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Who doesn't like a dark side Ezra?
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Me: "Hello, this is Christopher calling from Apple."
Customer: "Hello Chris. I'm sorry, Christopher."
Me: * swoon *
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I constantly responded to the wrong name in high school.

Teacher: Andrea?
Andrea: Yes?
Me: Yes? Oh, wait, did you say And-rea? Or And-rew?
Teacher: Andrea.
Me: sits in quiet shame until next time anyone says Andrea

And there were two Andreas in my grade.
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A guide to washing symbols on clothing tags...
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My favorite is "Bumper Car with no legs."
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This is some funny stuff!

+Randy Oest have you seen this?
"A pun a day keeps a doctor away". This article showcases a mega list of CSS puns that will put a smile on every designer and programmer's face.
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I've seen articles like it before and love 'em!
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The life-changing questions we discuss at work
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always assumed that Sayans have a gland or something that secrets a steroid directly into their system. Its why they can train all the time without rest, its why they bounce back stronger than before.
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Yet Another Force Field Brainstorm

In my last  thread on shields, it was suggested that shields just be the stress track, and if you don't have shields then you don't get to use your stress track.

Continuing with that way of thinking, what if you always had your stress track (3 boxes), but the type of shields you had determined their values?

No shields: [0][0][0]
Light Shields: [1][1][1]
Medium Shields: [1][2][2]
Heavy Shields: [1][2][3]

Do you think it's a good idea, or is it too much minutia to worry about? Does the spread work? Thoughts?
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Actually, I was thinking the other way. "These guys have energy weapons. Your shields don't work against them. Here's a fate point."
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Paranet Papers in PDF!

Ok, y'all, The Paranet Papers is now available in PDF, yes! However, it's a $20 PDF. That's a bit high for an impulse buy. Anyone have it already and want to "sell me" on this book?

I'm especially interested in the "Updated magical systems, including new material on soulfire, sponsorship, and thaumaturgy" that is mentioned.
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I'll have to give the Dresden Accelerated a look then.  It should at least give me a few new ideas for my next supernatural game.
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Sounds cool but there is very little telling me about the system.
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I just fed a co-worker Bertie Botts Every Flavour Bean—and he didn't know what they were.

As I was explaining it to him he spit out his jelly bean and said, "Oh my God that was a dust bunny!"

#missionAccomplished  
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Two for one special!
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Today's blog post: Playing with the Deck of Fate, Part 1
The Deck of Fate is a fun and underutilized tool in any Fate gamer's arsenal. I aim to change that, on post at a time!
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I posted a query about Deck of Fate usage a while back, so I'm also looking forward to seeing what else you come up with in these articles. And yeah, you gave me the extra nudge I needed to order it myself. :)
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Is +DriveThruRPG down for anyone else?
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My accountant would love it if it went down and stayed down forever.    :)
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"…at the time of this writing, it has been 17 years, 43 days and 16 hours since my last masturbatory event."

I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry.
 
Utterly brilliant and hysterical Kickstarter​. I wish I'd written it. 

"Potentially millions of users will virtually stroke you as they battle their urges!" 

"discharging a full can of pressurized whipped-cream onto a fully-consenting friend or hired helper can provide some relief."

"When the goal is finally achieved, the rod will melt away in an explosion of fireworks, and the app will play soothing gurgling/splashing sounds to help the user relax and bask in the glow of a job well-done."
Kinderhook Games is raising funds for Mastur Plan on Kickstarter! An app to help you beat your masturbation problem!
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LOLOL! The fact that the company is called Kinderhook makes me chuckle.
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I'm an accountant by trade, but a gamer at heart. I play all kinds of games: board games, table-top RPGs, console games, and computer games. My first love was and still  is Star Wars but I still enjoy other Sci Fi shows: Star Trek, Doctor Who, Warehouse 13, Supernatural, etc.

I love dice of all shapes and sizes, and I speak French.

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