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On my someday wish list - seems like a good way to go camping.
http://www.sylvansport.com/camper/pop-up-camper-trailers/
SylvanSport would like you to take a minute to take a fresh look at pop up camper trailers. SylvanSport has reinvented the way you camp and carry gear, from the ground up, with the revolutionary Sylva
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RIP David Bowie - be free blue bird.
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It was fun to contribute to this - and somewhat flattering that two of my three prompts were used.
 
The Uresia Winter Annual is an all-new Uresia PDF created by a dozen fans and myself, and it's free and it's cool and you should read it (right in the Web reader if you like, but download it to see additional side-notes and access alternate print versions). Huge thanks to those who made this happen; this is some huggy stuff. Share it around; it's for everyone!
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I see one that I submitted towards the bottom....and one that I wrote something for towards the top...I can't wait to see the finished product.
 
My current phone wallpaper. If you can find yourself in this, you know I think you're extra-cool. #Uresia #WinterAnnual
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Yes, you should get it.
 
Yet again, Risus drives on thru. This is an all-new layout of Ring of Thieves based on the v3 text. It is free, and you should get it.
Ring of Thieves - A Free Risus Solitaire Adventure - On a frosty night in the city of Hultog, a magic ring was stolen. Now it's yours, but your partner has been taken in exc
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Posters posters posters - if only I had a place to put posters.
 
I've been going a little overboard with the swag posts, I know. But it's just really fun. And this one's special, because it's Risus: The Anything RPG, the entire game, laid out to take best advantage of the poster formats available. So, if you've always wanted Risus on the wall of your den of geekery (or if you never really wanted that, but suddenly do now) then here we go.
Available as Posters, Home Decors, and Prints
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I think part of the reason I've gone a bit poster-crazy is that we're moving into a cheaper apartment away from the city ... but in the process, we're getting our very first two-bedroom place, and the extra room is the new Cumberland (it's no longer just a laptop!) so the new Cumberland has walls ...
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Because you know you need a copy from Drive Thru RPG.
 
Here we go. Feels weird. Does it feel weird? It feels weird.
Risus: The Anything RPG - The 20th Anniversary edition of one of the world's first free RPGs (still free, always and forever). For some, Risus is
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Pretty cool!
 
Well, in the "Dream Come True" category, today it was announced I will be playing Dr Forrester's daughter in the MST3K reboot that's on Kickstarter NOW! Please click below to donate so we can make 12 episodes happen!

bit.ly/mst3k-update8

I watched MST3K with my brother religiously as a kid. The reason Joel thought of me for this was because I was in Salt Lake City at the con and I went up to get a picture with him because I wanted to rub it in my brother Ryon's face. So thanks Ryon! You got me my dream job! Please help me all the episodes happen so I can rub it in his face a LOT! :)
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Pretty cool for +Peter Schweighofer to be doing this....
 
Random Drawing: Trapped in the Museum

A long time ago, when I first designed and published the solitaire, Risus adventure Trapped in the Museum for fun, I printed up a handful of digest-sized, saddle-stitched copies to give out at conventions. I found the last few while going through boxes in the basement. I’m giving two away to two lucky, randomly determined people who comment below (in the original thread, please): tell me what you love best about Risus, solitaire scenarios, ancient history museums, Victorian adventures, or any other related topics. Ships to US addresses only.

I’ll close out comments and randomly determine recipients on Friday around 9 p.m. eastern time.

You can always download Trapped in the Museum in PDF for free at http://griffonpubstudio.com/tmintro.html (though I’ll be porting that to a new website soon...). And don’t forget Risus: The Anything RPG remains free at +S. John Ross'  website http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/risus.htm.

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I'd love to see the list of settings where the genie is thanked.
 
As I hike the winding road of my quest to Read Every Fantasy Gameworld, you can imagine, of course, that I'm scoring each on several points ... game design (player-side, GM-side, and whole-cloth), writing (as always, good RPG writing must be evocative, informative, lean, clear, confident, warm, focused, on-cue, capable of surprise in both linear and literal terms, layered, and musical), the quantity, quality, and variety of in-roads (how does the gamer get on board?), variety of perspective (grand sweep vs. ground-level, cultural vs. subcultural contrasts), assertiveness, intelligence, warmth (again; it counts double), variety of delivery, purpose, voice, flexibility and openness, and whether it's celebratory, inviting, illusory (in the good way) and rewarding (and I don't mean treasure and xp).

But really, I can boil it down to two simpler questions. The first one is: "How do I feel about the quest now?" If a world is awesome, it has me excited not only for it, but for the whole REFG project. If a world is ... less awesome, it makes me question the entire exercise.

The second one is: "If the Magic Setting Genie offered me the rights to publish this through Cumberland, would I thank him, or throw the lamp into the sea?"

Some of this, some of that.
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That is the eventual plan. But I just used the word "eventual." Compare this to what I apparently mean when I use words like "soon."
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This is a fun game and is good for getting your kids involved in the hobby.
 
If you were able to elude #Michtim  so far, now is your chance to check it out. It is #TeachYourKidsToGame  week on +DriveThruRPG!

http://drivethrurpg.com/product/105250/Michtim-Fluffy-Adventures?filters=0_0_0_0_0_44772

All products are on sale. So you can fetch my book on #RPG   #GameDesign  as well! 
Michtim: Fluffy Adventures - Cute Heroes with Special Powers Michtims are easily mistaken for hamsters at first glance, yet they have access t
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