GamesGeekery

Superhero RPG Design Diary 1

I have been developing a superhero tabletop RPG since early last year and some blog-mates have encouraged me to share the challenges of developing it and talk about the process of game design, in general. In this post I’m going to talk about why I’m doing it, and define what …

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FilmphysicsScience

Man of Steel a Superman Science Review

Man of Steel was released a couple of weeks ago and I had the chance to see it. I liked it, overall. It was exciting and the action was pretty solid. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I want to talk about the depiction of science in …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 4.1

Fully Dressed Redesigns of Superheroines. (via Beth) Eight Doctor Who Crafts. Adam Kennedy’s “From Rusty Fire Hydrants to Imaginary Planets“. Batman logo coffee table Raiders of the Lost Ark brainstorming transcript. Turn Ikea stools into a scooter. Apollo 11 in 100 seconds. Floating ripple vase. (Featured image via Adam Kennedy) …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 3.18

An Indiegogo campaign to restore Lowell Observatory’s Clark Telescope. Who invented zero? Feynmann’s double slit experiment actually works. 7 Raspberry Pi tutorials. Sponsored superheros. Henrietta Lacks’ “HeLa” cell line sequenced. DIY Lucky Charms marshmallows. Somebody thought it would be a good idea to give a flying robot talons. Pulsars, Joy …

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ComicGeekeryMathScience

Tailoring for Superspeed

Superspeed is a popular superpower but it comes with some challenges when rationalizing the physics behind it: friction at supersonic speeds would tear a human’s face off, accelerating and stopping would require impossible traction, a stray pebble in the air would rip through them like a bullet, staying on the …

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GeekeryMathScience

Supercapes

In preparation to a Panel at CONvergence, I’m going to explore some of the oddities in the superhero dress code. More specifically, I intend to explore the physics needed for them to do what they do. My first exploration will be into the drag forces on capes. The cape is …

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CraftingGeekeryMALwearUncategorized

Shoes for Earthbound Superheroines

Hi, I'm Seelix, or Emily, and I'm a geek. If you're anything like me, you're perfectly happy rocking your Cylon t-shirt, jeans and your Mad Art Lab sneakers most days. However, there's always that day that calls for something a little… more. More dressed up, more on the formal side, or …

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