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John Fiala
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My daughter loves dice. 
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oooh the chessex booth....
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Gave Linux Mint a try today in a VM.  Ran into some hiccups - mostly revolving around me not realizing that I was on a live cd environment of Linux Mint - I had thought it was already installed.  But I got it up and running, and then ran into the joyful problem of trying to install drush - which now involves Composer, apparently.  It generally went well, although I ran into some problems with the drush install assuming I've got a .bashrc, which isn't always the case for the latest versions of Linux MINT.

Oh, well.  It's all working now, and now I've got a proper PHP 5.5 environment to work on Drupal 8 stuff.
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Hey, it's a new RPG kickstarter.  And look!

"The Godsfall RPG was born of frustration with increasingly complex and slow-playing RPGs. You won't keep track of 1384 hit points, or flip through a multi-page character sheet, or need a subscription service computer program and two hours to generate a character. And you will never look anything up on a table, chart, figure, appendix, list, matrix, graph, or any other synonym that we haven't thought of. Games are meant to be played."

I had no idea Games were meant to be played.  Why didn't anyone tell me?
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... I really hope they aren't doing the whole book in Papyrus, as with this pregen:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1078944858/the-godsfall-a-post-apocalyptic-fantasy-rpg/posts/756876
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What can I say?  He's right.
 
If there's a better Father's Day treat than a maple bacon doughnut, I'm unaware of it! :)
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Much better than a tie, if more ephemeral..
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So, this is interesting.  RPG kickstarter was well on it's way to succeeding, but then was cancelled before it was over for lack of support.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2092114443/daring-comics-role-playing-game/posts/809480
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Well, I suppose they didn't want their last comment on the project to be something folks might interpret as "You're all being mean to use and so we're going to take our project and go home."  By doing it this way, and letting Fred tell folks what was going on, we're not as likely to be upset at them.  Folks give Fred the benefit of the doubt because of all his good will, and he's a pretty good communicator to geeks.  (Speaker to nerds!)
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Hey folks.

I'm thinking of starting a Modern day Call of Cthulhu campaign, the focus of which is that the players are the members of a group that does a youtube/online paranormal investigation show, similar to Ghost Hunters and the like, only without quite so many resources.

I'm going through my library of mythos tomes and looking for possible scenarios to adapt for the campaign - what do folks here suggest as good matches that I should look at?

Thanks.
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Creepypasta in general.

http://www.creepypasta.com/
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Anyone else going to come by GenghisCon this February?  I'll be watching my sprout for the weekend, as my wife runs the Rail games section, but I'd be happy to pick a time and meet up with folks at the convention, if only to jaw or wander through the dealer's room.  A non-gamers badge costs a few bucks, and gives you credit in the Dealer's room, too.

We could agree to meet in the lobby around 1pm.  I tried creating an event, but it wouldn't let me.
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My wife is down at the convention while I watch our kid. ^_^ 
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Okay, this is the most adorable apology and fix for a late delivery on a kickstarter reward that I've ever seen.
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A little bit of the creepy to end the week with.
 
The Way It Went Down... #DeltaGreen #Horror
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I really like this story start. 
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    Developer, 2012 - present
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    Code Monkey, 2009 - present
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Hey.

I'm John Fiala, a Web Developer and Gamer who works mostly in Drupal, an Open Source PHP CMS.  I live in Denver, and am fairly active with things.

I like to play both Boardgames and Roleplaying games.
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    Math / CS
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