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I just migrated my account over to from after 4 years, so it's time for a new . My name is Chris Dolunt (he/him). I'm a and I work in library technology.

I also enjoy writing . I wrote "Nyambe" during the d20 boom and the original "Rippers" for . I've been nominated for and lost the Diana Jones, Origins, and Ennie awards.

I'm a canon NPC (Kargas Dolunt) in Blackmoor, and I'm running a 5E Blackmoor game for my family.

Chevy stopped making the Volt due to lack of demand. Let's check my mileage...

Hey, people know that you can get big bundles of tech books from humble bundle, right?

O'Reilly and No Starch Press among other publishers regularly offer big collections of epub/pdf books for like $20...

Hyperlanes makes converting the 200 or so alien species from Marvel comics to D&D 5E for our SciFi game a breeze:

Warlike Avians

Ability Score Increases: Your CHA and CON scores increase by +1

Cultural Traits: Languages, Basic Training (Noble Sword), Warrior Culture

Physiological Traits: Super Strength, Pilot's Mind, Medium Size, Speed 30 ft.

Super Strength (weakened for balance). You have advantage on Strength checks, and your carrying capacity doubles. convention wrapping up.

Things are pretty quiet at work because all our product people are out of town.

us state and federal governments: *constantly do things to actively hurt the most vulnerable people*

every lib ever: this isn't who we are. we're better than this


Most of rural Michigan is like a Kid Rock concert, but tucked away in there are the resort villages of Saugatuck & Douglas.

Ms. Marvel spoilers 

MCU: Ms. Marvel isn't inhuman and doesn't embiggen
Me: Boo! Hiss!
MCU: She's descended from djinn
Me: Woo! Yay!

~ Text based video game ~

You enter a dusty tavern; there is a dog in the corner

> look at dog

The dog is a good pupper; suchagoodboy

> who is a good boy?

The dog is a good boy

The dog rolls on its back; he wants belly-rubs

> rub belly

Receive + 10 happy

> scritch scritch

Receive + 10 happy

> very snuggles

You have reached the maximum happy for a human; become a dog? (Yes/Nnnyesss)

> _

We Need Diverse Books (a non-profit) and everylibrary (a library PAC) is holding a livestream of censored authors on YouTube and Facebook on July 4th.

LINK WARNING: You can sign up at the link below, but I suspect you'll end up on the PAC mailing list.

After much discussion with my family, we're going to end our campaign, and start a SciFi game set in comics space (not the MCU). Superheroes and magic will exist, but be limited.

We'll be using the Hyperlanes 5E , and I'll be homebrewing it with boardgames to make it play like a minis game for starship and ground combat, and like a trading game for space exploration.

The things I put up with to have a family game night...

The number of articles I see that say "the economy is having a minor oopsie right now" as opposed to "late-stage capitalism is held up by duct tape and bodies" makes me feel like I'm losing my mind.

Some more work news:
The Software and Information Industry Association named Political Extremism and Radicalism “Best Library Reference or Educational Database" of 2022.

It's nice to get a pat on the back every now and then.

Link warning, extreme political beliefs, which is the whole point of the database -

Disclaimer: I used to freelance for Pinnacle, so I'm biased, but I like their system.

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Do you like Pathfinder adventures, but want to get away from the d20 system?

Pathfinder for Savage Worlds presents "Curse of the Crimson Throne" & the Advanced Player's Guide launching Tuesday on Kickstarter.

IE 11 is dead, EXCEPT for Windows 10 LTSC releases (including IoT), all Windows Server versions, Windows 10 China Government Edition, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 with Extended Security Updates (ESUs), the MSHTML (Trident) platform and COM controls on Windows, and of course IE mode in Microsoft Edge will be supported through at LEAST 2029.

RT @DianaJonesAward
The @DianaJonesAward committee is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming. In alphabetical order, they are:

• Across RPGSEA
• Ajit George
• Haunted West
• Mothership

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