Just ordered two more of this guy's books, which is all of them at this point. Simply incredible stuff, action packed and gripping but still downloads a ton of evolutionary biology into your brain as you read it.
On a scale of one to ten this one goes to thirteen. Go. Read. You'll thank me.
EDIT Forgot to mention that this is an Amazon affiliate link. Just didn't want anyone to think I was sneaking it in. The few pennies it generates go right back into my book habit.
Since the advent of Pathfinder and the influx of younger gamers into my group I find that they want minis all the time. makes some good points below. I'd love to hear your thought on them.
That is what a dragon is supposed to be.
And what fighting a dragon should be.
Too often, I see battle in rpgs as stagnant. People just run up on the hit points and exchange blows until someone dies.
I think it comes from the overuse of miniatures in combat. They are so go, miniatures, but they also limit the thinking.
Sometimes, you need the theater of the mind.
I think I may do some house rules for mobility in combat. Give characters reasons to move and dance in battle.
Perhaps every round will include a roll for advantage, like in the upcoming 5th edition.
But, rules aside, there simply needs to be a new sense of awe in RPGs, one that is often forgotten.
You’ve been asking us when the next round of updates were coming. Well, they’re coming later this week! We know it’s been a little while, but this is a big one and we think it’s well worth the wait. Here’s what you’ll find in the new release:
KitKat for Glass – Our most exciting update is subtle, but big. We’ve been working on a significant upgrade to a new version of the Glass software. It’s not a change you can see, but it brings improved battery life and makes Glass more reliable and easier to update in the future. And now that Glass runs Android KitKat, developers can write Glassware using the latest Android SDK goodness, along with new features from our GDK.
Photo bundles – This one has been a long-standing request from our Explorers: now when you scroll through your timeline, your photos, videos and vignettes from each day will be organized in bundles so that you can swipe less and see more.
Photo replies in Hangouts – Photo sharing has been really popular amongst our Explorers, so we’ve added new ways to send photos in Hangout messages. The next time someone asks “what’s up,” tap “Reply” and then take a photo to show them. (If you already took the perfect photo, you can still tap to “Send” it in a Hangout message.)
Sending feedback – We always want to hear feedback from you on ways we can make Glass better so we’re making it even easier. Tap on the device info card in Settings and tell us what’s on your mind. If you need help, you can still send us an email, call us, or post in the Explorers Community.
Voice command sorting – With new features and Glassware, your voice command menu has grown pretty long. When you tap or say “ok glass,” voice commands are now sorted by recency and frequency, making it easier to see the commands you use most often and faster to access them from the touch menu.
Video calls – We hold ourselves to high standards for the features that we build, and video calls aren’t living up to these standards. Explorers have told us so directly, and fewer than 10% of them use video calls. For this reason, we’ve made the hard decision to remove video calls from Glass until the experience is better. We don’t know when that will be, but in the meantime, keep an eye on MyGlass as more Glassware is built and released – we’re already seeing the developer community work on other video streaming services. We’ve always said that feedback from Explorers shapes Glass, and this is no exception.
…and more – This is a massive update and we couldn’t fit all the changes into this post, so watch the Glass Journal in the Explorers Community to see the rest.
Have can anyone think we have not screwed up the global thermostat?
The box, which looks very similar to the TARDIS, was officially unveiled at 11:30am on Tuesday, 8th April 2014.
Dorset Police said it would act as a visible presence to tackle crime, as well as being a tourist attraction, and is one of only two operational boxes in the country - the other located in London.
Tobias Ellwood, Bournemouth East MP said: "Boscombe has had its challenges with anti-social behaviour but it is a vibrant community."
"The box itself is now a fantastic, iconic symbol of a desire by the police and the community to be very optimistic about where this part of Bournemouth is going."
He added: "I couldn't help but notice that many in the crowd were dressed up as Doctor Who figures - there was even a Dalek there."
Before the unveiling, Tony Tester, chair of Dorset Police tweeted: "Off to the launch of the new police box this morning by car not time travel."
The design of the box is based on the 1929 version, created for the Metropolitan Police and made famous worldwide by the Doctor Who TV series.
#DoctorWho #DrWho #TARDIS #BoscombePoliceBox #PoliceBox
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Who is this Loki guy? Wasn't he the villain in The Avengers or something?
I'm George "Loki" Williams, pro blogger, rpg designer, Glass Explorer, and native creole cook. I have a love for the odd, the amusing and the tasty. Loki was a nickname I was given in my days at the House of Blues that just stuck. It was originally because of my awful puns.
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