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I really, really loved playing this game, and I got to meet one of my heroes, Allie Brosh!
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+VoicesOfChaos While it does have some more mechanics to it, I wouldn't say it has any more synergy.  If anything Ascension does with its constructs that stay in play giving constant bonuses.  The separate rows of cards for enemies and purchasable don't really make that much of a difference to really matter.  If anything, the escape mechanic is more of what sets them apart than anything else.  The games are different enough to have their own positives and negatives, but they are also similar enough to be compared.

The real point I was trying to make was that he specifically called out Ascension as not being able to be played on the show for some reason, but then played an extremely similar game with no explanation as to what made that one so much better of a fit.  To be honest, the only reason I can see to play Legendary over Ascension on the show is that Marvel is the "popular" thing right now thanks to the movies.  Which is fine, but it would have been nice to know what brought them to the decision.  Ascension has been one of the more asked for games to appear on the show since it began, so this episode kind of seemed like a slap in the face to the viewers who are fans of the game is all.
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Titansgrave is now on YouTube

Our release schedule for Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana is New episodes every Tuesday at Geek And Sundry dot Com That same episode on YouTube a few days later, on Fridays. We’re doing this for a bunch of business reasons that aren’t interesting enough…
Our release schedule for Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana is New episodes every Tuesday at Geek And Sundry dot Com That same episode on YouTube a few
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Any more posts +Wil Wheaton??

We enjoyed watching the recent TableTop. Kingdom Builder looks fun!
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Have a good day weekend everything, gang. (and you can follow @no_judge_ninja on Twitter, if you like)
Have a good day weekend everything, gang. (and you can follow @no_judge_ninja on Twitter, if you like)
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I love my friend
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with apologies and thanks to the oatmeal

I went to The Oatmeal earlier, because I knew that Matt Inman would have written down a series of letters that approximates the sounds coming out of my lower abdomen. I thought that I would copy those letters and post them on Twitter, because that was…
I went to The Oatmeal earlier, because I knew that Matt Inman would have written down a series of letters that approximates the sounds coming out of my lower
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As I like to put it, "2 Exits, No Waiting! "
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Well Adam we obviously dont get those episodes down here, havent seen them :D 
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So I do this ask me thing on the tumblr thing, and this came up yesterday: methodoflogicalmadness asked: Which format of D&D would you recommend for a new playgroup? I have previous experience with Pathfinder, but we are considering jumping into 5th ed.…
So I do this ask me thing on the tumblr thing, and this came up yesterday: methodoflogicalmadness asked: Which format of D&D would you recommend for a new playgroup? I have previous experience with Pathfinder, but we are considering jumping into 5th ed. From what I've gathered, 5th ed. streamlines many features with its advantage/disadvantage system, but I was wondering if there are many flaws in the mechanics. I would hate to learn 5.0 only to l...
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My oldest son (11) just started playing with his dad and friends but they make their own games.
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After finding themselves declared terrorists in Nestora, the party follows Aucker — a friend of the Beer Baron — to the Nestoran sewers in order to escape their current situation. The city above may have held danger for our adventurers, but will they find even more peril in the ancient city below?
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+Wil Wheaton That was a GREAT episode! You sir, are one hella good GM.
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For weeks, I’ve been a wreck. The stress dreams were relentless, my appetite was unpredictable, and I got massively sick for the first time in years. My depression and anxiety have been as bad as they’ve been in months, and it’s been a challenge to get to…
For weeks, I've been a wreck. The stress dreams were relentless, my appetite was unpredictable, and I got massively sick for the first time in years. My
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How I deal with anxiety

Here’s another one from my Tumblr ask thingy: ditrysia asked: Hey Wil. Do you have any advice/tips for people with anxiety to calm down when they feel they are starting to freak out and might have a panic attack? I don’t know if that particularly happens…
Here's another one from my Tumblr ask thingy: ditrysia asked: Hey Wil. Do you have any advice/tips for people with anxiety to calm down when they feel they are
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Since this is something I am personally very familiar with, I can speak with a great deal of authority.  There are two kinds of Panic Disorder.  One is a very real chemical imbalance that causes the panic response to occur either triggered or randomly. and often for no particular or logical  reason.  The second is stress induced panic, or cognitive breakdown..

 The second is very common and has some pretty good strategies for management.  The former needs a GOOD psychiatrist to diagnose and treat.  I emphasize good because many doctors think they know it all, but are completely flummoxed when a patient is afflicted with random attacks that can easily take over a person's life and even ruin it.

How to treat panic (not  doctor's advice, but what I can recall of it):

Sleep.  Good restful, quality  sleep, uninterrupted by children, pets, or electronics.  Leave the cellphone alone.  Shut it off if you have to.  Sleep is rest time, not "go on stand-by alert" time.  This one rule is the MOST important.  Ignore it, and your attacks will never be resolved.

Feed yourself, feed your soul.  Have good meals that sustain your vitamin needs and taste good, and take time for simple pleasures or hobbies that you keep putting off.  Take half hour naps.  Take a walk with a friend.  Learn how to properly meditate.  Meditation is very good, but takes practice.  Give yourself room to succeed.  Panic sufferers tend to over-obligate themselves.  Remember this motto:  An emergency on your part does not automatically make it an emergency on my part.

If you need help, find a good psychiatrist.  This is not easy, because panic attacks are not easy to quantify or diagnose.  It's elusive, and doesn't fit into a peg hole neatly.  There are so many degrees of  anxiety that Generalized Anxiety Disorder gets lumped together with it.  If the psy-doc sends you to a "social worker", be warned.  Supposedly, a social worker is now a "therapist" by their standards.  Personally, not one social worker has been worth anything at all (in my experience).  I'm betting the insurance companys worked to make things this way too to increase their bottom line.

A good psychiatrist will be one that can face you honestly and recognize the symptoms.  Ask them up front if they've had any experience with it, and if they haven't, find another.  If they prescribe a maintenance drug to bring the attacks under control, don't be your own worst enemy.  Take them faithfully, and regularly.  They will be most effective that way.  Some drugs can take a month to get up to full speed, so be prepared to endure for a bit before relief comes.  It may take a few tries to find the right medication too; one that works and doesn't knock you out.  Generally speaking, the drugs are "mood levelers".

This is not all I could say about PD or GAD, but it's a heckuva good start.

Good luck and many calm days to you, moving forward. 

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InuNoTaisho (Lord of Dogs)
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I once played a great game of Microscope with some friends, where we were telling the story of a colony that arrived in a foreign place, tried its best to establish itself, but was ultimately destroyed by a native species. Some of the rules were that it…
I once played a great game of Microscope with some friends, where we were telling the story of a colony that arrived in a foreign place, tried its best to
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On the plus side, you already know how the story ends: victory for your immune system!
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Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana, has been delayed one week. Here's why.
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Thank you for this! Has been a joy to watch!
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But I don’t have the motivation to write a thing. So here’s a screencap of a thing that got past my spam filter: You gotta embiggen this one to see the text, because it’s pretty amazing. And then, when you’re done giggling, consider: at least one person,…
But I don't have the motivation to write a thing. So here's a screencap of a thing that got past my spam filter: You gotta embiggen this one to see the text, because it's pretty amazing. And then, when you're done giggling, consider: at least one person, somewhere in the world, got this e-mail and thought, "JACKPOT!" I've been answering a lot of things in my Tumblr ask thingy. Is it worth the effort to figure out how I could get those responses t...
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Janessa Brazil has a twitter account.  She a Penthouse girl.
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I'm Wil Wheaton. I'm an author (that's why I'm wilwheatonbooks), an actor, and a lifelong geek.

I wrote Just A Geek, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, and Memories of the Future. I played Wesley on Star Trek, Gordie in Stand By Me, and Fawkes in The Guild. I occasionally play Dr. Parrish on Eureka, Evil Wil Wheaton on Big Bang Theory, and Cha0s on Leverage.
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Found a dead body when I was 12, saved the Enterprise a few times, Ran the Axis of Anarchy, broke up Penny and Leonard. Currently running the non-lethal weapons lab at Global Dynamics.
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    Warp Field Theory and Practice. Also, Nanites., 1989 - 1992
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