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Matthew Sullivan-Barrett
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The stars are right, but will the hops align? Friends, this seems ominously important, and the spumescent head atop my frost hazed chalice bespeaks a night overwrought with visions and reverie liken to that of island hopping Maenads. Would that I will rise again like that besotted and reborn Dionysus.

I entreat you to consider aligning yourself with these dark forces, and may you therefore avoid their wrath and gaze when they ascend.

Behold, the Washington state LoveCraft Brewing Kickstarter.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/473587906/lovecraft-brewing-company
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And thanks to +John Stavropoulos for the tip.
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Deeper in the Game has always delivered high value(if occasionally contentious) content about RPG play craft and techniques. I can't think if another blog that has influenced me more as an RPG participant.

Very glad to be able to kick some back to Chris!
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Lots of neatness at the EMP museum. Their newish horror exhibit and Scream Booth were cool.
The tentacles made of red-lit Hannibal masks all across the ceiling were a nice touch, made me think of +Bret Gillan.
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D'aww, so kyoot.
Most adorbs owlbear media since Winnie-the-Owl-Pooh? You decide.
http://rpggeek.com/thread/627977/now-we-are-six-hit-dice
 
Get 13th Age for $13 today at +DriveThruRPG. If we sell 13 copies +Wade Rockett keeps his job! http://owl.li/xZcx6 
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This tome Grim and glamorous appeared on my threshold today.
Particularly chilling was the inscription within, showing eery insight into my own temperament...
#grimWorld
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That's one good move.  I'd probably change it to +WIS if I used it though.
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Registration now open for GPNW 2014.
This Seattle play-con is one of my favorite game events every year, always reliably full of fun games and friendly gamers! If you are going, try to make the Friday Feast: It is the best way to start the weekend.
 
As promised, registration for Go Play NW 2014 is now open! Check out our site for more information, or just go to http://goplay2014.eventbee.com to register today!
Go Play NW 2014. Go Play NW is an annual RPG weekend where people come together to play indie, role-playing, story, board/card, and games. Meet new people. Play new games. Go Play NW 2014 is coming June 27–29 at Seattle University. Mark your calendars!
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Good call Joe: I will see you there!
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I ran Golden Sky Stories at the Tacoma Story Games meetup on Friday. A lot of fun, and one of the organizers asked if I could write an AP for it.
So hey, here's one of my first AP write-ups ever.
[eta] #helloFromTheFuture  Just noticed the forum this was posted in is no longer around. Sad at first, since I didn't want to lose the report from this lovely game. Thankfully I still have the draft available:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tcP4HyeVWjKli7fyXVR5_lQ56JaaEid3Xd-psZ1wVhM/edit?usp=sharing
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Nice! And thank you for running such a fun game!
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Past Bundle contributor +Jennifer Brozek has passed along a suggestion for an offer of tabletop RPGs designed by women. Aside from the several titles we've featured in past offers (notably the entire trilogy of "Three Quick Games about the Human Heart" by +Emily Care Boss and several freeforms by +Lizzie Stark, +Shoshana Kessock, and +Julia Ellingboe), perhaps the most prominent title we haven't yet offered is Steal Away Jordan. Other suggestions?
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May be missing GenCon(as ever), but at least this year I am in the midst of a sweet trip to Iceland.
This awesome deericorn statue on the grassy roof of what turned out to be a vet made me think of +Ross Cowman.
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I do wish I could have gotten a better view/shot. It looks to have a canine mask on its right shoulder, for instance.
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Maybe someone in Adam's circles could tag me in photos 8 and 9?
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Koebel makes good photo.
Not sure what the G+ etiquette is on this tagging.
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Betty is freaking awesome.
This also reminded me of my gnome barbarian from very cool +13th Age demo +Wade Rockett ran at my bachelor party game night!
 
How to succeed at monster killing 101 w/ Betty the Smidgen from Rat Queens! 

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I do wish I could loan it to you, but I can't share the electronic version.
Comixology. :/
All the current issues are available in a collected edition though.
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[eta] #helloFromTheFuture  Just noticed the forum this was posted in is no longer around. Sad at first, since I didn't want to lose the report from this lovely game. Thankfully I still have the draft available:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tcP4HyeVWjKli7fyXVR5_lQ56JaaEid3Xd-psZ1wVhM/edit?usp=sharing
 
I ran Golden Sky Stories at the Tacoma Story Games meetup on Friday. A lot of fun, and one of the organizers asked if I could write an AP for it.
So hey, here's one of my first AP write-ups ever.
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There wasn't any discussion of that balance making characters, but probably some good player instincts at work.
There was also some great playing against type, which is well supported by the henge types.
Otomo was very reserved and mature, until the fried tofu comes out.
Soun was timid and open, until he told a big fib to get out of trouble or stood up to the angry Kawamura san.
I think in both char-gen and in play we benefited much from playing from our guts.
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Gritty Tacoma boy since '89, father of the most wonderful glamorascal of a daughter imaginable. Now officially efiance'd to Shelly Mears!
Passionate about table top gaming, and baldric deep in an ever growing pile of games to read and play.
Middle School in Tembagapura, High School at Canadian Academy, Kobe and Bethel High in Graham.
Love the boozy alchemy of Hilltop Kitchen in T-town.
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Has attended every Go Play Northwest convention in Seattle!
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