Monster Manual V is the most recent volume in the best-selling Monster Manual line.
It’s a 224-page D&D supplement with a fully illustrated horde of new monsters, as well as ready-to-play variations of previously existing monsters.
Also, it appears this supplement features maps of monster lairs, sample encounters, and a tactics sections to help Dungeon Masters run the more complex creatures. And many entries contain information about where monsters are likely to appear in the Forgotten Realms and Eberron campaign settings.
The Amazon price at the time of this writing is about US$23, the release date is going to be next month- July 17 2007.
Quote from UCLA Today:
“In a world where people already feel over-connected by cell phones, the Internet, iPods and PDAs, it’s easy to take the power to communicate for granted. But these connections are a lot more fragile than one might imagine.
In the frenzied aftermath of Sept. 11 and hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, communication lifelines were suddenly cut off completely for emergency personnel when infrastructure was destroyed.
That’s one of the primary reasons why public agencies such as the California Department of Transportation are paying close attention to a project led by Computer Science Professor Mario Gerla at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.”
Link to the rest of the article.
The other day I gave you a heads up on the impending big announcement from HTC.
Turns out the odds-makers had it right, they did in fact announce a multi-touch phone featuring finger gestures similar to the Apple iPhone. If you want the details, skip on over to SlashGear’s reveal.
They’ve branded the Elf as the ‘HTC Touch’ running Windows Mobile 6, the finger gesturing is handled by HTC’s application TouchFLO. It’s available in the UK today and in the US later this year.
Have fun keeping up with the Joneses.