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This is not Fallout: Miss Atomic Bomb

For all its retrofuturistic appeal, awesome gameplay, fantastic graphics, and stunning storytelling and in-game universe, Fallout is/was for a time very much the real world.  At least as far as the aesthetics and sheer enthusiasm for the atomic bomb are concerned. Case in point: Miss Atomic Bomb. Yes, this used …

Something eldritch in the mist

It does not happen very often one is genuinely confronted by something shrouded in utmost secrecy… You know, something that might be discussed under a drooling, waning moon in the halls of the Silver Twilight Lodge. Well, I am now involved in something pertaining to the Cthulhu Mythos that I …

Being a Dungeon Master helps in being a Teacher

1988 was a significant year in my then rather young life: For one, I would go on a student exchange with the USA (Hill-Murray School, to be precise) later that year Some of my longest-lasting friendships began that year I started fantasy role-playing, Dungeons & Dragons and the Lone Wolf …

RPC Cologne 2017 – Recap #1: The photos

Yesterday and today nerds, gamers, cosplayers, and others from all over the world congregated in Cologne for the RPC 2017, I was one of them and oh my Cthulhu did I have a good time. I arrived early (09:30 to be precise, doors opened at 10:00) and the line already …

Pre-Convention Anxiety

It is that time of the year again: The RPC in Cologne is coming up in three weeks and I am having a case of pre-convention anxiety. To be more specific, I have a case of not-being-able-to-go anxiety. I have lready purchased the ticket and everything, I have my NCR …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #44: Nerdy Hobbies, Cosplay, Teachers, and Cosplaying Teachers

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean44.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:23 — 10.4MB) | EmbedToday’s Non-Euclidean Æthercast is a happy rant about my experiences as a teacher when you teach children who are also gamers and cosplayers. All in all it is a win-win: Pupils are more attentive if they like a …

Hunting me some enemies – Fallout: New Vegas

This post is brought to you by my newest patron, Alexis Maddock-Tarleton. Recently, I have started recording some let’s play videos, mainly Fallout: New Vegas,it has been a favourite of mine and it is wonderfully atompunk anyway. This is one of those let’s play videos, with German commentary, because German …

When your tool is Cthulhu, everything looks like the Mythos

Already a while ago, I got myself a copy of Elegy for a Dead World, a game which is aimed towards animating the player to write a story about worlds they explore. All the worlds have one thing in common: They are home to ruins of dead or abandoned civilization. …

Joe Dever has passed on

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:43 — 9.5MB) | Embed2016 does not relent and another legend leaves us. It is with great sadness I report the passing of Joe Dever, whom many role playing enthusiasts will know as the principal author of the Lone Wolf series of …

At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness Game – Early Access on Steam!

I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why. It is altogether against my will that I tell my reasons for opposing this contemplated invasion of the antarctic—with its vast fossil-hunt and its wholesale boring and melting of the ancient ice-cap—and …