Hero Forge is bringing pre-printed color to your TTRPG

In case you’re not aware of it, table-top role playing games (aka TTRPG) are having quite a resurgence. Some of that (ok, a lot of that) is driven by the popularity of Dungeons and Dragons, but there are a ton of great game systems out there. Whatever the system, Hero Forge has been ready to help you design (and then 3D print) a minifig to help represent your character in the game sessions. One of the bigger drawbacks – for most – is something that Hero Forge is addressing with their latest Kickstarter project – adding color!

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Das Keyboard 4C Tenkeyless (TKL): My favorite keyboard now comes minimized

Right now I’m clicking away on a DasKeyboard that I’ve had for almost six years. It’s a wonderful keyboard, click as the day is long, and wildly comfortable. I’ve tried others – including a failed affair with a 60% keyboard that left me wanting – and I’ve always come back to Das.

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The $200 Analogue Pocket is the perfect retro gaming handheld

Analogue has been making clever remakes of old consoles and now they’ve one-upped themselves with the Pocket. The device, which is about as big as the original Game Boy, can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games – the cartridges, not the ROM files – and will be able to play Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color and Atari Lynx with upcoming adapters.

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What happens when an AI writes a text adventure game?

The path forks. The bike is now on. What should you do next? If you’re confused then welcome to the brave new world of AI text adventure games.

These early games games were great fun now, thanks to modern machine learning, we can find out what happens when an AI tries to create its own. The results are unintentionally hilarious.

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Minecraft now has bees

I suspect you or someone in your house would love to know that Minecraft now has bees.

From the release:

We’re buzzing with excitement!

• Bees are cute, fuzzy, neutral mobs
• Don’t hurt them, they don’t want to hurt you
• If a bee does sting you, it will leave its stinger in you and eventually die, dropping nothing 🙁
• Bees love pretty flowers and spend their lives gathering pollen from them
• After gathering pollen, bees fly back to their home nest
• Bees help you by growing crops while carrying pollen back to the nest
• Bees can be bred using flowers
• Bees like sharing the location of their favorite flowers with other bees
• If a bee can’t find nectar, after a while it will return home for a bit
• If a bee doesn’t have a home nest, it will wander around until it finds one it can use
• Bees don’t like the rain and they sleep at night. They will go back to the nest in these cases

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