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Per-Word Rates For Games Need To Go Away. 

An essay.

http://machineageproductions.net/wpmocha/per-word-rates-for-games-need-to-go/
Preface: This is a piece explaining why per-word rates in RPG design are a problem. They are. However, they're the standard. Everyone uses them. I work for them consistently. That doesn't mean they're okay. This isn't a shame on a specific publisher; while I mention a few for examples, ...
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So... This happened. ( +Jean Bees​) 
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That's a Mazda?  Damn, that line's come a long way since the little car my family had in the 80's.  

I've often lamented that it seems like most cars these days don't have that "work of art" beauty that so many older "classic" cars have.  This one does.

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Apparently, the Official Name of our new house is the Secret Lair. 

+Jean Bees has spoken, so it shall be!
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Putting in all those hidden passages behind your bookcases is going to be a pain.

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Via Private Share.

As said on another thread: read the last paragraph, and realize that this is the textbook definition of "burying the lede"...
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What happened to this? https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/735/04/

That's what I learned in HS and it's served me well at work for years.

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Three years ago today, +Jean Bees​ and Quinn and I met June for the first time. 
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Happy Birthday, +Daniel Swensen !
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Thank you!
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I went into +Brian Newman's character creation session for his Call of Cthulhu game thinking I'd play a bookish, quiet Irish-Catholic Jesuit priest.

I came out of the process with a Dominican padre from Italy with a penchant for boxing and a dark secret hiding in his past. 

I love character creation with my gaming group.

#masksofNyarlothotep  
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+Brian Vo it's more of an early improv jazz group, really.

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Wooooo!

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My results as a person who plays games...
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So the nice thing about walking to the nearest brunch place with +Jean Bees​ is that I can actually enjoy a cocktail.

Now if only the food would get here... 
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Here is my problem with this article.

"We heard a lot of people didn't like it, but we didn't believe them."

THEY LITERALLY SAY THAT IN THE ARTICLE. "We don't trust our feedback tools or our users to tell us the truth." That, right there? That is the problem with Tech in a nutshell. "Their feedback is different from our beliefs, so they must PROVE it." Instead of listening. 

THE MOST POWERFUL THING YOU CAN DO IN TECH IS TO LISTEN TO POVS OTHER THAN YOURS. Also true for Culture in general.
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That seems rather unsurprising coming from Google, though. Algorithm uber alles!

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Thanks to +Daniel Swensen I have now read this article. It's good, and clever, though it's a little light on anything concrete. But as a rant, it's pretty good.

I encourage you to read it.
Designers! I am a San Francisco computer programmer, but I come in peace! I would like to start with a parable about airplanes. In 1981, my mother and I flew from Warsaw to New York City in this airplane, an Ilyushin-62. The Il-62 exemplifies a Soviet design approach I like to think of as "add ...
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This feels like a post straight out of r/conspiracy. Vague in details, seeking authority in reference count, yet somehow still acting as a call to fear and fight the malign boogeyman. Yes, I think it's my job as a developer to make the world better than I left it. But I'm not interested in labelling people Suppressive Persons to do it.
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