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Chopin's E-minor prelude (you know the one), interpreted stunningly through glitchy synths. From the soundtrack for Fez.
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I announced this to the Planarch Codex community yesterday, but to make it public: Dark Heart is now free (in addition to being CC-BY)! Basically, it's had a great run, and there are several new Planarch booklets in the pipe (thanks in part to my new Patreon). And I want to make sure the new stuff will be accessible to Dungeon World fans without people having to own previous products. Dark Heart is the foundation of all the other weird stuff I do, so here it is!
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Walt Whitman, from the preface of Leaves of Grass:

This is what you shall do;
Love the earth and sun and the animals,
despise riches,
give alms to every one that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others,
hate tyrants,
argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people,
take off your hat to nothing known or unknown
or to any man or number of men,
go freely with powerful uneducated persons
and with the young
and with the mothers of families,
read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life,
re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book,
dismiss whatever insults your own soul,
and your very flesh shall be a great poem
and have the richest fluency not only in its words
but in the silent lines of its lips and face
and between the lashes of your eyes
and in every motion and joint of your body.
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#51in15 update

5. Gloom
4. Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre (5 over 5 #2)
3. Bang! (5 over 5 #1)
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2. Magic: the Gathering
1. Adventure World (rpg #1)
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6. Love Letter
7. Ascension: Realms Unraveled
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The next public version of Adventure World (soon! I hope!) may very well be abolishing experience points as a mechanic, to go for something a little more elegant. This is from the Scoundrel, hence those specific questions on the bottom.

I'm not sure about the "You may only do this once per question". And also, it could potentially be "Then, ask the others: did I...". Also, the questions may not be the best possible questions. But this is the general idea: resolving a thread always results in improvement, and you also have some encouragement to play your archetype into the role it's meant to fufill.
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I've been working with awesome people like +Jessica Hammer, +Mark Diaz Truman, +Avery Mcdaldno on a new project called Different Play. Our goal is supporting and increasing diversity in analog games.

Our first effort, which I'm so excited for, is starting a Patreon: we're going to find new, diverse designers with cool ideas, and help them develop those into finished games. We've got all-star talent to help out with mentoring, playtesting, editing, and art, including +Lillian Cohen-Moore, +Lizzie Stark, +Ryan Macklin, and others.

We're raising the money because diversity can't be founded on charity. The designers we're speaking to, like +Wendy Gorman (whose supercool game "Letters from Shama" will be one of our first projects) are awesome, and to help connect them to the broader community as equals, that means paying everybody involved like the professionals they are.

So:
* Support the Patreon here: http://www.patreon.com/different_play
* Are you somebody with an idea for a game?  Whether you're published, unpublished, or somewhere in between, get in touch with us at submissions@differentplay.com. We're looking for more designers for the Patreon from traditionally underepresented communities. You can be interested in making story games, freeform, larp, or dungeon crawls, we'll find experts to help make your game happen.

Please reshare this! Please consider helping us out! And in 2015, we're going to have a lot more to announce, which you can see a peek at http://www.differentplay.com

feedback welcome, and please spread the message far and wide
Patreon is empowering a new generation of creators. Support and engage with artists and creators as they live out their passions!
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#songoftheweek  - A hazy, wandering, desperate ballade with wonderful orchestration.
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"People make decisions from a place of emotion. We know this because if the emotional centers of a person's brain are damaged, they become incapable of making even the most basic decisions."
There's an online meme that goes, "Arguing with an engineer is a lot like wrestling with a pig in the mud; after a couple of hours, you realize the pig likes it." It's a prevalent enough form of communication in our field that most of us can think of an argument we had recently. Vim versus Emacs. Test-driven development versus whatever is the opposite of test-driven development. Python versus Ruby. JK, that's totally not a debate. Python is clear...
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Not sure if I can pull off this #51in15 thing, but I might as well keep track!

1. Adventure World (rpg #1)
2. Magic: the Gathering
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Ah, the time-honored question of "how in-voice can I right these rules while still making everything clear?"
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Currently trying to figure how to describe the nature of role-playing games in a way that is natural to musicians.
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Jamming in a specific key?
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  • Lewis & Clark College
    Music/Computer Science, 2011 - 2015
  • Juneau Douglas High School
    2007 - 2011
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August 18
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I am not very interesting yet. Check back later when I am famous.
Introduction
Composer, game designer, pianist, trumpeter, singer, artist. Thinks too much. Current obsessions: Chopin, Tolkien, roguelikes, indie tabletop RPGs, and a plethora of projects across the range of hobbies above.
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Can end hiccups at will.
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Portland, OR
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