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Melissa Thornton
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I have 2 beta keys for Heroes of the Storm if any of you guys want them :)
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optic wireless interface?  Yes, please!
There's one thing you may have begun to notice about digital design and 3D printing: whatever you think might happen in the future is probably going to advance
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can not unsee.....:b
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We have a very diverse group of people in our local table top group, and a lot of us do rp quite  a bit at the table. I agree with Senda that adding backstory elements into the games, or just having that information available can greatly enhance the way that players look at the situations their characters have to deal with. I think the biggest obstacle for most players is learning how to role play and building a character in such a way that it comes more naturally.

I know that with a few games I'm involved in, the role playing has pushed the characters together more as a cohesive group. They look out for each other, and most of them would gladly serve as bait to make sure that the others get out of things ok. I don't think we would have such a bond without those moments where it was the characters in the chairs instead of the players.
Hello World, I have talked about the positive effects of role-playing in previous blog posts. Discussing how it improves social skills and expand one’s understanding of the world around them. While that is all well and goo...
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i am one of those players that would rather create a "person" not a character. a personality not a dps machine. every point does not have to be optimized, to be fun to play.
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things that I do not need, but want... a lot :)
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+Jesse Davis It'll be back someday... :) 
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Soooooooooooooooo pretty!!!!!
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Richard has added a final post to his series on Reign of Ruin, discussing the process of converting the campaign from one system to another.
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I had the opportunity to meet the couple and play this game at our local game shop yesterday, and had a blast. It's like an intergalactic sorry with a few twists, space battles, backstabbing and generally a lot of laughs as we all tried to be the first to colonize the perfect planet. 

The rules are simple to learn, but there are so many things that you can do as a player, or have things done to you by others, that the game moves quickly. It takes about an hour or two to play, and you can shorten the time by using fewer ships per player. 

It's really rare that I sit down to learn a new game, get the hang of it and genuinely have so much fun that I didn't care who won in the end, that I think these guys deserve a shot. If you can't help out with funding, then please spread the word to other gamers, because this one needs to happen.
This game will let you navigate the stars and space, even battle your way through to Planet 313. Fast paced and fun!
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not sure if everyone is aware (I can be a bit slow sometimes) but found out that you can only equip 3 pieces of crafted gear.  Throws a bit of a wrench in my plans, because I would have done things a bit differently if I had known.
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I'm more annoyed that I'm having to redo a piece because I wasn't the crafted bits to show.. Totally a cosmetic thing, but slowing me down in general
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I LIKE
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yeah for holiday giving! Please remember to include your shipping address when you sign up.
 
Secret Santa starts today!
Add and browse wishlists here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct

It's December. That means it's the season the spread joy, love, and tell the people who've impacted you that you appreciate them. This year for Secret Santa, we've streamlined our process (and website) to make it easier than ever before. 

Here's how it works:
- Go to GPlusSanta.com here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct
- Sign in with Google in the top right. 
- Add your wishlist with an explanation of why Secret Santa is important to you.
- Search, browse, and gift your friends or a stranger!

Create your Amazon wishlist here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

**IMPORTANT** Make sure you add an address! Instructions in this video:  http://goo.gl/vCzvWR


Happy Secret Santa 2014! #Gplussanta   #SecretSanta  
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I may have offered to make two scarves for a friend as I am not making anything for the holidays for anyone this year.  No Pressure LOL

they will be big chunky scarves that can be done fast... probably Manos or some smooshy alpaca 
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May the force be with you.
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It's all fun and games until the black dragon disciples show up...
Thanks to +Richard Moore  for writing the brilliant campaign Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, and leading us on an adventure that not only was a ton of fun, but did some good in the real world too :)  We managed to fill his trunk with donations to the local food bank!

Now the guys over at +Jon Brazer Enterprises  need to find a way of recording Richard doing the voices for all the NPCs!

#adventurershelpingout   #pathfinderrpg   #13thage  
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Education
  • Middle Tennessee State University
    Psychology, 1984 - 1989
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Melissa Wonderling, @StepfordMom
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Don't make me release the flying monkeys!
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40something mom raising a family in a connected world. I game, knit, and try to write compliant code. I have an issue with expletives. I use them a lot.
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Raised a kid, he's 18 now and I didn't kill him. I may have thought about where to hide the body on one or two occasions.
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Doing what I want to do
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Raleigh, NC
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Atlanta, GA - Fayetteville, TN - Simpsonville, SC - Jamestown, NY