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Going through my files today to decide what my next big Patreon release will be. Found these three never-quite-completed projects, all of which seem kinda interesting. Probably end up doing something completely different, as usual.
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Latest Patreon-a Hallowe'en-themed Marauder's Map!
By now postcard and higher level patrons should be getting a little surprise in the mail! I've always wanted to send dungeon Hallowe'en cards. I designed this little Lich Lair map based on the Harry Potter Marauder's Map.I've always been mesmerized by how that map unfolds. This one is a bit simpler and fits on one letter-sized page. I've included a template with instructions so you can print and fold your own. The Lich Lair is a mini-dunge...
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Ever considered doing a pop-up dungeon map?
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Baroque Death Star
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Is that a door where the trench should be?
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Minecraft friends with kids, how do you handle servers? My daughter (11) and her friends love to play Minecraft, but we're running into grief and inappropriate behavior on public servers. Is there a server people are using where she could feel reasonably safe playing and chatting? What are your policies with public servers?
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Just make a private server. There are YouTube videos on how to do this.
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This is what the Minotaur is...
 
Some say that minotaurs deliberately seek out, or even create, labyrinthine lairs and territory, the better to confuse intruders and prey.

They are wrong.

The Labyrinth was, it must be remembered, the first Minotaur's prison. And thus it became his descendants' curse. Whether it was the old king who wanted to make sure the products of his queen's liason never saw the light, or the first minotaur himself who wanted to deny his children the freedom he never had, or whether the Labyrinth itself was simply too well-crafted for any to ever TRULY escape it, theories differ, but the end result is the same.

Minotaurs carry their mazes with them. Where they go, space warps. Paths twist and elongate. Intersections branch and multiply. The changes almost never occur while one is watching any given area, but they are by no means necessarily subtle. Especially if the minotaur's territory is old and well-established, a section of the maze might shift dramatically the moment one's back is turned.

Rumors exist of what might happen if more than a few minotaurs were to ever gather in one place: but such an experiment has yet to be carried out. It seems the labyrinths of minotaurs deliberately resist such efforts. A single family unit is the limit of what can be reasonably sustained, and even those tend to naturally become... separated sooner than later.
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Shouldn't +Paul Czege be thinking about labyrinths?
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I need advice on Skyping a player into our OD&D group, O Internets. Has anyone tried this? To be clear, I'm talking about bringing in a remote player via Skype, Facetime, or Hangouts to play with our in-person group. Anyone have any experience with this, tips, or tricks?
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So we did this last night, and it worked out far better than we had expected. I found a clip-on webcam with built-in mic that we were able to mount at a bit of height above the table to give a clear view, and used a laptop with 8GB of ram. My poor old 4GB laptop couldn't handle it. One important point--our group is small, so we could get everybody on camera and there wasn't much extraneous babble.

The one issue we did run into was when Skype started to garble on us after a couple of hours. We had to switch to a speakerphone call after that, which wasn't as good, but it enabled us to finish up the adventure.

Also, the wizard almost got his brain eaten by an insidious intellect devourer because he was more focused on potential spell research than he was one figuring out "why is everyone in this tower acting so funny?"
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We're setting up crowdfunding for cultural and preservation projects in Africa. Some of these are really amazing, from modern Ethiopian Jazz to ancient manuscripts and archives.

If you're in my circles, it's probably for gaming or art. T160k is my new gig. Follow us on G+ (and/or @t160k on Twitter) to keep up with the cool stuff we're helping get funded.
 
Welcome to T160K on Google+  Happy that you can join us, share with us and share our site with your fantastic networks!
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Yes, my main job now, although I still have ongoing consulting work for the near future. It's a startup, so we're operating on a shoestring budget, trying hard to grow, etc, but the future looks good!
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Artists! An old friend recently got a job deep in corporate America, and he's looking for an illustrator to give him work that contrasts the corporate-soulless-powerpoint style that's common there.

I don't have the time (or, frankly, the illustration chops) to help him out, but I said I'd look for someone who can. He used the words "hand drawn", but I think he really means art that has organic  lines, like a lot of the tablet-drawn art that is used in RPGs.

This needs to be someone who's willing to take on a corporate client. There's room for creativity, because my friend is not cut from the corporate mold, but there will probably also be illustrations of people loading paper into printers or something like that. There may even be an opportunity to move into an art direction role.

Please let me know if you're available and provide links to portfolio if you've got it.
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Allison gets my vote* simply for her blog name "Relaxolotl", that's great. Also a quick skim through shows she does some cool stuff.

(* I don't have a vote.)
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As some of you know, I participated in running a crowdfunding campaign to save the libraries of Timbuktu from civil war. Well we're putting together a platform to help crowdfund similar projects in the future. If you're interested in keeping up with our work, circle T160k, or follow us on Twitter @t160k.
Help us in the work of cultural preservation and advancement in Africa
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Beautifully executed
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So very extremely cool and you should have one!
 
Larger than line ISAAC
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(38$ with worldwide shipping)
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He'll yeah! Hmm....
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