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Kevin Matheny
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Attended Macalester College
Lives in Maplewood, MN
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This is amazingly geeky, and very very entertaining. A PhD candidate researcher in computer science is using a recurrent neural network to generate Magic: the Gathering cards. Many other people have joined in, and the networks are getting remarkably good at creating cards. 

http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/creativity/custom-card-creation/612057-generating-magic-cards-using-deep-recurrent-neural?
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Looking good!
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+Harry Connolly , is there a forum for spoilery discussion of The Great Way? 
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Planning to. We'll see.
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I think Steve nails the big problem with Microsoft's long-term vision. 
 
Wow! I got an article featured on Linked-In's technology section!
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Found these in an old suitcase of my father's. These are my first introduction to SF as a child. Some great stories here.

I wish I had more of these captured. The magazines and books themselves were mildewy beyond repair, so they're gone, but I have the memories...
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Cool!  I rescued a few from a moldy grave.  Yeah, the writers, gad.  Great reading.
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Game-mastered a brief session of Dungeon World last night for my daughter and three of her friends. I didn't have a very good feel for how to manage combat flow - I did okay, but not having the standard toolkit of actions and initiative meant it was a little rough. 

So I went looking for examples of Dungeon World gameplay, and found this: http://apocalypse-world.com/forums/index.php?topic=2693.msg16185#msg16185

It's a brilliant writeup of an encounter that encapsulates much of what I find really fascinating about Dungeon World. 
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Nice piece on the books that inspired 5th Edition D&D. I particularly like this, about +Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon:

“A lot of the stuff behind bonds, flaws, all the stuff that binds characters to the campaign, was inspired by reading Throne.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidewalt/2015/01/27/books-fiction-inspired-dungeons-dragons/
A new generation of fantasy novelists are really changing the game.
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+Fred Hicks , I was looking at your works list and noticed that the Hero Games store link is busted. I'm guessing they moved it. Correct link seems to be http://www.herogames.com/forums/store/
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Sorry, Fred. Rule One of bug reporting is "include steps to reproduce" but my head wasn't on straight today. It's the link on this page: 
http://www.deadlyfredly.com/work/

Hero Games (Store Link) <-this one
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Found an excellent resource for 5e rules - thank +Stan Shinn !

http://swshinn.com/dnd-5e/rules-summary/
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Excellent. I like the mental framework: thinking about testing as trajectories through the state space. 
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Independent consultant
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APIs, Ecommerce, Content Systems, Leadership
Employment
  • Binary Star Consulting
    Principal, 2014 - present
  • Digital River
    Group Vice President, Technology, 2013 - 2014
  • Best Buy
    E-business Architect, 2000 - 2013
  • Colle & McVoy
    Copywriter/Information Architect, 1999 - 2000
  • Conseco Finance
    Interactive Producer, 1998 - 1999
  • Concept Group
    Interactive Media Director, 1992 - 1999
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Maplewood, MN
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Technology problem-solver. Dad. Tabletop & computer gamer. Terrible guitarist.
Introduction
I love thinking about systems, solving problems at their real root causes and helping people understand how to build stable, scalable systems for the modern Web. 

I've been in ecommerce for 15 years, first with Best Buy, then with Digital River in and now on my own. My primary focus has been on content management and APIs, from initial implementation to ongoing production operations. While at Best Buy, I led development of the Remix API. 

My career prior to ecommerce was in advertising, as a copywriter, information architect and leader. I led my agency into digital media in the mid-90s, designing hypermedia interfaces for CD & Web, before leaving the agency world behind to work full-time in ecommerce. 

I've also worked as a barista before the term came to the US, a page for the Minnesota House and Senate, and a stage combat instructor. 
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Created the Best Buy Remix API.
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  • Macalester College
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