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New system night instead of Shadowrun - we tried out the beta (Kickstarter-provided!) rules for Feng Shui 2. I'd heard it played on +ONE SHOT Podcast  and it rocked quite a bit.

The lack of a good layout in the ruleset caused some headaches and flipping back and forth through the PDF, but after a few hours we had our characters set for a few adventures set in the year 1979.

Character creation was very free form, and we discussed the different archetypes, which quickly flowed into a back and forth idea-fest that fleshed out everyone into the rough outlines below:

Steve Octane - Our all-American driver, he and his El Camino arrived on site to help deliver tables to the community center - but stayed to deliver justice to the thugs who attacked!
Leroy Jenkins III - Resident pimp, who was on site to survey the new locale for new talent, he took exception to people busting up his new recruits.
Chuin - An elderly korean gentleman who was there because he volunteers there to impart wisdom of his forefathers to the underprivileged through his use of Martial Arts. 
Frankie - Kicked out of the Army when he took the fall for the a superior's embezzlement, the tough-as-nails giant has been trying to live a quiet life mopping floors and staying out of trouble. At least, since he got fired from the Zoo for that 'escape', he's been trying...
Don "Chi" Kong - A hyper-intelligent orangutan from the year 2294, he had been sent back into the past by the leader of his resistance cell to try and divert a very unpleasant future from happening. Unfortunately, his memory was a bit scrambled from the time-hop, so now he just pals around with Frankie who makes everyone think he's just a pet. They were at the community center for Frankie's new job as head janitor, and Donk for the free bananas.

We then did a quick scene of combat where some chinese tong members attacked the community center, and picked up some rules questions I have to look up for next week, but one thing that changed and clicked for me quickly was that I wanted to help the players create new and creative ways to defeat their foes - not so much playing the bad guys to win as is usual in D&D and the like. So combat for me as the GM was much more creative and collaborative than it would have been with a system more in-tune/created for sim-combat instead of cinematic action-fu.

Love this system. Can't wait till next week :)   #rpg   #fengshui2  
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So I got my new Kindle Voyage today - and I definitely can tell there is a resolution increase in the screen. And while the device is physically smaller, it somehow feels bulkier. Not heavier, but doesn't quite fit the hand as well as the Paperwhite did. Close, but not quite the same.

I thought folks might be interested in a screen comparison, so here is the Voyage, the Paperwhite, my iPad Air (set to Sepia in iBooks) next to each other in a 3MP cropped photo. (Light levels are maxed on all three devices)

Even with image compression, there is a nice difference in clarity and I feel the lighting is more even on the Voyage.

The Paperwhite is no slouch - I've enjoyed using it over the past 6 months, but the Voyage is nicer.
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New terminology tonight:

"They're like ninja nuns."

"NUNJAS!"
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That is interesting Ed - this quote was from our M&M game. :)
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Well, badge has been acquired for #GenCon! #ns  
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This is actually not a bad idea for backgrounds for NPCs too.

Of course you occasionally get "WARY GNOME BARBARIAN FROM A COMPANY OF SELLSWORDS WHO BELIEVES THEY'RE A DEMI GOD, BUT HASN'T FIGURED OUT WHO'S THEIR FATHER YET" but still. :)
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I'll just leave this here as a funny reminder of the 80's :)

http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2015/01/03/macgyver-intro-gets-dubbed-silly-sounds-video/

Very well done though!
Youtuber Mario Wienerroither took the original MacGyver Intro, removed all original sounds from it, and replaced them with a rather sillier soundtrack. [
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Scenes from Shadowrun: "He's got cybernetic cheek pouches, like a squirrel." #kendallcorps
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So one of my gaming group shared this blog post with me - it's his wife who had been ... encouraged by a co-worker and friend to try out her Macbook Pro.

Basically she is not a Mac person, but when her friend decided to try and convert her, it led her to a meeting with a local Apple Genius and an amazing tale of Apple customer support.

https://bronwyngreenblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/the-day-that-javier-regretted-coming-to-work-aka-the-day-that-jenny-trout-is-the-best-worst-best-friend-ever/

(As a note - Jenny is not single.. I asked. ^_^)
Gather 'round children, for it is story time. (Yes. Again. Quit bitching.) Once upon a time, I had a Toshiba laptop. And it was a good little computer, but after about two years, it grew tired of m...
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just goes to prove that in the hands of idiots Macs are just as easily screwed up as a Windows machine
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Scenes from Shadowrun: "Santa's death mask only comes out for naughty kids!"
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Scenes from Shadowrun: "It's Tilly the Tranny Tree!" #kendallcorps  
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Just as an FYI, I'm having a bit of an issue with 13thage.org's hosting provider so you may have difficulty logging in and adding/editing content. (SSL is all messed up.)

Hope to have it fixed soon.
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Should be okay now. The host updated apache and such and it broke all the SSL stuff.
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I have been on G+ since the invite-only days, and continually find more and more people to interact with and converse with. 

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