The Torshn Puzzle is described on its Kickstarter page as a "unique combination puzzle that tickles the mind." It's gotten $237,720 in funding to date. But "unique" hardly seems accurate after watching this video by Devin Montes, the creator of a nearly identical puzzle called the Astrolabicon. Montes contacted the people behind the Torshn and they seem pretty unsympathetic to his concerns and even hired a lawyer to tell Montes to buzz off.
Iron Circus Comics is a great independent press that's been kicking around since 2007. Founded by artist/writer C. Spike Trotman — creator of comics like Templar, Arizona and Smut Peddler — the company has lead a renaissance of diverse independent graphic novels by diverse artists. As the Chicago Tribune wrote in 2019: Iron Circus raised… READ THE REST
I just kicked in for the hardcover edition of Rudy Rucker's latest novel, Juicy Ghosts. I'm a long-time fan of Rudy's fiction, non-fiction, and software, so I'm very excited that he has a new novel. From the Kickstarter: Juicy Ghosts is my twenty-fourth novel, and possibly my best. I'm publishing Juicy Ghosts via my small press, Transreal Books. I'll… READ THE REST
The new RPG Coyote & Crow raised over a million dollars on Kickstarter, and it's easy to understand why: the game was created by Native American designers, and depicts a futuristic version of an uncolonized American. Postcolonial future sci-fi gaming? Sign me up! Here's the premise: More than 700 years ago, a bright purple streak… READ THE REST
No matter how good your vision may be, the naked eye sure misses a lot. Like if you ever look up close at a Van Gogh painting — all those brush strokes and swirls are the magic behind any of the artist's masterpieces. And the same goes with other things in life, whether it be… READ THE REST
For anyone looking to establish an online brand, finding and reaching out to your target audience directly can be a daunting task. After all, how do you know which keywords or topics will reach directly to them? If you don't have a degree in marketing, it can be near impossible to figure out on your… READ THE REST
Tossing back a few with friends is tough enough as you get older. But if you're trying to lead a health-conscious lifestyle while still enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two…well, that can be a narrow tightrope to walk. The reality is that as you age, less & less alcohol makes you feel worse & worse… READ THE REST