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Gareth Skarka
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Writer, Game Designer, Consultant: Insurgent Creative and New Media Polymath.
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Insurgent Creative:  one who makes a creative living direct to their audience without going through the traditional gatekeeper corporations.    Be small, think big, move fast.

That's been my life since 2003 or so.   It's working out so far.
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Gamers:  What do you think are the coolest innovations created under the OGL?   I’m a big fan of 13th AGE’s One Unique Thing.  You?
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I like the damage saves/conditions for M&M.  

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I believe the proper response is YOINK!

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Here you go, kids -- the return of a Christmas tradition, the "Friday Music" Christmas music collection.  This year:  ULTRA CHRISTMAS!

http://gmskarka.com/2015/12/22/ultra-christmas/
Long-time readers (from back when I actually regularly blogged) will remember my Friday Music series, where every Friday I'd give you a set of links to mp3 files of music that I thought was nifty. Sort of a “mixtape of the internet” — it ran for years, and people seemed to dig it.
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No lie: I am most thankful for the backers & supporters who have patiently stuck with me through some of the worst years of my life.
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My only thought about the sale of the White Wolf IP is that I hope my friends at Onyx Path don't get screwed. 
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The whole "let's judge older art by the standards of today's social mores" thing? That's what led the 16th century drive to chisel penises off Greek and Roman statues.

So if you're bitching about the "problematic" books, movies, etc. of the 20th century?  Congrats.  You're a Puritan.
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Given that I haven't used modern versions of InDesign I can only think back to Pagemaker and also apply Adam Jury's random cursings  - which makes me think it's equally possibly the inverse was true. :)
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I'm definitely saving that for Facebook birthday greetings.

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Merry Crimbo, Ever-buddies. 
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I'm going to interpret this as "awesome."

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The puritanical fervor of the Drama Club (aka the Outrage Brigade, the doctrinaire millennial left, Tumblristas, etc.), which we've seen in the tabletop games space, and online in general, is going to continue to get out of hand until it has an actual body count.  Will that chasten them into growing up and stopping their bullying tactics?  Cynically, I don't think so -- I think any deaths that result from their mob tactics will be dismissed as somehow not their fault.

http://www.dailydot.com/geek/steven-universe-fanartist-bullied-controversy/
Controversy surrounding a 'Steven Universe' fanartist has spread to the creative team that supported her.
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Just more self-righteous non-artists telling artists what art is.  They all need to fuck off and keep their opinions to themselves.

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Our Savage Worlds setting MARS is today's DEAL OF THE DAY on RPGNow/DriveThruRPG!   Get the PDF for 40% OFF!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/60955/MARS-Savage-Worlds-Edition?src=DotD&from_home=1
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This is a really cool setting. If I didn't already have it...
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