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Two more podcasts played games I made. I don’t listen to many actual play podcasts. But when I do, they’re always APs of games I wrote.

There is apparently a podcast devoted to playing 200 word RPGs and other nanogames, the Pocket System Podcast. And they played LOVEINT:

And the Rag Nerd Rok podcast played The Devil, John Moulton:

Brad Murray has some interesting thoughts on the philosophical and functional differences between Kickstarter and POD for RPGs.

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Fun fact: the earliest museum curator we know about was a woman, Princess Ennigaldi of Ur, whose museum catalogued artifacts from earlier Babylonian and surrounding cultures. Her father, King Nabonidus, was the first known archaeologist.

Ennigaldi, who lived in the mid-6th century BCE, meticulously labeled each item in her museum - in three languages! - and took great care to preserve them; some of her collection dated back at least 1500 years.

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Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

The Bored Ghost podcast once again played my unreleased game Rusałka. Once again, I am pleased by the way it creates perfect little fairy tales that are wondrous, strange, creepy and sad. The Bored Ghost team did a great job, both playing the game and with their post-production effects adding to the listening experience.

People always say "happy as a clam". But how the hell can you tell if a clam is happy or not? A clam is basically a rock with a tongue inside. It's not very expressive with its emotions.

Maybe all those clams have serious cases of undiagnosed depression. How would you know?

[Deletes two podcasts from my podcast app.]

[Adds three new podcasts]

There might be a reason why I'm subscribed to far more podcasts than I could ever listen to.

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Happy coming out day, btw! :heart_pride: :heart_ace:
Remember that RPGs should be a good safe place to explore yourself and who you are, and that's always a good thing

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Every blood magic practitioner appreciates the convenience of store-bought blood, with its EZ-Open containers, the measurement marks down the transparent side, etc.

But not enough thought goes towards the employees at factory bloodworks, often underpaid, often working in areas of uncertain/fluctuating gravity, financially responsible for their own flensing works.

Please read labels and support small batch sources when possible if you can't procure your own in sufficient quantities.

TIL Pirates had a designated bedtime, and it was earlier than my grade school daughter's.

I'll keep this in mind next time she complains about having to go to bed early.

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Copies of The Clay That Woke packed and ready to ship. If you're thinking of jumping on my sale, please do it soon. I need to end it soon to focus on packing the house for the move.

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Acetaminophen has been clinically shown to decrease your feelings of existential dread.

This is science reporting that can be useful for my daily life.

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If you've wanted a physical copy of The Clay That Woke for your collection now is the time.

I'm moving soon across the country, and my little 3' x 4' storage locker is jammed with copies of The Clay That Woke, mailing and packaging supplies, and printing supplies for other projects, and I need to seriously reduce it. Please help me out. I'm putting physical copies of The Clay That Woke on sale at a super reduced price of $14.99.

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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

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I've mentioned this before but all the Halloween talk reminded me and I still think it's worth remarking on.

There is a cowboy in Dracula.

Dracula. Has a cowboy in it. A cowboy.

And AND the cowboy is the one who kills Dracula. With a knife. A cowboy stabs Dracula with a knife and that's how Dracula dies. He gets stabbed by a cowboy.

A cowboy.

While rereading "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" as an adult, I'm really bothered by Dr. Schultz's shoddy experimental design. I mean, I'm not a neurologist, but it seems to me like he should have some double blinding on the drug trials. And not combine two experimental drugs on the same subjects until you know the effects of either drug on their own. Or have a control group for the mouse experiment.

What bad lessons are Newberry award winners teaching our kids about experimental design?