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Jul 05

As linked by Leafshine: James Wallis, a very smart and entertaining fellow (for whom I once had the privilege, briefly, of working) recently gave a presentation on the geophysics of Azeroth.

The video is visible at Leafy’s blog; the results are quite surprising. Did you know, for instance, that Azeroth is about twelve kilometres in diameter and about five hundred times as dense as lead? And you might be surprised at what really causes lag…

Well worth a viewing or two.

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3 Comments

Comment by James Wallis

Made Saturday, 5 of July , 2008 at 11:09 am

You worked for me? Really?

(In a bizarre and circuitous thing, I used to freelance for Leafshine.)

Comment by Siha

Made Saturday, 5 of July , 2008 at 6:44 pm

Indeed; I was briefly a freelancer on Nobilis (for the adventure book which was, I believe, never published) during the Hogshead era.
(I remember meeting you at GenCon 01 or 02, actually, although I imagine that publishers met so many supplicant freelancers that you’re unlikely – despite the relatively rare Aussie accent – to remember me. ;-))

Comment by James Wallis

Made Sunday, 6 of July , 2008 at 10:47 am

Aha, yes, it begins to fall into place. Yes, we only did one Nobilis supplement in the end: Guardians of Order had plans for more, but then they had plans for many things. And while my memory for faces/names is notoriously awful, I do recall a meeting at a Gen Con, I think at the Hogshead booth, and I think you had someone with you. That’s all I got. Notoriously awful, as I said.

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