Labratory's kickstarting a new game: "Shadows of Arkham," which is pure Lovecraftian Ameri-trash for people who know that you can't fight the Elder Gods, but you might be able to avoid mind-death if you're quick enough.
Noah Swartz writes, "Labratory, the two person team of Sam Strick and Clayton Grey, who recently Kickstarted the successful micro-Eurogame Province, have just launched a new campaign for Shadows of Arkham. Unlike most big Lovecraft games where the characters are somehow able to directly fight the elder gods with shotguns and knives, your character in Shadows of Arkham will be fighting just to stay alive and sane as Arkham gets consumed by various types of otherworldly corruption. The game mechanics are simple and elegant, you draw double sided event cards from a central deck, which once you defeat them can come back to haunt you with their reverse side. The game may be micro, but it is still full of wonderful chits, beautiful character cards drawn by Sam, and a lots of other goodies. They're a little over halfway to their goal, with just over a week left to fund, so if you like Lovecraftian horror games, but don't like spending hours setting up the complicated boards that typically accompany them, this might just be the perfect game for you."
Shadows of Arkham
McMansion Hell is a hilarious blog where Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute graduate student Kate Wagner posts scorching critiques of the architecture of McMansions — but this week, Wagner announced that she had shut down her blog after spurious legal threats from Zillow, which admits that it doesn’t even hold the copyrights to the images it […]
The Flux chair is a $130, 12lb “origami-style” polypropylene lounge chair designed by Douwe Jacobs; it sets up in minutes and is stable and lovely (there’s also a $65 kids’ version and a whole range of furnishings including a bar, coffee table, countertop, end-table, etc). (via Yanko Design)
The first time Merle Rasmussen played Dungeons & Dragons, he thought it was a Halloween game.
“It was October 1975, and I was an 18-year-old freshman at Iowa State University. My roommate got this game filled with skeletons and undead monsters. I had no idea.” The role-playing bug had bitten him, but fantasy wasn’t his genre. So that same year, he started writing a game set in a modern world, the spy game that would become Top Secret.
Despite the upfront cost, electric toothbrushes are much better at removing plaque than those freebies from the dentist’s office. For those who struggle to fill the American Dental Association’s recommended two minutes of brushing time, or anyone with limited dexterity, a sonic toothbrush can give your oral care routine a boost.To keep your chops healthy […]
Learning a new language will give your resume an upgrade, sure, but it will also provide a huge cognitive boost for mental tasks outside of translation and conversation. Bilingual brains have been shown to be better at handling multiple concurrent tasks, and gaining fluency in a new tongue is an amazing way to improve memory, […]
If you struggle to get a good night’s rest, consider replacing your pillows before dropping hundreds on a new mattress. You can give your tired neck a break with a 2-pack of memory foam pillows, available now in the Boing Boing Store.Each of these pillows is stuffed with cooling polyurethane foam that molds to your […]