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Zarf's Game Money

PDF printable money, an alternative to Monopoly money. Nice design for a science fiction game, but might seem weird with a pirate game.

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[2007 May 23] [/games] [#]

1000 Blank Cards

This is a game played with pens and blank paper. Basically it works like any trading card game, except you go for points not kills, and players create cards as the game is played. Cards are allowed to destroy other cards, so it's hard to make yourself win by giving yourself a "hojillion" points on a card. Mostly it is about making funny cards.

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[2004 Jun 18] [/games] [#]

5-card Poker Hands

Exact odds of being dealt any particular hand from a fully shuffled deck.

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[2004 Feb 05] [/games] [#]

Neave Games

Flash emulations of old computer games, with source. Whee!

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[2004 Jan 29] [/games] [#]

Capture the Flag with Stuff

Zarf (Andrew Plotkin) has a theory of games. Take a simple game, like Pong, and if you add "stuff" you can get a much more exciting game, like Arakanoid. Here he presents rules to a game he calls "Capture the Flag with Stuff". I've never played the game, but the theory of "with stuff" I find fascinating.

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[2003 Nov 04] [/games] [#]

The Book of Sand

An intriguing hypertext game based on a Jorge Luis Borges short story.

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[2003 Oct 08] [/games] [#]

The Unofficial Nintendo Virtual Boy Home page

Lots of technical information on this dead-end game platform. This is one of those things that I didn't let slip past me, like the PXL-2000. Instead I found it being remaindered and picked up the device, all the accessories, and all the games the store had for about a hundred bucks. The two main drawbacks I see in this design are the monochromatic display and it is impossible for someone to watch you play. Even with a Gameboy you could watch over someone's shoulder.

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[2004 Oct 29] [/games/classic-systems] [#]

AtariAge

AtariAge sells new and vintage games and hardware for the entire line of Atari videogame systems and home computers.

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[2003 Oct 16] [/games/classic-systems] [#]

Video Game Wiz

Supplier of such essentials as the USB programmable cart for the Atari 5200 game system -- just install a game over the USB cable and plug it in to play.

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[2003 Oct 16] [/games/classic-systems] [#]

Pixels Past

Pixels Past is a video game design and development firm created to provide the gaming industry with innovative products and the necessary tools to build games for classic video game systems.

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[2003 Oct 16] [/games/classic-systems] [#]

C64 Unlimited

Thousands of old games for your Commodore 64, or more likely, your Commodore 64 emulator. Original games and clones of arcade games.

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[2003 Oct 03] [/games/for-emulators] [#]

Kite Aerial Photography

Photos from kites and how-tos for taking pictures from kites.

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[2003 Dec 04] [/games/kiting] [#]

Lego Knitting Machine

More of a spool knitter than a full knitting machine, but no small accomplishment. Photos and video.

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[2006 Feb 03] [/games/lego] [#]

LEGO Difference Engine

Andrew Carol's Lego Difference Engine is a low tech computer after Babbage's nineteenth century mechanical computer designs. This can evaluate any polynomial of the form ax^2 + bx + c, to three digits of precision, with an effort of a hundred or so turns of the crank.

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[2006 Feb 03] [/games/lego] [#]

Advertising Slogan Generator

"The Effluent Of Paradise."

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[2004 Oct 29] [/games/web-identity] [#]

Surrealist Compliment Generator

"Your nasal hair speaks volumes concerning the Isle of Wright."

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[2004 Oct 29] [/games/web-identity] [#]

Website Mixmaster

This clever CGI takes content from one page and places it in the layout of another. See Microsoft.com in Slashdot dot clothes, and other wholesome fun.

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[2004 Jan 28] [/games/web-identity] [#]

Cyborg Name Generator

Takes a name and expands the hidden cyborg acronym in it, which then gets pasted together with an image. Has an option to by a t-shirt version of the image.

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[2003 Dec 18] [/games/web-identity] [#]

What Brand Are You?

Enter the current name and the values of a company, and get rebranded in a flash.

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[2003 Nov 18] [/games/web-identity] [#]

A Fantastic Opportunity

We Want Your Soul is a website that will put a "price" on your soul and give you a purity rating.

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[2003 Nov 06] [/games/web-identity] [#]

What Video Game Character Am I?

Answer some multiple choice questions to determine your video game identity -- among a selection of pre-1985 video game characters.

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[2003 Oct 23] [/games/web-identity] [#]

Barrow-downs Multi Name Generator

A more sophisticated Tolkien world name generator, not just limited to Hobbit names.

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[2003 Oct 23] [/games/web-identity] [#]

Hobbit Name Generator

Figure out equivilent names in the Tolkien Lord of the Rings world.

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[2003 Oct 23] [/games/web-identity] [#]

Porn Star Name

From a real name, speculates what the porn name would be.

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[2003 Oct 23] [/games/web-identity] [#]

Gender Genie

Examimes text to guess the author's gender. Reportedly 80% accurate, but less so in my tests.

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[2003 Oct 21] [/games/web-identity] [#]

What is your Battle Cry?

Prowling over the terrain, cutting down all who dare stand in the way using a studded crowbar, cometh QZ! And he gives a booming bellow:

"Vengeance and goo flow from my veins! I am on a crash course with bloody destiny!"

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[2003 Oct 21] [/games/web-identity] [#]

QR Code Generator

This page generates 2-D "bar" codes which are readable by some phones.

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[2004 Aug 19] [/games/web-image] [#]

Strip Creator

With images from a dozen or so different comic strips, this tool will allow you to create your own three panel strip.

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[2003 Dec 18] [/games/web-image] [#]

Caption City

Scores of images with blank signs waiting for you to provide the sign content. Accepts images donated by users, so there is quite a collection.

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[2003 Dec 18] [/games/web-image] [#]

ACME Heart Maker

Make your own Valentine's day heart candy (or at least pictures of them) with this web toy.

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[2003 Dec 18] [/games/web-image] [#]

Church Sign Generator

This tool makes church front announcement signs with up to four lines of your own text.

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[2003 Nov 10] [/games/web-image] [#]