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Ed Heil @edheil@dice.camp

Gonna play Traveller 5 today.

TFW flat earthers show up in some random internet community you’re a part of.

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From Bifrost, an exceedingly rare RPG from the 70s. The rules require (well, strongly encourage) alcohol at the table, but warn against playing when you’re too drunk to read your dice.

One of the co-workers on my little team of 4 people today mentioned out of nowhere how excited he was to be getting into a new roleplaying game his friend was into. Little joint called “Dogs in the Vineyard.”

I was like “that’s a great game! Also I did some of the illustrations.”

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If you can boost, that'd be great: I'm still looking for work (Can't seem to find anything and it's killing me) I do freelance work and I'm looking for a job that's tech-adjacent at least.

I am compent with SQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, Python(mostly 3, but I can do 2.7) and UI/UX Design. Also good at research, and non-fiction writing

Freelance or Full-time or Part-time work is fine. Need something.

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Not that there’s anything wrong with that particular usage of the question mark. It was just anachronistic. At least, I sure don’t remember anybody using it that way more than like 10 years ago max.

I just was looking at a thing set in the 90s, presented as an artifact from those days — an email composed at a terminal — and an anachronism leaped out at me? Because in the 90s people on the internet didn’t put question marks after declarative sentences? To indicate some kind of characteristic Millennial diffidence or something?

Maybe I should run my own mastodon instance. Imagine the prestige of an @spacewizard.space username! Or maybe set up mail there, for the same reason.

I had never bought a domain in this the era of crazy TLDs. (Hello, dice.camp!). I only owned a few domains and they were all bought years ago. Imagine my joy when in order to have a domain to try out a Web app (Nextcloud) at, I was able to score “spacewizard.space”. I will probably toss that Nextcloud instance aside (it’s neat but I’ve no use for it), but I’m sure the spacewizard.space domain name will come in handy somehow!

Somebody explain to me the "The _____ Hack" thing

From the “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY” department —

The Fablestone Dice Bone Origins guy has a new Weird-Ass D6 kickstarter going.

I’m in.

kickstarter.com/projects/14226

@Epidiah you know you need it for Swords

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Thought of the moment: Lack of full text search on Mastodon (presumably a limitation of distributed instances?) means hashtagging is a lot more fundamental to the platform than it is to Twitter.

I really needed one more timeline to flap the scolloped tatters of my attention span, thanks guys

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BTW, module B1, that’s going to be my “more old school than thou” thing now. You come at me with your Old School Renaissance and I’m like “oh, you played module B2 with your basic D&D?.. it had a story and background besides HERE IS A DUNGEON WITH MONSTERS AND TREASURES LOL? How very... nouveau.


As a 10 year old I was attending some game-oriented summer program. They had Tunnels & Trolls. Everybody got to play it and take some books home. I got Goblin Lake. I got the rules and bought and played a bunch of solos, also played D&D with a friend who lived nearby whose big brothers had been playing it. B1, In Search of the Unknown. None of this B2 Keep on the Borderjams stuff!