Wednesday, October 1, 2014
loish:

revisiting the good old underwater theme.

loish:

revisiting the good old underwater theme.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

sarahstarseed:

From Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein

pyrosbastionofmetaphysicalmayhem:

FUCKING THANK YOU!
infinitemachine:

Map of the Day: Cramped City Streets, Night by hero339

D&D Bartender’s Menu

quixoticgood:

Manticore’s Milk
Wily Wench
Bog Water
Barmaid’s Favor
Catapult
Dryad Kiss
Fuzzy Raven
Forest Fire
Empire’s Folly
Slippery Salamander
Bluemantle
Bratty Blueblood
Rusty Dagger
Saucy Parrot
Moradin’s Beer
Lost Love’s Labor
Salty Dog
Halfling Sorrow
Seabreeze
Mermaid’s Longing
Gruumsh Tears
Losing Battle

Monday, September 29, 2014
sagansense:

The Loneliness of the Long-Abandoned Space Observatory
Space observatories are among some of the most magnificent buildings devoted entirely to science — because their windows look out on the universe. And their distinctive shape makes them into poignant ruins. Here are some observatories whose views onto space have been lost to time.
Cointe Observatory, Liège, Belgium, designed by Lambert Noppius and built in 1881-1882.The Mohon del Trigo, built in 1902 in the Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain. Abandoned since the 1970s.Warner & Swasey Observatory in Cleveland, Ohio, constructed in 1919 by Worchester R. Warner and Ambrose Swasey. It had a 9.5-inch refractor after its opening, but later a 24-inch Burrell Schmidt and a 36-inch Cassegrain telesope were installed. Due to the growing light pollution in the city a new observatory was built and the complex was sold in 1983. It’s abandoned since then.
The small Knightridge Space Observatory with a four-ton telescope, built in 1936 and 1937, Bloomington, Indiana.
The castle-like Pip Ivan Observatory, on the top of a mountain named Pip Ivan in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. It was erected in 1937 and it was used for only a year by Polish astronomers. The Red Army captured the building in 1938 and used it as a meteorological station. The complex is abandoned since 1944.The Felix Aguilar Observatory, Argentina.
The working and the abandoned Portage Lake Observatory, Dexter, Michigan, operated by the University of Michigan.Innisfil Observatory, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, built in 1975 by Heinz Lorenz, closed in the 1990s due to growing light pollution. The equipment was removed in 1997, and the building was converted to a house. Now it’s abandoned.An abandoned observatory in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania. Construction started in 1989, but stopped a year later.
Main image: Abandoned Knightridge Space Observatory, Bloomington, Indiana
Source: io9

sagansense:

The Loneliness of the Long-Abandoned Space Observatory

Space observatories are among some of the most magnificent buildings devoted entirely to science — because their windows look out on the universe. And their distinctive shape makes them into poignant ruins. Here are some observatories whose views onto space have been lost to time.

Cointe Observatory, Liège, Belgium, designed by Lambert Noppius and built in 1881-1882.
imageimageThe Mohon del Trigo, built in 1902 in the Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain. Abandoned since the 1970s.
imageimageimageimageimageimageWarner & Swasey Observatory in Cleveland, Ohio, constructed in 1919 by Worchester R. Warner and Ambrose Swasey. It had a 9.5-inch refractor after its opening, but later a 24-inch Burrell Schmidt and a 36-inch Cassegrain telesope were installed. Due to the growing light pollution in the city a new observatory was built and the complex was sold in 1983. It’s abandoned since then.
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The small Knightridge Space Observatory with a four-ton telescope, built in 1936 and 1937, Bloomington, Indiana.
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The castle-like Pip Ivan Observatory, on the top of a mountain named Pip Ivan in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. It was erected in 1937 and it was used for only a year by Polish astronomers. The Red Army captured the building in 1938 and used it as a meteorological station. The complex is abandoned since 1944.
imageimageimageimageimageThe Felix Aguilar Observatory, Argentina.
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The working and the abandoned Portage Lake Observatory, Dexter, Michigan, operated by the University of Michigan.
imageimageInnisfil Observatory, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, built in 1975 by Heinz Lorenz, closed in the 1990s due to growing light pollution. The equipment was removed in 1997, and the building was converted to a house. Now it’s abandoned.
imageimageimageimageAn abandoned observatory in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania. Construction started in 1989, but stopped a year later.
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Main image: Abandoned Knightridge Space Observatory, Bloomington, Indiana

Source: io9

infinitemachine:

Map of the Day: Dungeon map by GasparNolasco
infinitemachine:

Monster of the Day: More critter practice. by RiptorCPV

marksparklfarkl said: Hey, my friend is sort of new to DMing and he's having difficulty coming up with NPCs to populate the world with. Do you have any tips or tools for him?

Keep a notebook handy. People watch. Whenever you see something you like, find amusing or evoking, write it down.  Later when you want, you have a custom list of quirks and descriptions that you can use off the cuff to deliver interesting NPCs.

Remember, it isn’t about what the character can do, but rather the impressions of what the players think he can do.  For example if an NPC walks into the room and everyone, even the king, is deferential to him, the PCs are going to wonder who this guy is and why people are respectful/scared/intimidated by him.

(Source: pagewoman)

Sunday, September 28, 2014
kevwil:

"Clouds Too Thick" by TedGore (http://bit.ly/1s960l5)

kevwil:

"Clouds Too Thick" by TedGore (http://bit.ly/1s960l5)