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This is something I wrestle with a lot in online play. One thing I'm wondering now is if for PbTA games, principles and agendas should try to directly address some real world considerations like this.
 
A cool thing to come of Invisible Sun is that it's forcing me to think more about how to game with the vagaries of modern adult life. Today I talk a bit about how I structure the games I run to make it easier to deal with uneven schedules, even if it means killing a darling.
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That is a really interesting question.
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I was surprised that there is some improvement in characterization. It still doesn't sound like a film i'm interested in seeing, but I was initially afraid that the director's cut would be a one I'd find even less appealing.
 
So I watched the Batman V Superman Ultimate Edition to see if its still a bad movie. Here's what I have to say about it.
This analysis contains spoilers for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition. If you have not seen this movie, reading this post will spoil MAJOR parts of it for you. Continue to read at…
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Not confirmed is whether there's a cake mini-game.
 
Check out my discussion of cake and game mechanics in Nocked's latest development blog. Which is better? You decide! Also in this edition, help Dev Robin out of a fix with your votes, and see more art by Amanda Spaid.
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I just kickstarted. It looks super cute.
 
A Kickstarter from a fellow MBHS '98 Alum
A DELIGHTFUL AND FUN RHYMING CHILDREN'S BOOK: Send a positive message to little ones who try to resist going to bed.
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Interesting discussion on writing a game where there's a canon romance that players may not choose or that might not choose the player's Robin.
 
This week in Nocked! development blog #9, we talk about writing romance in Robin Hood, see some new art from Amanda Spaid, and continue the tales of Development Robin!
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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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I've enjoyed twine games on the phone before and it does make it easier to play them in an environment where all my usual online distractions are less at hand.
 
Here's a short interview with +Chris Klimas and +Joel Haddock of Unmapped Path on their work with forthcoming game Nocked, built in Twine 1.4 and being developed for mobile through the new Disbound engine.

Nocked leverages Twine to deliver 10+ hours of gameplay incorporating 400,000+ words of text and 4,500+ unique narrative actions (That’s over four novels worth of material).

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Looks useful for those a bit more entrepreneurial than I am but with some similar technical interests.
 
Jenny I just launched something pretty cool. AboveMBA is a business course site with classes in coding, entrepreneurship, PMP certs, business intelligence and more. Check it out!
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Hey, friends who like Monsterhearts!

For months, I've been considering the idea of a revised edition of Monsterhearts. I'll talk a little in the comments about some of the things on my to-change list, but more importantly: I'd like to gather some input about experiences of play.

I designed this survey: http://goo.gl/forms/NVP3diDfXzywR6V52

If you've played/MCed the game, I'd love it if you could fill it out. Doing so will probably take 10-45 minutes, depending on how diverse your play experiences are and how verbose you get.

(In a way, this is also me testing the waters for whether there's an enthusiastic market for a second edition. More responses means more confidence about the idea of moving forward.)
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I thought it was super fun! I think I went with Last One Picked and Mixed Messages when I got to play one, and I played up the hot mess description. (Greg ran that game.) If you're inclined, let me know how it goes for you if/when you try it. :)

Edited to add: Oh. And Spooked. Neighbors get three moves. And Spooked was pretty great.
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I might actually check this out, after reading the review.
This analysis of the DC Universe Rebirth event comic contains MAJO spoilers about the comic! If you have not read it and care about spoilers, do NOT read further. You have been warned!
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This is great, not sure how I missed it when it first came up.
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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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  • 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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Gregory Sanders
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International Relations Quantitative Researcher
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  • CSIS
    Fellow, 2010 - present
  • CSIS
    Research Associate, 2006 - 2010
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