Free online games

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Simone411, May 16, 2012.

  1. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Rapidographs are technical pens. They come in varying point widths. Mostly used in the drafting industry (before CAD). But, also used in graphics and india ink drawing you have to use non-clogging ink). I have done quite a few logos, I usually draw them with ink, then scan them and add type and color. Of course, when I was in the industry (advertising) we still used mechanicals and actual art. So, much of the art was drawn with Rapidographs. As were crop marks and ruling on the mechanicals.

    http://www.jerrysartarama.com/disco...-markers/koh-i-noor-pens/rapidograph-pens.htm http://www.reuels.com/reuels/Rapidograph-Technical-Pens.html
     
  2. cruisin

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    If you do, and if you use a straight edge with them - Put a double thickness piece of masking tape under the straight edge, set in 1/4 inch from the edge. If the edge sits on the paper, the ink will bleed under it. But putting masking tape under it, it lifts the edge off the paper, just enough to prevent that.
     
  3. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    Thank you for the advice. I've been making my own fonts for around 4 years using a software called high-logic Scanahand. It enables you to print templates, and use either a marker or felt tip pen to write in the alphabet, numerals and punctuation. Once the template is ready and scanned, it is added to the Windows font folder.

    I'm afraid the software is more expensive now than when I first purchased it. I bought it at a discount. The software version was on sale before it was upgraded to another version.

    I use the fonts I make for various projects in Microsoft Word and also create PDF files with the fonts.

    I believe the technical pens would be much better in creating the fonts than using felt tip pens or markers.

    I like the other link you provided. The prices seem more reasonable.
     
  4. cruisin

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    They would be better. However, the paper you use is also a consideration. Make sure you use a paper with a plate finish, and a good weight, like bristol. And rag content is better.
     
  5. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    Thank you. I do have a heavier weight paper that I use, but it doesn't have a plate finish. Looks like I'll be checking online at office depot. :)
     
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    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    I just bookmarked that site. Unfortunately there are no art stores in my town. The link is appreciated. :)
     
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    This thread has taken a turn. :lol:
     
  10. cruisin

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    ^^ :lol: True, but less than some others. At least there is a rational segue from "Draw Something" to actual drawing.
     
  11. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    ITA, and there are some very useful links with resources now for anyone who loves to draw. :)

    Okay, found another online game site. I played Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right.

    http://www.bigmoneyarcade.com/
     
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    My morning routine always starts with a visit to Gamehouse.com. I am addicted to Mahjong Solitaire and I love Mahjong: The Endless Journey. The layout changes every day and varies from ridiculously easy to fiendishly hard.

    I also like Netives.com where I play Marbles and Warehouse Will.
     
  13. cruisin

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    I played Jeopardy, but blew through the entire free set of games in a week! I don't want to pay for it, so I guess I'm done. :lol:
     
  14. TheGirlCanSkate

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    It's a kids site but my daughter loves it and we play meeblings as well as other games.

    http://www.coolmath-games.com/

    Most of the games are "physics" games that we play.
     
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  16. Simone411

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    I gave it a try. I played a game called Rotate and Roll. You use the arrows on the keyboard and try to make it to the next level. It does get tricky after the 2nd level.

    shan, I saved your link, too. I like brain games. :)
     
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    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    That looks like fun.

    A friend of mine e-mailed me this link:

    Halloween Hangman

    I noticed links to other holiday hangman games at the bottom of the page.
     
  22. TheGirlCanSkate

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    Great diversions!!! Thank you!
     
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    Bringing this thread back to add:

    http://2048game.com/

    I know this has been around for awhile, but I started playing this last week. I can't get it! It's driving me crazy!!!! :fragile:
     
  24. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Last year I was playing way too many on line games, staying up late. I am more in control now. I will have to check my list of games before posting the info.