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«As archaeologist Cyprian Broodbank argues in a deliciously memorable and ambivalent statement, we should abandon “the rhetoric of catastrophe, and instead [think] of burning palaces as problem-solving and enabling moments for certain kinds of people.”»
Same blog post. Beautiful!

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Scholars find a 16th century volume summarizing the contents of the largest library in the world, including large numbers of volumes now lost except for these summaries.

theguardian.com/books/2019/apr?

Obviously, this makes me want to make a Jorge Luis Borges inspired epistolary RPG where you are scholars writing these lost works, from the summaries... or maybe you're creating your own scholarly summaries for books that never existed? Something like that.

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First image of black hole from National Science Foundation/Event Horizon Telescope press conference.
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From this is Teoda Sunduk from @paulczege game. It's a family/community social crawl take on D&D. It has some neat things to say about what actions matter and the consequences.

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My favorite session of was Whitney Delaglio's Prism. Lots of designers and world-builders are technicians. Whitney is an artist. She's been doing her Prism comic for years and when you play the Prism game it's clear the world she made is super personal to her.

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My favorite session of #NewMexicon was Whitney Delaglio's Prism. Lots of #ttrpg designers and world-builders are technicians. Whitney is an artist. She's been doing her Prism comic for years and when you play the Prism game it's clear the world she made is super personal to her.

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JB writes about Karameikos and GAZ1 and I’m listening to the British History Podcast episodes about The Saxon invasion (if there ever was one), and thinking about The Great Pendragon Campaign… «Let's talk a bit about conquered people, shall we? Historically, folks are pretty averse to being conquered and ruled by a foreign power, especially when there's any perceived social injustice like…»
bxblackrazor.blogspot.com/2019
thebritishhistorypodcast.com/m

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So, with the shuttering of Google+ we're all back to olden style project awareness. pbs.twimg.com/media/D29Li0LUgA…
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Fellow game designers, please gather for , an analog map-games jam hosted on Itch.io. 🗺

itch.io/jam/mapemounde2019

The continued drama of goblins defending the realm from the undead horde. More importantly was the menu:
Chileajo de Cordo
Ancho mole
Calabacitas
Homemade tortillas
Dirty rice
Local beer

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Looks like the Twitter connection only picks up the first tweet in a sequence. Here's the whole thing :
twitter.com/PaulCzege/status/1…
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I'm quiet cause I'm working. Sand Dogs very close, Soft Horizon Handbook outline is developing, and I'm making covers for something else (which is how these things all start for me).

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Next time you need an ancient vanished civilization that sank into the sea, instead of using tired old Atlantis or Lemuria, please consider the (very real) Doggerland, an inhabited chunk of Europe about as big as Britain that sank into the sea for somewhat mysterious reasons, about 8000 years ago.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doggerla

Or, if you're making an alternate history, consider a history of Europe where Doggerland never sank into the sea, thereby changing the historical balance of power in Europe.

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The creator of the concept "The Tragedy of the Commons" was an open racist and eugenicist who helped create the intellectual foundations of modern paleoconservatism and the alt-right. (birdsite thread).

twitter.com/mmildenberger/stat

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