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If you've wanted a physical copy of The Clay That Woke for your collection now is the time.
I'm moving soon across the country, and my little 3' x 4' storage locker is jammed with copies of The Clay That Woke, mailing and packaging supplies, and printing supplies for other projects, and I need to seriously reduce it. Please help me out. I'm putting physical copies of The Clay That Woke on sale at a super reduced price of $14.99.
Hey everyone! Finally decided to join a mastodon instance and have to say looks awesome but still learning my way around.
I am interested in a lot of stuff but mainly I play pen and paper with my colleagues and friends in homebrewed worlds. Sometimes I do a bit of coding in my free time but I think i can stop my efforts to writing my own tabletop social network now. 😅
Besides that, I'm also trying to do some photography, writing and worldbuilding. Let's chat about that stuff!🙂
RPG Prep, HexCrawl, D&D 5th Show more
And most importantly, when grabbing mechanics from other games, adapting it to D&D framework.
I look at conditions and twists in Torchbearer and think: "I could use the Exhaustion rules from D&D for failed checks".
I look at "Making Camp" move from Perilious Wilds and think: "Good uses of rations and cooking could give you bonuses for the next travelling day"
And honestly when doing that, I wonder why D&D doesn't give me mechanical relevance for all that crap
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Currently trying to put together a set of rules for my West Marches style campaign.
I find it challenging to incorporate all of the good ideas from Torchbearer, Perilious Wilds and various blogposts on the matter, while still playing D&D.
Also, I try my best to stay elegant and simple.
Making rations relevant, but not making tracking it a chore, having precise and simple rules for wilderness exploration, but not too complex or deep.
I know I bang on a lot about this but whilst the culture in and around videogames is all too often a dumpster fire at a dogshit factory and has such a long way to go, the works people are making right now are far and away ensuring that I'm the most spoiled for videogames I've been as long as videogames have been a thing.
I don't think younger me ever expected to get old and be playing videogames every day and still being as amazed by them, if not more so, than the first boom.
Hey I wrote a thing that makes calling your elected representatives slightly less awful: Phones of Glory. It is free because I want you to make some calls! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/252320/Phones-of-Glory
Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:
DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud
GrooveShark -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )
500px -> @peerpx
For once it's not Americans who are threatening to completely fuck up the internet. Europeans, get on this. The EU is about to pass apocalyptically bad internet legislation. https://saveyourinternet.eu/
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You cannot create an account on counter social, brag about it and not expect people that are on the fediverse not to notice.
We fought hard not to share our place with toxic people.
There is no point coming here to tell us we dont know anything.
Step 1 is be a 'nobody', look around, see who has something interesting to say.
Step2 is make your own space, meet new friends, experiement.
Step3 maybe reveal to your small audience that you are that person that does a thing.
so there are no reliable consistent formulas for community moderation, because every rule can be rules-lawyered and every formula can be gamed and it's all a big murky mess and the only solution is the grueling slow process of developing relationships
the ruckus that happened was because Whil Whedon had developed a relationship with trans communities which was a bad one and rather than take steps to amend that, said he'd stopped and called people liars and abusers for talking about it
Personally, I'm entertained by how a lot of white guys can't seem to function when you take away their privilege of their assholery, hate, bigotry, etc being protected by the platform they are using.
I'm entertained when they actually have to, you know, deal with the consequences of their actions and behaviors.
it's funny how quickly they breakdown when you hold them to the same standard of personal responsibility they continuously froth about.
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I've been hesitant to say this but tonight seems like the night.
Y'all gotta knock it off with this cult of Eugen stuff. He's a dev guy who passes basic standards of decency.
He's still a tech bro, he's still a product of that culture, he's still got plenty of that baggage.
Specific incidents are documented, but the short version is it's probably best to treat him as a dev not your pal or some radical icon.
The Verge is republishing The Internet of Garbage today, with a new preface. It was important reading for me in 2015, and I still recommend it now: https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/28/17777330/internet-of-garbage-book-sarah-jeong-online-harassment
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A Mastodon instance for tabletop gamers.