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Friday, November 30, 2012

What I've Been Doing, Part I: Animals in RPGs, Medieval Measurements

I've been doing a lot of work, research, writing and organizing on:

animal bite forces, sizes, weights, senses, abilities
diets, care, space, speed, burdens, abilities for horses (need to do dogs, birds, tigers, bears)

I realized that in the Solomon Kane game I run, and others, I've had people with either just trained animals or pets, or actual NPC allies which they've even turned into sidekicks (NPCs that can gain levels like PCs), but I have little or no real support or treatment of how these are to be treated or used in play, or what other features they may have outside of "monster manual"/bestiary stats, and that needs to change.

medieval measurements: linear (ancient measures: fingers, cubits, roods, perchates, chains)
medieval measurements: area (acres, hides, baronies, manors, etc)
deep settlement (village/city) creation and development, including land features (water, arability, resources)
deconstructing the Solomon Kane plot hooks, to add to an adventure generator to produce a very involve level of detailed elements from which to create new adventures, using randomness/die rolls
putting hopefully 3+ adventures together to sell on an rpg site

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Joshi Puroresu/Female Japanese Wrestling Back Suplex

New full color image for DeviantArt, plus a new image for Cafepress merchandise.

Joshi Puroresu/Female Japanese Wrestling: Back Suplex

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Table Scraps: WWF Wrestling Stars Game Review

This Table Scraps is a retrospective look back and review of the 1985 board game, WWF Wrestling Stars Game, before they were even called Superstars, from the Hulk Hogan era, or heyday and genesis of professional wrestling's soaring popularity in the mainstream. Unlike most of the other Abstruse Decapod videos, this actually has live camera video, rather than screen capture, as we rummage through what is left of this board game from over 20 years ago.

As a special bonus, various images, including the board, rules, all the wrestler cards and stand-up pawn miniatures with full body photos of the wrestlers, are all available for free download as an historical curiosity of trivia, for those interested in seeing a genuine relic from the hazy past of pro wrestling, the WWF and board games.

[Download WWF Wrestling Stars Game Archive Here]

Thursday, November 15, 2012

WWE Wrestling Ring Dimensions

As of 2012, the standard WWE ring is one of the largest, dimensions-wise.

"Ring Size": 20 x 20 feet mat area (measured between the turnbuckles)

Ring Apron: 1 foot beyond ropes

Turnbuckle to Post
: 12-18 inches from ropes

Turnbuckle Pad
: padded coverings bound over steel rope-anchoring turnbuckles

Total Ring Floor Area
: 20' x 20' + 1' x 1' = 21 x 21 feet

Mat Height: 4-6 feet from floor, 4.5' average

Rope Heights: average 1, 3 and 5 feet from mat (1.5 to 2 feet between ropes)

Rope Dimensions: at least 1 inch diameter, 60-80 feet per rope (15-20' per side)

Number of Ropes: 3 top to bottom, 3 per side, usually 12 tightened segments

Rope Material
: rope (as opposed to cables used by some companies)

Mat Material: padding, heavy Canvas, plywood, steel Crossbeams and wires

Ring Posts: heavy-duty material, usually metal, 9-10 feet tall, 3+ inches diameter

Total Ring Height
: 10 feet from floor to top of post, 9.5 feet from floor to top t.b.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Abstruse Decapod Shop (Cafepress) Offers Argument Invalidation Opossum

Opossum sleeping in a trash can. Your argument is invalid. 

Those magic words are now on shirts and mugs and anything else you want them on, at the Abstruse Decapod Cafepress site!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

President Barack Obama 2012, Flaghair Lady 2016

Congratulations to Barack Obama for being re-elected as President of the United States of America, for his second term, in November of 2012. Also congratulations to "Flaghair Lady" for becoming an instant meme for wearing a flag in her hair and positioning herself directly behind the president in camerashot throughout his entire speech. She is going to have more fame than she will ever wish. I will help start us off.

Flaghair Lady for President 2016! I love you Flaghair Lady! I will vote for you!