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Jeremy Murphy
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Finished downloading The Great Ordeal onto my Kindle App. Just in time for the long weekend! Get to spend some quality time in Earwa!
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I got to get around to reading that, too.
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Went and saw Ghostbusters last night. Interesting 3d, a few jump scares, a bunch of laughs and a couple of action scenes that appeared to be cribbed from another movie entirely.

It wasn't bad, certainly not worth all the internet fuss. Could have used a better villain and a bit more actual ghostbusting, but it was a comedy and I laughed a lot.
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I still haven't played The Witcher 3, but I'm really digging this song.
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Thanks. I'll check them out.
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I introduced a new NPC in our game on Tuesday night. She's a sweet little old herbalist lady...

It took 3 minutes before somebody asked "is her oven big enough to fit children in it?"

Damn, guys, it's like you don't trust me... It is, though. Totally big enough.
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There is a Place Where it is Never Warm
There is a place where it is never warm.  Cast in shadow by glacier-fringed granite peaks, slashed by freezing winds and hammered by icy seas, the Frozen Shore is a place of cold and death for most creatures.  Only the frozen citadel of Atlantis, carved fro...
There is a place where it is never warm. Cast in shadow by glacier-fringed granite peaks, slashed by freezing winds and hammered by icy seas, the Frozen Shore is a place of cold and death for most creatures. Only the frozen...
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Apparently our new puppy is named "Archer Pickles Murphy McSlobberpants".  Or STERLING! for short...
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Codename: Duchess.
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Our friend's son asked me to be in his student film. Turned out pretty well. I'm afraid I might be getting typecast as "Dad" though.
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This is a political post that is really only of interest to BC Residents. I apologize if it doesn't apply to you.

OK folks, I'm going to talk a little bit about the new "Rural Schools Funding" announced by the Provincial government.

On one hand, I applaud the recognition (about 15 years too late) that rural schools don't work the same way as urban schools, both financially and in terms of their importance to the community.

On the other hand, though, the breathtaking hypocrisy of the Liberal government announcing that they "support" rural schools infuriates me.

Why were rural schools being closed to begin with? Declining enrollment is certainly part of it, but the bigger issue is the long, slow strangulation of the entire school system, the systematic gutting of the decision-making power of school boards and the general hostility towards schools in general and rural schools in particular displayed by this government.

Starved of funds and forced by legislation to "balance" their increasingly unbalance-able books, school boards have been making the heartbreaking decision to close schools. The boards understand the importance of the schools to the communities in questions, but have been left with no choice other than to take this step. Faced with the unavoidable backlash from communities and families, they can only point to the grim financial reality - "we can't afford to keep your school open".

Once those decisions have been made - splitting open communities, setting neighbors against one another, the Liberals have the unbelievable gall to announce "surprise" new funding, available for "some" schools, "if the school board applies for it." So after the school board takes the heat for your funding shortfalls, the Liberals get to "save" local schools. In the best tradition of the rainmaker, though, it isn't guaranteed, and the responsibility is still laid on the school boards. Success is because of the Liberals, failure is because of the school board.

Well fuck that. Schools are being closed because of the Liberal government decisions to gradually choke the education system, and associated Teachers Unions, into submission. The decision to take autonomy and authority away from local school boards and consolidate it in Victoria. The Liberals aren't "saving" rural schools, they are killing them. And this hypocritical announcement is meant to cast them as heroes who are listening to the public.

And the fact that it comes a year before the next provincial election is surely coincidence, right? Well I'm not fooled, and hopefully you won't be either.
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Started reading my Maze of the Blue Medusa pdf this morning. 4 pages in and I'm already more interested than I was with all of Curse of Strahd. Actually, this feeling is more like reading the original Ravenloft the first time.
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Good review, btw, +Bryce Lynch.  I was considering picking it up, since I really enjoyed Vornheim and Red & Pleasant Land, but your review really sealed the deal and made me pick up the print version, too.
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There is a Place Where it is Never Warm
There is a place where it is never warm.  Cast in shadow by glacier-fringed granite peaks, slashed by freezing winds and hammered by icy seas, the Frozen Shore is a place of cold and death for most creatures.  Only the frozen citadel of Atlantis, carved fro...
There is a place where it is never warm. Cast in shadow by glacier-fringed granite peaks, slashed by freezing winds and hammered by icy seas, the Frozen Shore is a place of cold and death for most creatures. Only the frozen...
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Ran my first session of the new campaign on Tuesday. I'm doing a 0-level 5th edition "funnel", starting with the party being put on a ship and transported to Fantasy Australia.

The party (currently) is a half-orc gravedigger, a half-orc prostitute, a half-elf prisoner, a half-elf charlatan and a halfling torturer. All of them are innocent of the charges, but they are still tattooed, manacled and on a 3-month voyage to a distant tropical penal colony.
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+Greg Pierce They ARE sharks... presumably they would get full eventually, but it might take a while.
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I'd really like to run a Star Wars game where the characters are all shitty bargain-basement bounty hunters trying to get a big score by capturing a Jedi for the empire. 
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    English and Classics, 1994 - 2000
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Dad, husband, geek. Player of tabletop and computer games.
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Sell, support and test Fire Department Record-Management Software
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  • Ingenious Software
    Co-owner, 2014 - present
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    Client Support Supervisor, 2006 - 2014
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South Slocan, BC, Canada
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Nelson, BC, Canada - New Denver, BC, Canada - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Victoria, BC, Canada
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