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John Payne
Attended North Carolina Central
Lives in Omaha, NE
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Awesome drawing I spied in the hallway 
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Just got home an hour ago. Will I ever get anything done? ARGH!
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While going through some things at my house, I came across a program I wrote for my High school science class called "Semidictionary".

I was 15 when I wrote it. It was written in Basic. The program guessed at the meaning of inputted words based on prefix/suffix/root words. The code for root words wasn't very good, but it did okay with Greek/Latin based words, but not so well with others.

As a learning exercise, I'm going to attempt a rewrite in Python and R.
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Working on it!
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One of my Valentine's Day presents from my wife. My low resolution pic makes it look like the knight is frowning, but he is not. Thanks +Laryssa Payne for such a beautiful present.
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I have lamented the lack of snow for the past two years....

I am now quite happy. Hopefully a chance for some sledding before the wind chills get mean. If not, try for Monday.
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Comminate - this word is definitely going into a game sometime soon.
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Got Samsung S5 last night with kitkat. This morning i have lollipop. Yay!

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For my Gamer friends, sorry for the delay in selling my RPG stuff. I found my B/X, 1e Dragonlance, Spelljammer box, Battletech Classic and Companion box. Can't find my 1e Oriental Adventures or Dragon/Dungeon mags.

I know I have Centurion Legion (FASA) with all the minis. Still digging through to find everything.

More later. Tomorrow night should be much easier to do inventory.
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My son is scheduled for ear surgery later this year, but even with insurance, the out of pocket cost is $4300. If you would like to help, here is the GoFundMe link. Thank you in advance for any help.

http://www.gofundme.com/n1cegs

For my gamer friends, I am also selling my RPG collection (link to come later). I don't think I have anything rare, but all of it, including my 1e DMG are in good shape.
Please help Jasper, my 9 1/2 year old son, who is hard of hearing (HOH) and loves to talk, sing, create his own suessical to soar in the world.  His ENT doctor wants him to have immediate surgery to widen his ear canals as they have been closing up recently.  He has to wear n ear widener in the r...
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Sorry to sound so dire, I am not getting out of RPGs, far from it. (I'm going to be running a DungeonWorld game at my house in March.) The reason for selling is that I have a lot of stuff in digital format, including OSR materials. Outside of that, there's not much to sell.

Thank goodness I have insurance, otherwise, the cost would be six figures!
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The wife had Strept A three times in six weeks. I think this time we got it conquered. We all envy the boy as he never had it once the entire time. The rest of us cycled through it off and on. :(
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Miserable business, I'm very sorry.
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Not a surprise to me...
When you hear about role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, you probably picture a dimly-lit basement filled with people in silly robes rolling dice, but there's much more to it than that. Not only are role-playing games incredibly fun, but they can actually teach you skills you'll use in the real world.
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Because these two things go together like Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Seriously, I want these!
d20 Entertainment is raising funds for Pencil Dice on Kickstarter! The simple addition of dice markings to a six sided pencil makes all the difference because you never know when a game will break out!
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That's true, but they're only $1/pencil for the lowest bid. :)
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Education
  • North Carolina Central
    Education, 1996 - 1997
  • North Carolina State University
    British Medieval Literature: Non-Chaucer, 1989 - 1995
  • College of the Albermarle
    General, 1992 - 1992
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A Southern man living in the Midwest.
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I'm John Payne. If you knew me before April 1992, then you know what my parents and everyone else called me up until that point.

I love pen-and-paper RPGs, history, conlangs (and artlangs) and thoughtful Christianity.

My son is hard of hearing. Although he is quite verbal, his preferred method of communication is sign. For that reason, I know some Signing Exact English and a smattering of ASL. More than that, my son is wildly imaginative and very curious about a myriad of things like planets, dinosaurs, letter and number systems, dolphins and gardening.

My daughter is precious. She signs better than I do. She is also fearless, thoughtful, loving and energetic. It goes without saying that she takes after her mother.

My wife is simply amazing. There's not a good summary for all that she is.
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Bragging rights? Not really, but I did take five different languages in college.
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Manteo, NC - Raleigh, NC - Las Vegas, NV - Norfolk, VA - Chapel Hill, NC - Durham, NC
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