Being a Kipling fan, I kept this when it came on one of the mailing lists I’m on, and decided to post it here. I have no idea who the original author is, but I didn’t write it, so if you know who did, please contact me so I can give credit where due! In the meantime, enjoy. — Brian
Advice to a British Lead Soldier
Dedicated to LVB
by Flashdout Kasting
If yer painted with oils and washed with a brush,
If yer de-tail’s all crisp and yer parting-line’s flush,
Remember it don’t mean a tittle or tush
To the Man Who Writes The Rules
The Orbiter meshes for the Percival Lovell and space stations were for a very old version of Orbiter and are not currently supported. Check out the Orbiter Hanger, Orbiter Forum, and main Orbiter page for more information about the latest in Orbiter.
As both Brian and I run Ubuntu these days, it is unlikely that any new development for Orbiter will happen, at least until Orbiter is finally Open Sourced and ported to OpenGL and Linux.
Large terrain pieces are the lifeblood of any good gaming table and in a fit of boredom late one night at my old job (after my work was done for the day, honest), I set out to create such a piece.
Enter the mesa. Like many such projects, there was absolutely no prior design, just some scribblings on a pad before I set off to construct it. I knew I wanted a stone arch with a pathway up and over for characters to fight on, and I wanted a winding road up to a plateau, but everything else came as I hacked and sawed.
Inspired by my brother’s Fake Pulp Adverts post, I thought I would share one of my projects. Over the past few weeks I have been working on a series of old signs for pulp-era 28mm gaming. Designed for any era from the 1900’s to the 1940’s and in any part of the English-speaking world, these signs are fairly versatile.
You can also download the PDF version (Old Signs for Pulp Gaming) if you want a vectorized copy for scaling. As usual, these are designed in the superlative Inkscape, an Open Source vector editing program. The fonts used largely come from DaFont, which has a large set of free and Open Source fonts for use.
Where did the idea come from? The initial inspiration was this image of a locksmith shop in Winnipeg by one of my Flickr contacts:
After that I started to dive into the Shorpy image archive and came up with some gold. Images such as the one below are great for mining for re-creation:
The files are currently licensed for non-commercial, personal use, largely because not all the fonts used allow commercial publication.
I’ve posted these on various forums, but never collected them into one place before. For your amusement, a batch of fake 1930s ads – grab the full size versions off Flickr to reproduce for your personal use on the sides of buildings, on billboards, or whatever! Continue reading Random Pulp Fake Adverts.→