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I felt it. Only lasted a few seconds.
An earthquake preliminarily measured at 5.6 magnitude has hit off the Japanese coast, just north of Tokyo, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reports.
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Interesting article considering the fines for distracted driving just doubled in B.C.
 
Self-Driving Humans

Gizmodo: Why We Don’t Crash Our Cars While Daydreaming and Driving. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw9baJqio
Many of us have experienced prolonged stretches of driving where we’re seemingly oblivious to our surroundings, and we’re left dumbfounded that we didn’t get into a serious accident. A new study suggests that a specific brain function protects us from these bouts of absentminded driving—but that it completely breaks down while texting.
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My zipper broke, but I have a fix.
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+Mahram Z. Foadi I found a thick paperclip. The thin ones are flimsy. The last time I did this fix, it lasted over a year.
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My friends and I were at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this past weekend. We participated in an epic Adventures League event. I was awesome! Over a dozen tables participated in an event where everyone play a part in the overall story line.

There were 3 tiers of groups divided by level. The top tier has to defeat a dragon. The other tiers undergo adventures to assist those players. Also, all tiers complete quests to help each other. Our table found some item that can help out another table advance in their quests. There was also a subboss villain that moves from table to table. One of our guys also chased him and joined another table for a bit.

In the end, we as a whole event managed to achieve enough victory points to succeed. The dragon was defeated. Two groups managed to get the item to help defeat the dragon. Our group was one of them, but another just got there ahead of us.

I would like to thank DT (don't know his full name) for organising this event. It was the best D&D event I have ever played in my 3 decades of playing this game. I look forward to participating in something like this again.
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This hasn't happened to me in a while. I have been turning off the notifications for each game when it happened.
 
Damn straight. Don't wanna play no damn Candy crush!! 
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Just felt a small earthquake here in Tokyo. My phone showed an earthquake warning, too. We're OK. It passed. Only lasted a few seconds.
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For those of who support crowdfunding campaigns, you should be aware of PayPal's new policy.
 
Put this in the Kickstater section. As there are big changes coming in June with PayPal. I know myself that I have used buyer protection in the past to recover lost funds from flopped projects.
That is now coming to an end.
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Going through this list brings gives me a feel of nostalgia as I remember many of them growing up. I had an Atari 2600. Many friends had the Commodore 64. The Sony Walkman made music portable for people. I am old enough to actually own a black and white TV.

The iPhone tops the list and is well deserved. It certainly changed the phone industry. It merged many different technologies and components into one simple package.
The tech that forever changed the way we live, work, and play
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When I was at Emerald City Comicon last week, the DM said that I could download the adventures and play my own home game.  I didn't get an opportunity to clarify if it meant that if I did run my own home game if it would still be considered an official Adventurers League event.  Would my players be able to use those characters in other official Adventure League events?
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Oh okay sure. Remember the adventures scaled too, so a 3 player party under tier would be 'very weak'
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My friends and I were at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this past weekend. We participated in an epic Adventures League event. I was awesome! Over a dozen tables participated in an event where everyone play a part in the overall story line.

There were 3 tiers of groups divided by level. The top tier has to defeat a dragon. The other tiers undergo adventures to assist those players. Also, all tiers complete quests to help each other. Our table found some item that can help out another table advance in their quests. There was also a subboss villain that moves from table to table. One of our guys also chased him and joined another table for a bit.

In the end, we as a whole event managed to achieve enough victory points to succeed. The dragon was defeated. Two groups managed to get the item to help defeat the dragon. Our group was one of them, but another just got there ahead of us.

I would like to thank DT (don't know his full name) for organising this event. It was the best D&D event I have ever played in my 3 decades of playing this game. I look forward to participating in something like this again.
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Congrats on a successful epic!  I played it last month at a con and had a ton of fun with it, as well.  Huge props to Will Doyle when he isn't using Yetis to throw adventurers over cliffs!
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