links for 2009-04-07

  • This ongoing series of electronic books (.PDF Files) presents complete descriptions, deckplans, statistics, and 3D renderings of a wide variety of starships, stations, and support vessels.
    * Includes full color maps designed for miniatures (1 inch = 5 feet).
    o Divided up into printable pages, and as poster-size images where possible.
    o Printer friendly, black & white map pages are also included.
    * Uses the Open Game License (OGL) and sci-fi System Reference Document (SRD) to provide familiar stats for ships and crew.
  • “Lux Aeternum: Expanded Setting Guide” explores the futuristic world initially presented in Green Ronin's "True20 Adventure Roleplaying" book. Lux Aeternum is a cinematic science fiction setting that strives to evoke the romanticized spirit of the 17th Century Age of Exploration – a time of sweeping changes, social upheaval, and limitless opportunity. Action, drama, and grand adventure are key elements to any grand tale to be told in this setting. The absence of faster-than-light travel limits the playing field to a handful of star systems and allows this finite area to be fleshed out with a level of detail and complexity not possible in a galaxy-spanning saga.
  • In 1993, Dan Linton, owner of a hugely successful BBS called Software Creations, visited Texas and made his way to id Software. This is the footage he recorded one night in November 1993.
    Shown are several of id's employees at the time: Jay Wilbur, Shawn Green, John Romero, Dave Taylor, Sandy Petersen and Adrian Carmack, Bobby Prince was visiting to finish the music and create the sound effects.
    This video has 21 minutes of me playing DOOM before the sound effects were put in as well as some early deathmatching with Shawn Green.