Those Whacky Greens, Ctd

Yesterday I blogged about a photo of Meteria Turei in her Larping heyday. One of David Farrar’s travel blog commenters said:

LARP is like playing tabletop Dungeons & Dragons, but getting dressed up and playing out the part. I don’t know how they handle rolling dice. Maybe they just skip it and everyone works on an honour system. “I shot you.” “Yeah, fair call, I guess I’m dead.”

Then I was catching up on my reading at Boing boing and lo…the solution, a complete tutorial on how to make a furry barbarian leather arm-bracer with a D&D dice-roller built into it:

I’ve got nothing but respect for the DIY/open source community who take conductive thread, LEDs, and Arduino boxes and make them into marvelous little working crafts. I find it all a bit above my metaphorical pay grade. However, if there was anything that was going to convince me to learn how to rig a circuit, it would be the project that Dia forwarded to us yesterday.

It’s a fur-lined leather gauntlet that can roll 100, 20, 12, 10, 8, 6, and 4-sided dice with the flip of a switch and the shake of a forearm. It combines my love of tabletop with my desire to live in the future where we all poke our wrists to get things done.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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