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I got up at ~5 AM because my brain couldn't stop thinking about an RPG related idea that it either brilliant or stupid. Currently seeking outside confirmation.

It'd cost $$$ and be a non-trivial commitment, but it'd make >= 500 people happy and has a high probability of paying for itself on the long tail. I'm just not sure how long the tail is or how much the initial cost would be (time or money).

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What is the benefit to using a federated blogging platform like plume or writefreely? Yes, folks could follow it in mastodon and be notified when I post, & that's good, but why / how is it notably better than me just posting a link here to a non-federating blog?

I assume some mastodon(ish) clients could read the whole post inline, but I'm not sure that's much of a benefit.

Current status. Send help. Preferable in the form of someone to put noodles in the boiling water for me.

I've got... a lot of RPG books, and most i've gotten to learn from some interesting thing I've heard that the authors have done in it. The problem is, that the queue is long and the cool things are many, and i forget.

pdf here
So, I've put together this worksheet. 2 per page. Fold, rip, fill out, and stick in each book when i get it. I fill in the rest as i read and find cool bits. I need to start filling out when i order though.

@andrlik said something that revealed i had failed to consume some important Numenera content (because i don’t like reading long pdfs).

As a result this just arrived at my door. 🎉

Numenera is just SUCH a good world and Cypher is SUCH a good system that i won’t regret a Penny of this.

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the existence of a legal name implies the existence of a better, sexier illegal name

It occurred to me this morning that Forbidden Lands is another example of a Post Apocalyptic (PoPoc) game that doesn’t _feel_ PoPoc. 🤔

Oddly, our smallish town actually has a decent FLGS with RPG stuff. However, I'm sorry to say that the game store I mostly spend my money at (Noble Knight Games) is 999 miles away.

This is for a few reasons:
1. they have old out of print stuff i want
2. they ship for cheap, and I don't want to go inside places during covid.
3. when i DID go in our store it always smelled vaguely of body odor from folks who played there. 😝

Post-covid i hope to buy in-print stuff locally, despite the smell.

Question: is Numenera a “post apocalyptic game”?

Obviously yes if you want to be pedantic because 8 “Worlds“ have risen and fallen before the current one, BUT it’s so long after that, that it doesn’t feel like a PoPoc* setting. At the same time there constantly scrounging interesting objects from past people’s, like a PoPoc. 🤔

* PoPoc = post apocalyptic, courtesy of The RPG Review Board podcast.

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I once explained dragon behavior thusly:
"Imagine if you were taking a nap and a sapient tunafish sandwich attacked you with a plastic fork, then tried to steal your wallet. Even if you weren't an evil person, you might well be focusing on the fact it's a motherfucking sandwich."


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Marie Kondo said it's best to live in a house filled with joy. Enjoy your Mastodon!

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Here’s an argument that thinking of RPGs as a “storytelling” medium is unnecessarily limiting, and they should instead be considered as a way to “put yourself in another world.”

Naming adventure modules like clickbait:

* Necromancers HATE this hidden trick for restoring power to the ancient gods (for levels 15+)
* This Kobold makes 6500GP a day, find out how! (for levels 1-5)
* This everyday potion ingredient is KILLING adventurers (for levels 6-10)

via Ursidice on twitter:

FYI There's a really nice Bundle of Holding now for Cypher System & Numenera

Cypher's a great generic system. Numenera's a great sci-fi+fantasy setting that Cypher emerged from.

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Someone said that @pixelfed isn't capable of allowing the general public to see the images on your instance. That seemed implausible at best. A configuration choice surely, but then i went looking and i see no evidence of public viewing of images. No way to get a feel for what a server's content is before you ask to join. No easy sharing outside of ActivityPub.

Just... what?! How?! Surely I'm wrong.... Right?

One of my pLayers... not pRayers. 🤦‍♀️

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Another unexpected delivery today 🚚 📦

One of my prayers is a big fan and suggested she might be willing to run a game of this. Although she just started a new job so the possibility has been dramatically reduced

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