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I almost never post about Kickstarter projects because they always have a big sense of the unknown, and I'd generally rather not feel like I'm forcing that risk upon others. That said, The Networks is a game that I have actually played, since the designer, Gil Hova, had it in the Playtest room at GenCon.

And this was an easy choice to back.

The gameplay is fairly simple. Each player starts with a network of really bad shows, and a small amount of capital that they can use to hire stars, buy shows, or sign advertisements. Ads give you more money, and some shows need to be paired with Ads or Stars before they can be played. All the 'stuff' that is available for purchase is laid out at the beginning of the round, and players move in order to take items, so you should plan a few plays ahead, but someone else can always swoop in and grab a show you really want. Players can also choose to step out of the round early, for rewards which get lower for each person leaving the round, and players need to be careful not to leave a bunch of free or cheap stuff for the last player to scoop up.

While it's fairly simple, there looks to be a real strategic depth to the game, and given that it should fit in a reasonably small, easily travelable package, I'm really looking forward to getting this one into my collection.
Gil Hova is raising funds for The Networks: A tabletop strategy game for 1-5 TV executives on Kickstarter! A tabletop strategy game where you acquire shows, stars, and ads to build the TV network with the most viewers.
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It is absolutely not Disney's responsibility to police this. Anything Disney might do would likely be an even worse proliferation of copyright control, or would involve an inappropriate private policing of the public square.

I'm not saying that these photo op people aren't a problem, but we should be viewing them as New York's problem, not Disney's.
Costumers plying tourists for money isn’t anything new in Times Square: stop by and you’ll likely see a variety of characters to take a picture with, for a small fee. Now, the NYPD is asking Disney to help crack down.
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didn't have a problem with the topless posers in times square (after all, doesn't NYC have a unisex 'tops not required' law?), but the costumed ones were a little grabby.
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From Austin to Iowa City, a new kind of sharable community garden is springing up.
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Had an incredible Traitor Gaffe while playing Battlestar Galactica with some people new to the game this last weekend.

While explaining the victory conditions, I found the words "You all win by reaching a jump distance of 8, then jumping once more without any resource reaching zero."

Caught it the moment the words escaped my mouth, and so did several other people at the table, some of whom were already suspicious due to an overzealous attempt to sabotage the Cylon Detector. Fortunately, their turns came after mine, allowing me to reveal and do some real damage before being sent to the Brig.

By the end of the game, the Humans still pulled out a victory, due to careful use of Boomer's look-ahead ability, and a bit of luck, wherein I just couldn't quite move any threats forward fast enough.
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The Resistance, "Spies open your eyes.... And now we close our eyes."

I won't do that again. 
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Ordered a new desktop from +System76 a few days ago, anxiously awaiting the shipping notification.
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A Leopard Extreme, it's actually a replacement for a 3-year old Leopard Extreme that has recently been having overheating issues (I've tried re-applying thermal paste, which helped for a while, but I decided I was due an upgrade anyway).

It's my third machine from +System76, and I've always been really happy with their build quality, though I've only ever bought desktops through them. I definitely don't like "Desktop-replacement" laptops, as for me, a Laptop is for travelling and should be as light as possible, but I have always liked the look of their laptops.
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Few things make me abandon a sign-up flow faster than asking me for an e-mail and password immediately after using an OAuth 2.0 sign-in flow.
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I was uncomfortable this morning when the news of the HBO / Sesame Street deal dropped, but I was withholding judgement until we got more details.

And those details are good. Twice as many new episodes every year, and a likely second show. And now, PBS gets the show without needing to pay for it, freeing up budget for other things. The 9 month delay doesn't even really matter much, given Sesame Street's target audience, too.

All in all, this looks like a good deal for all, as things stand.
Under the deal, production will increase to 35 episodes a year from the current 18, and a spinoff show and another new educational series for children will be created.
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MLBAM really is an incredible organization, and have really been pioneers in high-quality online video (many people may not know this, since subscribing to MLBOnline is a no-win proposition for most people since local team games area geo-locked due to decades-long content exclusivity deals), but it's incredibly impressive what they've been able to build, particularly since it's mostly focused on live events to massive audiences, which is not something anyone else really specializes in.
It was the first week of April, 2015, and New York’s Chelsea Market, typically packed with hordes of noisy tourists, was quiet. It was close to midnight, but five stories above, things were tense....
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Mr. Robot has been my favorite show this year, hands down.

Amazing cinematography, solid writing, great performances, and a technical heart to it that doesn't pull tech-heads like myself out of the story.

The season finale should air this week, and it's worth knowing that we should stick around for some post-credits shenanigans.
While we wait for the last episode of Mr. Robot’s first season, we've put together an episode guide to the show's standout hacks, and the research behind the show’s very real tools and techniques.
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Really enjoying this series of Apocalypse World. It's nice to see +Roll20 being demoed on something other than D&D or Pathfinder, and the characters and story they're building are really compelling (I've only made it through Episode 2 so far).

It's also really worth watching Post-Apocalypse World, where +Adam Koebel does his prep for the following session. Adam does a really incredible job of breaking down how Fronts and other unique aspects of Apocalypse Worlds' rules for the Master of Ceremonies work to help with brainstorming, while forcing you to remain flexible about what is happening within the world. Really, even if you aren't playing Apocalypse World or any other game which is Powered by the Apocalypse, the rules for the MC in Apocalypse world, and the way Adam breaks them down, should be helpful for running just about any game.
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I genuinely don't think I've ever been so excited for a movie (which I recognize means I'm almost certainly going to be let down, no matter how good the movie is).

Practically every trailer and teaser they've released for this has literally left me shaking in anticipation.
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Generally speaking, I don't mind when a politician changes their mind. Evolving opinions as new information comes in is an important part of being a rational human being.

However, I don't think that doing so effectively involves wild shifts between opinions, with no apparent link to the shift, especially when the shift appears to be a wacky series of flip-flops. It also helps if your opinions aren't childishly simple representations of grossly complicated issues.
Trump's policy positions often seem a little like the weather in New England: If you don't like them, just wait a few minutes.
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Not really worth visiting. My Chicken Parmagiana was tough, the breading was soggy, and the noodles weren't properly sauced. My wife's chicken dish was similarly mediocre. The service was poor as well. It's not the worst meal we've ever had, but there is better Italian to be had.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Great eclectic cuisine. While they have plenty of excellent charcuterie, the menu also contains surprises like the Ramen which is incredible. Great place for lunch or dinner.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Great restaurant with a fun rotating menu and good cocktails. Service is consistently solid, and they just keep getting better, love that they now take reservations. The smoked fried chicken entree is a particular favorite.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
A comfortable fine-dining restaurant, with good food and good value. The menu is a bit large, and when we were there they had a lot of off-menu specials which made ordering a bit harder, but was a nice experience and we will gladly return.
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reviewed 6 months ago
Food is as dated as the decor. Cheap, but not worth it. Will not be back.
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