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Attended University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Yeah, baby.
 
We're actually gonna game this time folks, and all this waiting and putting it off is paying off. That's right, we're UNVEILING the Demon Hunters RPG: A Comedy of Terrors!!!

Cam Banks will run us through a playtest scenario of the new system. You're not going to want to miss this. 

DG Game Night is where a few of the DG, a Demon Hunters Comic Patreon Patron or a Kickstarter Backer (or both), and you the audience get together to play the Demon Hunters RPG.

As the audience, you get to throw in suggestions for the GM, the players, or even give commands to the Cipher. 

You can follow us on Obsidian Portal at: https://demon-hunters-rpg.obsidianportal.com/

We're awful at updating that, but that might change once we're done being busy writing the damn game. See you then!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Dead Gentlemen Productions. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I can't express how tragic this is. Please support this family if you are able.
 
Tabletop community - something truly terrible happened to one of our own.

A charity bundle has been set up at DriveThruRPG. Please take a look, lots of good stuff there, for a very reasonable price to offer a small amount of help. 
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GIANT ROBOTS. COWBOYS. SIX-SHOOTERS. STUFF BLOWING UP. MELODRAMA. MECHA WEST.
 
So this is a thing that will be happening. We are launching a Mecha West Kickstarter in about a month. We are waiting in some video editing and a few more things to get prepped before launch but wanted everyone to know. The book is finished written by the awesome writing team of +Ed Erdelac​ and +Jeff C Carter​ these two have worked tirelessly to create such an awesome book of Mecha meets weird west crazyness.

As +Wayne Humfleet​ can attest 3:10 to Mecha just about hits all the high points it should. The project just needs art and that's why we need your help to get this over the hump. I and the rest of the HJP crew will be releasing updates and sneak peeks over the next few weeks so if you have any questions ask away. 
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If you have any questions just ask...

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My 8yo hit 100% with LEGO Batman 3 and is so proud. Takes a good deal of work to get here even on a "kids" video game. If you haven't played any of the LEGO games, you're missing out. 
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Lego Batman 3 is pretty fun. If you like lego and batman, they have a pretty cool set coming out called Jokerland...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXSnEtfxgRA

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Between Sand & Sea Arriving in Stores - Between the Great Desert to the south and the Mediterranean Sea to the north lies a region barely in http://ow.ly/2UTw2k
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Just arrived on my doorstep today! 

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Yes, that's right, the "social justice agenda" is why your movie didn't win a student film award.

http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/director-blames-film-flop-on-social-justice-agenda/?tu=dd
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Credit where credit is due, I actually thought that one 3 or 4 shot sequence of the girl jumping the fence was pretty slick. Everything else was really poorly done, but I did think that one bit was pretty well done.

My friends and I made some pretty cheesy and bad movies in high school but they were, in general, technically better made than this was. And that was over 15 years ago.

We also recognized our movies' shortcomings. If we had entered them into a competition like this and not won, we'd have known exactly why, and blamed no one but ourselves.

Actually scratch that, if we HAD won a competition like this we'd have questioned the whole enterprise.
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Bad-ass. Gorgeous presentation and a single volume edition that I've been waiting for. Pre-order this luxe version now and grab extra bennies in the process.
 
The Dragon Age RPG Ultimate Edition is up for pre-order! This is a spiffy limited edition of the Core Rulebook. Red leatherette cover in a slipcase? Sexy time! 
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. This limited edition of the Dragon Age RPG Core Rulebook, available excl...
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Will there be Bioware artwork inside the actual book as well, or is it cover only? Because that looks absolutely gorgeous, but I wasn´t really a fan of the original art (competent enough, just a big contrast when compared to its´ source material).

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I love this shirt.

I bet you can guess what GG supporters think of it.

http://store.iam8bit.com/products/gamer-gate-is-hate-t-shirt
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How nice. Organized whining.
 
Super excited to hear that +Filamena Young is contributing to the Erinbour setting on the topic of pregnancy and childbirth, something that's hardly ever handled well in RPGs let alone in fantasy ones.
 
With Erinbours plans to include generational play there is the issue of pregnancy and conception that need to be handled. I could just hand wave the rules off screen and we will include rules for that but I felt this topic needed to allow for players to experience them if they chose to include. Plus in most hand wavey rules ice experience it forces females characters to be rarer or not available during pregnency.

I know that I couldn't do the topic justice as my experience is somewhat lacking (I have experienced a birth of twins a day a singleton but limited to the daddy role) so I have asked +Filamena Young​ to write these guidelines and rules for Erinbour. I am excited and happy that she has agreed to handle this topic and I know the end results will be quality. 
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Awesome!

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One of our own suffered a Critical Hit recently, and this bundle is our way of trying to give him a hand up. 

Jonathon Thompson, owner of Battlefield Press, lost his girlfirend a few days ago to an unexpected heart attack. Not only is this a devastating blow, but it is also an extremely expensive one. We're going to help soak up some of that damage. 

Almost $400 dollars worth of fantastic gaming products for a mere $30! From Shaintar and Suzerain to the world of the Tarnished Souk, and Tunse'al there are realms and adventures and add ons guaranteed to kick your game up a notch.
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I've been thinking a lot lately about a 2002 episode of Malcolm in the Middle called “Cliques.” It follows Malcolm and the other members of the gifted class—referred to on the show as “Krelboynes”—as they're forced to assimilate back into the general population of the school.
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I would prefer the Term Sad Little Pale Men over Mansphere. Good article though. I am not as savvy with the net as most folks but I certainly welcome the voices of petty hateful people shrinking into nothing in the great digital landscape of the internet.

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I love this.
 
Saw this 5e sheet over on Reddit from /u/hphammacher and while I don't see myself using it, I was immediately intrigued by the design.
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This style of design fits a less complex game than current D&D. Original D&D for example.
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Game designer, writer, editor
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  • Atlas Games
    Brand Manager, 2013 - present
  • Margaret Weis Productions
    Creative Director, 2007 - 2013
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Saint Paul, MN
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - Auckland, New Zealand - State College, PA - North Shore, New Zealand - Lawrence, KS
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Introduction
Born in the mythical antipodean utopia of New Zealand, wisely regarded by scholars as the fountainhead of cultural excellence and the only place on Earth capable of filling in for Middle Earth, Narnia, and Ancient Greece, Cam Banks was lured away by the siren call of a life with meaning and purpose. Cam now lives a quiet, pastoral existence in the Twin Cities of Minnesota with his beautiful wife, their two sons, and a cat. He pays the bills by writing and editing role-playing games. In his free time, Cam likes to read and write fantasy fiction, watch movies and television with his wife, play video games with his oldest son, and allow his youngest son to chip away at his sanity.

Cam’s work has appeared in almost every one of over a dozen Dragonlance game sourcebooks published by Sovereign Press and Margaret Weis Productions, and twice in Dragon Magazine.
His work on the Bestiary of Krynn earned a silver ENnie Award in 2004 for Best Monster Supplement.

Following his work on Dragonlance, Cam has been involved in the design and editing of licensed roleplaying games based on Universal's Serenity and Battlestar Galactica, Dead Gentlemen's Demon Hunters, The CW's Supernatural and Smallville, TNT's Leverage, and Marvel Comics.

Cam's first short story, “Chain of Fools,” appears in the Dragonlance anthology Dragons of Time; Tracy Hickman Presents the Anvil of Time: The Sellsword (April 2008) is his first published novel.
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  • University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
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