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May 15, 2015 is bike to work day.

Old Town Herndon and the new Reston Train Station are both pit stops.

http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/
Bike to Work Day. On Friday May 15, 2015 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to join over 10000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 79 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland, ...
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At a local convention (Tad And Craig's Excellent Party (www.barkingmad.org) ) in years 2011, 2012 and 2013 I had the honor of running +Secretly Mike Young  's Miskatonic University Trilogy.
 - Miskatonic Class Reunion
 - Miskatonic Archaeological Expedition
 - Miskatonic Class Reunion 2000

This LARP group is set in a Lovecraftian Universe and has a lot of literary references back to the works of HP Lovecraft.  The first two are independant games.  The third is a survivor's reunion from the first running of each of the first two games (which may or may not parallel any other given running of the games).

Some say I overproduced these events, because I had a prop associated with every item card or discoverable item in the games (with a few minor exceptions for very minor spell components).  This partly added to the ambiance, and also because I subscribe to the belief that it's more interesting to be forced to carry around a potion bottle, Necronomicon or Staff of Infinite Power than it is to have an item card as the sole representation.

I haven't, to the best of my knowledge, tossed a single prop from the running of these games.

I'll soon be going through the process of sorting through this plethora of LARP props in an effort to reclaim that area of my basement.

I don't think I'm crazy enough to produce these LARPs for a second run through - if this group had existed back then I might have just made two sets of printed materials in preparation of a second run through. 

I do still have all of the files that Mike provided in addition to any clean-up I did to handle modern printers or my own personal sense of style.

These three LARPs use Mike's "Rules to Live By", but don't require ownership of those rulebooks, since the rules contain all you need to know or understand the mechanics.

Though I intend to hold onto a certain set of the props that are reusable in many contexts (weapons, police paraphernalia, etc), there is a large set of things I just don't ever see using outside of horror/lovecraftian/Miskatonic games.

Is there any interest in any of these props?  I won't catalog things unless asked with an honest intent to come pick them up and then be used as needed in the LotM group.  Heck, you might just come over and 'go shopping' to pick them up.  Some of them, though they cost me considerable effort to make or obtain, just don't have a place in my life.


Note:  I am not on facebook, so can't get to the primary group.  Please feel free to repost this to that group.
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The bonus footage for the LEGO movie you haven't seen yet.

But absolutely need to see.
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Halo Belt 2.0 is the perfect bright and rechargeable safety device for runners, cyclists, and much more.
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Many in my community know I am an advocate of being visible if playing at night.  This stems partly from one of our local parks requiring active lighting and reflection if using the pathways after dark (but before official closing time).

I received the first version of this night-time visibility product as a christmas gift this past year, and was pleased to discover that they were incorporating many suggested improvements in a version 2.0.

I am not affiliated with this kickstarter in any way, other than as a backer, I just feel it is a very useful product for myself and my fellow Ingressers.  It comes in appropriate colors (and even has a third "appropriate" color for the speculators).  The project is already fully funded, so there is no risk.

Play safe everyone.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/137677097/halo-belt-20-bright-led-illuminated-safety-belt
Halo Belt 2.0 is the perfect bright and rechargeable safety device for runners, cyclists, and much more.
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Every Sports Commentary:

Why did you lose?
Because we didn't score as many points as they did.

Why not?
Because they played better.
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Could be that the Referee's sucked. Injuries. All sorts of things that cause the more points to be scored. - ADW:)*
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#13Magnus     #Ingress  
Interesting Video Bookmarks from the live broadcast:

Shaper Glyphs, Oliver Lynton-Wolf and the appearance of Roland Jarvis
INGRESS REPORT | Live In San Francisco - Operation #13MAGNUS

"Are you Awake Now?"
INGRESS REPORT | Live In San Francisco - Operation #13MAGNUS

ADA/Klue
INGRESS REPORT | Live In San Francisco - Operation #13MAGNUS
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From an enlightened viewpoint, you mean it was ADA showing how evil it is, along with a couple of glimpses of what looked to be of the real Klue wanting to be freed from ADAs grasp.  Hopefully, we will be able to fight for her freedom in a future anomaly.
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So... what does 'on probation' mean?  Lets be honest, it's effectively me who is "on probation", but I'm not clear for what.

I'm feeling very singeld out here, especially since "75% of the membership is also on facebook".  8 * .75 = 6... so there's 2 of us (one of them being me) who aren't in the "main" group.  GIven I'm the only person besides +Tegan Hendrickson who has ever initiated a post in this group, what is being discussed is maintaining a G+ group solely for one person.

I subscribed to this group in the hopes of meeting other LARPers in the area who desired to meet once a month.  The concept sounded great, especially since I've produced, GM'd or played in at least 1 LARP per year for the last two decades.  I felt I would be a great participant, resource and I might get to meet new people in the hobby.  Who knows, I might even have been crazy enough to re-produce one of the games I've run in the last five or so years.

Sadly, everyone chose to use a different communication system for whatever reason(s).  As stated previously, that is a walled garden I am unwilling to enter for a myriad of reasons.  If my desire to maintain my privacy mean I don't get to meet you wonderful people and play games with you, that's extremely unfortunate, but a consequence I accept.

Please don't maintain this community just for me.  The only person who has ever been in the same room as me, to my knowledge, is Mike Young.  As I've already indicated, weekends tend to fill quickly and I cannot typically react to ad hoc weekend events.  I need to know ahead of time by about a month in order to prepare.  The very first event collided solidly with a standing monthly commitment at the time, and I suspect that after that it was 'out of sight, out of mind'.  The only other posted event (Feb 21) was seen with less than 24 hours notification.  In the future we'd also get into issues with whether a given game is interesting to me and if other commitments prevent attendance, or if the 'main' group fills all available slots without my knowledge.

If you do choose to maintain this group, do so because you plan to use it as a communication channel for events and discussions with multiple people.  If it's just a one way posting to a single person (me) with no intent for interaction, then that's a waste of time for both you and me.
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Oh wegmans...
Cantaloupe on the take and weigh: 8.99/lb
In precut bins: 6.99/lb
Sliced: 2.49/lb

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In the mean time, I'll buy the slices after walking past the fixed price per pound buffet bar
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I'll be a visitor, but I'll be a semi-frequent visitor
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