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Andrew MacLean
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Should I question everything?

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I'm quite excited to be running my first DW play-by-forum game after a lifetime of D&D.

I launched my game by dropping my party of adventurers in a river and then throwing some giant leeches at them. Good times. It was a great way for us all to get our heads around moves and combat.

I did one thing in the combat, though, that (on reflection) was probably very "D&D" but I'm not experienced enough to know what the alternative might have been. 

We had the druid and the cleric in the middle of a river. The druid shape-shifted into the form of a horse, swims over to the cleric so he can hold on, and then head for the shore. The leeches attack so the cleric scrambles up on to the horses back and proceeds to swing his mace around. 

So, he's riding bareback and in the middle of a river on a swimming horse. I figure he needs to cop some sort of penalty for that, so I rule that combat runs as normal but for every hit he has to roll his damage dice twice and take the lowest.

None of us had a problem with doing that, it just felt like an old-school solution, not a PbtA one.

Any thoughts?

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Do you use Dropbox? You should. It's better than bad... it's GOOD! Seriously, as a web service I love Dropbox almost as much as I love Evernote. Keep stuff synchronised between computers, smart phones and portable devices.

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Added my profile to the gglpls.com! #142067
http://www.gglpls.com/

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A new project by +Zoe MacLean. Going to be interesting following this one...

How is a bad radio station like the US public school system?

http://www.pocketcasts.com/share/D7IESE 

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Links about school education posted on my LinkedIn profile this week.

This week's highlights:

- Playlist of 18 short HowCast presentations on supporting Early Years reading - http://ow.ly/7I4a2

- Reading "Teaching Students to Turn Empathy into Action" - http://ow.ly/7FAMj

- THE channel to follow on T.E.D. if you're in education - http://lnkd.in/3SEfk9
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http://au.linkedin.com/in/elucid8

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Links about school education posted on my LinkedIn profile this week.

This week's highlights:

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Reading "Teaching Students to Turn Empathy into Action" - http://ow.ly/7FAMj

THE channel to follow on T.E.D. if you're in education - http://lnkd.in/3SEfk9Like

Reading "A Measure of Failure: The Political Origins of Standardized Testing" - http://ow.ly/6Sd03

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Links about school education posted on my LinkedIn profile recently.

Highlights:


Reading "Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning" - http://ow.ly/6RI8I

Reading "Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking" - http://ow.ly/6RI7I

Reading (and identifying with) "Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders" - http://ow.ly/6RI62

Reading (and watching) "Ten Takeaway Tips for Using Authentic Assessment in Your School" - http://ow.ly/6RI0E

Reading "Three Brain-based Teaching Strategies to Build Executive Function in Students" - http://ow.ly/6RHZ1

Reading (and watching) "Transformative and Explosive Change in Education" - http://ow.ly/6RHVQ
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http://au.linkedin.com/in/elucid8

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Part 1 of 9. Essential viewing.

(I didn't even know this existed. Brilliant).

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FINALLY! Since switching to the Android I've been looking for a replacement to my old iOS MySongbook app.

Not only does SongBook replace it, it improves upon it, and comes with a shareware desktop client as well (available in many flavours).

The app cost me AU$5.00. The desktop client (which isn't necessary to make the app run... but it's going to make my life fabulously easy as I transfer a whole heap of lyrics + guitar chords over) is AU$29.00 and may well be the first piece of computer software I've bought in years.

I have been the proud owner of both these programs for approximately 90 minutes and I love them.
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