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Turbulance 1.0

Playing with Vue 2015 Particles Again

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

I’ve been playing some more with Vue’s particle systems this week.  I’ve updated the turbulence experiments page with a second experiment  – a test of the impact of the turbulence setting on a point emitter that creates an expanding field of black spheres.

Pink and white flower at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, September 2015

Pink and White Flower

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

New York Road Trip Adventure WIP

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

I’ve already posted a few bits of the material for the New York Road Trip adventure for Trail of Cthulhu I’ve been working on.  I’d got the basic form of the adventure in mind – a pretty open sandbox affair where the player’s investigators follow a series of clues left by a previous group who […]

How to Stop a Runaway Horse Illustration

The Blog Post that Ran Away with Itself

Friday, September 25th, 2015

As I’ve already mentioned in the Goldilocks Research Zone I started digging into a couple of obscure 1920s organisations. I can blame story on the BBC website that set me on the lead.  I was toying with the idea of adding spies to a Bookhounds of Cthulhu campaign and it seemed to fit.  So I started […]

Goldilocks tastes the porridge by Leonard Leslie

Goldilocks Research Zone

Friday, September 18th, 2015

In astronomy and astrobiology, the Goldilocks Zone is simply the habitable region around a star within which planetary-mass objects with sufficient atmospheric pressure can support liquid water at their surfaces. This is where another Earth like planet is going to be and therefore where life like that on Earth might exist. It struck me while […]

Serpentine Pavillion 2014

Serpentine Gallery 2014

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Just noticed I somehow failed to post any pictures of the Serpentine Gallery in 2014. That ommission is now corrected.

The History of Us by Pahnl - Egyptian

The History of Us by Pahnl

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Went to The History of Us at the Herbert Gallery and Museum in Coventry yesterday.  A 44m long timeline of history filled with tiny stencilled dinosaurs, people and other creatures.  With 500 entries each with a short description and varying degrees of accuracy it took us a good hour and a half to make our […]

A Vue Particle System emitting a stream of black spheres with a turbulence setting of 1.4

Vue Particle System Experiments

Friday, September 11th, 2015

I’ve been playing with Vue’s particle systems ever since they were added in 2011.  I’ve just added a page for one of the experiments – a simple test of the impact of the turbulence setting on an emitter that creates a vertical jet of black spheres.

Liverpool Chinese Arch

Chinese Arch, Liverpool

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Another view of the Chinese Arch in Liverpool.

Road Trip – New England and Eastern New York Cover

Road Trip – New England and Eastern New York

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

I’ve just added a PDF of “Road Trip – New England and Eastern New York” assembled from out of copyright images on the New York Library Digital Archive to my Trail of Cthulhu resources. The idea I’m toying with is one or more scenarios for Trail of Cthulhu (or I may go with Call of […]

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