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ZOMG! Real Life Combat Cards!

January 14, 2009

ZOMG! Real Life cards!

US shop – Sporkadelic shop-o-mania with Os.
UK shop – Be waited on hand and foot by Doc.

And – real-life cards can be acquired inside Second Life, too.

For 3500l you get both a real life set AND a set of virtual cards:

Press Release

Of interest to editors and journalists covering: games, technology,
business and culture

Virtual Strategy Card Game Moves From Second Life To Real Life

This week Second Life residents Doc Boffin and Osprey Therian released
a real life edition of their original strategy card game Combat Cards,
a game that previously existed only in the virtual world of Second
Life. In doing so, Combat Cards became the first original game build
in Second Life to become a real life physical game.

Real life card games based on virtual worlds like World Of Warcraft
and Eve Online have existed before, however these games have been
created or licensed by the companies who create and operate the
virtual worlds. Because the virtual items in Second Life are owned by
the the people who create them, Boffin and Therian were able to build
a card game within Second Life featuring avatars and locations in
Second Life and then release that game in the real world: the
community created virtual world now has a novel community created
strategy card game.

Combat Cards has been in development since early 2006 when Boffin and
Therian met in Second Life. Not only did the virtual world provide a
fertile environment for the pair to rapidly prototype, test, iterate
and develop the game with help from a community of enthusiastic fellow
residents, the profits from the sales of the virtual game in Second
Life completely covered all of the production costs of the real life
edition. Situated on both sides of the Atlantic, Boffin and Therian
have never met in real life.


ZOMG Combat Cards in Real Life!

December 23, 2008

profilepic.jpgBy Osprey Therian
undead-xmas-party08 You are cordially invited to the Combat Cards Undead Christmas Party! Undead attire encouraged but not required. Prizes, fighting, and – best of all – we are rolling out Combat Cards 2.0 with a new free-and-modifiable series of arenas. AND real life cards!

Real life Combat Cards are now available and can be purchased at (US customers) and (UK customers) You can also buy a set of real life Combat Cards in world for 3500L$ which will give you a 15US$ value gift certificate code to use at or and a full set of Second Life Combat Cards. Currently real life Combat Cards can only be delivered to domestic US or UK addresses.


Image Metrics Tech Demo

August 20, 2008

profilepic.jpgBy Osprey Therian

This should shake things up.


July 8, 2008

profilepic.jpgBy Osprey Therian

Part 1 of a four part machinima I made archiving the 2007 The Show Must go On! variety show which performed around the grid (which the 2008 show is doing now).  Yes, yes, it’s shameful of me since it’s my own troupe of players, but it’s fun and what we all need is more fun.  Now that we are in the Age of Pragmatists silliness might be hard to come by.


The Graveyard

May 22, 2008

profilepic.jpgBy Osprey Therian

Ceci n’est pas une pipe

This isn’t a game. It’s an art piece in the format of a game.

The Graveyard from Tale of Tales
Certainly not to everyone’s taste, this very short “game” will engage those whose gaze extends beyond the ordinary.


Bitstream Boogie Live at the Juke Joint

April 15, 2008

profilepic.jpgBy Osprey Therian

Komuso Tokugawa /Japan and Hathead Rickenbacker /Canada perform live on this machinima. The Second Life music scene is vibrant and varied, ranging from traditional to ZOMGWTF!11!!1.


Grand Opening of Motorability Island

March 26, 2008

profilepic.jpgBy Osprey Therian

Grand Opening of Car Culture
Motorability Island


Motorability’s press release for the 29th March event says:

Fashion, Cars and Avatars event in Second Life
to Raise Awareness About SCI/D

Cars! A passion, a hobby, and a culture. It all comes together for Second Life residents on Motorability Island in Second Life. United Spinal Association’s 7-sim Motorability Island, formerly Pontiac’s Motorati Island, is set for its grand opening on Saturday the 29th of March – however it’s open to the public now. Fashion Cars and Avatars is the theme for the event.
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