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Soul Trader

Soul Trader

Inspired by a trip to see Faust shortly before Christmas. Selling your soul to the Devil is a mug’s game. Not only is the expected outcome (in a mathematical sense) infinitely bad, it is definitely going to be infinitely bad. From the Devil’s perspective, this makes it a fairly poor offering: only a very small number of people are going to be foolish enough to take such a bad deal. But what if instead the Devil offered a deal in…

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Initial Hypothesis: The Game of Teaching Excellence

Initial Hypothesis: The Game of Teaching Excellence

Download and print a fully playable game based on the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). A card game for 2-5 players, lasting 30-40 minutes, Initial Hypothesis is a fast-paced game of skill and luck, in which each player seeks to secure a Gold TEF rating before their opponents do. Go for Gold at the helm of one of five renowned English institutions, including the Universities of Poppleton and Oxbridge. Collect a full set of TEF metrics – and…

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The Annotated Pratchett

The Annotated Pratchett

Spreading awareness of a very enjoyable site I found recently, The Annotated Pratchett – a site that explains many of the references in Terry Pratchett’s books. It’s particularly good for areas where one may have a specific lack of knowledge: I, for example, know essentially nothing about detective/cop shows from the 50s, 60s and 70s, but it turns out the early Watch books are riddled with references. Of course, it doesn’t have every reference by a long way, and sadly…

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