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May 25th, 2006

Cartooning Impossible @ 08:20 am

Current Mood: blah blah
Current Music: "The Ghost In You" - Psychedelic Furs

Dork Tower #33 should be in most stores now.



Dork Tower #34 and Dr. Blink #3 are at press, too.

Huzzah, huzzah!

Can't wait for DT 34, either...one of my VERY favorites...PLUS, more Koboldy goodness!

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More Out of the Box Games winning more awards...

Harry's Grand SlamBaseball Game - 2006 Parents' Choice Classic Award

Squint Junior - 2006 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award

Wallamoppi - 2006 Parents' Choice Recommended Award

LOVE Harry's Grand Slam game. And oh, yeah, I'm the guy who introduced the timing factor into Wallamoppi. So you can at least partially blame me for that particular bit of evilness. Grin.

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Only managed to get two cartoons done yesterday.

Which doesn't sound too bad, until you realize that I had planned to do two cartoons, three pages of the comic book and 18 illustrations for Munchkin Impossible, and possibly a third comic strip.

Or, as I call it, a workday...

So here are a couple of preliminaryMunchkin Impossible illos I did two days ago, to whet any appetites out there. (Looking at the card list, I seriously think this will be one of the best Munchkin releases yet - it rocks hard).

American Agents


Apocalypso, Assassin


British Agents


Blow Up Small Country, American Pie


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Some folks enjoyed the Unspeakable Oaf that ran yesterday, and asked if they could print it out (to post on their walls, or wherever).



So here are some 300 dpi images, which should print out better.

http://www.gamespy.com/comics/dorktower/images/comics/UNSPEAKABLE(32-300).jpg

http://www.gamespy.com/comics/dorktower/images/comics/UNSPEAKABLE(32-300).tif

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I need a recommendation for a good floppy disc drive that will work with a System 10 Mac.

There seem to be several on the market. If anyone has any direct experience, I'd appreciate it...
 
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From:jimhines
Date:May 25th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Well crud. My web filter at work blocks all of the images. Guess I don't get to see 'em until tonight.
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From:dragonbane
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Here's a reminder for you. :)
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From:jimhines
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
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Thanks :-)
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From:snarg
Date:May 25th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Nice!

What's the writing on the female American Agent's shirt say?
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From:xwingace
Date:May 25th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
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It reads: 'Stop staring at my undercover agents."

The only word I'm not sure about is the last one. :-)

XWA
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From:dragonbane
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
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And the broken sign says "Have a nice dayski!"
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From:snarg
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

(Nice icon!)
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From:xwingace
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
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Thank *you*.

XWA
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From:muskrat_john
Date:May 25th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
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"Stop Staring At My Undercover Agents"
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From:koogrr
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Excellent!
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From:snarg
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
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Thank-you, sir!
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From:arken_thell
Date:May 25th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Hahah Makes me regret loosing my bid at Warpcon now. Still they look great and I can say I know the cards....they look cool :)
From:loquerion
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
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The worst thing you guys could have said was "Don't let the Northerners get it!" - from that point onwards, it was Belfast pride on the line :)

The art looks really good... I am positively stewing with baited breath because I have to wait to see and play with the full set...

Having said that, up until now I hadn't considered the suspect connatations should I ever be required to 'play with my self' or risk defeat during a pitched game of Munchkin Impossible... :D
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From:arken_thell
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
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I never said that!!! Hey it just means that I have to outbid every next year!!! Hmm can I afford 4k ???

Got to admit looks very cool. You'll have to bring it to gealcon and we'll all get to play with you!
From:loquerion
Date:May 29th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
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lol... well we are going to be at GaelCON. Possibly in force. Dragonslayers are thinking of seeing about a stall and tables to officially run two games per slot. We will be there either way though...
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From:muskrat_john
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
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I thought the comment was "don't let the British get it..."

:-)

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From:arken_thell
Date:May 25th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
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Possibly....I wasn't exactly sober at the time. Will just have to outbit everyone next year!!!
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From:dundragon
Date:May 25th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
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don't go crazy mad on the old bidding there. Unless of course our National pride is at stake
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From:arken_thell
Date:May 25th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
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Hehe only when we travel to the UK.
From:loquerion
Date:May 29th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
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:) Well, we only have one small charity auction every year - so we can afford to splurge on yours...

and that sounds like a challenge already :D
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From:lydikiss
Date:May 25th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
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I love that Unspeakable Oaf, simply amazing, one to show my players. Thank you for being the sport you are and supporting the fans that love to support you. Can't wait to show it to my gaming group.
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From:rainbowk
Date:May 25th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
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The LaCIE external floppy drive works very well. That's what I've had for the last five years. It's remarkably forgiving of abuse.
From:monkeyboyz
Date:May 26th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)

Floppy disk drive for OS X

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I got one of these at work a couple of weeks ago. Quiet and fast. A reinstalled an old unit of Quark 3.3 into classic, 6 disks that would have taken forty-five minutes to install 10 years ago installed in about six minutes.

I'm sure processor speed has something to do with the speed increase. But the built-in drives 10 years ago were louder and slower. This thing is tiny and quick.

The only down side is that there isn't an auto eject and when installing from multiple floppies. I got an error when ejecting each disk from this install. I ignored it and it all worked out. Other installs may not be so tidy.

http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.asp?sku=PA905U
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From:1knighthawk
Date:May 26th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
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Feel better soon John! If you'd like, I could make a card for you this time ^_^

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