that this is a great little system (if phenomenally basic) that makes a Time-Lord-Saving-The-Universe-Pseudo-Science out of hand-waving the rules, but does so in a nice way that encourages the games master and the players to work co-operatively to tell a great story. The primary balancing point in the rules comes down to Story Points- want to play a Time Lord, powerful alien, or immortal like Jack Harkness you will have less of these and they allow you to influence everything from roll results to those big dramatic moments when the Doctor returns to his youthful appearance and shows the Master who’s boss….”

I am outraged, simply outraged, to find that there is a pirated copy of  Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space available for download…

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Call of Duty 2.0 : Modern Anti-Piracy

Dutch troops boarding a ship hijacked by Somali pirates. And here’s the original

(thanks to William Gibson for a tweet turning me on to this.)

For more…

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LEGO Crawler Town

Who says the end of civilization has to be totally drab? Dave DeGobbi’s massive eco-punk crawler city brightens up the post-apocalypse, looking like a Mardi Gras float designed by Master Blaster himself.

Its started out as going to be a steam-punk land dreadnought/battleship but evolved into a roaming city where self sustainability and Eco efficiency became the theme. I ended up calling it “Eco-punk” due to its Steamy inspired roots.

via LEGO Crawler Town | EpidemicFun.com.

Now I want to build my own LEGO city of future – maybe some sort of scale model of an arcology

illustrations of a typical arcology

Obviously, this is going to take a lot of legos to build – so if you have any sitting around gathering dust, let me know…

And Legos are not the only toys being used to enact visions of future urban environments: Marc Gauthier » Blog Archive » Simcity + Arcology

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Upcoming Bay Area Films of Interest

  • Street Angel February 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm SFMOMA - Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Spring in a Small Town February 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm SFMOMA - Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA https://www.sfmoma.org/event/spring-in-a-small-town/
  • Testament of Dr. Mabuse February 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  • Yellow Earth February 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm SFMOMA - Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA https://www.sfmoma.org/event/yellow-earth/
  • Mountains May Depart February 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm SFMOMA - Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • It Happened One Night February 27, 2019 at 3:10 pm – 5:45 pm BAMPFA Please note that event details are subject to change, and that if an end time is not listed it is because BAMPFA does not know exactly how long the event will run. Please view the event page for additional and up-to-date information: https://bampfa.org/event/in-focus-it-happened-one-night
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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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