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Rob Donoghue
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Imagine your only knowledge about China comes from watching "Red Cliffs" (which is an awesome movie go rent/stream it.)  Or your entire knowledge of Japan is cat girls and sushi?  Or what we knew about Russia during the Cold War came entirely from Tom Clancy novels?

What if everything we know about the Underdark was a media play?  And the simplistic tales about Menzoberranzan were make believe and the Underdark monsters -- which are, arguably, bizarre -- were designed by committee?

What if Mindflayers work pants?
"The Grell have a rich background. They float. They suck brains right through eye sockets. I designed them so they not only kill, but write philosophy."
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I've been very concerned the last few years with how easily we are rallied into howling mobs baying for blood on social media. There's a certain joy to being a part of it, the feeling of being just and righteous and striking a blow for good. It's a very human, natural behavior, and it cuts across all lines of belief and political stances. But it also does a lot of damage, especially because sometimes there's no true villain involved -- ...
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One reason I love the Fate Core system: the Mindjammer planetary data look an awful lot like the old Traveller ones, but the aspects distill them to rapidly create a thumbnail of how the adventure might pan out.
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Ooh, I like that! I have to remember writing descriptions like this.
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Diana Jones Award list is up. As ever, it's pretty great.

Nominees are:

- College Of Wizardry which is a LARP that has had some good press which I know pretty much nothing about.
-  *Designers and Dragons* obviously has my love, but were I to judge its odds by the size of the blurb, I would be prepared to just b happy for Shannon for the nom.
- Guide to Glorantha - It's Glorantha. That kind of sums it up.
- Mysterium - This is a fantastic, fantastic boardgame. Delighted to see it on the list.
- Torchbearer - No sleight to the game, which deserves the nod, but it's a reminder that the DJA can draw freely from all of time and space. 
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Ok, I have invested in an inexpensive Android tablet (one of the Asus ones that attaches to a keyboard). I mostly just intend to use it for light duty writing, but I am willing to see what magic Android has to offer. Looking for suggestions for apps and tricks I should try!
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Productivity: Press , Evernote, Moon+ Reader, Pocket Casts, Officesuite, Business Calendar, Keep

Customization/System: Nova Launcher, Tasker, Solid Explorer, Swiftkey, Pushbullet (caveat - newest update added some chat functionality that I'm slightly iffy about. )


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Very interesting material. Thanks for posting it.
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I had great success with the Beck 6 week plan, though maintenance is tricky.  But tangential to the plan's contents, it was interesting to say "I'll go all in on tis for a fixed period of time and see how it goes".  Timeboxing writ large.  It worked better than expected, and now I'm wondering if I should find some other well structured ~4-6 week fitness program and try going all in on  that. I mention this in case there are suggestions. 
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Artisanal, hand crafted, local, vegan doughnuts for the office. They look great, and for the price, they damn well better be.
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I've been to Frederick Maryland.
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Since childhood, I have always had a habit of drawing to understand new ideas. My teachers looked on this as everything …
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Senior Systems Analys/Game Designert
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  • Evil Hat Productions
    co-President, present
  • Optimo-IT
    Sr, Systems Analyst, 2011 - present
  • Merchant Link
    Analyst, 2010 - 2012
  • Abovenet
  • MFN
  • Sitesmith
  • ICG
  • U.S. Senate
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Systems Analyst and Game Designer in the wilds of suburban Maryland
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