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Thursday 24 October 2013 The Forest Road Reader, No 101

For the first time in years, I don't have two sets of hockey goalkeeper's armour stashed in the JezUK Computing Lab.

Cruel Necessity Developer's Notes - What a long tale it is, that of my being brought to develop John Welch's amazing new States of Siege game on the English Civil Wars, Cruel Necessity. States of Siege are a line of single-player card-driven wargames. Cruel Necessity models the English Civil War and sounds really interesting. I love background articles like this.

New measures to help hard working families with the cost of driving. That's the actual title of a real government press release. Measures include freezing the price of the MOT test for the next 15 months, because obviously any potential increase to the 55 quid it currently costs could drive people off the road. Other measures include "reviewing the price of the driving test", although how that helps hard working families with the cost of driving isn't immediately clear to me.

Local roads in London: up to 75% of peak traffic is now people on bicycles and yet there is no consistent policy for making those roads safe for cycling. A extremely effective way to cut the cost of motoring is to not fucking drive at all. However, the government doesn't seem especially keen to help with that. Instead, we get this kind of token gesture.

I am not, nor have I ever been, a hockey goalkeeper.


Tagged hockey, boardgames, traffic, and cycling


Jez Higgins

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