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Alexander Osias
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Time period? Hi, I'm just curious -- what's the official time period that we're looking at the game taking place in?
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Did anyone put up reviews of the 1248 setting or the HERO Traveller books? 
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I think only the first two 1248 books saw print. I know the fourth did not, but I'm not sure about the third.  Moot now, as all are PDF only from Far Future.
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And that's how they summoned Zuul.
 
These songs are examples of how art and science can come together to create something incredible. Musician Stef Conner learned to read several ancient Babylonian and Sumerian tablets written in cuneiform script, using historians' research to figure out likely pronunciation. Just listen to the results.
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Dragons + Carpathian mountains. Dracula reference?
 
Dragon’s Mummy Was Discovered In The Carpathian Mountains – Proof Dragon Actually Existed  http://bit.ly/1uDMl08

Dragon’s world, fantasy made real, Myths and legends of dragons, Frictional story of prehistoric dragons described as the story of “the natural history of the most extraordinary creature that never existed but could have existed.

It posits the theoretical evolution of dragons from the Cretaceous period up to the 15th century, and theories about what dragon life and behaviour might have been like if they had existed and evolved. It uses the premise that the ubiquity of dragons in world mythology suggests that dragons could have existed. They are a species that are scientifically feasible and could have evolved, although they did not.
 
The program switches between two stories. The first uses CGI to show the dragons in their natural habitat throughout history. The second shows the story of a modern day scientist at a museum, Dr. Tanner, who believes in dragons. When the frozen remains of an unknown creature are discovered in the Carpathian Mountains, Tanner, and two colleagues from the museum, undertake the task to examine the specimen to try to save his reputation.

 Once there, they discover that the creature is a dragon. Tanner and his colleagues set about working out how it lived and died.

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That was a fun bit of fantastic history re-creation.  I enjoyed watching this when it premiered.
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"I've found it. This is how the zombie virus appeared out of nowhere. It jumped from another species -- beavers -- to humans in an incident in -- No, I'm serious. Stop laughing, dammit. Just listen, I have records -- hello? Hello?"
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ComputerWorld points out that the fake towers give themselves away by crushing down the performance of your phone from 4G to 2G while the intercept is taking place. So if you see your phone operating on a slow download signal while you're near a military base ... maybe make that call from somewhere else.

In an amazing coincidence, police departments in a handful of U.S. cities have been operating "Stingray" or "Hailstorm" towers, which — you guessed it — conduct surveillance on mobile phone activity. They do that by jamming mobile phone signals, forcing phones to drop down from 4G and 3G network bands to the older, more insecure 2G band.

"Man, my signal just bumped down to 2G."
"Turn it off. Go black. Or they'll be here in minutes."
"Who are they, that's listening to calls around military bases? "
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Damn, dude! Hope that it heals quickly (and fully)!
So I had several things in the pipeline for this week: the next History of Post-Apocalyptic RPGs list, an update on samurai games I'd missed, and some discussion of how I've been using the Icons in our 13th Age game. Then I h...
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There are rumors of traveling waters that find new homes in different lands.
 

Mystery 'lake' appears in middle of Tunisian desert and becomes overnight tourist attraction

A mysterious lake that appeared suddenly in the Tunisian desert has created an impromptu “beach” in the drought-ridden country.

No explanation has been given for the sudden appearance of “Gafsa Beach”, which was discovered by shepherds three weeks ago.

Authorities have warned that the water, which started off a crystalline blue and has since turned a murky green with algae, could be carcinogenic but Tunisians have not been able to resist cooling off in the 40C heat.

More than 600 people are believed to have flocked to the pool, locally dubbed “Lac de Gafsa”, where they have paddled, scuba dived, launched themselves off rocks and relaxed on lilos.

There has been no official explanation for the lake's origins and while some geologists believe seismic activity may have caused groundwater to rise to the surface by disrupting the water table, others disagree.

According to local authorities, the volume of the pool could be one million cubic metres over more than one hectare, with a depth of between 10 and 18 metres.
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/africa/mystery-as-lake-appears-in-middle-of-tunisian-desert-and-becomes-overnight-tourist-attraction-9642769.html

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What will happen when her eyes fully open?
An incredibly preserved mummy of a two-year-old girl from the 1920s appears to slightly open and close her eyes every day. Here's how the curator o
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"Rose" is still doing fine and, after 4 months, she's adapting well to her new life and family in the 21st century.
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I'm not saying it was aliens.

There were Giants in the Earth those days. Yes, Bigfoot built Stonehenge! 
Using powerful ground-penetrating radar, investigators working around Stonehenge have detected a trove of previously unknown burial mounds, chapels, shrines, pits — and most remarkable of all — a massive megalithic monument made up of more than 50 giant stones buried along a 1,082-foot-long c-shaped enclosure.
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Fond of Speculative Fiction (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, and all the interstices), fond of RPGs, a lapsed fan of many SF movies, TV shows, comics, and novels who finds his old fascinations reignited once in a while.
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