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Joshuha Owen
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Was thinking of one day doing a supers hack for Apoc/Dungeon World but this looks interesting and love the art previews already. Backed for a physical copy.
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Funny you should mention this. I've been having a reoccurring idea or dream in my head for a few superhero character concepts.
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First one I'll be doing will be a Dungeon World sheet. Not that it needs anything fancy but more organization is always better IMO.
 
Check out a preview of our new Character Sheets feature launching with the Data Delve update in May:

http://blog.roll20.net/post/82092273480/data-delve-dev-blog-2-introducing-character-sheets

Sheets that are easy to use, easy to customize, with advanced functionality including rolling directly from the sheet and auto-calculating attributes.

Available today on the Dev Server for Mentors to start testing!
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I ready when you are lets start it up
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Improved character sheet functionality will be one of the major upcoming improvements in Roll20. Better organized and prettier sheets should benefit crunchy and non-crunchy systems alike. 
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That's made down the road from here after the road from here ends, I got confused. Also awesome choice in boardgames.
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+Sam Jack So...That makes her "The Teacher" ?
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Anyone know of any public domain "very large" data sets? I want to do some demos with Hadoop and processing large data sets but it's hard to find anything free out there that is sufficiently large to warrant a big data cluster. 

I know about data.gov and freebase.com but the largest datasets I can find there are about 250GB. I was hoping for something in the 1 Terabyte+ range. The best would be sensor or high volume transactional data but I think finding these in public domain/free may be hard. The other option is to generate the data but that's not as fun.
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Wish Google would announce more info besides a date for IO 2014. Some of us have training budgets and what not and shorter notice means higher costs with hotels and plane tickets. With a lottery system in place that process is going to need to be announced quickly and resolved for a lot of us to have a shot at going.
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I was really hoping there would be more information announced earlier this week since they said they would say something before the end of the month.
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Today's Woot shirt is pretty amusing. Ended up grabbing one.
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So I currently use MyFitnessPal.com to track my calories in/burned and it works but is definitely a chore to track. I want to believe that technology like this is real but I remain skeptical. That may sound odd being a Glass explorer and overall gadget guy but doing some preliminary research a similar device was crowdfunded previously but had to issue refunds when it couldn't deliver on it's claims. The company also has stated to press that it has only tested in-house and hasn't done independent third party testing yet.

On the other hand lots of rumors that Apple has been acquiring non-invasive Glucose testing personnel/resources so the technology may be right around the corner and Healbe just beat everyone to to the punch.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/healbe-gobe-the-only-way-to-automatically-measure-calorie-intake
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Watching Legend of Korra Season 1 again with my kids since Season 2 is out on Amazon now (not yet on Prime though). Makes me want to create a hack for it in some system and debating on the best system.

I want the bending to be pretty "loose" and not a ton of rules around it so it lends me towards something like *World or FATE but up for other suggestions.

Ideas I am tossing around:
• Set a little after the original Avatar so the war is over but conflicts could still be flaring up, maybe a 1-2 Airbenders have been taught at this point (although that doesn't really match current lore of Tenzin being the only one who can teach it).
• Base classes for each bending type with a relatively free-form move/ability specific to the theme of the bending type. I think this will be the hardest thing to get right. Enough structure to make the bending styles feel different but not too much that I need pages of rules or "power" lists. 
• More advanced moves/abilities for  unlocking things like metal-bending, healing, etc.
• Base class for a martial character type as well as a skilled type (to represent inventors/politicians/other archetypes seen in the show).
• I think I want to keep the martial arts as a definite flavor of each class but don't want anything too complicated as far as trying to setup some kind of rock-paper-scissors system between all the styles. Mostly the default melee assumption for most characters will be martial arts with the occasional exception from martial characters wielding weapons.

I have seen a couple of hacks out there but don't have links to them so if you know of any that could serve as inspiration I would appreciate it.
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I think there was a hack for MHR.
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SQL Server BI consultant by day and gamer (board, video, and tabletop) and Geek (gadgets, technology, and more) at all times.

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    Software Engineering, 2000 - 2004
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