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Mankind’s Oldest Tabletop Game – Playthrough

Long before Warhammer and Warhammer 40k, long before Axis & Allies, long before chess and even long before backgammon, there was the Royal Game of Ur, mankind’s oldest documented tabletop game. A game so ancient, the God Emperor of Mankind may have played it in the days of his youth. …

Nyarlathotep Sneak Attack

Well, who would have thought… The sneakiest of the Outer Gods has managed to get a formula for summoning one of his avatars out on the World Wide Web and unwitting pawns in their (Nyarlathotep is non-binary, in case you wondered) game are spreading it far and wide. It is …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #52: #FridaysForFuture and #GeeksForFuture

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean52.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:30 — 13.5MB) | EmbedThis episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast is a bit more political than usual. I thought this was appropriate because: The topic is near and dear to my heart It is something that needs talking about so Fridays For …

What Makes REAL Science? – Wisecrack Edition

The lack of science education these days is appalling. You can see the result in the rise of people like Donald Trump and his swamp dwellers as well as abominations like climate change denial and flat-earthers. Luckily, there are great people like the Wisecrack crew, who are here to help …

For Beltalowda!

This is how I feel at the moment: Coincidentally, I am wearing a The Expanse fan shirt today… The Expanse is my favourite TV show (narrowly beating Star Trek Discovery) and the scene above captures nicely how I feel, as I said already. After two partially arduous years, I have …

Technomagic in progress

Once again I find myself praying to the Omnissiah. This is not because I do not have faith in my abilities but because a techno-barbarian could interfere by switching off the godmachine I am working on and with. So, to make sure everything works smoothly I have opted for the …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #51 – Review: Mortal Engines (The Movie)

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean51.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:42 — 14.4MB) | EmbedIt took far too long but finally, here is another episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast: A review of Mortal Engines, the movie. I absolutely loved Mortal Engines and I hope it at least manages to break even at the …