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No, not the polymorph/shape-shifting game mechanic, this is real science. There are materials that change their shape in response to external influences such as changes in temperature, such as memory metals, that have been around for a while. The magazine Nature has just published an article in which some very clever boffins have detailed a way to make materials that will change shape according to programmed rules over time. The fascinating article can be read on the Nature website here.
The purpose of the Gaia Space Telescope is to assemble a 3D map of our galaxy, the Milky Way. A first step on that road has been made; the ESA have published their first star map, this shows a billion stars. This is only the beginning. With more to come from Gaia, this project promises to be both astonishing and compulsive.
This is a fascinating subject that runs to the very heart of theoretical physics. Whether you believe the scientific theories or not, the BBC has looked at what leading scientists have to say, and their article is a great read. Take a look for yourself, and make your own mind up. It can be read here on the BBC website
It's hard to believe, but the Hubble Space Telescope is 25 years old. Many of us remember it being launched into orbit from the space shuttle, then all the problems and repairs needed to sort out the optics. It was an expensive mess at the time, but it'd be hard to find anyone in the science community today that doesn't think it was worth every last dime. As a special event, NASA has released a 25th anniversary image, which you can take a look at here on the ESA Hubble page. Many years ago the plan for the Hubble was very different to today's expectation. It's reached its major milestone, and the outlook for it now is grim.
The greatest author of the 21st century finally succumbed to his illness on 12th March 2015 and the loss is felt by Geeks across the globe. Of all the great works of literature that I have read through the years, none have been as enjoyed (or as frequently read) as the works of Terry Pratchett. His legacy lives on, there are many geeks on the Internet who know that "A Man is not dead while his name is still spoken". So we can make the clacks sound his name forever - take a look here on the Guardian website.
Star Wars is back (or it will be very soon). The Force Awakens, if you didn't already know, is the first film of the new Disney franchise, and it's our duty as geeks to get excited about it. Fortunately the trailer, available on YouTube, makes that really easy.
Welcome to Immortal Geek, a website dedicated to table top games, board games and, most especially, role-playing games. Our aim is a simple one, to help make your games experience richer and more enjoyable.
For Games Players
To help you set up your games, play your games, and record your adventures we have a suite of tools available. Take a look at these:
These tools will enhance any games session, and are entirely free to use. All you need to access them is an Immortal Geek user account:
- Character diaries, where you can record the adventures of your heroes and your heroes friends. You can tell your version of the story.
- A library of resources such as character sheets and game updates, customised content and errata.
- House Rules and suggested rule changes from people who play the games.
Tools to help manage, plan and play your games.
- Player Character and NPC management tools to make it easy to track which characters are good at what.
- Party Management where you can bring your players together into the groups they come together as when they play.
- Map management tools for use by DMs, allowing you to document your dungeon layouts and to reveal parts of the map to game players using the world wide web.
To use these tools, all you need is an Immortal Geek account. You can sign up for a free on our registrations page.
About the Games
What's happening in the world of games? The games market is huge, so we try to keep up with it. We hope there will be something for new players and old: