MISCELLANY

Armillary Sphere close-up. Mottisfont. Hants

A provisional dumping ground for bits and pieces of dialiana that might be of interest but don’t naturally fall into a specific category elsewhere.

SUSSEX MIDDAY

Precisely Noon in East Sussex

SUNDIALS IN GAMING: ASSASSINS CREED

One part of the Assassins Creed series (Gift of the Gods) is a sundial puzzle incorporating various hazardous sundial-related challenges of skill and daring. As if I care. However, the concept of using sundials in gaming is an interesting one. I’ve no idea what this is all about, but if it gets people interested in and engaging with sundials that’s reason enough to be enthusiastic.

SUNDIALS AS ALBUM COVERS

I can only speak for the Carl Verheyen, with excellent guitar work, so I have made it the main image. This is not a place for recommendations, however, but to examine how imaginatively ‘modern music’ (dread concept) has used sundials in album cover design.

If this has awakened your latent gaming urges, a quick search online will produce a number of sites offering solutions, saving you the time involved if you wish to cut to the chase.

Village Cross Dial . Elmley Castle . Glos.