so i turn around and there's this going on with the cat

I hope dice.camp isn't sinking into t*mblr territory the way tabletop.social did today. Eech.

Played Shadow of the Demon Lord for the first time today at a mini-con. Highly enjoyable, not just the actual story but the whole act of rolling up characters and fleshing out details together on the fly. And I'm a sucker for random tables.

A reminder that this Black Friday, rather than putting on an enormous sale, @itchio will be donating their entire revenue share from all sales on the site to a pair of LGBTQ+ and climate change charities

itch.io/blog/56131/announcing-

Just announced the cat coming out from his hidey hole in the sofa as "climbing out of his well to shame mankind" and that's it, no more internet for me. I'm broken.

Hm. Turns out I overestimated the price point of Blitz Bowl. I was expecting something closer to their other box sets, but it's ~40€. Maybe I should have gotten a quick demo at Spiel after all. It's not as if I don't have some Blood Bowl teams already.

I'm fairly surprised at how good it felt to poke a nose into the local RPG scene again. Turns out things have grown quite a lot since the early nineties!

Dicey Dungeons, the new #videogame by Terry Cavanagh (@terry, presumably) is on #sale right now: terrycavanagh.itch.io/dicey-du

It's still in Early Access, but it's already SO MUCH FUN!

It's very clever and cute and fantastic!

(Full disclosure: I've been playing this game since the very early [freeware] alpha stages, gave feedback and made bug reports, and got the game for free when it went paid. I don't make any money from it, though, at all.)

I was surprised to find some translations of what I'd consider or experimental games, in print, at ; that's how I discovered System Matters Verlag.

They're at booth 6-L117 and have a gorgeous hardcover of , some additional material for it, and (with the love letters expansion and a nice notepad). Slightly less indie or experimental, perhaps, they also carry and Shadow of the Demon Lord.

Time to start budgeting for this year's . Thankfully my wishlist is shorter than it was the last two years.

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Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.

So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc

Love to play a singleton event and immediately run into gimmicky Rat Colony decks.

I've been out of touch with for a while, but played the open beta for today. Was pleasantly surprised to find an older female planeswalker as an avatar choice, among all the glowy-eyed dudes and/or young women.

Clicked around a bit. Did I just happen to do it at a particularly busy time? Getting long waits almost everywhere and occasional entirely blank pages. Far from promising. At least the timestamps are in English now.

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The more time I spend on Masto, the more I appreciate content warnings... and the more I notice when they're missing. Part of me wonders whether every toot should be accompanied by a list of keywords, so the reader rather than the author gets to decide what is hidden and what isn't.

My new favorite picture theme is "cats trying to summon beings from a horrifying realm"

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