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The collaborative dungeon The Halls Untoward was a fun project, but scanning the names list afterwards it seems it was mostly men involved. I'd like to see what happens with other voices at the helm. I'm looking for women, people of color, LGBTQ and/or disabled writers (or illustrators?) who dig this sort of thing. If that's you, please jump in and request edit access. If that's not you, you can certainly help by spreading the word to your friends who are!
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Curious about who we are and what we do? We bring diverse representation to tabletop roleplaying conventions! Find out how we do it at our newly renovated 'About' page:
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Templates for spatial descriptions
A topic started by +Daniel Davis has prompted me to write up something I've been thinking for a while, the idea of using templates/coordinates as a way of helping verbally talk through complex spaces (e.g. on an audio-only game with no VTT, or describing something to 8 players while you sit behind a GM's screen).

Imagine this picture is one of two or three similar templates printed on the back of the GM's screen. The GM says this:

"The corridor runs for 40' until it opens out into a room. We'll use Arrangement 2 to describe it. You come out in the south wall, at H. Areas ABC are raised, like a stage; there's a curtain along the north wall at the back of it. Creepy, rotating floor lamps are at A and C. There's also a catwalk suspended, diagonally across the room, way above your heads; it runs G to C."
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Anyone done full bleed color on OBS before? How have you found the crop accuracy, fairly consistent or quite wild? How do you handle the spineward bleed in a two-page spread in InDesign?
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Happenings in Christmas Village Day 25 #HiCV
A 25 day collaboration of magical holiday joy for queer gamers
HiCV 2017 features further development of last year's content as well as brand new fun for Dungeon World and Monsterhearts.

Read more about HiCV: https://goo.gl/5wKs6e

The twenty-fifth day gives joy.
The big day is finally here. It's been a fantastic pleasure working with everyone again on this. Last year was so rewarding, and this year even more so. Huge thanks and hugs for +Michael G. Barford +Richard Ruane +Michael Prescott +Lu Quade +Yoshi Creelman +James Mullen +Greg Gelder +Tomer Gurantz +Ciel Ferma!

If there are any issues, please let me know and I'll fix it ASAP! :)

If anyone wants to play HiCV content, feel free to comment below.
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The top of the tree at my dad's just kills me.
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Last Jedi thoughts (spoilers)









Just got home from seeing it. Any Star Wars movie that tries to build on the essential lore is going to have to make choices that not everybody agrees with. I enjoyed those bits (especially Yoda's surprise lesson). I even guffawed at the "for the kids" slapstick bits - the screaming porg co-pilot and so on.

What I didn't quite get was the choices that deflated all the tension around the (very prolonged) rebel escape. Having Fin and Rose do a sub-mission at the casino really undermined the sense that the rebels were trapped. And then when freeing some animals "made it all worth it" I was floored.. like, what? Really?

Compare that whole sequence with the pilot episode of the new BSG, '33', which is way, way more tense.

While that was happening I was really starting to feel that we were in prequel territory. Rogue One was great, by comparison, at infusing everything with a sense of purpose, and that was missing here.

I really, really enjoyed the Rey/Kylo remote connection, that was great. The whole Snoke/Rey/Kylo climax was awesome. The homages felt a bit too close to home, but holy crap that fight with the red dudes was so much fun. Also the reversal at the end, I really enjoyed that.

Speaking of which, my first reaction to the Snoke set was, "aww, it's just red?" but as the scene progressed, it started to read like a Boris Vallejo 'sorcerer's throne' scene, and I started really digging it.

(You can stare down the barrel of a miniaturized death star laser and just get .. sweaty?)

I was a little sad that we're not likely to find out where Snoke came from. Sith lords that can overwhelm even Kylo's unprecedented power just.. pop up?

Anyways, a mixed bag, lots of fun. I bet there will be a really tight fan edit in a few years! :)
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This is going to be very cool. Focused resource books full of random tables are amazing.
Questions about Weird on the Waves, my new independent wavecrawl book, answered!
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Help avoid the post-holiday blues, buy yourself a present that will arrive in the new year. :)
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