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How to adapt 13th Age's escalation die for GUMSHOE: http://bit.ly/1KnyxzM
This article offers a way you can use the 13th Age Escalation Die in your GUMSHOE games. GUMSHOE games and 13th Age manage the narrative flow of combat - the emotional upbeats and downbeats - very ...
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What to do when a former colleague succumbs to the dread madness of the Outer Dark:
Field assignments as Ordo Veritatis operatives tend toward the short-lived. Confrontations with the beings of the Outer Dark erode mental stability over time. The organization does its best to moni...
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"You are Number Six."

"I am not a number! I am a free man!"

(insane laughter that doesn't come from Number Two...)
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Ken and Robin talk Blowing Up the Movies, sports in RPGs, idea-based protagonists, and Coleridge’s utopia: 
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After listening to this, I can't get the idea of the Chinese Methamphetamine Wars out of my head.
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#fengshui2 ancillary products.
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It will all ship out with the core rule book. 
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Etsy changes terms of service to forbid sales of enchanted items: 
The crafts marketplace wants to put an end to hocus pocus, once and for all.
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I ask because open source and creative communities is my own research area. Yours does sound interesting though.
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Tell an artificial neural network to draw stuff, and it reinvents surrealism: 
Look at this thing. What is it? Just some kind of poorly drawn squirrel, right? Maybe a spread from an old suburbia-themed National Geographic that went...
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Holy Dreamhounds of Silicon Valley, Robin!

-G.
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Less than optimistic.
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Bah, that's just old school tattooing. Like the kind an older brother would give. 
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Thanks to ENnie judges for nominating Dreamhounds of Paris & Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: http://bit.ly/1CEl6Ff
Congratulations to all of the 2015 ENnie Award Nominees and to all of the 2015 Judges' Spotlight winners! Click the badges below to download a larger version to
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The Birds: What Pete identifies as: 
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“Hey, I bite more than just testicles,” offended fish retorts. 
Hey, guys, if you go lake fishing in hip boots in New Jersey, you'd better wear a cup to protect the “family jewels.” A man and his son caught a strange species in Swedes Lake in South Jersey that ...
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That's why you don't let the boys hang out in the current.

Are they edible? The solution could simply be eat or be eaten.
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How to use GUMSHOE interpersonal abilities to reveal character: 
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Very useful article on making sense of the skills to fill in the personality a bit more. 
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Tales of the Lost Citadel shared world dark fantasy anthology w +Keith Baker  +Natania Barron and many more now on Kickstarter. http://kck.st/1LfsJsU
C.A. Suleiman is raising funds for Tales of the Lost Citadel -- Transmedia Anthology on Kickstarter! New stories by some of the most acclaimed voices in fantasy AND horror, set in the last remaining city in a world ravaged by death.
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Thanks so much for sharing, Robin!
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Writer and game designer Robin D. Laws brought you such roleplaying games as Ashen Stars, The Esoterrorists, The Dying Earth, Heroquest and Feng Shui. He is the author of seven novels, most recently The Worldwound Gambit from Paizo. For Robin's much-praised works of gaming history and analysis, see Hamlet's Hit Points, Robin's Laws of Game Mastering and 40 Years of Gen Con.
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