re: board game (18xx) kickstarter 

Also: look at this beautiful image the publisher commissioned for the rulebook!

(Trains rusting and becoming obsolete is a major part of the 18xx series, and it's really great to have some train art for that!)

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board game (18xx) kickstarter 

Shikoku: 1889 is finally on kickstarter!

And it looks so wonderful!!!

I am very happy that the screen-printed tokens stretch goal has been met, because that means the train company logos will be printed directly onto the tokens (rather than me having to put so many stickers onto all the tokens before we can even play).

morrowind screenshots (openmw, lots of mods) [7] 

Now THIS is the kind of plant display that I'd love to have in my living room!

(sorry about the darkness of the image)

[ Image: some very spindly and spiny plants, in a round area with ash-y dirt ]

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morrowind screenshots (openmw, lots of mods) [6] 

I managed to get quite the caravan

[Image: a dirt road through some gentle hills, showing my followers. The closest is an Imperial man, behind him is a dunmer merchant, and following the merchant is a pack guar (a large bipedal animal, with scaley skin and clawed feet, with a head like a whale's.) ]

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morrowind screenshots (openmw, lots of mods) [5] (cw: mention of slavery and religion, eye contact, physical injury (fictional)) 

Before I go to bed: here's my character. Her name is Tahli Nulvyn, she's a Pilgrim of the Tribunal Temple, trying to reconcile her hatred of slavery with her belief that the Dunmer should be allowed to continue with their traditional ways and beliefs.

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morrowind screenshots (openmw, lots of mods) [4] 

Ah yes, an archipelago of dungeons.

[Image: a picture of an archipelago. On the left is an island that contains a daedric shrine - a strange collection of weirdly angled buildings. On an area behind that, there are some dead trees. There are 2 empty islands in the middle foreground, and behind them in the distance can be seen a dwemer (steampunk) ruin. On the right, an island with some very large mushrooms]

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morrowind screenshots (openmw, lots of mods) [3] 

Glittering lights from the docks

[Image: a rather dark image, taken at midnight. In view is a narrow river, a small barge ready to transport its cargo away. behind the barge is a clay building - the Balmora Docks and warehouse. The docks are all lit up with an array of lanterns. A silt strider sits to the other side of the docks. Above the river, a natural rock archway curves, providing a circular framing to the whole image.]

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morrowind screenshots (openmw, lots of mods) [2] 

I like the moody vibe this screenshot gives off

[Image: it is dark and stormy. A few withered trees can be seen on a rocky hillside to the left. An imperial fort can be seen peeking out behind a rock, and atop the hill behind the fort is the silhouette of a strange dwemer ruin]

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Fresh off the boat

[Image: a picture taken from the bow of a ship. A swamp stretches out as far as the eye can see, but it's a clear day at least. A iron and paper lantern is hanging from the stern, which is unusual and curves up and back towards the ship.]

windows, terrible 

Excuse me, windows????

When you updated your apps, why did you also install 1gb of games that I never asked for???????

christmas, Mari Lwyd, picture of a tweet, alcohol, caps 


ME: Why is there a creepy skeleton horse outside?
ME: But why?
ME: But—
[A picture of Mari Lwyd, a skeleton skull with a sheet and christmas decorations, on a Welsh hillside. Mari Lwyd is looking at the camera.]

Board Games 

I got another one of those crayon rail games, and this one is super pretty, so I want to share parts of it.

Picture 1: The board (which you draw on with crayon - each different kind of terrain costs a different amount of money to build to)
Picture 2: A couple of the foreman cards (which have certain benefits)
Picture 3: A couple of the trains and ships

Board Games 

Yesterday, I played Lunar Rails with some friends!

It's a game where you draw train routes on the moon with crayons.


I found a skin online that I like and still kind of has the same feel, so I'm going to try it out.

I feel weird about using a skin that someone else made, though.

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I want to make/get a new minecraft skin, but I have no idea what I'm doing.

My current minecraft skin is still what I made 9 years ago – pure black, with a white line along each limb, and two white lines for eyes:

html/css help wanted 

I have this table with three columns, with the middle column spanning multiple rows.

The default html behaviour is to try and maximise how much horizontal space is used, before using vertical space.

However, I want the middle column to fill up vertical space before it starts spreading out horizontally – I want that column to be as thin as possible.

How can I tell html to do this?

Doctor Who • Audio Dramas ░ Advice wanted 

In the course of doing this, though, I realised that the column for the Unbound stories makes no sense. The Unbound stories are all set in various parallel universes, with various "what if"s as the guiding principle behind the story. So instead of just saying which alternate reality characters are present, I've replaced the Featured Characters column with a "What if" column, explaining the core conceit of the story.

Do I need to clarify any of these?

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