@blinks Longer discussion over at the friendica server rpgtable.top where I post as nmwinter@rpgtable.top .

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It's a neat breakdown of complexity and ratings on boardgamegeek.

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_Sand Dogs_ v0 playtest draft is up for patrons. Everyone else can have it later this month. Enjoy fiends!


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Woah! Welcome EVERYBODY! There's a lot of you!

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seems like a neat idea but I don't know if maintaining a widespread permanent real-peson identity on the web is desirable these days. There is safety in pseudonymy. Or even apart from pseudonymy (I don't happen to use a pseudonym here), it's nice to have different contexts where you can interact with different people in a different way. I don't think it would improve my life on Masto to link everyone to my Facebook profile.

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Tonight at 7PM PST/10PM EST on twitch.tv/actualplay. Shoeless peasant Bina Janos is going to try and convince the dwarven prince not to go to war!!!

#burningwheel #ttrpg

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@edheil I am seriously hoping I can get the core concepts down in the next week or so. Maybe sooner. Seeing a light...

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Seeking feedback on , my new RPG. It's an Apocalypse World hack where the apocalypse is the death of everything and everyone magical in a fantasy human empire.


(Please share, if you're so inclined.)

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Statues - An adventure for 3-5 characters of 1st to 4th level using old-school rules (Blueholme) with twists and open-ended problem-solving in a city rife with overt treasure-hunting and covert Byzantine plotting by multiple factions.


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I'm a third of the way through the Fire and Blood audiobook.

First thought: Westeros history repeats itself.

#GameofThrones characters need to read their history and talk to their maesters (librarians) more.

Ok – missed a day. So on our prep map we picked rooms 1, 2, 4, 17, and the long hallway as our area.

TB demands that we describe so they will live.

Room 1:
The head (recently separated) with needles stuck in it forming an odd pattern.

Inscribed walls.

Dust on the floor was recently disturbed.


Knowing the needles in the head is a goblin sorcery Ob1

What made the tracks in the dust. Ob2

Room 2
Give them all the things.

Room 4
All the things.

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A timelapse of stars moving in the sky over Nevada's Carson Valley, in convenient GIF form.

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Another sample spread from within the rules reference.

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In light of recent events from my other social media bits in my life, I really think this needs a repost:

...I wanted to post an awesome talk at my #university from Dr. Kand McQueen (kandmcqueen.com/) that was "#Transgender 101 Workshop". It was a great talk and the first thing I did was make sure it was posted as publicly as my university would make it (still working on youtube, but Dr. McQueen has some other talks there).



Part II Stocking the dungeon

This evening NM time ;)

These rooms were picked since they are thematically consistent. There main purpose is for foreshadowing, describing, and some low level difficulty problems.

The main thing for a module is to go to pg. 124 of the TB main book. Answer those eight questions.

The dungeon is: (pick one) immediate, delayed or dormant threat – to the surrounding area

Second, we are going to break the map down into 3-4 areas plus one rest area.

Our first area contains Rooms 1, 2, 4, 17 and the long hallway off of 1. The rest room is 18.

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So the #OSR #RPG community owners at #gplus have changed the logo VERY soon after the creator of the original OSR logo maker spoke out legally and clearly against harassment. I think more people still on G+ in the OSR community should be asking why.


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This quote applies to so many situations in life, not just programming:

"Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it"

-- Patrick McKenzie

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Short version: designer of nifty osr logo pulls rights to use it on anything that qualifies as hate speech in Canada.

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