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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #375 on: April 11, 2014, 04:22:54 PM »
These are mostly just plain weird: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/fashions-of-the-future-as-imagined-in-1893/

Probably better guesses than most tech predictions, though.
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #378 on: August 07, 2014, 06:25:32 AM »
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #380 on: October 30, 2014, 04:32:53 PM »
Just an interesting fantasy website i accidentally came across...

http://fantasy-faction.com/
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #381 on: November 21, 2014, 05:04:41 PM »
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #382 on: November 24, 2014, 02:06:34 PM »
Language stuff, because that's what today is, apparently...

http://zompist.com/kitlong.html <- A nice blog post on conlangs, complete with a nice graphic that I wish I had had back when I was learning Arabic on what all those fun words like epiglottal, pharyngeal, and frictive actually mean in relation to you.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/31904/12-letters-didnt-make-alphabet and this is from Val on letters that didn't make the English alphabet, because apparently we didn't actually deserve two letters to describe the two ways of pronouncing "th."  We are unworthy... :c
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #384 on: December 19, 2014, 11:51:34 AM »
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #385 on: December 19, 2014, 07:35:27 PM »
Roleplay as a dragon

A pretty cool single player text based choose your own adventure type of game where to play as a dragon, free to play and worth checking out. :)

https://www.choiceofgames.com/dragon/
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1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #387 on: December 20, 2014, 06:52:30 PM »
Beautiful  :thumbup:
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