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What is this artifact called? What does it do? Where is it found? What is its mythic origin?

(Featuring Damien Hirst's "For the Love of God", a platinum cast of a human skull, set with 8,601 flawless diamonds.)
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+Greg Gorgonmilk who, of course, is a lich king.
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Saw Ghostbusters today! Loved it! Really loved the after credits scene! Hope they make a sequel!
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Yeah, I thought it was pretty great too.
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I've read that Juno isn't close enough to capture high def footage like this but...that's exactly what they'd want us to believe...
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This seems like such a brilliant idea: repainting over #Magic cards.

Even cards like Black Lotus!

Found these here: http://klugalters.blogspot.com

Artist: Eric Klug
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He is.
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We fold through space, drawing down the stars like curtains. The drift takes us, pulls at our thoughts and we become as nothing. Less than light.

Here distance gains weight, a formless presence that bears down on us, spreading our souls into waveforms. We ride ahead of our screams, pushed by the curves we give the universe to reach new worlds unknown.

We are shadows, gaunt and stretched echoes pooling through a black expanse.

Then, time collapses and we unfurl, birthing limbs from strange dimensions until we ourselves again, staring out at a field of stars.

And then our screams reach us.
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(Beginning of a new story...feedback welcome.)

(Original artwork by +Gennifer Bone.)


The Creature in the Dark

The thing...this thing I hated so much, had hated for years, was nearly dead now. It raised one massive paw, an empty gesture - one last attempt to tear me down - and then it fell, slumped forward and dug down onto the knife in my hand with all its terrible weight.

It smothered me in dark fabric, this awful creature, and I gasped. It was all the world's hate, welled up into a tyrannical shape, and now all of that was pressing my ribs into my lungs, pressing the air and the life out of me.

And then time, thin as glass, shattered, and I was spread along its length...

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A spider clung to the glass of the window in my bedroom, overlooking the green, brackish waters of the lake below. I hesitated, then crushed the thing beneath my thumb. I would pay for this later, of course; the children of the Creature in the Dark went everywhere, and the beast mourned for each of them when they died.

Worse for me knowing they were his. But so was I, I reasoned, and turned to face my mirror.

It's wood frame was painted bright red, like a child's toy fire engine. It was oblong and oval shaped, tipped askew, away from me, making me appear stretched and long and strange. I gazed into my own eyes, dark little points adrift in red and purple sockets, drained from a week of sleepless nights. My clothes were drab brown, hanging looser now. I hadn't eaten since I met the beast. I don't even know why I put this outfit on, something I'd last worn a few years back to my sister's wedding.

Elizabeth. How I missed her.

I held my breath, and waited in the center of my room. Soon the light of my lamp would burn out, and the beast would come.

Crawling through the darkness, filling in the shadows made by the moonlight. It would find me there. It would hold me. Devour me.

I thought of the spider. I too clung to my room as sturdily as that thing had held my window. And yet, I felt more fragile. And almost as small.
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+Juan Ochoa wow, thank you! That means a lot to hear!
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+Doug Kovacs this explains Tupac. It all makes sense to me now... #spellburnedagainstbiggie
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I love this Peter Mullen cover for the 4th printing of DCC...is the artwork itself available at all as a print?
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I made this "Scanner Darkly" stylized video using #Prisma and a Gif creator on my iPhone. Music sampled from #MegaDrive (track "Video Stalker" of 198X)
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#Hearthstone

I'm trying to unlock Morgl, the new shaman hero artwork for +Hearthstone. Anyone not playing yet?
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Ahh, good idea! I didn't even think of that!
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Listening to "The King in Yellow" on #Audible. Read it many years ago, but reading Carcosa got me very interested in hearing it, for some reason.
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ANTIGENCON 3 is almost here! The premier Non-GenCon Online Convention!

I also think AGC should have its own award ceremony...something very "fuck you" in nature without a whole mess of rules or regulations.

And I would nominate +Ramanan S.

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:::::ANTIGEN CON 3 GAME MASTER SIGNUP::::: Can't make it to Gen Con this year? Feel like you're missing out on the action? Born on the wrong side of the planet? LIVE IN FEAR NO MORE. ANTIGEN CON 3! G+ RPG THROWDOWN D.I.Y. ONLINE FESTIVAL IS HERE!

BUT IT NEEDS GMs!!!! So if you're up for running a game this Gen Con weekend between Thursday 4th August and Sunday 7th August August post a comment below with the following deets:

• YOUR NAME
• YOUR GAME
• DATE & TIME YOU CAN RUN PLEASE INC. GMT TIME!
• HOW LONG YOU THINK THE GAME WILL GO.
• TWO LINE GAME PROMO
• HOW MANY PLAYERS YOU'RE AFTER
• ARE YOU ACCEPTING FLAILSNAILS CHARACTERS?
• FORMAT (VIDEO/AUDIO ONLY/RECORDED/LIVESTREAM/ETC)
• ANYTHING ELSE YOU CARE TO MENTION!

And it's totally ok to run something the same time someone else is!

GM Signup Deadline is when I plug in on the morning on Monday 25th July. (Sunday night 24th July in the US). So yeah, sign up by then to make sure you're locked in. I also recommend you join the AntigenCon3 Community for more info:

https://plus.google.com/communities/105401823402722199406

AWESOME! Hope to see you there!

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Father, Writer, Role Player. I'm on a mission to break into the tabletop role playing game industry. Because "making money" is so 1987.
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I am a writer, with an interest in both blogging and tabletop game design. Specifically, I play and write about D&D, and am especially interested in games, formats, systems, etc. that would be considered "old school". I'm interested in more modern games as well, and am always open to new ideas and trying new things, but when it comes to storytelling and gameplay, I believe there is still a great deal of potential to tap with Dungeons & Dragons and its many variants.

I also enjoy SF and Horror, reading/writing fiction, and generally having fun and being social online. I'm definitely always up for a conversation, so feel free to reach out to me; it's a pleasure to get to know new people, and Google+ is awesome for making new friends.

I am currently working on two personal projects, which I'll discuss and share from time to time using the hashtags #Waste and #Spacepunk. The former is a fantasy/post-apocalyptic setting like *_Dark Sun*_, only a bit more warped and eroded: in *_Waste*_, players are exploring a landscape of dying dreams built out of the minds of dead gods, stitched together by an enigmatic race of Horror-spiders.

In *_Spacepunk*_, players are trapped in a pocket universe full of thousands of bizarre civilizations of varying age and technological advancement, all layered on top of one another and desperate to avoid an inevitable fate of annihilation when they fall into the singularity that marks the end of the pocket universe.

In addition to these two setting projects (which may inevitably be renamed when they go to publication), I've also been blogging on and off since 2008. For years I operated as _The Secret DM_ (http://thesecretdm.com), occasionally taking time off from both blogging and gaming as I focused on other things (work, family, etc.).

Now I'm in the process of building and launching a new blog, where I'll feature original content (including commissioned artwork by well known and up-and-coming artists) and focus more on my personal development as I transition from occasional blogger to full fledged industry writer and game designer.

I'm also a proud father with a beautiful wife and two beautiful children, one of whom has just started her own gaming experiences at the table...something I'm very interested personally in exploring further.
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I've had the esteemed honor of visiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, and it was a life changing experience. I also created the game project http://magecrammer.com.
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My favorite genre of all - the post Apocalypse. The possibilities are endless, and to me, gonzo is where it's at. All hail the Mutant.

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I'm pleased to report that the Adventures Dark and Deep™ Players Manual is now available for sale in both hard cover and soft cover versions

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October 20, 2012. Just a Test. by Christopher Mennell. This doesn't count as my first post, even if it is. Just testing the functionality of

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Playing D&D With Porn Stars: A Chunk Of Wonderland
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