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James Walls
The best geek-dad in the universe. No question.
The best geek-dad in the universe. No question.

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Okay, next week I promise to A) have less technical issues, and B) add some more banter with anyone watching live...

... PS, I can only make good on B.

Why is it that for years Google Hangouts has worked fairly well, but when I try to use it for an on air chat via YouTube, it decides to go bonkers and only film me in near-absolute darkness?

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What +Terra Frank said.
Start by posting this. Then:

Invite queer people to your games and make them feel welcome. Listen to queer and marginalized voices and amplify them. Seek to build friendships with LGBTQ+ people. Stand up against homophobia and transphobia. Accept non-binary gender identities. Respect pronouns. Believe survivors. Choose love.

In the words of Marsha P. Johnson

"No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us."

We have work to do.

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Okay folks, here's the deal:

Tonight at 9pm EDT I'll be live on YouTube chatting about old school style roleplaying. Over the next 7 weeks leading up to Gen Con 2017 I'll be discussing the journey I took, starting with the rediscovery and appreciation of basic D&D (what a lot of yinz call BECMI, I've been informed), all the way to allowing the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG to take over our entire family.

In tonight's "episode" I'll be talking specifically about why I'm doing the series, my challenges with 3rd Edition D&D, and how the D&D Rules Cyclopedia is quite possibly one of the greatest RPG products ever produced.

So if you're interested in tossing out a few comments or questions during the live stream, join me!

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After last night's adventure, I decided to flesh out our new Archaic Alignment and provide it for anyone who'd like to include a bit more crazy into their Mutant Crawl Classics campaigns. I give you the Dolphinquisition!

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You probably don't even realize that you're looking for a new MCCRPG Archaic Alignment based on SeaQuest DSV's most famous star. Look no further.

I want to thank my players from last night's Mutant Crawl Classics game for helping to raise $130 for Ocean Conservancy! Thanks also to those of you who weren't able to play, but still donated. So much love for everyone here! :) 

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Here we go folks... I set a date, so now I have to do it!

Part One: The Link to My Past

Thirteen years ago I was lamenting that I couldn't get my D&D 3rd Edition gaming group to try basic, Larry Elmore, Red Box Dungeons & Dragons. Fast forward to 2017, and I literally can't seem to find the time to play in all of the games that are going on each weekend. It's been a crazy ride.

Old School Rebellion is part Vlog, part Review, and most importantly (for me at least), part Autobiography, as I explore my journey, beginning with OD&D to my absolute infatuation with Dungeon Crawl Classics. Part One (of seven) provides the kick off of this quest for epic glory!

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As we lead up to Gen Con 2017 I'm getting ready to do a short, 7-part Vlog series on the Living 4 Crits YouTube channel about my OSR journey of rediscovery. From being bummed out in 2004 that I couldn't find fellow OD&D fans, to being embraced by hundreds of fellow fans at Gary Con 2017.

As I started working on the vlog notes, I was reminded of the document that first brought me back, and sent me on Ebay for a quest to repurchase so many forgotten titles: OD&Dities by Richard Tongue. 

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I've been thinking a lot lately of exploring the Mouse Guard universe again, but wasn't the biggest fan of the original Burning Wheel mechanics. So I invoked the DCCRPG gods, and came up with a quick and light conversion for anyone who may be interested in taking the same journey...

... prepare to Furburn.
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