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John Payne
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Amazing stuff. :)
 
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When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don’t need – such as the 10 included in this post:
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To be reiterate Joseph Bloch's point: I really got into this article. I just literally agreed very much with the things it said. Perhaps the author can write more. She is quite amazing, and I think I'd really enjoy her stuff.
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The tetraquark? Not Spelljammer my friends, but real science!
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Wait, Spelljammer isn't real science? NASA's Sphere Sails are a boondoggle? 
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I mentioned a board game I started to make with my son. A friend asked for a Board Game community. Here you go!
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While my wife was in class and my daughter was doing her homework, I got some time to make something with my son.

My son has been talking about an idea for a boardgame with an Ancient Egyptian theme. I guess he is inspired by what he has been studying for a while. For those that don't know, he is homeschooled. He is eight and he reads on a sixth grade reading level. He loves history and boardgames. (Wonder where he got that from.)

He calls it Egyptopoly. Keep in mind we have never played Monopoly and I don't have a version of it in English. We started by making places where players would land on the board. It went a little into gameplay, but there's still a lot to figure out. Here is the progress so far:

There is one Pharaoh spot on the board. You land there, you are Pharaoh for as long as you are there.

There are two soldier places on the board. You land on either one and you are a soldier for Pharaoh.

There are four mummy places on the board. Each mummy spot has a different canopic jar. You land on one and you get the specific canpotic jar associated with that spot. (Baboon, jackal, human, falcon)

There are two farmer places on the board. On one of them you plant seed, on the other, you take in the harvest.

You do not roll dice to move around the board. You can move one, two, or three spaces. Each choice must be used once before you can choose the same one again. In other words, if player one moves 3 spaces, player two can only move 1 or 2 spaces.

Don't know the object of the game or anything else, but that didn't keep us from going around the board a couple times. He says he has more places in mind. Best Monday night ever. :)
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+Nathan Irving I know he wants the Pesedjet involved somehow. I'm sure there's also a scribe and architect involved as well. I like your idea of a priest spot(s). I'll let him know tonight. The next time we will be working on it will be Wednesday night.
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Confirmed that this works on Slackware-current and VMWare Player 6.01
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And now I hope to sleep and maybe sound more coherent tomorrow. Really really hate being sick and unable to sleep. :(
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Ugh. Can't sleep. Been sick for a few days and the headache + infection is no fun at all. No sir, no fun. :p

Yes, staring at a screen is absolutely no help. The alternative is a dark room and struggling to breathe through a CPAP.

Feed the ADHD and darn the dyslexia and eye strain!
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Enjoying playing in a Dungeon World group. My mind keeps pondering a Microlite version of it.

The game is fun because we have some crazy guys playing and there's more than just combat. The only downside is the constant referencing of character sheets by the newer players. That will change in time, I'm still not totally familiar with everything.

I say that, but I'm just as guilty. Maybe it is just me and the "Basic Moves" reference sheet. I keep it because of the Spout Lore ability. I would never ever think to just roll to see if I know something about a certain item. Then again, I do play a Cleric with 9 INT that worships a god of secret knowledge and ritual...
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Sort coins without moving parts. Awesome!
 
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The Nadex plastic coin sorter has no moving parts. Gravity feeds coins through inclined planes which separate coins by diameter. You can feed up to 300 coins per minute
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A Southern man living in the Midwest.
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I'm John Payne. If you knew me before April 1992, then you know what my parents and everyone else called me up until that point.

I love pen-and-paper RPGs, history, conlangs (and artlangs) and thoughtful Christianity.

My son is hard of hearing. Although he is quite verbal, his preferred method of communication is sign. For that reason, I know some Signing Exact English and a smattering of ASL. More than that, my son is wildly imaginative and very curious about a myriad of things like planets, dinosaurs, letter and number systems, dolphins and gardening.

My daughter is precious. She signs better than I do. She is also fearless, thoughtful, loving and energetic. It goes without saying that she takes after her mother.

My wife is simply amazing. There's not a good summary for all that she is.
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Bragging rights? Not really, but I did take five different languages in college.
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Omaha, NE
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Manteo, NC - Raleigh, NC - Las Vegas, NV - Norfolk, VA - Chapel Hill, NC - Durham, NC
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  • North Carolina Central
    Education, 1996 - 1997
  • North Carolina State University
    British Medieval Literature: Non-Chaucer, 1989 - 1995
  • College of the Albermarle
    General, 1992 - 1992
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My wife and I had a tremendous time dining outside at Past Amore's. The food reminded us of our honeymoon in Rome. The best Chicken Marsala I have ever tasted. This is also the only Italian restaurant I know that serves pasta in the traditional carbonara style (just bacon, eggs, cheese and black pepper - there is no cream sauce). It was a bit pricey for me, but well worth it.
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