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Off to my first stop on my way to #GenCon . If you're going to be there, be sure to come find me and say hello!
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I'm pretty sure I just heard one of the neighbor kids shout "Hadoken!" at another.

That makes me smile.
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I can only dream that the next words you heard were tatsumaki senpuu kyaku and then saw a kid flying across your yard. 
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I know it's just before GenCon, but there'sthis awesome-looking game on #Kickstarter  that could still use some help.

Metahumans Rising is a new supers game from House Doc, the folks who brought us Fractured Kingdom. The more updates I read about how the game plays, the more interesting it sounds. So if you're into supers at all you'll want to give it a look.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/housedok/metahumans-rising/description
HouseDok is raising funds for Metahumans Rising on Kickstarter! Tabletop Role Playing (RPG) inspired by & exploring the moral challenges, relationships and fast action of classic superhero comics.
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For those of you who won't be at GenCon 2015 to grab your copy, softcover and hardcover versions of Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. 2nd Edition are now available at the 3EG Online Store. http://3egstore.publishpath.com/apocalypse-prevention-inc-2nd-edition
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I love #Virtuacon  from #RPGGeek  and am happy to be a sponsor again this year. If you haven't already, be sure to join the Virtuacon community for updates about the convention. It's going to be in late October this year.
 
I would like to welcome our newest sponsors for VirtuaCon 2015!

Accessible Games
http://www.accessiblegames.biz/

Indiehippo Games!
https://ukrpdc.wordpress.com/indyhippo

Fabled Environments
http://fabledenvironments.com/

If you are a retailer, distributor, publisher or game author and want to donate a little something-something to the event for prizes, we welcome the offering. Since this is a virtual event, we're more than happy to have PDF Coupons or gift certificates as prizes. We will be sure to mention all such sponsors in our flyer and hope that whatever you donate will come back to you 10 fold in good karma. Please message me directly. 
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Mere hours left to go for the Part-Time Gods of Fate Kickstarter. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eloylasanta/part-time-gods-of-fate-from-third-eye-games
Eloy Lasanta is raising funds for Part-Time Gods of FATE from Third Eye Games on Kickstarter! Third Eye Games brings you the Fate Conversion of its awesome RPG of modern day divinity
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Infestation is up for an ENNie Award this year. I had the honor of being one of three writers for this game, so I'm super excited about it.

To celebrate, Third Eye Games is selling the game for 50% off this week. Check it out if you don't already have your copy!
 
In honor of Infestation, An RPG of Bugs and Heroes being nominated for Best Family Games at this year's ennies, we're selling the PDF for 50% off this week! Click this link and it's yours for $5! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?discount=99497c95e8&affiliate_id=236495
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Why is it that I seem to acquire full sets of polyhedrals seemingly at random, but I lose my Fudge dice and basic pipped d6s like nobody's business?
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I've seen a guy playing with my best d20 I forgot on the gaming table some day. Good luck to him!
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I bought this 18500 mAh portable charger on Amazon so I could charge my phone and Bluetooth headset while at GenCon without needing to look for an outlet.

It works really well and can charge my phone about 7 times before it needs to be charged itself.

Unfortunately my Bluetooth seems to be immune to its charging efforts. Since that only has about a 5-hour battery life, that means I'll be spending very little time actually being able to use it. 

Anyone know of a good, inexpensive Bluetooth headset I can get on Amazon Prime? My current one is the Blue Ant Q2, which is good but apparently has its own ideas about how to be charged.
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I did try the 1 Amp port and it still didn't seem to do any good, which was baffling. The charger has two "smart" ports and one 1 Amp port, and none of them seemed to work.

I'll definitely check out that headset though, thanks for the link!
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I had the honor of writing this guest article for +Hans Cummings. I'll be heading to #GenCon  this year for the first time, and I've provided some advice for fellow con-goers about how to be more aware of attendees with disabilities.
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This is such a helpful article; thanks so much for writing! 
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I just came up with this one for a thread about gaming-related jokes at #RPGGeek .

Q: Why did Mordenkainen start writing country music?

A: His Faithful Hound left him.


https://www.rpggeek.com/article/19774827#19774827
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This is neat, but I feel the developers might be a little short-sighted (pardon the pun).

The blind and visually impaired are already able to access most tablet features using programs like TalkBack and Voice Over. They're not perfect, and web browsing especially has a long way to come, but they're better than the designers of this tablet seem to be giving them credit for.

In either rate, I think the technology is super neat and promising.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/blitab-worlds-first-tactile-tablet-ipad-blind-1508042
Blitlab tablet converts files and web pages into braille and relief maps and images for the blind.
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  • Accessible Games
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The Garibaldi Maritime Museum was our first stop in a recent trip to Garibaldi, and we couldn't have started our trip more pleasantly. Though the museum appears small on the outside, it offers plenty to see and learn about. For a mere $3 per adult, my partner and I spent around 4 hours wandering around, reading, watching, looking at, and generally absorbing all of the exhibits. We finished up by getting a bunch of unique gifts in the giftshop. The museum tells the story of the history of Garibaldi and provides a ton of information about ships, fishing, and more. It also tells the story of Captain Robert Grey, the first American to visit the West Coast and the Columbia River. There is a ton of interesting information about 1800s sailing ships, including detailed info about navigation methods, living quarters, attire, and so much more. There's so much here I felt like I was ripping them off by paying only a $3 entry fee. Finally, the woman who greeted us when we came in was exceptionally nice. She was the only person working that day and was very friendly and talkative. She also noticed that I am visually impaired and (politely) asked what the museum could do to improve its accessibility for future visitors. It was a conversation I was glad to have with her. If you're going to visit Garibaldi, you need to stop by the Maritime Museum.
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Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
My partner and I stopped by Fat Dog Pizza on our way out of Tillamook on a Sunday evening in mid-March. Though the pizza was good and the service was fine, we didn't experience much to rave about. The prices seemed reasonable, especially since their pizza is made fresh. I overheard one employee telling another customer that their restaurant was said to have the best pizza on the West Coast, but the food didn't really seem to live up to that standard. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't spectacular. They did offer some unique toppings, such as artichoke hearts, that you wouldn't find in most pizza places. The crust was simply okay though, and the breadsticks weren't anything to write home about. If you get a soda with your dinner it comes in a standard 12 oz. can, which I personally prefer to fountain drinks, but people who are accustomed to large quantities of fountain pop may be disappointed. Overall, we felt Fat Dog was a decent place to eat for the price, but we won't be visiting again.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I have eaten at Thai Cabin several times and it's one of my favorite Thai places in the area. The prices aren't too high and the food quality is excellent. Service has always been swift and friendly, and I haven't noticed any issues with restaurant cleanliness. The barbecue chicken is great, especially when you add some Thai peanut sauce, and their pineapple fried rice is delicious. I'll definitely continue eating at Thai Cabin when I'm craving great Thai food.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Rosebay Park is a well-rounded neighborhood park near Orenco Station. It has many of the things you might expect from a park -- including a swing set, play area, and basketball court, and it is pet friendly, complete with doggy bags. There is a big grassy area to run around and play games. Uncommon to other parks, it has two barbeque grills, fire pit, and picnic tables. The park's walking paths are lined with bushes of all sorts, including the occasional rose bush. If you're in the area and fancy a stroll, Rosebay Park might just be the place for you.
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Pirate's Cove is a great place to eat if you're visiting Garibaldi or the surrounding area. The view is absolutely spectacular, especially if you are able to get one of the many seats situated directly next to the window overlooking the bay. The food was very good, if not a little pricey. My partner and I both had the honey barbecue salmon burger. She got the clam chowder as a side, which she said was very good (not the best she's ever had, but definitely great) and I got a side of house french fries. The fries were so good I couldn't keep her hands off of them and we had to order a second plate! We both loved the barbecue sauce that the salmon was cooked in, but the tarter sauce we received for dipping our fries was too oniony for our liking. Our waitress was prompt, attentive, and very kind. We couldn't help but adding a little extra to our tip because the service was so excellent. I do recommend visiting Pirate's Cove at lunch if you can help it though. We visited in mid-March and the place was pretty busy even during the afternoon. When we drove by again during dinner time we noted the already-too-small parking lot was completely packed and there would be no way to guarantee a window seat for dinner. Overall, our experience was fantastic and we will definitely visit again if we find ourselves back in the Garibaldi area.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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I've been to the Hawthorne close to a dozen times, but not entirely by choice; they're the most common place in town for underground Heavy Metal, but their sound system is terrible. Heavy Metal is a genre that especially benefits from a killer sound system, and Iced Earth, Symphony X, Epica, Orphaned Land, and others just sound washed out compared to other venues. I still go back time and again because of the bands they attract, but I really wish they'd update their sound for the 21st century.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I recently went to Jefferson's Pizza with a group of friends on a Saturday night after every other nearby restaraunt had closed, and boy was I surprised. We got two Large pizza for $19, a 24 oz. bottled pop for $1, and the owner threw in a 2-litre of pop for free. I'm not sure if he gave us the drink free because we tipped him, or because it's standard practice, but he didn't actually offer it until we were on our way out and had already paid the bill and the tip; he wasn't just trying to buy our gratuity. To top it off, the owner could tell that we, being a group of 6, were having soem clear issues deciding on pizza toppings for teh two pizzas, so he threw in one free topping per pizza -- on the house. He was more than willign to split up the toppings so they only covered half a pizza, or even only one or two slices. Clearly, his m/o is to ensure that every customer is satisfied and he's willing to go the extra mile -- with a smile! He also gave us free paper plates for our take-out order, along with little cups of tomatoes and pineapples on the side, so those of us who had been discussing getting those toppings could still have them. This was completely unexpected, but a great surprise when we got home and discovered it! Finally, the pizza itself was great. Certainly not what I would normally expect from a $10 Large, but definitely what I would expect coming from a shop with such a huge focus on pleasing the customer. I could not recommend Jefferson's Pizza highly enough. This place is astonishingly awesome, especially since it is in such an unassuming storefront. If you're ever in downtown Portland, stop by for a great experience!
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Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago