Tube Screamer Dungeon- Part Nine: And Artifacts For All

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part Nine: And Artifacts For All Welcome to part nine of which began with converting the electrical schematics of Ibanez’s TS-808 Tube Screamer guitar effects pedal into a fully-realized dungeon map. For those needing to catch up, I’ve placed links to all previous installments at the bottom of this page. Since then,…

Tube Screamer Dungeon- Part Eight: Bad to the Bots

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part Eight: Bad to the Bots Welcome to part eight of my exploration into converting the electrical schematics of Ibanez’s TS-808 Tube Screamer guitar effects pedal into a fully-realized dungeon map. To those needing to catch up, I’ve placed links to all previous installments at the bottom of this page. Today, I…

Tube Screamer Dungeon- Part Seven: Transistors & Opamp

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part Seven: Transistors & Opamp Welcome to part seven of my exploration into converting the electrical schematic of the Ibanez’s TS-808 Tube Screamer guitar effects pedal into a functional dungeon map. To those needing to catch up, I’ve placed links to all previous installments at the bottom of this page. For those who don’t,…

Lost to time — Vault of the Ages

Vault of the Ages Author: Poul Anderson Publisher: Berkley Reprinted: 1978 Page Count: 160 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies In the ruins of a metropolis lies an underground bunker filled with the history and knowledge of an advanced civilization. The secrets entombed could tip the scales of power or bring about a new Armageddon. Generations…

Tube Screamer Dungeon- Part Six: Diodes and Resistors

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part Six: Diodes and Resistors Welcome to part six of my exploration into converting the electrical schematics of Ibanez’s TS-808 Tube Screamer guitar effects pedal into a dungeon map. For those who have just joined, in Part One: Proof of Concept, I proved an electrical schematic can be redrawn into a dungeon…

Orphans of the Sky – Adopting Ideas

Orphans of the Sky Author: Robert A. Heinlein Publisher: Signet Books Published: 1965 Page Count: 128 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies   Cruising through the blackness of space to Centaurus, a mutiny among the crew erupts on the colonization spaceship Vanguard. The conflict leaves no one left alive with the knowledge to continue the mission….

Planet of the Apes – Variation on a Theme

The book was better than the film. How many times have you heard that? A lot I bet. When a book translates into another medium like films it becomes restrained by budget, run times, practical effects, and other factors. The story is usually altered to fit the medium. In the case of Planet of the…

Starship – A Non-stop Trip to Inspiration

Starship (Original Title: Non-stop) Author: Brian Aldiss Publisher: Avon Books Reprinted: 1969 Page Count: 224 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Starship or by its first published title Non-stop (1958) is about a group of humans living on a generation ship after dozens upon dozens of generations have gone by. In the story, the inhabitants no longer…

Fiction Review: Time And Again

That the sending of this should cause the Destruction by Fire of the entire World seems well-nigh incredible. Yet it is so, and the Fault and the Guilt mine, and can never be denied or escaped. So, with this wretched souvenir of that Event before me, I now end the life which should have ended…

The Long Afternoon of Earth — Heating Up Your Gaming Session

The Long Afternoon of Earth (Original Title: Hothouse) Author: Brian Aldiss Publisher: Signet Books Reprinted: 1962 Page Count: 192 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Far into the future the Earth no longer spins on its axis. It sits in a fixed position with half covered in perpetual sun and other cloaked in darkness. It’s orbiting…