Project Ninja Panda Taco

Yes, that’s right. Ninja. Panda. Taco.
PNPT is a tabletop roleplaying game wherein you play an evil mastermind (or his minion) competing with another evil mastermind to take over the world. Gameplay is over the top and cartoonish fun, where evil laughs and silly voices are encouraged.

PNPT looks like a whole load of fun, and the artwork on display is great. I’m already picking out names for my evil mastermind and his minions.

Bicycle Frame Handle

Bicycles are awkward things to carry. You usually have to hold onto the top tube, or on the seat tube, and neither position is very comfortable. If you have a need to carry a bicycle up stairs, or over an obstacle, or onto public transport, and do any of those things frequently, you might want to check out this Kickstarter project:

Designed for urban commuters, this minimalist handle makes carrying your bike actually feel easier and lighter by lowering the center of gravity and using your normal muscle groups for lifting and holding your bicycle, same as lifting a grocery bag or carrying a briefcase. Because it’s easier to lift and hold, you’re in more control of your bicycle, making it safer to hold in crowded settings.

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Why Kickstarter Campaigns Fail

Wired has an interesting article on why some Kickstarter projects fail, despite being awesome projects. It could help if you’re planning on starting a project, or have one that’s struggling to find funding. It outlines what the author calls “the 7 P’s of Kickstarter Marketing”: Product, Price, Promotion Proven Track Record, Place, and Purpose. Click the link above to read how he defines those attributes.

Neil Stephenson’s CLANG

Neil Stephenson’s an author. He writes obsessively-detailed fiction, sometimes speculative, sometimes historical, most of the time a combination of the two. To complement his current efforts, he’s turned his eye to videogames though. What Neil wants to do is make swordfighting games more realistic, more accurate, and most of all, more fun. His team for CLANG has put together one of the most entertaining Kickstarter videos I’ve seen, which really conveys his humor and the spirit of the game:

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Zombie Playground

Yes, the Zombie meme has been beaten to death, but true to form it keeps coming back. And I’m fine with that. I love zombie fiction, zombie movies, and zombie games. Keep it coming in unstoppable hordes.

Zombie Playground looks to be a fun take on the Zombie invasion idea, a game that puts you in a child’s point of view to fight an infestation at school:

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