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I love books, but I love my friends more. If I loan out a book and it never comes back, I can usually buy another...and doing so makes me no worse off than if I always bought a spare to loan out. I only get picky if the book is irreplaceable, say because it's personalized or was a special gift.
To many people books are just paper and ink, but to a book-lover they are much more. Here are a few things I've learned about lending books. First off NEVER lend a book to a friend.  If you really want them to read somethin...
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The purpose of lending books for me, is that I hope someone will adopt them and give them a good home.
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Physical RPGs I didn't even know I owned:

Underworld: An Adventure Game of Subterranean Fantasy

Absolutely no clue where, when or why I obtained this.  Flipping through it doesn't ring any bells at all.
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Oddly enough, this setting actually seems pretty cool.  It certainly sounds like something I would have picked up on a whim in 2000 and had it sit on the shelf forever. :)
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This fellow was in our tree yesterday. Moments after he (she?) left, the squirrels were back, which kinda surprised me.

In fact you can just spot a squirrel getting the hell out of Dodge in the bottom left corner.
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Quotes from today's #dnd5e   game:

Their faces needed more arrow!

Dirt doesn't grow on trees, you know!
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Stuff from the ever-creative +Courtney Campbell available cheap(ish)
 
This is the last weekend you can get On the Non Player Character at half off, and the last time you can get the blog compendium as a PWYW purchase. 

After this weekend, On the Non-Player Character goes into twilight (remains in print at full price) and the Blog Compendium goes to having a purchase price and the price of the print copy increasing! (PWYW->3.99, print to 6.99)

On the Non-Player Character has a quick reference sheet for use in 5th edition now, so If you ever think you are going to get them or use them in your 5e games, get them both for 9.99$ today (19.98 in print), because tuesday, it'll cost you 26$ (37$ in print).

Remember, ofc, Patreons can get their special edition of the Blog Compendium at cost at any time. 

Also, yes, this seems suspiciously like a marking notice or is it an opportunity ? People forget, get busy. These books are good stuff. Grab them while you can, please, thank you.

Oh, and early next week back to remixing HDQ and a free 1-page 5e adventure for kids, by request.
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Ports of Call for a notional #DnD5e   Spelljammer campaign:

Carcosa
Forgotten Realms
Arduin
Tekumel
Tschai
Eternia
Etheria
Nehwon
Barsoom
Kregen
Gamma World
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You had me at Carcosa, and then again at Barsoom. 
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This is likely to be of interest to the fantasy gamers in my circles: the complete Eerie El Cid stories by Budd Lewis and Gonzalo Mayo.  Many more wizards and trolls than the actual El Cid, so perfect RPG fodder. (Currently $2.99 on Amazon)
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The actual El Cid stuff is an old favorite, I may be inclined to check this out.
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Here's a list of all the RPGs I can remember playing (not counting home-brews), inspired by +Wayne Snyder.  It's probable I've played more that I can no longer recall :

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
Aftermath
Amber
Arduin Grimoire
Ars Magica
Big Eyes, Small Mouth
Boot Hill
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Bunnies & Burrows
Bushido
Call of Cthulhu
Castle Falkenberg
Champions
Champions: New Millenium
Chill
Chivalry & Sorcery
CORPS
d20 Modern
DC Heroes
Deadlands
Dungeons & Dragons (0e, 3e, 3.5e, 5e)
Empire of the Petal Throne
En Garde!
Exalted
Fantasy Hero
Feng Shui
FUDGE
Fuzion
Gamma World
GURPS
Hackmaster ("4e")
Hero System
James Bond 007
Justice, Inc.
Lords of Creation
Marvel Super Heroes
Metamorphosis Alpha
Monsters! Monsters!
Nobilis
Palladium Fantasy (1e)
Paranoia
QAGS
Rolemaster
Runequest (1e, 6e)
Savage Worlds
Shadowrun
Silver Age Sentinels
Space Opera
Star Frontiers
Stars Without Number
Starships & Spacemen
StarWars (d6)
Stormbringer
Superhero 2044
Superworld
The Fantasy Trip
Toon
Top Secret
Traveller
Tunnels & Trolls
Urutsk
Villains & Vigilantes
Worlds of Wonder
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+Isaac Kenn​ I don't remember that at all, and Google isn't turning anything up.
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#3x3RPG

Most recent: D&D 5e, Zap!, D&D 1e

Favorite: SFX, The Fantasy Trip, Arduin Grimoire

Most want to play: FASERIP, Runequest 6, Classic Traveller
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Yeah, FASERIP!
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Looks like you can currently get Wreck-It Ralph for free by connecting your Disney Anywhere account to either your iTunes, Google Play, or VUDU (whatever that is) account.  Presumably that works even if you're just signing up to DMA (I think I got an account to get the streaming version of Frozen as part of the Blue-Ray/DVD pack?  Something like that).

Anyway, I already own it, but Wreck-It Ralph is awesome, and you can't beat free...
Watch Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies whenever and wherever you go with Disney Movies Anywhere.
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I GOT THE APP
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Apropos of +Shoe Skogen mentioning recently that she was looking for advice and materials on Spelljammer, I realized that I didn't really know what that was... I mean, beyond "D&D in Spaaace!"   And much of what I thought I vaguely recalled on further reflection is actually probably Planescape anyway.  So seeing some relatively cheap PDFs on RPGNow, I decided to check it out.  Now I'm actually thinking about trying to run it as a hangout game in #dnd5e ...

Maybe a mash-up of Spelljammer and something a bit darker... Spelljammer 40K anyone?
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+Pearce Shea I guess to me how it's skinned matters much more than whether it's set in the past or the future.  StarWars can start "A long, long time ago..." but blasters and light-sabers feel very different (and set up different expectations) from wands and magic swords.

My only point about 40K is that stuff that rubs me kind of the wrong way about the setting when everything is skinned as tech/psi seems perfectly comfortable if it's actually called magic.
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We've got family obligations tonight or we'd so be playing this...

even if I'd be the only one cackling with glee
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Just saw this last week at the FLGS. I squeed.
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You want to know what manner of man is Joshua,
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