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This video caused me to wonder: if another species of intelligent life were to inhabit our world 50 million years from now, would their scientists come to the same conclusions about the history of our world? 

Would future scientists of a different species, but with just as much intelligence, develop the Big Bang theory? Would they date these cataclysmic events the same way we do?

My hunch is that they wouldn't, but they'd discover some alternate leading theories. I wonder what those would be?
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This looks like a great intro RPG for new players to the hobby. I've played another game by the same designer and it was great fun, so I'm excited about this one.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/376200266/trials-of-the-magi-role-playing-game?ref=48hr
A quick and hands on RPG created to make introducing the hobby to newcomers as easy as possible.
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According to #Kickstarter  today is the  one-year anniversary or Monster Kart Mayhem's successful funding. Here's a brief update about what's been happening.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/accessiblegames/monster-kart-mayhem-a-fudge-kart-racing-rpg/posts/1199296
Jacob Wood is raising funds for Monster Kart Mayhem, a Family-Friendly Kart-Racing Game on Kickstarter! Pick your monster and race against your friends in this kid-friendly, kart-racing game for 2 to 6 players.
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Less than two days to go in the AMP: Year Two #Kickstarter !

Another stretch goal has been unlocked, but there are still several Affiliation guides to go. If you haven't backed or shared it yet, please consider doing so.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eloylasanta/amp-year-two-continuing-the-modern-supers-rpg-into/posts/1180673
Eloy Lasanta is raising funds for AMP: Year Two, Continuing the Modern Supers RPG into 2016 on Kickstarter! Support the first sourcebook for AMP: Year One, which includes a 2016 timeline, brand new powers and lots of additional player options
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I added a new page to the AccessibleGames.biz website to feature the new Psi-punk Archetypes line. Check it out!
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Just one week left on the AMP: Year Two #Kickstarter ! With three unlocked Affiliation Guides and a bunch of possible add-ons, now's a great time to get involved if you haven't already.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eloylasanta/amp-year-two-continuing-the-modern-supers-rpg-into/posts/1180468
Eloy Lasanta is raising funds for AMP: Year Two, Continuing the Modern Supers RPG into 2016 on Kickstarter! Support the first sourcebook for AMP: Year One, which includes a 2016 timeline, brand new powers and lots of additional player options
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It's Rate, Re-Rate, and Comment Week at #RPGGeek . Are your collections up-to-date?

http://www.rpggeek.com/thread/1356779/rpg-geek-rate-re-rate-and-comment-week
It's been too long since we held one of these... Welcome to our Rate, Re-Rate and Comment week here at RPG Geek! One of the things our database does well is track ratings of items. When an item has 5 ratings, it will get a ranking in our system. We are proud of our rankings - they reflect those ...
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This is totally worth 9 minutes of your life.
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Do Fate fans prefer the 6"x9" trim size to 8.5"x11"?

I'm working on the layout for a Fate game that Kickstarted some time ago. The publisher asked to have the book in 8.5x11 format because that's what he's more familiar with, but most Fate books I'm aware of are 6x9 because that's the size of the Fate Core book.

I wanted to gather some opinions from you, the Fate fans out there, so I can provide some feedback to the publisher about which trim size is more favorable to the community as a whole.

Would you buy a Fate book that's in 8.5x11 format (assuming the rest of the book also appeals to you)?

Would you prefer 6x9, or do you not care either way?

If it were to sit on your gaming bookshelf amongst your other books, would it fit better as a 6x9 book or an 8.5x11 book?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks!
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Thanks for the great feedback, everyone!

I'll forward this discussion to the publisher and try to see if we can agree on 6x9 after all. It sounds like that's the favorite around here.
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My baby took his first steps around 9-1/2 months old. They were shaky and he only took about three at a time, but we were really excited.

A month later and he's up to walking about 8 feet across the living room. He's constantly pulling himself up on furniture and then hauling off across the room now.

They sure do grow quick, don't they?
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Hehehe. He's been at that stage for a while. I'm not sure he'll outgrow it for a while longer, but he's definitely very good at it.
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These characters are really awesome. 
So I haven't done this in a while, but I decided to do an installment of Half-Dozen Heroes, in which I have created six PCs for AMP: Year One, just to show off the system and options just a little bit. Sound good? Right-click...
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Thanks! I had fun making them.
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Still not decided on AMP: Year Two? Interested in hearing a bit more about it?

+Eloy Lasanta will be doing an #RPGNet  chat tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Stop by to hang out and get your questions answered.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eloylasanta/amp-year-two-continuing-the-modern-supers-rpg-into/posts/1168789
Eloy Lasanta is raising funds for AMP: Year Two, Continuing the Modern Supers RPG into 2016 on Kickstarter! Support the first sourcebook for AMP: Year One, which includes a 2016 timeline, brand new powers and lots of additional player options
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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
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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
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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.
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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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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
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