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Internet friends, which looks better? Highly decorated Cyclops with circle or without?
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No circle, higher on the chest.
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+Jason K shared these unbelievable 3d maps of underground stations. The possibilities boggle the mind. How about a massive post-apocalyptic node dungeon where the stations are micro or mini-dungeon adventures, handled in traditional dungeon format and connected by the tracks which are handled using journeying rules. Opening up new areas could required taking on specific adventures or scouting for ways to route around difficult platforms.
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I was just thinking about Section 8 the other day…
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So The Martian....

From the preview, it looks like they're including the scene were

 *MINOR SPOILER**..

Matt Damon almost accidentally blows himself up trying to make water out of rocket fuel or some damn such sciency stuff.

Which means that in order for this scene to make any sense at all, Matt Damon's going to have to spend at least a minute looking into the camera and explaining electrolysis, the efficiency of human lungs, and some details of oxygen mask design.

So I guess I'm going to see it.
Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). BTC 1FhCLQK2ZXtCUQDtG98p6fVH7S6mxAsEey ...
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the best book
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A new Patreon release: part 3 (and the final part) of my megadungeon series.
I finally finished the Salamander Mines! Here’s the PDF for the lowest levels. I plan to collate this all into a nicer PDF file somewhere down the road, but it may take a while, because I’m about to become slammed with work for the next 6 weeks. I’d also love to make a saddle-stitched booklet of it for the $10+ patrons. I’ll keep you posted! I also spotted a few typographical errors in the previous 2 pdfs. Fixes for all that are planned in the c...
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I Love his work Tony.
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In the time of some half-forgotten tyranny that spread its arms over half the world, Storgall was an immense palace with a single resident. As the tyranny waned, Storgall was subdivided and subdivided again without plan or even much thought to the maze of interpenetrating rooms and apartments we see today.

But because of its ancient history, Storgall remains a favored haunt of the oldest most patrician families. And there are advantages to this. No one can tell that the gilt façade of your chambers hides a meagre five rooms stuffed with the last remaining heirlooms of an ancient but crumbling fortune. No one need know that this particular palace has a number of unmarked back entrances for unsavory traffic and dealings. And what of the rumored secret doors, known to a few, offering clandestine access to any number of treasure vaults, bedchambers, and secret libraries?

The Duke still occupies the highest levels of Storgall. And even though the powers of this office are now greatly weakened, obscured by arcane laws and customs, and opposed by powerful interest groups, it retains a certain influence, partially by virtue of its privileged position among the privileged.

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A bequest includes a single locked room on a prestigious level of Storgall. In that room there is a box. And in that box, there is a secret.
A desperate running duel on the upper parapets and walkways of Storgall tower.
A low-born merchant holding the deeds to the dwelling of an ancient and respected family who have fallen on hard times.
A decayed noble line still containing the trace and the taint of a powerful and insidious sorcery.
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So Good Tony. This is a Dark Heart Map/adventure in a nutshell. I'm pitching this the next time we play DW.
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Some of the #ancient mausoleums of #Timbuktu, shrines and tombs of Sufi saints which were a place of pilgrimage for centuries have been restored through a local and international project, three years after they were deliberately destroyed by armed groups linked to #alQaida. http://buff.ly/1JbBvHP

#africa #africanhistory #ancientafrica #culturalpreservation
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Go Play NW 2015 is here! See our post for all the details, including a downloadable PDF event guide!
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New Patreon release: Space Pirates!
Something a little fun for summer this time!Here's a link to the full image.You can buy this as a print via Society 6.
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heh heh, caught that did you?
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I've been fooling around with Society 6, which is a site that does prints and merch based on your art. The margins aren't great, but they do fulfillment, so it's all good.

So if you've always wanted a Seattle Doomsday Map duvet cover, now is your chance. No really, the duvet cover looks amazing. Also you can get prints. And leggings. A coffee mug? I'm boggled.
Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.
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Rugs! This is amazing.
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Some more nice press release for our work, this one from SSN Insider.
 
by Naomi House On May 22nd, 2015 SSN Insider named T160K crowdfunding campaign, the Cataloging of the Timbuktu Manuscripts and Dr Abdel Kader Haidara, to their Development Pick List! SSN Insider pr...
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What’s interesting about your goblins, O gamemaster? Do they have one lobster claw on their right arm that they can use as a weapon or shield in battle, clinging in mobs to a foe until at last they bring them down? Do they possess a crude hooliganistic hive mind, such that the more of them are gathered in one place the more cunning, capable, rude, and ornery they become? Are they actually magic creatures full of laughter and occasionally deadly mischief? Are they they only people able or allowed to carry out some nasty bit of work in the town, like unplugging the sewers, manning the catapults, lending money, dying wool, or disposing of corpses?

Whatever the weird thing is about goblins, we’ve put them all in this enclosure here so you can manage it. The Ghetto closes at dusk. No decent folk go in, no goblins come out. Attending an all-night bender in the Ghetto is quite the craze among the younger and more dissolute of the city youth. Goblins can’t hold certain jobs and offices, may not wear yellow, and must yield to carriages or be run down. Other than that, they are normal and even somewhat respected part of the city. Almost people, even.

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A charismatic leader has organized a campaign of passive resistance among goblin kind, disrupting certain economically essential operations.

The player characters find their most recent hire can only pay them in goblins. One goblin, to be exact. Mind you, he is well trained, housebroken, and accompanies by all the required paperwork.

A young lady of respectable family has declared her undying love for her goblin paramour

A tough, motivated gang of goblins has a really good plan to carry of the same score the player characters are currently working on.

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The headless one is REALLY nasty.. if it can find you.
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