Hello! I'm Tom. I designed a game called Gunpoint, about rewiring things and punching people, and now I'm working on a new one called Heat Signature, about sneaking aboard randomly generated spaceships. Here's some more info on all the games I've worked on, here's the podcast I do, here are the videos I make on YouTube, here are some of the articles I wrote for PC Gamer, and here are two short stories I wrote for the Machine of Death collections.
Jepp: 1) Please keep critiquing games by building new ones :)...
Chris Kilgariff: Hey, This game needs to be a mobile phone...
Andrew: Just linked the book club to you, boosting your...
The_B: First to send Tom ASCII Goatse earns a Christmas Miracle. And by that I probably mean blocked from Tom's friends list. But still!
Nonomu198: The_B, you read my mind.
Is that a picture of a deer and a corpse over there?
Jason L: Those terrier deer look so very wrong to a person who's dealt with whitetails all their life, as I'm sure is true in reverse.
dual_barrel: England feels like a fairy tale place to me, standard RPG world.
Anyways, Merry Christmas.
Lack_26: I had a rather nice walk in the snowy park, unfortunately the snow means I can't make it across to Carlisle tomorrow. I've made do with wine, quite a lot of wine.
Tom Francis: That's probably just because a lot of standard RPGs were written here.
Update on the randomly sending me stuff plan! Turns out it'll only get through if it's from an approved address. I've approved gmail, so any gmail account should get through.
always_black: Heh, don't you mean the books that the standard RPGs were based on were written here? Gygax followed Tolkien, Tolkien walked the hills and imagined monsters.
phuzz: hmm, braver man than me authorising randoms sending stuff to your kindle
(pictures in .doc files are converted, so it doesn't even need to be ascii goatse).
Ridiculous amounts of snow at my folks house here in the cotswolds, and meter long icicles hanging off the front of the house that started falling off yesterday...
Pod: I see a dead body in the fourth picture down of the dog?
Jason L: Not dead, only resting.
Lack 26: Went out today, the Tyne has frozen over. You could walk from one side to the other, I didn't fancy risking it but there were some dogs running around on the river.
Dan: Bloody hell. Where was the Tyne frozen over? Get upstream from Newcastle?
Ronin08: Tom, what camera/lens were you shooting on? I'm officially a DSLR fanatic now, and I'm always curious to see what people use...
Tom Francis: Flickr tells me it's a Panasonic DMC-FZ38. Built-in lens. It's my mum's, I use a little Ixus 65 compact but left it at home. Hers has a 10x optical zoom which was handy for the deer ones.
Lack 26: @Dan,
Yeah, it was up Corbridge way.
I've uploaded a few into an album so you can see. The smoke stack in the distance is the Hexham paper-plant.
Ronin08: Wow, lot of power for a little point-and-shoot. The last photo's especially good, and that shot of the deer running is great. =D
So were those photos you took of the hot-air balloon in an earlier post somewhere in the archives also on that Isux 65?