Tools for Games Players
Its finally here - the major upgrade to DM tools from Immortal Geek. Now we have a suite of map, story, party and NPC management tools that integrate smoothly and allow you to plan and track your tabletop games, and to help provide map resources to your players.
Coupled with the players tools for diary management and access to character sheets, ImmortalGeek.com now provides a set of tools to enhance the games of players and gamesmasters alike.
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.
Playing games is the whole purpose of our website here. To lift your game experiences to a higher level, we have tools to help everyone.
The games we play carve out a story of adventure, of excitement, and of rich reward. Whether your quest is fulfilled through use of your cold hard blade, your eldritch power, or your kid sister's 9mm Browning, there is always tale behind the deeds. Those tales need to be told - and we can help you do it.
Rather than let your characters exploits be lost to the mists of time, you can record them here. And you can publish them, so they are available to your friends and to game players across the world.
You'll be giving your character their own voice - they can record their exploits in their own words. Or you could tell the story like a novel, recounting each episode as a chapter in the diary.
You get control over who gets to read your diaries too. You can keep them private, share them with our site members, or make them readable by the whole world. And you can construct your diary entries in your own time - only publishing them when you're happy. You can juggle multiple diary entries and multiple diaries, and we impose no limits on how much you can write.
And as soon as your diary becomes available, your friends can subscribe. When they do that, they'll be sent an email to their address registered in their Immortal Geek account when you publish each new entry.
Sometimes you can't find your character sheets. Or you need to see rules errata or changes that have been made available by the publishers of your favourite games. You could scratch around for these, but we have a selection stored here. Just take a look down our player resources. And if you have any updates or character sheets that aren't there, we will accept your own submissions (provided we have the right to distribute it, of course).
Do you play unique rules to add a little spice or an extra element of danger to your games? Many games do - and give you the chance to share your favourite rule changes with other games players.
We have a tool that allows your house rules to be documented and shared. Whether they are 'official' alternative rules, or just rule updates that work for you, we can help you document the rules and share it with like-minded gamers.
We have provided tools to enhance your games, be it stalwarts of the roleplaying world such as D&D or Runequest, one of the new kids on the block such as Hackmaster or 6d6 RPG, even if it is board games like Civilisation or Ticket to Ride. We know it is important to play the games. We want to help everyone to be able to do just that.
One very minor word of caution - the tools here require a modern web browser. If you cannot see the artwork flowing past above, then you may need to change to something newer. Don't worry, you do not need a +5 vorpal web browser here, just a recent version of Firefox or Chrome, or Opera will be fine. The tools will also work with Internet Explorer 11.