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This right here makes me happy. I had a lot of fun with RIFTS back in the early 90s and Savage Worlds is a great rules system. The Kickstarter just started today and pledges are already close to $140K!
The gonzo Megaversal adventure of Rifts® teams up with the genre-spanning easy-prep award-winning Savage Worlds system!
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+Carl Bussler, I see you posted an event for next Wednesday. Will you be running a game this Sunday, the 6th? 
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God, sometimes I wish that I didn't have to work at night.
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How would you pronounce the word "Nagaina"? (From The Devil's Spine)

Is it....Nuh-GAIN-uh?


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I have been going with "NAH-gey-NAH"
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Oh heck yeah! This game is AWESOME. If you are a fan of old school fantasy RPGs then you really need to check this out. I pledged for the Silver Foil Real Leather edition. 
Goodman Games is raising funds for DCC RPG 4th Printing on Kickstarter! DCC RPG enters its 4th printing with a bang! Pledge for exclusive cover variants, physically imposing stretch goals, and free modules!
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I haven't run a game of Pathfinder since I resigned my Venture Captain (regional coordinator) position about two years ago. My weekly group needed a one-shot tomorrow night (we normally play DCC RPG) so I'm running We Be Goblins Free, Paizo's 2015 Free RPG offering.

I'm knocking the dust off the minis and battle mat, looking up spells I don't remember, and prepping for a wild night of slaughter and mayhem at the hands of 4th level goblin PCs.

When I stopped playing Pathfinder and Pathfinder Society I was so burnt out that I thought I'd never touch this game again. I'm actually a little excited to do this. Funny how things change. :-)
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I hate to say it but I might be getting burnt out as well. I've only been playing PF for a year and half. I've been an ADnD 2nd Ed. DM for 30 years. With the huge amount of character options and my Players looking to me to answer questions about those I find it very tedious and it's slowing the game down. Makes me feel like I've abandoned kids alongside the road when I keep telling they have to learn that stuff themselves; that I can't keep up with it.
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RPG Secret Santa?

Would an RPG Secret Santa be of interest to anyone in this community? (If this is already a thing here just let me know!)

If there is enough interest we can make this happen! It would be cool to stalk a fellow DCC fan and then send them a care package of geeky gaming stuff.

I'm just looking for feedback to see if there is interest. I'm willing to handle the administration if others are interested.

Discuss!
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Seems like there is enough interest to give this a shot. Within the next day or two I'll create a new post with some proposed dates and method of drawing names. Then if there are no major road blocks we can put a plan into place. Thanks for all the feedback so far. I think this will be fun! 
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One can never have too many dice. I might have to get one of these!
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I've never owned metal dice but I was thinking along those lines. Plus, I would cry if I dropped a $50 die off a table and a tentacle broke off!
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My North Texas RPG Con gaming schedule is set! I'm so excited about this. Hurry up, June!

WED 01JUN16
7p-12a Game Title : Simple Gifts
Game System: various board, tile, card games
Moderator: Frank Mentzer

THU 02JUN16
1p- 6p Game Title : Upon a Black Petalled Throne
Game System: Dungeon Crawl Classics/Dark Trails-Playtest
Moderator: David Baity

6p-12a Game Title : Showdown at Moccasin Hollow
Game System : DCC RPG / Black Powder, Black Magic
Moderator: Jason Hobbs

FRI 03JUN16
10a-4p Game Title : The Synthetic Swordsman of the Purple Planet
Game System : Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Moderator: Jim Wampler

6p-12a Game Title : Sneak Peek / Test # 2
Game System : OD&D
Moderator: Timothy Kask

SAT 04JUN16
9a-1p Game Title : Into the Wreckage
Game System : Gamma World 1e
Moderator: Thom Wilson

6p-12a Game Title : Deleted for Security Reasons
Game System : Paranoia 2e
Moderator: Brian Guarnieri

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I agree, and the DCC ecosystem never fails to deliver!!
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Cornelius Cull, former undertaker from Boston, has decided to dedicate his life to the mastery of the magical arts. Rumor has it that a man desperate enough might find certain supernatural beings around Brimstone that can help with this goal. Cornelius isn't a fool. He knows you don't get something for nothing so he's prepared to strike a bargain with anyone for the right offer.

Are there currently any patrons available for wizards to choose from besides John Henry or is that it for now?
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I'll check out Johny Appleseed from GFA to see if he's a good fit for Cornelius. I just got print copies of all 6 volumes in the mail a few days ago. 
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Perfect explanation!
 
One of my favorite songs of all time is The Devil Went Down to Georgia, because it's hilarious. 

The devil is down on his luck, pop culture having turned people away from selling their immortal spirits, and he's slumming somewhere where he assumes people are rock-dumb witless marks ready for the eternal harvest.

The very first person he meets is some yokel with a fiddle and he's like "Oh shit, I got this." He rolls on up, all swagger and brimstone and is like "I guess that's good fiddle playing, idiot mortal. Not like the music of the spheres, which I was present for the creation of, but you're okay, you know?"

And this dude, Johnny, is like [EYEBROW RAISE].

So Lucifer Morningstar, thinking he's baited this trap, literally hops up on what is essentially a sales podium and gets all "Look, you dumb-diddle fiddle-frick. I, the actual devil, challenge you to a jerkhole farmhand rap-battle. I win, you suffer eternal torment. You win, this tacky but expensive doorstop." The devil rapidly adds: "It looks a bit like a fiddle, doesn't it? Yeah? Pretty cool, huh?"

This is the god-actually-damned Lord of Lies with the most suspicious prize on earth and this yabba-dabba-dork doesn't even consider his options. There's no bargaining, no questions, no moral quandry. Johnny's just like "That is so metal! Frick yeah, Satan. Buckle your boiling ass to that tree-stump, we're going for a ride!"

So, the devil, one of the angels who pushed his hands into the stuff of darkness and brought forth the building blocks of creation, who successfully defied a vengeful omnipotent space-dad, is like "I got you now, fiddleprick." And busts out a gnarly tune on his fiddle, which may or may not be the golden one, the song isn't terribly clear. 

Johnny listens patiently, but the second the devil is done he's like: "Yeah, not bad. For an angel." And then breaks right into the kind of fiddling that Mathias Fiddlius, the Roman Fiddle Despot* himself, would weep with joy to hear.

The devil doesn't try to weasel out of his loss. He doesn't throw a fit. He's like, wide-eyed. He mouths "holy frick" in a breathless gasp and just... holds the fiddle out. He's been beaten and he knows it. He doesn't understand how, but he knows he'll never fiddle on earth again.
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This is the funniest thing I've read all week.  I would absolutely watch this a short film.
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My newest RPG acquisition and tonight's reading material: Riders: A Game about Cheating Doomsday by +Caias Ward

I've had the PDF for a little while now but decided to wait on the print copy before diving in.


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This is "next"...right after I finish "Ill Met in Lankhmar" by Leiber. 
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I purchased a used 2011 Hyundai Elantra from this place a few days ago. John Hinckle was a pleasure to work with. This was my first experience with Autonation Honda and I was extremely pleased with the whole car buying process. I would recommend John and Autonation to anyone looking to purchase a new (or used) vehicle. Pro Tip: They have free iced coffee and popcorn!
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I dined at the restaurant a couple of times a few years back and we recently had Brick Pit BBQ brought in for lunch at work and it was fantastic. Best BBQ I've had in a long time. Pulled pork, ribs, beans, and potato salad. All of it was excellent.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 3 years ago
Unfortunately, this place was closed last week. I'm sad to see it go. The locations in Pensacola, FL are still open.
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reviewed 3 years ago
First visit. I had the Cheesesteak with sautéed onions & mushrooms and jalapeños as recommend by the owner. This is the best Cheesesteak I have had outside of Philidelphia. The owner is from Philly and has his bread and cheese shipped in from there. Super nice guy. I will most certainly go back. Next time I want to try a Gyro.
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I took my Mom here for brunch today as I've been eager to try this place. I've been drooling over the menus on their website for a couple of weeks now. First things first...the service was excellent. Our server, Anna, was so sweet and very attentive to our needs. That girl "gets" customer service in a way that many her age in that line of work just don't. Anyway, about the food...cornbread muffins were brought to our table with a homemade maple syrup butter. The muffins were so light and tasty and the butter was fantastic. I ordered a bowl of Truffled Crab and Corn Bisque for an appetizer and was very impressed. It's not overly rich, as some crab bisques are, but it's chock full of flavors and I loved every spoonful. Mom ordered the Pecan Praline Belgium Waffle, served with praline sauce, candied pecans, whipped cream and powdered sugar. It's very sweet, too sweet for me in fact, but it is very tasty. Kids would love this dish and I bet it would be a great dessert shared with another person. Mom loved it though so that's what counts. I ordered the Shrimp & Grits (Gulf shrimp sautéed with leeks, andouille, and wild mushrooms, served over Anson Mills yellow corn grits). All I can say is WOW! This dish was amazing. I found myself slowly savoring each bite, with my eyes closed, not wanting it to come to an end. There are so many subtle flavors in each bite. Each spoonful was like a little piece of heaven. The bill came in just shy of $40. For the quality of food you are getting I feel that this is a bargain. The menu is fine dining but the atmosphere is casual. I will most certainly be going back. They have only been open a month. I hope the word gets out and they succeed because with one meal RBS Chicken Shack just made the short list of my favorite restaurants.
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reviewed 3 years ago
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Cobb Salad = AWESOME! The 5 cheese pizza is incredible too but just a little too greasy. But hey, some folks like that way.
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