That’s William Gibson in the film “No Maps for These Territories” discussing the nation-killing nature of the interweb.
Speaking of “the people who ordered those mainframes connected,” I recommend the book “Where Wizards Stay Up Late.” It’s a good intro history of how the magnificent bastard did come into existence.
Oh and speaking of the nation-killing nature of Nets, this is a must-read:
While striding the digital wasteland this past week it started …
First I discovered Goblin Lee’s Miniatures Blog. Go. Bask.
His trio of posts about Rogue Trader Slann are absolutely terrific.
If you ever wanted to know about those glorious space frogs, he’s got you covered.
And then I discovered the Rare Pepe Directory.
It has to be seen to be believed.
Two great tastes that taste great together!
And walking into the theatre I noticed this poster:
Do yourself a favour, go see it in IMAX.
Soon, … soon, this guy’ll be striding the ruins of Seattle:
He’s not Victor Kilo, but he is pretty cool.
He’s a Heroclix colossal fig. See here (search for Titano) and here. (There’s a few of them on eBay if you want one.)
And for some Space-poc big ape action read Kamandi, issue 7 …
… and watch Thundarr, season 1, ep 9 (Valley of the Man Apes).
You’ll be glad you did.
My congratulations to Messrs. Abnett and Eaglesham on this fine piece of work:
It can be found in issue 1 of DC’s Kamandi Challenge ’17.
Two Tigers, Great Caesar-approved:
[Oh, OK, have some tanks: Click -> Königstiger ]
“You knights will accompany me. …”
“… I shall CRUSH the barbarian without mercy!”
- The Rick and Morty guest couch gag on the Simpsons (Mathlete’s Feat); and
- This scene (from same):
I want this to be a thing:
Ideally during the third season of Rick and Morty.
Make it happen, wonks!
[Edit: Upon further consideration, I realized it’s appropriate to give the show still running its due. So let’s call the crossover ep …
Yep, that’s better.]
Soon to be menacing enemies and friends alike in a quadrant near you:
This trio of Pigstronauts is being sculpted by the incredibly talented Mr. Paul Muller.
I wanted to play some straight SNAPSHOT scaled up to 25-32mm so I tracked down this pic of the counter sheet from the original game:
You can find it here on Grognardia.
Since I replace the Character counters with (mostly) 28mm figs in my games I was really only after the Targeting and Explosion tokens.
With his go-ahead I scaled up that image 200-ish per cent and quartered it so I can print and cut them out.
Here you go:
[Download the pdfs and print them at 100%.]
[Edit: You can buy the complete game here.]
I found pics of the two sides of the SNAPSHOT Chart.
I also found the errata for the Chart.
So I jacked the resolution of the images, corrected the tables with the errata and fixed a string of typos.
Here you go:
SNAPSHOT Chart front
SNAPSHOT Chart back
[Edit: You’re going to want a ruler to read the chart.]
I just got these:
[Lulu. Here and here.]
I’m now working on using the Cepheus Engine to drive Snapshot.
Here’s an example of where I’m going: Skills in ÇNAPSHOT
SNAPSHOT is a half-inch grid/15mm fig system.
But, since I’m an exclusively 25-32mm guy I needed an appropriately scaled deck plan to play on. So I got these from Far Future Enterprises.
After cropping them and cleaning off the excess info I ran up the hill to my guy and had them printed at 200%.
Not bad …
All my human-size figs are on 1″/25mm round bases. At 200% the grid works perfectly.
Now we can all see what happens, When Space Ninjas Attack!
Both the 100-ton Scout/Courier and the 200-ton Free Trader scale up just right.
Here’s a great overview of SNAPSHOT on BoardGameGeek.