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Kara - Heavy Rain's Dev Trailer

A pretty awesome short film to check out if you haven't already. 
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+Media-Feed it felt more involving and cinematic than my usual gaming needs. I loved it. 
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Proofreading info for my awesome wife.

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Feeling my creative phase about to start again.  I haven't written fiction in at least 6 months and now I'm ready to start work on H2O once more. Wish me luck!  And while you're at it, send me your own fiction so I can proof it to perfection! :)
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A fun reminder for #nerdy9th  thanks +Curt Thompson 
 
Just as a reminder for those who would like to participate, we'll be doing the Nerdy 9th on this Wednesday. If you've missed me yammering on about this, the idea is that for 24 hours, from midnight to midnight, your local time, on the 9th of the month, you only post positive stuff about your fandoms and passions. If you want to tag your posts on the topic with #nerdy9th  it will make them easier to find, but there are no rules beyond this one:

No hate and no debate, just nerd love. 

When I mentioned this previously, somebody always asked why I'd want to set aside a day for this. The answer is pretty simple:

Critique is valuable. It adds to the discourse and enriches our culture and subcultures. But in the geek/nerd world, critique and negativity are, sometimes, the first and only line of conversation people have.

If somebody likes something, we have to tell them we hate it. If somebody asks about something, we tear it down, rather than pointing out the good stuff.

As a subculture, we nerds do too much hating and not enough loving. Which is really weird when you consider that what makes us nerds in the first place is our unabashed love for 'our' stuff. Science. Sci fi. Fantasy. Games. Books. Movies. Whatever. 

If you love it, love on it for a day. Just, you know, Scotchguard the couch first.
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Inspired by +Erik Jensen & +Joey Lindsey 

What constitutes a good magical item vs a bad one?

Are there specific items that deserve more love due to interesting mechanics or shear joy to play?

Personally I think magical items should have names and stories, even if they are simple ones.  These things should not feel mass produced.  They should have a reason to have been created and the mechanics should support that.  I've always enjoyed weapons that are + X to everything and + Y to specific types. 

A dagger that is + 1/ + 2 vs Humans with the name Kinslayer, is going to feel like it has a distinct reason for being as opposed to a Mace + 1 / + 2 to Undead named Calmbringer,  and the much loved club of + 1/ + 2 vs Rust Monsters named Knight's Revenge.   
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A box that only reveals its contents on the 2nd opening. If nothing is taken, the boxes contents will change upon each opening thereafter.
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This was terribly funny, and I kind of want to curl up in a corner and scream.  Now it is more obvious than ever, we have the best government money can buy.  
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Sometimes introvert spider likes to order takeout.


Oh and #rollforinitiative  . . . at a massive penalty I assume. 
 
And this is how a trapdoor spider attacks.

#honeybunchesofnope  
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I'm pro-spider, just slightly freaked out by ninja spiders. ::shudder::

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OK this is just an awesome package of RPGs.  Check it out and see if it is your cup of tea.  The rewards kick in at the first $1 spent as every dollar counts. 

Thanks +Rafael Chandler & best wishes +Renee Knipe 
 
Dark games for a good cause!
 This is a pay-what-you-want fundraiser for our friend, +Renee Knipe, who recently underwent some serious surgery. It features three different visions of the online-only live action game ViewScream, plus three all-new Fiasco playsets -- featuring work by +Arnold Cassell, +Brianna Sheldon, +Eric Duncan, and +Rafael Chandler. Every little bit helps, so please pitch in!
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I had gotten one of these once: 
I used my hug and kiss with astonishing speed, 
my rubber band broke, and eventually I lost my marble.  ;)
 
#ANTIDEPRESSIONKIT .. I LOVE THIS!!!!
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... got the eraser stuck up my nose... swallowed the penny... 

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I have been seeing this all over my stream, and damn it is awesome.
 
This is awesome.
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I like it because of the amazing editing.  And I like Christopher Reeve's Superman, and duh, there's no sound in Space LOL nice one hehehe hahahaha

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I shall forget the term at once. :)
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Gamer, Book Nerd, Movie Buff . . .
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My name is Matthew and I love gaming.  My interests include but are not limited to.

Video games, Board Games, Table Top Role Playing Games, and Game Design for all of the above.
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I have carefully honed my critical thinking skills and adaptability, I have a high chance of surviving a zombie outbreak.
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