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As Nocked! moves closer to becoming reality, we have news from Nottingham. The Sheriff's butler has started a diary, and with Robin Hood on the road he doesn't sound happy. Follow his continued musings here:
https://twitter.com/ManOfNottingham/status/720336225056391168
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So bad news and good news. The bad news, I'm operating w/o my phone today, having left it on the Marc previously. The good news: Marc riders and conductors are particularly awesome and your chance of getting back something you lose is good. It's been picked up and I can retrieve it tomorrow.

So I'm out of the office for a good chunk of the day and in Annapolis without necessarily having net access. So I may be missing messages until the evening.
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The beta I played did some interesting things with both the Robin Hood legend and the choose your own adventure format.
 
My first website for my first game, Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood, is now live. 3 years in the making and I'm in the home stretch. Check it out! 
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Looks neat! I have a soft spot for Robin Hood.
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A friend's spoiler-filled review (he also gives a spoiler free one, you can jump over to see it without risk of spoilers because the review is hidden behind the cut). I'm not doing a review of my own, closest I'll likely come is a comment over at Critical Geekery.
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS. DO NOT READ IT IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE AND DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED.
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+Robin Laws this seems up your alley.
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Nice set for anyone with an interest in Fate. These bundles are cheap enough that it's worth it even if you have some of the materials, and you can always give away the duplicate e-copies.
 
There's a whole lot of really good work here, covering a big spread of genres and different ways of tuning Fate's potential for complexity, simplicity, and focus on different kinds of subjects. There's not a dud in the lot here, as nearly as I know. 

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Fate3
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Ooh, this is a drift of interest to me.
 
I have been working with +Mark Richardson for years to support his first game, Headspace. He has done an amazing job and I'm absurdly proud of what he has accomplished. His game rewards teamwork, hyper-competence, and emotional play in a fascinating way.   

During the testing process, Mark and I noticed that we run the game in different ways. Mark tends to focus on the competence angle, making each session feel like a a group of Jason Bourne badasses. By contrast, focus more on emotions, relationships and politics when I run the game which makes the session feel a bit closer to Sense8. As part of the Kickstarter campaign, I offered to create a 7th Operator for Mark and his backers that fits in perfectly with my style of gameplay. You can swap out one the more martial operators (such as the Ronin) with this new character, and drift the tone of play. 

Who is this new operator?

The Insider!
Inspired by Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, stories of industrial espionage, and whistle-blowers. 

You were always there, pulling the strings and making the world dance for you. You lived in the corporate shadows, telling the corporations what to say and who to eliminate. You twisted governments to your will, and made the politicians beg for your favour. You used the media and the news like a surgeon does a scalpel, to cut away the lies or truths which displeased you. Now you have a greater purpose. From the shadows, you see the inner workings of corporate archologies, media bureaus and tyrannical governments. You know all the darkest secrets, and your whispers can destroy nations. They won’t know what hit them. 

New Operator Skills:  Media, Politics, Secrets 

The full playbook will be produced and included with all the Settings produced with this Kickstarter.  I invite you to back his already successful campaign and dig in. :) 
Mark Richardson is raising funds for Headspace RPG on Kickstarter! A shared consciousness cyberpunk RPG, about hyper-competent operatives fighting evil corporations.
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Yesterday was a pretty dang good day for me and a key step in my father's life's work, but point is ultimately 70,000 some daily riders predicted by 2040 that can benefit from the line.
The Maryland Board of Public Works voted 3-0 on Wednesday to approve a $5.6 billion public-private partnership agreement for the Purple Line, a 16.2-mile, east-west light rail transit system with 21 stations between Bethesda and New Carrollton, giving Gregory Sanders “the best present he could have asked for.”
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Congrats!
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Great way to celebrate an important holiday.
 
It’s the time of year again. The GM’s Day Sale. It’s the one time a year that bribing celebrating your game master is actively encouraged. Well, encouraged more than usual. Another made up holiday graces our calendars although Hallmark hasn’t jumped on…
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Interesting take on what's coming for feeding the world. I think the choice of the Gibson quote "the future is here, it's just not evenly distributed" is quite illuminating. As the video discusses, many of the technologies and techniques needed to meet the world's future needs are already half a century old but not implemented everywhere. That said, as the video also notes, climate change will be a source of additional stress so we're going to need to keep trying new things. I for one enjoyed jellyfish when I had it at Dim Sum. Our future probably won't involve food pellets, but may be far more surprising in other ways.
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Based on Critical Geekery''s review after mainlining the whole series, Jessica Jones deliveries. He breaks it up into a no spoiler discussion and then a more detailed one after the cut.
If I had to describe Marvel’s Jessica Jones in one word it would be “refreshing.” Entries in the Marvel cinematic universe tend to stick to a kind of formula, and it’s a formula that has worked pre...
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Interesting Q&A on language. I've had the chance to see some of these people, Desiree Burch and Kevin Free, perform and was impressed by both their wit and passion. Similarly Jim McNierney is a friend and skilled editor. So if you enjoy someone's answers, be sure to check out their sites.
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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2002
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Government and Politics, 1998 - 2002
  • University of Denver
    International Studies, 2004 - 2006
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International Relations Quantitative Researcher
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    Fellow, 2010 - present
  • CSIS
    Research Associate, 2006 - 2010
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