3 years ago
3 years ago
When I was in the 5th grade, I invented a turn-based pen&paper game based on what I’d read of the Tunnels of Củ Chi during the Vietnam war. Both players would draw their own tunnel system on graphpaper, complete with booby traps, guard sentries etc. and when you were satisfied with your tunnel network, the game began. Basically you played an American tunnelrat armed only with a revolver and a crookneck flashlight. The batteries in your flashlight were quick to die so the rule was that the Vietcong had to stash weapon/supply caches. Of course you needed the flashlight to advance through the tunnel system safety. A sheet of paper covered the tunnel system map and you revealed a little bit each turn. Needless to say, the G.I. always lost, usually falling to his death (punji stick pit, topped off with snakes and excrement).
I also invented a tank game that was sort of like Scorched Earth meets Battleship. I had one paper that showed all the different ammunition you could buy and the damage radius each would cause. They also dealt damage in different ways; some were perfect circle radius blasts, others were a hail of artillery that pockmarked the battlefield. Your tank could only carry so much so you had to choose wisely. You’d plot where all your tanks would be on your island and so would you opponent; separated by a bridge and ocean. You’d take turns flicking your pencil in an arc to see if you’d hit your target or not. There were different armor classes.

When I was in the 5th grade, I invented a turn-based pen&paper game based on what I’d read of the Tunnels of Củ Chi during the Vietnam war. Both players would draw their own tunnel system on graphpaper, complete with booby traps, guard sentries etc. and when you were satisfied with your tunnel network, the game began. Basically you played an American tunnelrat armed only with a revolver and a crookneck flashlight. The batteries in your flashlight were quick to die so the rule was that the Vietcong had to stash weapon/supply caches. Of course you needed the flashlight to advance through the tunnel system safety. A sheet of paper covered the tunnel system map and you revealed a little bit each turn. Needless to say, the G.I. always lost, usually falling to his death (punji stick pit, topped off with snakes and excrement).

I also invented a tank game that was sort of like Scorched Earth meets Battleship. I had one paper that showed all the different ammunition you could buy and the damage radius each would cause. They also dealt damage in different ways; some were perfect circle radius blasts, others were a hail of artillery that pockmarked the battlefield. Your tank could only carry so much so you had to choose wisely. You’d plot where all your tanks would be on your island and so would you opponent; separated by a bridge and ocean. You’d take turns flicking your pencil in an arc to see if you’d hit your target or not. There were different armor classes.

3 years ago
Broadsword next to the Wells Fargo ATM. Wanted to grab it and swing it around Conan the Barbarian style, but decided against it as it’s probably haunted. Also, cameras. (Taken with instagram)

Broadsword next to the Wells Fargo ATM. Wanted to grab it and swing it around Conan the Barbarian style, but decided against it as it’s probably haunted. Also, cameras. (Taken with instagram)

3 years ago
3 years ago
Was really racking my brain trying to figure out what the supervillain collective was called. Finally caved in and called my friend, who subsequently asked his boss, who successfully Googled the answer. LEGION OF DOOM!
Pictured are the most sinister villains to grace the tv screen including Braniac, Bizarro, Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Giganta, Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, Grodd, Toy Man, Captain Cold, Scarecrow, the Riddler, and Black Manta.

Was really racking my brain trying to figure out what the supervillain collective was called. Finally caved in and called my friend, who subsequently asked his boss, who successfully Googled the answer. LEGION OF DOOM!

Pictured are the most sinister villains to grace the tv screen including Braniac, Bizarro, Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Giganta, Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, Grodd, Toy Man, Captain Cold, Scarecrow, the Riddler, and Black Manta.

3 years ago 3 years ago
Here are your heroes, choose wisely
3 years ago
"Magic user baby, wut" (Editor’s note: Yesteryear’s DnD players grow up to become creative directors. Ask me how I know.)

"Magic user baby, wut" (Editor’s note: Yesteryear’s DnD players grow up to become creative directors. Ask me how I know.)

3 years ago
You know the first time you fall in love? and you feel all those things you’ve never felt before? That’s the peak of a wave. When you break up, it feels awful and you think you’ll never love again. But you do and maybe its even better than the first time. So your dynamic range grows again, but it grows in both directions so you have more risk.
More to lose, but more to love.

You know the first time you fall in love? and you feel all those things you’ve never felt before? That’s the peak of a wave. When you break up, it feels awful and you think you’ll never love again. But you do and maybe its even better than the first time. So your dynamic range grows again, but it grows in both directions so you have more risk.

More to lose, but more to love.

3 years ago