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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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Wow, wonder if he'll leave Russia now.
 
The European Parliament officially recognized Snowden as an “international human rights defender” 

Details: http://bit.ly/20fLzqN
Europe has decided to join Russia in protecting US whistleblower Edward Snowden and will offer him asylum.
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Friend of mine gets at what is so fundamentally interesting about Lev Grossman's "The Magicians." I personally found the first book a bit more frustrating but love the trilogy. Not that surprisingly, given her literary chops, she already sees a lot of what I found so satisfying in the first book alone. 

There's spoilers, but mostly thematic ones. And frankly, if you haven't read the book by now, it's worth being a bit spoiled to see why you should. To be clear, the book still aren't for everyone by any means, but I think this piece should give you a good idea if you're one of those people.
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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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The original Spark was interesting both in its settings and its distribution of GM responsibility. Sig is doubling down on the latter while increasing the setting details options manyfold. Table top RPGers, check it out.
 
In a little under 4 hours, the Kickstarter campaign for Sig: The City Between will close. If you have been hesitating or considering backing the campaign, I invite you to do so.

If we hit 325 Backers, +Shoshana Kessock​​ will write something awesome for us. You want to see it

Please spread the word, before we lose the tether.
A diverse fantasy setting where the eternal planes and infinite primes meet. This tome expands the Spark Roleplaying Game.
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Peeple is both terrible and inevitable, now it is time for it to be commercially destroyed as an example. Props to Petri for making the point in a hilarious manner for anyone that knows their disney.
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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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    Fellow, 2010 - present
  • CSIS
    Research Associate, 2006 - 2010
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