Serpentine twenty-sided dice from the Ptolemaic Period, Egypt.
Letters from the Greek alphabet are inscribed on its twenty sides. There was no room left for the last three (chi, psi and omega).
Quigley Down Under Theme —- Written and Arranged by Basil Poledouris.
Enjoy your iPhone.
Every company wants to make money and every company will do whatever it can to make as much money as it can for the shareholders (It’s the job of the CEO to do just that and nothing else) but the fact Apple gets away with what no other company can is nothing short of joke. Because they are “trendy” and “in” does not excuse them from what they do.
Take a look at this article, and look at your iPhone/iPad/Ipod the same way.
Hey guys, gals and….other.
I know most the time my posts are geektastic but even geeks need to eat, and let me tell you this blog will help even the most hapless would-be chef learn the ropes of the kitchen.
This is a dear friend of mine and she’s working to put together a blog to help young men (or not-so-young in my case) learn to cook.
Check it out, it’s fun, witty and most importantly helpful!
Ancient Roman Public Toilets,
A simple row of toilets. Waste was carried away by constantly flowing water, which would then flow into a nearby river or ocean. One of the most important feats of civilization is to be able to dispose of one’s poo without causing disease, and the Romans were experts in plumbing and public sanitation.
Since the Ancient Romans did not have toilet paper, one would clean his or her posterior with a sponge on a stick, usually soaked in brine. The moat of running water in front of the toilets was for cleaning the sponge stick after use. A trough with water and sometimes scented oils was used for handwashing.
The Ancient Romans were not big on privacy. In fact the potty time was also a time to socialize and catch up on gossip.
Please help pass this around to find the owner of a Bible found in Afghanistan….
this should have been reblogged way more!
I DIDN’T LEARN ABOUT THIS IN DRIVING SCHOOL
Stop says the red light, go says the green
Wait says the yellow light, twinkling in between.
KNEEL, SAYS THE DEMON LIGHT
WITH ITS EYE OF COAL
SAURON KNOWS YOUR LICENSE PLATE
AND STARES INTO YOUR SOUL
THIS IS ALWAYS FUCKING FUNNY
All that glitters can be gold.
I think too often we (as role players) ignore weapons beyond fantasy. As if firearms cannot exist where swords are king. I tend to think how modern military still teaches hand-to-hand combat training and almost every soldier has at least a combat knife on him: There is a time and place for everyting.
There is room in fantasy roleplay for the firearm.
Look at this gun, it has all the hallmarks of a “magic weapon”; a level of fabrication and detail far beyond it’s common peers and most import it has character. Look at it. It screams to have a story told of it’s origin. The why and the how of what it is.
As GM’s it’s important we keep ourselves open to new ideas and fresh perspectives. Just because Middle Earth had no guns doesn’t mean our campaigns shouldn’t.
Remember as a GM you can balance the game mechanics easily, we do it all the time. Seldom however do we get to completely surprise our players with something anachronistic and different.
Give it a try.
Oh and if you have any other cool detailed guns, share them with me!
As a GM I look for a story in every piece of art I show to a PC and sometimes it takes some explaining, however this piece has so much character I can just show it. The story is already there.
Any deity you want in your game would be proud to have this as their place of worship.
Use this piece of art and tell it’s story.
Spread the word.