Super Hero Value Series #9

Super Hero Value Series #9Publisher: Peter Saga

Stock art by Peter Saga depicting a Teen Superhero in full color.

Bonus: Black and white line art included in Photoshop file! 

Line art specifics, 8" (w) 9" (h) inches @ 300dpi.

Purchase includes one of each file format – PSD (layers), PNG (no background). 
All art files enclosed in a ZIP file.

* License usage guidelines enclosed in the attached ZIP file allowing the purchaser to alter or modify any illustration in this set, in addition to rules on crediting, etc.

Price: $1.31
Super Hero Value Series #9 published first on https://supergalaxyrom.tumblr.com

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100 People to Encounter in the Wild West

100 People to Encounter in the Wild WestPublisher: Azukail Games

Player characters will not be the only people around and there will be NPCs as well. Some may be important; others not so much. This is a list of 100 people that could be met in the Wild west, whether this be a historical setting or a Weird West setting, both steampunk and horror.

Each individual has been given a period appropriate name, sex (with there being 50 men and 50 women), age and occupation given, with perhaps some notes on the individual.

The majority of the individuals are in what might be considered prime working age. There is greater variety amongst the females in terms of their profession than might be found in a typical group; all the professions are those done my women but historically there would have been a greater proportion of such as homesteaders and homesteaders wives for example. The people are all assumed to generally of settler rather than native blood; the latter is certainly possible, though, but the names given are European in origin.

This PDF supports Adobe layers and the page backgrounds and images can be disabled to make printing easier.

Here is a sample result:

Luetta Newcom – Female, 37 years old, a farmer’s wife, she makes and sells candles, soap and butter to supplement their income.

One page is the cover and one the front matter.

Price: $0.99
100 People to Encounter in the Wild West published first on https://supergalaxyrom.tumblr.com

The Inn of Dusk

The Inn of DuskPublisher: Azukail Games

The Inn of Dusk is an inn that has been haphazardly extended over the years. It is the focal point of the local community and sits near an old and now rarely used trade route. The Inn has a secret and is far more dangerous to visit than might be though; quite what the hazard is can be chosen by the GM from a list suggested for different power levels.

This is aimed at d100 systems but is generic enough in nature to be adapted to others.

This PDF supports Adobe layers and the page backgrounds and images can be disabled to make printing easier.

The adventure comes with a 24"x20" battlemap of the inn’s exterior and interior taking up eight pages that can be printed out and assembled.

One page is the cover, one the front matter, around half a page is ads, one page has the GM’s map of the inn, one page has instructions on assembling the battlemap and one page has a menu for the inn that can be printed out.

Price: $1.25
The Inn of Dusk published first on https://supergalaxyrom.tumblr.com

Super Hero Value Series #9

Super Hero Value Series #9Publisher: Peter Saga

Stock art by Peter Saga depicting a Teen Superhero in full color.

Bonus: Black and white line art included in Photoshop file! 

Line art specifics, 8" (w) 9" (h) inches @ 300dpi.

Purchase includes one of each file format – PSD (layers), PNG (no background). 
All art files enclosed in a ZIP file.

* License usage guidelines enclosed in the attached ZIP file allowing the purchaser to alter or modify any illustration in this set, in addition to rules on crediting, etc.

Price: $1.31
Super Hero Value Series #9 published first on https://supergalaxyrom.tumblr.com

100 People to Encounter in the Wild West

100 People to Encounter in the Wild WestPublisher: Azukail Games

Player characters will not be the only people around and there will be NPCs as well. Some may be important; others not so much. This is a list of 100 people that could be met in the Wild west, whether this be a historical setting or a Weird West setting, both steampunk and horror.

Each individual has been given a period appropriate name, sex (with there being 50 men and 50 women), age and occupation given, with perhaps some notes on the individual.

The majority of the individuals are in what might be considered prime working age. There is greater variety amongst the females in terms of their profession than might be found in a typical group; all the professions are those done my women but historically there would have been a greater proportion of such as homesteaders and homesteaders wives for example. The people are all assumed to generally of settler rather than native blood; the latter is certainly possible, though, but the names given are European in origin.

This PDF supports Adobe layers and the page backgrounds and images can be disabled to make printing easier.

Here is a sample result:

Luetta Newcom – Female, 37 years old, a farmer’s wife, she makes and sells candles, soap and butter to supplement their income.

One page is the cover and one the front matter.

Price: $0.99
100 People to Encounter in the Wild West published first on https://supergalaxyrom.tumblr.com

The Inn of Dusk

The Inn of DuskPublisher: Azukail Games

The Inn of Dusk is an inn that has been haphazardly extended over the years. It is the focal point of the local community and sits near an old and now rarely used trade route. The Inn has a secret and is far more dangerous to visit than might be though; quite what the hazard is can be chosen by the GM from a list suggested for different power levels.

This is aimed at d100 systems but is generic enough in nature to be adapted to others.

This PDF supports Adobe layers and the page backgrounds and images can be disabled to make printing easier.

The adventure comes with a 24"x20" battlemap of the inn’s exterior and interior taking up eight pages that can be printed out and assembled.

One page is the cover, one the front matter, around half a page is ads, one page has the GM’s map of the inn, one page has instructions on assembling the battlemap and one page has a menu for the inn that can be printed out.

Price: $1.25
The Inn of Dusk published first on https://supergalaxyrom.tumblr.com

Why the hell would you teach subtraction like that?

Our CEO, Maria, always tells me that I should not swear on the company blog. Today is trying my patience in complying with that policy because I think some of the ways math is taught are just unbelievably, inexplicably stupid.

Take the counting up method of teaching subtraction. Now, I think this makes perfect sense if you are doing math in your head and you have numbers that are close together. For example, if you are subtracting 945-939. You can easily count up from 939 to 945 and find your correct answer of six. This makes perfect sense to me.

Now I don’t know if you have looked at any of the material supposedly showing children how to use counting up to subtract two numbers but I have and I find it incredibly stupid. This is how you’re supposed to do if you are subtracting 962-481.

First, you count up to the nearest 10 so 9+481 = 490. Remember the nine.

Second you connect to the nearest 100, 490+10 = 500. Remember the 10.

Third, you count up to equal the hundred place, in other words, you add 400 to the 500 to get 900. Remember that 400.

Fourth, since you are at 900, you add the numbers after 900, in this case 62.

Fifth, you add all four of those numbers together, 9+10+400+62 = 481.

That is indeed the correct answer so I’m not arguing that the math doesn’t work but it seems an incredibly wasteful, useless way to subtract. The whole point of mental math is that you do it in your head. I don’t see anyone doing this method in her head. So, why don’t you just use a calculator?

The other reason that I hate this method is that it is the exact opposite of what I believe children need. They need lots of experience with numbers that makes sense. The reason that your parents and I learned this concept of “borrowing” from the tens place for the hundreds place is that it taught us that there was a relationship between the digits and the place value. It emphasized that if you went from 8+2 that was 10 and that was in the next place. If you went from 80+20 you got to 100 and that was in the place to the left of the tens place. I’m not sure what the hell this counting on method is supposed to do.

If the only point is to be able to do subtraction of larger numbers without a calculator I’m not sure what good that is. I am 59 years old, have a PhD and two masters degrees and I’m at the bank and I need to subtract 4877-1639 , I will use the calculator on my phone and I sure as hell won’t pull out a piece of paper and use the counting up method!

By the way, subtraction is covered briefly in the game Spirit Lake, before we get into multiplication and division. We do not use this method. Check it out and play on Mac or Windows.

Spirit Lake linked to buy game

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