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At long last. Thanks to everyone who helped. There are too many of you to tag.
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Ooo pretty, I want my copy
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Starting equipment!  Modrons!  Price ceilings!  Piracy!  Adventures out on the planes!  What happens when Primus of the Modrons decides the starting equipment list in the #dungeonsanddragons  5th edition players handbook is the guide for a fully planned economy on the Prime Material Plane?

Plus a bonus CHART.  Because charts.

#economics   #gaming   #modrons  
The Primus requests they make one simple change: have their governments impose a Modron-calculated and -approved planned economy with set price ceilings on starting equipment items.
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Marissa Kelly is raising funds for Epyllion, a Dragon Epic RPG on Kickstarter! Play as a clutch of young drakes who must use the power of friendship to protect their homeland from an ever-growing Darkness.
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Do not underestimate the ferocity of a 9 year old girl!

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Daaaaaaaamn!
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Nice review of the Paranet Papers here http://misdirectedmark.com/the-paranet-papers/

Also it'll be shipping to folks who preordered real soon-like. 
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This is exactly what I was thinking in Age of Ultron. There is so much emphasis on making sure people are safe, it showcases why the MCU heroes are actually heroic, why Man of Steel's Superman isn't, and why I'm not interested in anything DC is putting up on the silver screen.

Spoilers for Age of Ultron in the article.
Scene after scene, the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe plays like a direct response to the casual destruction of Zack ...
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I don't know if I call that exactly fair, though it was a good article. Supes tried to take the fight out of the city multiple times only to literally get knocked back in. Also, the Avengers also fought a battle that leveled a city in the first movie, and though they were a neophyte team in that film, they were NOT neophyte heroes (as Superman was in Man of Steel).

Also, the Avengers is a team. They can accomplish multiple tasks. Superman, though powerful, is still just one dude. He can't distract (or even attack or defend against) Zod and his people AND drag people out of Metropolis at the same time.

I would have enjoyed a lighter Man of Steel, don't get me wrong. But I still enjoyed it as it was and feel like he was a good adaptation of a Superman who had no idea how to do what he was doing (though the killing Zod thing is debatable, I see it as the one horrible mistake that becomes the exception that proves the rule for him down the line).

Just my two cents.
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Cartography of Fictional Worlds RPG Design Panelcast sml. Recorded at Metatopia 2014. Presented by Kenneth Hite, Hal Mangold & Mark Richardson. Learn from a panel of veteran cartographers and game designers the techniques they use to make maps of fictional worlds.
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Jamal Igle is raising funds for MOLLY DANGER: Book Two Graphic Album and Audiobook on Kickstarter! The second book in the Adventures of Molly Danger! Molly and Austin's partnership is tested as "Father" gathers the Supermechs!
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In 2005, Diana Ossana was in the green room at the Venice Film Festival, elated. Brokeback Mountain, the film she'd shepherded into being after reading ...
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This Dad Is About To Blow On This Dandelion. You Have To See His Toddler’s Reaction… LOL!
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Fred Hicks is a dad, a gamer, and a game publisher. He runs Evil Hat Productions, and does freelance art direction and layout work for the occasional other game publisher. The rest of the time, though, he's looking after his kids, and spending time with his wife. Life is good.

This is Fred's Google+ home. If you want to fight with him in his home, he will block you, not because you're a dick (but please don't fight with him here), but because his emotional health and sense of peace is more important to him than your alleged right to swing a virtual fist.
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