Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hand-drawn wargame chit identification, scanner

The archive just acquired several hundred hand-drawn wargame chits.  Who made them for what?  I'm not sure.  These could be replacement chips for an existing game, or new chips for an existing game, or maybe chips for an entirely homebrewed game.  Who knows?  If you have any ideas please share.

Which leads us to the next topic:

We are halfway to a new scanner.  We need $140 more to get an over-sized scanner which will let us share images of stuff like these wargame chits.  You can paypal at ozark1 at hotmail dot com, or use a credit cared here.

Anything helps!

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Micro-Fundraiser for the Archive

The Play Generated Map and Document Archive needs a flatbed scanner in order to catch up with imaging our large documents.  The Mustek A3 looks ideal, but at $270+shipping ($179 for a refurbished one) we need some money donated to make this possible.

Anything helps. As an enticement to donating each donor can suggest some helpful motto or encouraging phrase which will be marked on the scanner in marker or paint.
PayPal ozark1@hotmail.com or use a credit card here. Thank you so much!


In other news we're going to start uploading to the archive site again regardless of the gallery software situation, hopefully everything will work out.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The State of the Archive, Another New Acquisition

So I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that uploading to the archive has been hung up in 2014 because we seem to have reached the limitations of the gallery software we are using to manage the images.  When we upload we now sometimes bump other things offline, it's a little scary but we've been working on it and are test driving a new gallery this weekend.

Wish us luck.

And as long as I'm here I'll show you folks one of the many new donations from 2014.  These maps are about 18" x 24", an unusual size for homemade gaming products.  They were rolled with some Greyhawk maps and a couple of large battlemats.  We don't have a proper camera stand or even a real camera, documenting this sort of material will be a challenge.

Notice the mailing tube in the background of the wide shot, looks like it was dropped in a puddle.  Fortunately the contents were unhurt.