Might record a developer commentary podcast, like a dvd commentary, about the page by page design choices I made in a game that doesn’t exist.

@FredBednarski it's going to be a solo ttrpg and I am hoping it is going to live up to what it is in my head.

This balloon racing games is going to have an appendix listing all of the citations from books and scientific papers that were used in the text.

My hope is that the book will look sufficiently real that someone might be fooled into thinking that wild 18th century daredevils were racing balloons around the moon.

A game about two sunflowers growing either side of a fence who fall in love while growing, they see each other for the first time when they grow tall enough to see over it but they never see each others faces because they are both always facing the sun.

A game about being a sunflower and telling the daisies at your base what you can see from your vantage point.

@flip there’s a small but beautiful patch of woodland near us that was pretty much unknown. Then lockdowns happened and the local paper wrote about it so all the city folks started driving down.

Now all the ground is churned up by cars and bikes, the whole place is covered with their discarded coffee cups and I worry that the ground nesting birds can’t take another season of dogs off leads.

It’s not so much green as brown now.

I hope those people go away back to the city.

@exquisitecorp oh some of these are great! Thank you! Was there ever an image more perfect for this project?

"Lady Elanor insisted that the modifications she had designed for the circulator in her balloon (La déesse interstellaire )
had not only saved a substantial amount of weight, but also conserved more air for longer."

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@rek Sometimes, if you have made a mess on the jetty, and you can not face tidying it up; it is just easier to construct a new jetty.

@rek oooh I like this! I’m deep in writing the history of the first deep space balloon race at the moment but I might go and add names in when I do an edit pass.

It all started with an argument between two high society ladies getting into an argument about who’s heavily modified balloon could fly faster for longer!

having a bit too much fin writing the lore to go with my new game Deep Space Baloon Race.

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"At last Renée Montgolfier had her name cleared and was given the credit she deserved for her work in the field of aeronautics. Later that year she founded the
Institut de recherche sur l'exploration interstellaire where she continued her work in advancing the field of extraplanetary balloon travel."


Germination week 1. 

I assume it is splitting where the leaves will emerge once the seed has been pushed above the soil.

I do not know if the sprouts will be strong enough to push the seed out from the jar as I think they are more snug than when in soil, the bean will probably detach and allow the young leaves to shoot up and out.

The seed jackets at that point don’t provide much but a modicum of protection for the leaves anyway so it would not matter.

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Germination week 1. 

Ok so we are a week on and the shoots have been growing every day.

The colour of the shoot seems to change over night. I do not know what relevance the colour has although I can start to see roots starting to grow out from the purple section.

I am wondering if maybe the purple part will be the root system and the green part of the stalk.

I can see the bean starting to split in half vertically but can’t get a picture because of how the jar sits.

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This morning the chosen game is “Daddy trampling”.

“Do you mean Daddy trampoline?” I enquired.

“No, Daddy trampling!” I was informed.

@ice it has that tape not quite keeping speed properly vibe to it. Great!

How have I only just learned about rope lighters? These things are wind proof and were apparently very popular on boats.

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