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When you google search for #ISIS , #ISIL , #DAESH , or #IslamicState  we want you to see #ISISChan . The kinder, gentler, cuter face of the Islamic State...
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The Next Generation of Players: Silas's First Character
This week, my son, who turns four in five days, insisted that "I want to use that book [5e Players Handbook] to make a character for my stories!" So, I broke out the six-sided dice, taught him how to roll stats (4d6, drop lowest), asked him a few basic ques...
This week, my son, who turns four in five days, insisted that "I want to use that book [5e Players Handbook] to make a character for my stories!" So, I broke out the six-sided dice, taught him how to roll stats (4d6, drop low...
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I just saw this via your spouse on Facebook!

It really warms my heart. My daughter was four years old when we started playing indie RPGs together. Hard to believe that was nearly a decade ago!

Pee Wee wanted to make a Dungeon World character a couple weeks ago, and the color-first approach of that game worked really well for him: "I have glowing eyes!" But making the character was as far as we got.

When the rest of us are playing, he frequently throws in some ebullient narration, though!
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PBM: Chapter 3: An Old Lady in Melvaunt: Part 2
In which the party experiments with democracy, considers the benefits of human sacrifice, and makes plans to defend a village against a horde of kobolds... Lyra “Thank you.” Lyra seemed to be looking more at Sister Ryesha when she said it. After Lyra accept...
In which the party experiments with democracy, considers the benefits of human sacrifice, and makes plans to defend a village against a horde of kobolds... Lyra “Thank you.” Lyra seemed to be looking more at Sister Ryesha whe...
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To Cage the Mind
Wow, 100 posts, let's post something a little different for this one, how about something about myself other than my gaming habits. My son's favorite dinner-table conversation starter is "Daddy, tell me a story about when you were <insert randomly generated...
Wow, 100 posts, let's post something a little different for this one, how about something about myself other than my gaming habits. My son's favorite dinner-table conversation starter is "Daddy, tell me a story about when you...
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Justification for Your Paranoia
Here is your friendly aggregation of computer security news from the last tenday. 1.  One of my favorite movies was just proven to be a lot more plausible: If you've never seen the 2003 remake of  The Italian Job . Back in college one thing I found particul...
Here is your friendly aggregation of computer security news from the last tenday. 1.  One of my favorite movies was just proven to be a lot more plausible: If you've never seen the 2003 remake of The Italian Job. Back in c...
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Dear violent extremists, this is what the internet thinks of you.
#ISISChan   #ISIS   #ISIL   #DAESH   #islamicstate  
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Meat #ISIS   #islamicstate   #ISIL   #DAESH  -Chan.
Islamic fundamentalism is so cute and cuddly.
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Does it count as niqab if your hair is sticking out?
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Regarding Experience in 5th Edition (a helpful chart)
The following numbers are based on the Character Advancement chart on page 10 of the  Player's D&D Basic Rules pdf , the Experience Points by Challenge Rating chart on page 5 of the  DM's Basic Rules pdf , and the XP per Adventuring Day per Player Character...
The following numbers are based on the Character Advancement chart on page 10 of the Player's D&D Basic Rules pdf, the Experience Points by Challenge Rating chart on page 5 of the DM's Basic Rules pdf, and the XP per Adventur...
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Every military in the world now has a rigorous 4-week training program involving the summoning of progressively more dangerous demons...
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Dear Wizards of the Coast, I would really like to give you money for D&D 5e, but I have no room or desire to own another large, heavy book. It appears that I cannot buy a PDF of the Players Handbook anywhere. I guess I will just have to torrent it. Please let me know if you ever provide the book in a format that is at all useful so I can give you my money.
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Under the Sea with Han-Yi
Regarding recent events in the Middle Kingdom... Another bad poem by Han-Yi Srotāpanna Mister Ba Lee, a southern gentleman Rides a swift boat, us to pursue Armed with a harquebus We meet in a storm, screaming words A strait shooter, clearly untrustworthy Th...
Regarding recent events in the Middle Kingdom... Another bad poem by Han-Yi Srotāpanna Mister Ba Lee, a southern gentleman Rides a swift boat, us to pursue Armed with a harquebus We meet in a storm, screaming words ...
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Leveling without experience?
My regular gaming group is an odd mix of software developers, lawyers, and theologians (okay maybe not that odd of a mix). We've been playing together, in various permutations of the group, for at least seven years (much longer for some). We've played games...
My regular gaming group is an odd mix of software developers, lawyers, and theologians (okay maybe not that odd of a mix). We've been playing together, in various permutations of the group, for at least seven years (much long...
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If you are into RPGs this is a horrible game shop. It is almost never open--hours are only noon to 9pm, only 3 days a week. It is not welcoming of young players--they have a strict policy that anyone under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times (woe to those of us who fondly remember spend most of our middle-school years relaxing at a FLGS). It has only a single, small rack of RPG products, which only ever includes one copy each of the core books for the latest version of D&D and a few out of date Pathfinder adventures. It has nothing for other players of other games, nor any older products for collectors on the hunt. It does nothing to advance the cause of gaming in the area (no board for posting LFG requests, no solicitation policy, no table for hosting games). All in all...it sucks. Note: There are a few minor redeeming qualities: 1) Huge selection of miniatures and miniatures supplies (s.p. for wargamers). 2) Nice selection of Magic Cards (including singles, packed commons/uncommons, etc.) 3) Smattering of decent board games, but nothing that is not cheaper or easier to find on Amazon...and no one there willing to talk about or show you a game you haven't played before.
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While Harrisonburg has a lot of good Thai restaurants, each with their own advantages, Thai Cafe has, hands down, the best Pho of anywhere I've ever eaten. Everything is served exactly to taste, and, if you like things spicy, the chef grows and preserves his own thai peppers and will give you a large bowl of them on the side with anything you order (just ask). The service is also superb. After your second or third time there the wait staff will almost certainly recognize you. If you're the kind of person who establishes any kinds of habits (same drink, favorite dish, etc.), they'll remember. Definitely the kind of place where it is possible to just say "I want the usual" and actually trust that they'll know what you mean (even if its fairly complicated).
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
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The prices of this place are comparable to all of the other downtown establishments. Their niche, which is necessary in a town with so much good food, is pseudo-greek. Its not the most authentic, but their sovlakis, spanicopita, and baklava are pretty good. Service is pretty good, at lunch time at least. I'm often in there with 8 people or more and can easily place an order, get served, and get out within a reasonable lunch window (about an hour to hour and a half for that size group). Watch out, the waiters can be a bit aggressive on refilling drinks. If you are like me and want to see the bottom of your glass when you leave, you might be out of luck.
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Atmosphere: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
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