Saturday, January 19, 2013

Interview With Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen

In a sort-of follow-up to the story about Games Workshop suing someone over 3D printing, here's an interview with 3D printing pioneer Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways. It's not specifically about gaming, but the implications brought up in the interview apply just as well (in some ways, better) to the production of miniatures, which by their nature are only made of one material and thus are perfectly suited to the technology.

Table: Undead Origins

From the upcoming Adventures Dark and Deep Game Masters Toolkit (not the Players Manual, which will be coming out first, of course):

Why is That Undead Creature Not resting Peacefully?
  1. Aborted baby
  2. After death, body was taken out through the front door of the house
  3. Bride or groom who died on their wedding night
  4. Buried next to or with someone they couldn't stand in life
  5. Buried without the customary coin in the mouth/on the eyes
  6. Child who died before being baptized, etc.
  7. Died a violent death
  8. Died while under the effect of a curse
  9. Died with unfinished business 
  10. Died without proper funerary rites/blessings
  11. Drowning victim
  12. Fiancé who died right before their wedding night
  13. Had a premonition of their own death
  14. Hanged (criminal 75%, innocent 25%)
  15. Something stolen from their grave/tomb
  16. Stillborn baby
  17. Suicide
  18. Too ornery to accept death
  19. Woman who died in childbirth
  20. Woman who died soon after her baby was born