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Coming for you Ceres!
 
Today: We're hosting a briefing at noon EST (9 a.m. PST) to discuss the March 6 arrival of the our Dawn spacecraft at the dwarf planet Ceres. The news briefing, held at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory​ will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website. To watch and #askNASA, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Ceres, located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is the largest unexplored world of the inner solar system. Dawn will not only be the first spacecraft to reach a dwarf planet, it will be the first spacecraft ever to orbit two different worlds in deep space.
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Next session of my Campaign is tonight, and if all goes well we will see another of the characters joining up with the two already together. If we are real luck we may even close out the Origins section of the Campaign, though that may be a stretch with the total number of scenes that will be.

Either way, we should have some interesting bits coming up here in the next section. Looking forward to seeing how things progress.
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Session recap has been posted to the OP page now as well.  Got a mini session coming up Wednesday and the next group session on Saturday.  Things are certainly picking up in each of the three chains right now, and will continue to do so up to the group finally coming together.

Starting to get a lot of focus and attention from the players now as well, I think they are starting to take to their characters and find their flow.  Great session overall.
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For those interested, you can now Pre-Order the Dragon AGE RPG Ultimate Edition (that comes with a free PDF version as well) on the Green Ronin Store.  They also have a less expensive listing for the non-Ultimate Edition if the tag is too much for you.  Get in on it while supplies last - only available at GR and Bioware.
Dragon Age RPG Ultimate Edition (Pre-Order) Author: Chris Pramas Format: 432 pages, full color, hardback in a slipcaseAlso includes Free PDF!ISBN-13: 978-1-934547-63-2 Note: This premium product includes the PDF version of the Dragon Age Core Rulebook for free! Once the PDF is ready for sale, we will provide a coupon code to all customers who pre-order this Ultimate Edition. Also, as a pre-order item, any other physical items will be held until t...
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In the spirit of the questions +Alejandro Rodriguez has been posting recently, I figured I would kick this up here as well as it is something I have an interest in at the moment.  When you are running a campaign, what steps (if any) do you take to encourage character development from your players?

I started a thread on the official +Green Ronin Publishing forums asking the same in the hopes of getting a small archive of ideas built up.  Some of the things I do, which I discuss in more detail in the thread, are to ask character development based warm up questions at the start of each session.  I also have Character Generation setup with some concepts baked in that help to get the ball rolling on player based character development.

So what about you?  Do you encourage character development in your campaigns?
So, just kind of curious to know what people have to say on this topic. As a GM, how do you help to encourage player character development during the game (assuming you put much if any focus on this)? One of the techniques I have taken up is at the start of each session I have a warm up question that I ask to each of the players that is designed to help them add depth to their characters in ways they may not have considered already. Things l...
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I think that is a good idea, and something I tend to do since I like to run a sandbox world as best I can (I will develop a lose framework of the story I want to tell so that it can be adapted and modified on the fly to better fit the context of what the players opt to do).  This approach has caused me to see the design of my campaign as something akin to a CRPG.

I have my main quest, and that story is essentially rather linear (though designed as a framework to allow it to happen no matter what).  I also develop a number of side quests that players can opt to engage in (I even go so far as to have a Chanter's Board and Jobs Board as seen in the games).  These can then organically flow back and forth as needed by a matter of pacing and player decision.

Finally, since the players develop goals and such, there are the character quests that also develop (though I do my best to tie these to either side quests or the main quest when possible to add to the dynamics of the story).  This always leaves my players in a state of pseudo control of the story which I tend to find helps encourage a bit more character development.

However I also know you woes regarding laissez-faire players, but mine tend to get this way with using the extra resources I provide for them to better understand and follow the world (primarily our OP page which seems to be more commonly frequented by outside sources as opposed to my troupe).  Sometimes I think players forget the level of effort running a game really takes and that a little effort back on their parts would be highly appreciated. 

Still, all of these ideas are great ways to worm a little more out of your players.

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Playing catch up.
 
It's okay, go eat that omelette. Science wins again:
You don't need to limit cholesterol in your diet. We've said it here before, but now the people who make the dietary guidelines for the US are saying it too.
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Made this for my current RPG Campaign. Footage is all from Inquisition.
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One last plug before the project closes up.  For those who rock out RPG games, miniatures, and the sort - you may well be interested in this +Kickstarter project from +Tom Tullis of Fat Dragon Games - an established company who has shown they can get the job done.

Fantastic 3D game terrain that can add a new dimension to your gaming experience.  About 37 hours to go as of this posting and close to the 40K stretch goal.  Hop on board while you still have a chance, I highly recommend it.

#rpg   #roleplaying #roleplayinggames #miniature #terrain #28mm #kickstarter  
Tom Tullis is raising funds for WILDERNESS ADVENTURES 28mm Scale Fantasy Gaming Terrain on Kickstarter! A customizable tabletop outdoor terrain system for 28mm scale fantasy miniature games, wargames, and roleplaying games.
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Smooth, Lenovo, very smooth
 
A word of caution if you're planning on buying a laptop in the future.
Superfish may make it trivial for attackers to spoof any HTTPS website.
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Cobbled together this trailer for the Campaign I am running. The footage is all Inquisition footage, but I feel like it conveys the appropriate feeling for the plot I have planned. Feel free to check it out.
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I spend my time socializing with friends, engaging in assorted entertainment from playing RPGs (Pen-and-Paper style, the old school), watching sitcoms/documentaries/movies, to conducting assorted philosophical discourse.  I can almost always be found with my wife, Samanatha, and am looking forward to a long, happy, and healthy life with her.

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