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Our exploration of Greedy Greedy and other tabletop games created in Second Life by Karsten Rutledge of KR Engineering and Gaming SL is now on the grid!

Karsten Rutledge is the creator of Greedy Greedy, probably the most popular board game in Second Life, with over 3000 games played every day.

Karsten talks to us not only about Greedy Greedy but about other tabletop games that he has created – some based on real world games, ancient and modern. He has some terrific stories to tell about the evolution of tabletop in Second Life.

And then we play a game of Greedy Greedy with some friends and teach Elrik how to play, as Karsten offers some special strategic tips for game play!

Greedy Greedy!

Greedy Greedy!

 

 

 

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In fact we get a little Greedy Greedy in today’s show as we explore the world of tabletop gaming in Second Life!

Greedy Greedy!

Greedy Greedy!

Join us today, Monday 14th April at 2pm at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s show as we visit KR Engineering to talk to Karsten Routledge, the creator of Greedy Greedy, probably the most popular board game in Second Life, with over 3000 games played every day.

Karsten talks to us not only about Greedy Greedy but about other tabletop games that he has created – some based on real world games, ancient and modern.

Some of the tabletop games available from KR Engineering

Some of the tabletop games available from KR Engineering

And then we play a game of Greedy Greedy with some friends and teach Elrik how to play, as Karsten offers some special strategic tips for game play!

Join us at 2pm for a end to our current season (and don’t worry – we will actually be back at the end of April).

The Lighthouses - one of the special game tables available from KR Engineering

The Lighthouses – one of the special game tables available from KR Engineering

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – or on the Designing Worlds blog – our very own version of the iPlayer!

 

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Hunt Reporter and Host Cinders Vale festoons the Happy Hunting set with blooms on this week’s show, bringing gifts from sin original’s Spring Has Sprung 2 Hunt and the A Mazing Easter Egg Hunt at Botanica.

The Hunt Buzz reminds hunters to remember the smaller store and sim hunts that will keep popping up unexpectedly right up until the next holiday has passed.

You can catch all of the past Happy Hunting shows in our archives. The 50th Anniversary gift is still awaiting your touch at the Garden of Dreams studio.

Cinder & rosa 51

 

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International Tabletop Day

International Tabletop Day

Today, April 5th is International Tabletop Day – the day to dig out those old boards games (snakes and ladders, monopoly, clue/cluedo, risk – or whatever you love best) and settle down to a good game with friends. Or maybe you’d rather play cards, dice or dominoes … they’re all tabletop.

And, of course, you can play many of these in Second Life with friends from around the world too. So why not set up a game with friends today, or find a cafe with a Greedy Greedy table?

Let’s all enjoy tabletop gaming today!

And, to get you started, here’s a very traditional tabletop game that can be enjoyed by one mor more players – a jigsaw!

Click to Mix and Solve

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Join us for a special show.

Host Cinders Vale interviews Up4 Dawes about the annual Spring Fair and Umbrella Hunt on the Old Europe sim.
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Then in honor of this major anniversary the people who put Happy Hunting together every week chat about how the show got started over coffee and cake.#1Be sure to get your Anniversary Gift from Happy Hunting. Click on the picture for a ride to the studio where you will find the FREE vendor.

Let’s Go Hunting!!

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Happy Hunting’s intrepid Hunt Reporter and Host, Cinders Vale, brings you lots of full perm gifts from the latest Flood Easter/Passover FP SPring Mesh Hunt. She managed to sniff out a basket of strawberries in ice, as well, while working through the Strawberry Kube Hunt. Check out the show right here:

Hunt Buzzer, Rosamoo Mendelsohn, gives thanks for all the wonderous folks who make hunts fabulous. Check out her tips for ways to give thanks of your own.
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Hunt Reporter Cinders Vale takes us on a trip under the sea, as well as egg hunting.

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She shows off gifts from the Mysteries of the Sea Hunt and the Sweet Gift Egg Hunt.

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Be sure to pick up your ballot while out hunting or on The Hunties page at either Happy Hunting! or at HuntSL.com.

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Here is this week’s show, ready for you to watch. Don’t miss it!!

As you can see – this week’s show contains news of Steam: The Hunt – a very popular event on the Hunt calendar!

Rosa and Cinders

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In an exciting new development, Second Life will be going into the Clouds with OnLive’s new SL Go package. The news has been announced by Linden Lab today – and you’ll be able to find out more in our special Designing Worlds show at 2pm SLT today, where we talk to Nate Barsetti, Senior Manager, Customer Relations, OnLive, and also Danger Linden, aka Don Laabs, Senior Director of Product at Linden Lab. The show will be followed by a live discussion in our Garden of Dreams studio, which will be streamed live on Aview.TV.

SL Go on the Android

SL Go on the Android

SL Go is launching today in its open beta format, and offers the opportunity to access Second Life on tablets (although not yet on iPads).

But it’s much, much more than this – you will also be able to access SL Go through the OnLive micro-console to TVs, or just connect through the OnLive app to lower-end PCs and Macs.

The package will deliver not “Second Life lite”, but Second Life with the full range of bells and whistles graphics. SL Go will show the Advanced Lighting Model, complete with materials – something that has been difficult for people accessing Second Life on some laptops and older desktops.

This is an OnLive initiative,developed in co-operation with Linden Lab, but not a Linden Lab product. When I spoke to Danger Linden, Head of Product at the Lab, he said he saw it as more analogous to Linden Lab working with a third party viewer.

Nate Barsetti and Danger Linden will be discussing SL Go on today's special Designing Worlds show

Nate Barsetti and Danger Linden will be discussing SL Go on today’s special Designing Worlds show

How does this work?
OnLive is a commercial company that specialises in cloud streaming games and desktop applications, proving that high-end visual computing experiences can be successfully delivered to almost any device. In simple term, when you access their SL Go service, you will then log in to your SL account (just as you would if using a third party browser), and their services will stream the video of Second Life to you, and respond to your SL commands to walk, move, fly, connect with people, using the Second Life viewer.

You might think that this extra layer might slow things down – but quite the reverse. Thanks to the powerful Onlive servers, Second Life loads at least as quickly if not faster, and when I tested it out on an android and on the TV, I found it amazingly lag free.

How is this paid for?
OnLive are a commercial company and, as such, generally charge a subscription fee for their services so that you can access their servers. With SL Go, they are doing something a little different – if you want to access SL Go, you will pay for it in terms of the minutes you use, similar to mobile phone usage, or perhaps to the business model established by Kitely, where you pay for the minutes you use on the Kitely grid.

Whether this model will be the one eventually adopted, or whether this might change to a monthly subscription in common with other OnLive services will, I suspect, depend on the success of this open Beta.

Getting started
You’ll be able to set up an account through OnLive. Their Support team for SL Go will be Second Life residents (which some might find novel!).

Find out more!
Designing Worlds will be broadcasting a special show at 2pm SLT today, where we’ll be talking to Nate Barsetti, Senior Manager, Customer Relations, OnLive, and also Danger Linden, aka Don Laabs, Senior Director of Product at Linden Lab. We’ll also be showing how SL Go works in different formats.

Talking with Nate Barsetti about SL Go - phot by Wildstar Beaumont

Talking with Nate Barsetti about SL Go – phot by Wildstar Beaumont

You can join us to watch the show at our studios on Garden of Dreams, or watch live on Treet TV at http://treet.tv/live, or on Aview TV at http://aviewtv.com/live/. The post-show discussion will be streamed live on Aview TV.

OnLive Go
The addition of Second Life to Onlive’s platform is being seen by the industry as part of a larger overall strategy for the company. You can read more on that here: http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/05/onlive-cloudlift-onlive-go/

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Happy Hunting’s own Cinders Vale goes in search of big game on this week’s show. There are white dinosaurs to be found in the Dinosaurs Are Cute Hunt, and black kittens have gone into hiding in the I’m a Little Girl in a Dark World Hunt. Cinders bravely ferrets them all out!

Later in The Hunt Buzz Rosamoo Mendelsohn discusses a variety of hunt formats and previews a new one for an up coming hunt.

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Thanks go out to Park Place Home Furnishings for providing the decor for February’s Hunt Buzz set.

Happy Hunting, everyone!

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