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Bethorm: the Plane of Tekumel RPG Hardcover By Jeff Dee & M.A.R. Barker
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Spacefaring humans and aliens conquer the lush planet Tékumel. Then a disaster casts the entire star system into a pocket dimension! Cut off for millennia, the survivors revert to savagery -... More > while mastering the magic which operates in their new universe. Strange creatures prowl the wilderness. Mighty heroes battle in the arena. Underground chambers hold vast treasures. Pirates prowl the steaming seas. Automatons guard ancient technological wonders. Enemies plot the overthrow the Empire. Hostile aliens seek the destruction of Mankind. The Undying Wizards guard and manipulate the timeline. Nexus points open to the Demon Realms. And the Pariah Gods seek the end of existence itself! Powered by the skill-based Pocket Universe system, PCs can have almost any combination of abilities. Join a legion or hire your sword to the highest bidder. Become a sorcerer mastering ancient spells. Engage in foreign intrigue, seek adventure, study secrets of the ancient past... Tékumel is a world of exotic adventure!< Less
Two Worlds By Catherine Jarrett
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The year is 2040 and for decades the world had seen many disasters until it peaked into one major event. The only thing imperative to human existence is to rescue the survivors and find a safe place... More > to build again. Dependence is placed in the hands of the government with their assurance to deliver shelter and food; people follow obligingly. In defiance some go their own way; to survey a different piece of land capable of sustenance. Fast forward twenty-five years to discover what has become of the Two Worlds and the populations that now inhabit them. The great new city; where everyone has guaranteed work, advanced technology and mass produced products. Far away is a piece of paradise; full of innovation and creativity, where they remain low impact on the environment.< Less
Crimson By CG Blade
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In this sequel to Cobalt, Crimson is an homage to Hammer Film Studios (Bray) in the essence of "The Studio That Dripped Blood". Crimson has the overall feel of old school horror mixed with... More > a dash of new school science fiction. Prepare to 'stiffen' up a bit as Crimson stings her way into your connective tissue. Brought to its knees, America, and the entire planet, is on the brink of disaster, and only one thing stands in their way of completing their satanic programming. Petra is in for the fight of her life as this ever-growing evil plagues the earth. Crimson is a mind-bending action-packed science fiction novel filled with past, present, and future, historical conspiracies. This second novel in the Pseudoverse Series is a deep rich crimson soaked story with a plot that twists and turns page after page. Technologically driven, this story is one 'hell' of a ride and contains the mother of all retrofits.< Less
The Fat of the Land By Thomas Michael Gorman
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It is 1957 as a man and his sons cast their fishing lines into the water. Twelve years ago while living in a dark post-war world, the man never would have guessed that he would be in Florida with... More > money in his pockets, his two sons by his side, and a wife and daughter waiting for them in a rented cottage. After their Uncle Matthew spontaneously visits, their family history is slowly revealed as four characters confront war and plague as well as their own personal triumphs and tragedies. As their environment is fueled by the great technological advances of the era, their optimism for the future is eventually struck down by financial disaster, leaving only a few survivors. The cultural and economic issues of their day will be familiar: immigration, women’s rights, economic policies, and racism. These internal conflicts would over shadow a valuable lesson. The world does not begin or end at the nation’s shores.< Less
The Fat of the Land By Thomas Michael Gorman
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It is 1957 as a man and his sons cast their fishing lines into the water. Twelve years ago while living in a dark post-war world, the man never would have guessed that he would be in Florida with... More > money in his pockets, his two sons by his side, and a wife and daughter waiting for them in a rented cottage. After their Uncle Matthew spontaneously visits, their family history is slowly revealed as four characters confront war and plague as well as their own personal triumphs and tragedies. As their environment is fueled by the great technological advances of the era, their optimism for the future is eventually struck down by financial disaster, leaving only a few survivors. The cultural and economic issues of their day will be familiar: immigration, women’s rights, economic policies, and racism. These internal conflicts would over shadow a valuable lesson. The world does not begin or end at the nation’s shores.< Less
YOLO FOMO JOMO: VILLA MACHINE VS. WANDERLUST By PHILLIP BALDWIN
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A STUDY, CHARRETTE, LAB, DESIGN, AND CAD WORKSHOP, GAMESTORMING IN VIRTUAL REALITY, HCI, BRICK MORTAR, AND STUDY ABROAD LEARNING SPACES WITH FULL DIGITAL DELIVERY. THESE ARE THE OBSERVATIONS. This... More > is a book that looks at gadgets and their attending immersive environments. It is about YOLO, FOMO, JOMO....you only live once, fear of missing out, and joy of missing out. It is a book of project proposals, research, musing, and project completions. The writing for this series took place over the summer of 2018 at FUA in Florence. we began to explore the social and psychological dimension of the new 'room scale' Virtual Reality and the emotions and 'history' of an ancient city. Within every new technology, as famously stated by the architect and social critic Paul Virilio, there is also the attending 'new disaster'. Will this be wholesale solipsism and alienation?< Less
Better Boroughs, Resilient Regions By Milena Popow et al.
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This book documents the research and design of the spring 2013 Master of Infrastructure Planning studio “Better Boroughs, Resilient Regions,” at New Jersey Institute of Technology. The... More > subject of the studio was the rebuilding of New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane, which made landfall near Atlantic City on October 29, 2012, wreaked havoc, and the damage to shoreline and waterfront communities was devastating. Housing, schools, roads, and recreational landscapes were wiped away by winds and rising tides. The scope of rebuilding was overwhelming, and most post-disaster efforts that began almost immediately were local, and as a matter of necessity, focused on immediate needs. In contrast to these initial rebuilding efforts, the studio examined the larger, regional design opportunities confronting the counties of Bergen, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Atlantic, and Ocean, and sought ways to interlink these opportunities with local initiatives< Less
Fifteen Contemporary Creatives: Unleashing Images of the New Apocalyptic Paradigm By Suzanne Darley
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We are facing potential disasters that threaten to destroy life on earth. Alongside fears of nuclear proliferation and climate change there is a rise in apocalyptic imagery. Fifteen contemporary... More > creatives in many different fields; theater, dance, the visual arts, music, technology and writing, are producing disturbing images of collapse, and planetary destruction. Yet, the work of these fifteen: Bill Burns, Amy Casey, Robbie Conal, Chris Doyle, Al Farrow, Scott Green, John Langan, Alex Lukas, John Maccabee, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Lori Nix, the team of Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison, William Pitt Root, Deborah Slater, and Orville Stoeber, is significantly different from apocalyptic art of the past which focused on the Christian, messianic “end of days”.< Less
A MORAL DIMENSION: TECH PERFORMANCE AS DISCOURSE By PHILLIP BALDWIN
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It is a book of project proposals, research, musing, and project completions. we began to explore the social and psychological dimension of the new 'room scale' Virtual Reality and the emotions and... More > 'history' of an ancient city. Within every new technology, as famously stated by the architect and social critic Paul Virilio, there is also the attending 'new disaster'. Will this be wholesale solipsism and alienation? Why do we travel? What is the new post-materiality? Do we value experience more than material possessions. Within performance and VR We find a take on questioning reality and the implicit authority making us accept that 'consensus reality' and its questions. Has human empathy plummeted in the new economies of 'isolated connectivity'? Should we 'bunker down' in our lives but experience a 'buffet' of travel? It is a book that looks at the ways we have changed in our expression and storytelling because of the new means of communication: mobile, pervasive, obsessive, limiting, thanatic,< Less
Bethorm: the Plane of Tekumel RPG By Jeff Dee & M. A. R. Barker
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Spacefaring humans and aliens conquer the lush planet Tékumel. Then a disaster casts the entire star system into a pocket dimension! Cut off for millennia, the survivors revert to savagery -... More > while mastering the magic which operates in their new universe. Strange creatures prowl the wilderness. Mighty heroes battle in the arena. Underground chambers hold vast treasures. Pirates prowl the steaming seas. Automatons guard ancient technological wonders. Enemies plot the overthrow the Empire. Hostile aliens seek the destruction of Mankind. The Undying Wizards guard and manipulate the timeline. Nexus points open to the Demon Realms. And the Pariah Gods seek the end of existence itself! Powered by the skill-based Pocket Universe system, PCs can have almost any combination of abilities. Join a legion or hire your sword to the highest bidder. Become a sorcerer mastering ancient spells. Engage in foreign intrigue, seek adventure, study secrets of the ancient past... Tékumel is a world of exotic adventure!< Less

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