Blog | Funny T-Shirts

Ever since that golden day I bought my first shirt from the SCHWA corporation, I have been a big fan of „t-shirts with a message“. I mean, really: instead of wearing any of those „fake worn-out“ shirts with broken college or football emblems, you could just as easily wear a shirt that says „You only envy me because the voices won’t talk to you“ or „I’m from the bomb squad. If you see me run – FOLLOW!“.

So every now and then, I’ll present some of the funnier (or weirder) examples of t-shirts I stumbled upon while surfing the internet.

Shirt designs by Crack Smoking Shirts:

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Shirt designs by Busted Tees:

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Shirt designs by T-Shirt Hell:

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Of course, all of these shirts become obsolete once Philip’s lumalive shirts hit the streets (better known by Cyberpunks as „Urban Flash“):

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Blog | New Artwork

Even though the rabenwelten blog is currently lagging behind its usual daily schedule, I have by no means been lazy. Far from it. I am currently working on the Generation Z setting for D6, yet another Vampire Live project in Berlin I had to get out of my system, I have a SSDC artwork deadline to keep (you can see the smallest fraction of the picture in progress here, to the left) and have the honor to work on a short picture series for the Hellas RPG (Greeks in Space), too.

Apart from that, I have an adventure to prepare for sunday and a dayjob (and a cat, and two budgies, and a girlfriend (not necessarily in that order) and-and-and … and high blood pressure (I wonder from what?).

Anyway, just wanted to drop you a line. And to say that I have uploaded some new pix to the Art of AAS page. Enjoy!

You’ll find new pix for a preview of Transfer there, a new setting for the Universal Roleplaying Game URPG. The preview file was distributed at a RPG convention in Germany and can be found either on the above mentioned URPG website or here:

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Cyberpunk & Shadowrun NOW! Buyer’s Guide

I’ve said it many times, and chances are I will keep on telling you: Cyberpunk’s not dead, it’s just turned into our present. Almost every day, I find stuff that most Cyberpunk authors may have once described in their visions of our future. And in a lot of cases, this future turned out to be a lot weirder than any SF author could have guessed.

So here’s another fine selection of weird and often quite inventive Cyberpunk stuff, this time from the incredibly imaginative website thinkgeek.com

Personal Soundtrack T-Shirt

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The definitive add-on for each and every poser gang member. Don’t be satisfied by just looking like Kirk or marching like Vader. Let others hear your personal soundtrack in each and every situation. Catch more information and a funny video of the many uses of this piece of tech here. Available NOW! for 39.99$

Labyrinth Security Lock

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Ever thought that security stuff that just slows down intruders (like Cyberpunk 2020 player characters) is unrealistic? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Even in 2020, there are geeks lurking behind every corner. They may even work in the R&D department of your next megacorporate target. Geeks LOVE labyrinths and puzzles. As you can see for yourself with this titanium labyrinth security lock. Available NOW! for 49.99$

Youtube Tazer

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Big Brother is here. And chances are, he will never leave. Especially if he is so much fun to have around. Like when you taze that Cyberpunk that tries to assault you and instanntly upload the video of your succesful move to Youtube. Or your security provider. Or the cops. Imagine all the fun you and your fellow Cyberpunks can have with Fashion Guncam versions of this idea. Watch yourself bleed to death in slow motion. Maybe even to your own soundtrack (check out the Soundtrack T-Shirt, above). Available NOW! for 99.99$.

Wii Pee Game

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No. It’s not real. You have not just discovered that there is a peeing game for the Wii console. Super Pii Pii brothers? Give me a break. Sorry pal. No rest for the wicket. The peeing game is here (yes, there is a video as well). Available NOW! fpr 34.99$. Peeing controller included. (OK, OK; so this was an April fool’s joke – but a good one. And not any stranger than the rest of the stuff, if you ask me).

Snooze and Lose

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This one gets a bonus point for creativity ingetting wage slaves off their fat asses and earning the megacorp more money. Originally, this alarm clock is intended to donate money every time you hit the snooze button to a charity organisation you HATE – thusly giving you a great incentive to get up immediatly, instead of snoozing on. By 2020, this gizmos are bound to be installed in every wageslaves appartment. Hit the snooze button, and your employer will receive a payback from your bank account. Hithe snooze button three times, and you may receive the ultimate wakeup call by that tazer they built into your corporate appartment’s bed. They may even share your tazed early morning self via that handy youtube tazer application, feeding the vid directly into the megacorporate employees network. The original SnūzNLūz is available HERE for just 39.99$

Have Fun At Thinkgeek.com

There are a lot of other nifty things available there, like the deadly annoying Sonic Grenade, the easily upgraded USB Webcam Rocket Launcher, the highly useful 1.3 Megapixel Spy Camera Glasses, The dream of every Orion Battlelord (see SSDC page for Battlelord RPG info – Orions are aliens that wear kilts) Utility Kilt, the amazing Ultimate Hoody with built-in Personal Area Network, the very first in Urban Flash jewelry, the uber-cool Aurora Borealis Mood Projection Lamp (how could anyone ever live without it!), a f**cking lot of High-Tech watches from Video to WiFi Detection, a top-of-the-notch RFID Experimentation Kit, the TOTALLY innovative Driving LED Emoticon with which you can show other drivers smileys, the TeleSpy Intrusion Detector that gives you a call if it spots any movement in your home, a (soon) very useful RFID Blocking Wallet and the likewise very useful Hidden Camera Detector

Blog | OMG

There is no other way to say this: This is great.

And the inevitable direct link to the Vid.

Info from the Youtube website: 1000 Races were recorded and displayed simultaneously for this unique and absolutely stunning video. This video was created using the video game Trackmania Sunrise.
First Released in March 2006, it was made famous in September 2006 when the video was shown at GameTrailers.com where it reached, in spite of the poor quality of the flash format, over 1.5 million views.

Have a nice sunday! :)

(by the way: The 1K project soon launched 2K, 3K, 4K, 5K, 6K … vids)

Blog | What D&D Character Am I?

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus!

I Am A: Chaotic Neutral Human Druid/Wizard (3rd/2nd Level) – which is strange since I never liked playing wizards (or druids) at all. Gimme a rogue- or fighter-type anytime…

Ability Scores:

Strength-14 (me strong, duh)
Dexterity-10
Constitution-13
Intelligence-17 (yeah)
Wisdom-16 (yeah)
Charisma-17 (yeah)

Alignment:
Chaotic Neutral A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn’t strive to protect others‘ freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it. Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society’s restrictions and a do-gooder’s zeal. However, chaotic neutral can be a dangerous alignment because it seeks to eliminate all authority, harmony, and order in society (huh, seems I haven’t done my homework lately…).

Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like (such as basecaps).

Primary Class:
Druids gain power not by ruling nature but by being at one with it. They hate the unnatural, including aberrations or undead, and destroy them where possible. Druids receive divine spells from nature, not the gods, and can gain an array of powers as they gain experience, including the ability to take the shapes of animals (me bear, grrrowl!). The weapons and armor of a druid are restricted by their traditional oaths, not simply training. A druid’s Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast.

Secondary Class:
Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard’s strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her (also called a „gurlfrand“ *g*). With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.

Blog | Car Designs for CP & SR

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Cyb3rpunk is my setting idea for Cyberpunk 2.0.2.0. that you can find here on raben-aas.de but that (unfortunately) hasn’t been translated into English (yet).

Cyb3rpunk takes the timeline and events offered in the Stormfront books and CyberGeneration (and Hardwired, too) and combines elements from all three with an „updated dystopian future projection“ from our current point-of-view (abandoning the classic „Eighties“ attitude in CP2020). The game is placed somewhere in 2035+.

Anyway, for all gamemasters playing „revamped“/reloaded CP2020 games – or Shadowrun, for that matter – here’s an inspiration on what future cars may look like.

Blog | So high you can touch the sky

I don’t know if I’d want to live in a building shaped like a very rude object, but I lack the necessary pocket money of 750,000 to 15 million US$ for an appartment in the 2,000 feet high Chicago Spire anyway.

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Anyway, the Chicago Spire gives a good impression of likely designs for upcoming “arcologies”. The term may be dead – the idea behind it certainly isn’t. On raben-aas.de or cyberpunk2020.de, this may even develop into a new category of Cyberpunk architecture, as many Cyberpunkadventures are deeply influenced by location (just imagine flying to one of the upper floors with an AV and trying to break in from the outside (better use your LUCK stat!)).

If you have found more stunning concepts or realized projects, let me know.