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It's been over a decade since I held a paint brush in ernest, so I'm pretty proud of this little gobbo

I feel like a very good reskin of Elder Sign could be made based on Supernatural (or Monster of the Week, to broaden the possibilities)

Broke out Elder Sign for the first time in ages. Still my favorite of the various Lovecraftian tabletop games. The grizzled bounty Hunter and plucky waitress are braving the dangers of the frozen North.

Really grateful to Lisa Hsu for sharing this perspective which I would not have had insight into otherwise.

“The Incredible Loneliness of Being an ‘Only’”

One thing I'm happy about from this year has been getting back into miniature gaming. Breaking away from Warhammer and exploring other games has been really freeing. A setup that allows me to play with my long time gaming buddy in another state is the cherry on top. Pics from game of Mayhem (very fun set of rules)

Oh yeah, and as prisoners and jailers gained seniority, they gained access to higher floors and privileges. At some point the higher you got, the two groups became indistinguishable from one another.

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This is probably TMI, but I inadvertently skipped my dose last night and ended up with a heady mix of insomnia and nightmares. At least the storyline about being a prisoner in an opulent hotel had some interesting twists... including the bit where the jailers had to take on modes of speech based on their rank (which they changed when advancing by murdering their superiors)

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Nerdy deep cut probably only for the miniature painting geeks Show more

I've had to be "on" nonstop since Sunday morning, I'm past needing down time and into "hard reset" territory. At least I get to start my weekend early

It's the little things that kind of make all the difference.

About 4 months ago I added (he/him/his) to my work signature. Slightly smaller font, just put it there with no explanation. Read on twitter how it helped someone be more at ease.

Just now, I had a manager of another team be like "Hey thanks for that. Never saw it before, and read up on it. Glad to be more aware of stuff."

Little, itty, bitty thing. Makes a little bit of a change, little bit of difference.

"Comcast is injecting 400+ lines of JavaScript into web pages"

Good time to remember that the EFF's HTTPS Everywhere extension is a great way to avoid ISPs tampering with HTTP pages:

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