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Re: Kung Fury and various revival bands like Com Truise and such

It'd have been neat if the '80s I lived through were anywhere near as cool as the '80s revival the kids are living through these days.
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A friend of mine was speculating that we should have "nostalgia preserves" where people can go off and live a life of having no internet and three television channels and just ride their bikes or cars aimlessly around the neighborhood for entertainment, the way God intended. 

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With #chicagogameday41  on the horizon, I've shifted into "What am I going to run?" mode — assuming that I will have time to prepare anything at all, given life as it is now.

Right now, I'm reading through Golden Sky Stories. +Quinn Murphy's recent post about "Action, not Violence" has been rattling around my brain, prompting me to think about which games on my shelf don't focus on combat as a core activity. Then I remember I'd picked up GSS at GenCon last year, so I grabbed it and started reading. It's charming so far, but I'm only a little ways in.

It could be my age, my health, or my now being a father, but this idea of games about constructive behavior (helping others, discovery, creation) and what I call "small stories" (personal relationships, life lessons, human milestones) has become more and more interesting to me. (It also reminds me of the Burning Wheel meets Gilmore GIrls event I ran at BurningCon years ago. I might need to revisit it at some point.)

Or maybe I'll just run some D&D!
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No, it wasn't for gameday, but among those I game with.

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Announcing Gameday 41 milestone dates

June 1: Event planning begins.
June 29: Event signup opens at 7pm.
July 11: Gameday 41 happens!

Mark your calendars and get ready to game!

#chicagogameday   #chicagogameday41  
ENWorld Chicago Gameday is a day of free RPG (and other) gaming held three times a year at Games...
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Ruin(ed) of the North

Okay, "ruined" is too strong a word for this, but man I wish I could get books shipped to me intact. Freakin' USPS.

(And the joke in the heading is this is a copy of Ruins of the North for #TheOneRing that arrived yesterday.)
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I hate when that happens. 

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Great interview with +Kevin Crawford.

Reading this reminded me how valuable the "sandbox" generation tools are in his games, and how they make many other games look severely lacking when it comes to providing tools for GMs to use in generating the experiences that are promised on the tin.
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Hey #googleplus , why am I seeing posts in my feed from a community I never joined, but were plus-oned by someone in my circles? That makes no sense.
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Indeed, good tip!

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Amazing music from my buddy's (seated on floor, right) studio in Portland. 
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Woah! I totally forgot this was en route.

#toomanygames #dresdenfilesrpg
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I'd take another crack at this, provided we at least start street-level. Every time I've played a con scenario everyone's, like, angels & sh!t.

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6. DO EASY PROJECTS FIRST.

This reminded me of some great advice from Robert Fripp on learning guitar that I read years ago in Musician magazine (man, I miss that magazine): to learn a piece of music or a lick, you need to break it down into manageable pieces, and then work on the first piece mind-numbingly slowly until you can prefect it and get it up to tempo; only then do you move on to the next piece and do the same thing. Eventually, you have an entire song or lick under your fingertips. And this eventually becomes the body of your entire technique.
I had a friend who wanted to get better at painting. But she thought she had to be in Paris, with all the conditions right. She never made it to Paris. Now she sits in a cubicle under fluorescent lights, filling out paperwork all day.
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+1 mostly because I just got excited that you name dropped Robert Fripp.

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Tell me about your experiences with #sonos  music products

I haven't invested time, money, or effort in my home audio setup since maybe 1998. Practically all my audio listening these days is done via earbuds connected to either my iPhone or my Macs. (Okay, I have a Bose  SoundDock I got in '06 that we use when entertaining, which is maybe a couple times a year.)

I'd like to change this, though. And the idea of being able to (eventually) have a whole-house system is very appealing. The Wirecutter says Sonos is the best solution, so I'm, eyeing that. I"m open to other suggestions, though.

FYI, right now I have an old NAD A/V receiver paired with B&W speakers. It used to be my dedicated stereo, but now it gets used exclusively for my TV. It's a nice piece of kit, though, so I'd want to integrate it into the Sonos setup.
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You can feasibly get an OK receiver like older Pioneer From Elite line (that has HDMI in), and hook your apple TV via HDMI to it. That's how I have audio streaming form My PC to my PC that we have hooked to TV and the Receiver in the living room.

And if you want to invest a bit more in the current technology - look here http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Elite+Receivers I know people love Onkyos or Yamahas but I had my Pioneer for almost 8 years (open box), it's not even Elite branded (top model from their regular line) has bunch of HDMI in and I got it mostly to play classic consoles in HD (it has an amazing sharpening / upsampling video chip that makes shit from Dreamcast or Sega Saturn look fabulous.

And the current receivers might even do the work of Sonos for you, as most of them can stream from the network.

EDIT: Just checked, Pioneers have airplay support.

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Yes! My copy of Mutant Year Zero arrived today, somewhat the worse for wear after its trip across the pond, though not so much as to warrant replacement.

I really wish companies would do a better job of packing books for shipment; at least put them in something waterproof. This box was fairly soggy, but thankfully the contents survived. I get that this is probably a cost issue; even Amazon stopped shrink-wrapping orders. Nonetheless, it bugs me.

I'm hoping that Modiphius has a PDF bricks-and-mortar program, as I don't know that I want to risk more shipments like this, especially given the cost of the #MYZ line.

Anyway, the question now is whether I should run this for the next #ChicagoGameday.

#MY0 #rpg
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