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Matthew McFarland
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Hey, folks. Jerry's a good guy and he's looking for some writers. Check it out, if you know someone, let 'em know.
 
Hello Internet, I need your help

I’m looking for women of color/LGBT/Muslim science fiction and fantasy writers. I have a RPG project and I need to broaden my perception (and hopefully others) of who and what these genres represent. If you are this person or can point me in the direction of this person speak up and help me.
Throw me a link to their work or point them in my direct. I need to know and see them.

For those that don’t know, I’ve published a few games and my work can be found at the link below
www.godsendagenda.com

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To wit: +Misha B.
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Nobilis: Head Squids
I took a bunch of notes on my character sheet, but then  +Travis  collected them, so let's see how far I get on memory alone! Here are the characters, BTW. Beginning on Erehwon Island: Woolaroo is with the weavers as they make new blankets. Isabel is teachi...
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Nice. Are the sessions always so Chancel heavy? 
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Headspace: Vancouver Aftermath
Yesterday, I ran a session of Headspace , a new cyberpunk PbtA RPG by  +Mark Richardson . I ran it in preparation to write a review , like I do. Most of the time, when I run game for review purposes, they wind up being one-shots, but I'm always interested t...
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Gonna try to post about games and game design here more, because I know that there are more folks talking about it here. For the moment:

https://growlingdoorgames.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/chill-update-your-favorite-monsters/
Over here at Growling Door, we’re beginning work on the next Chill supplement, tentative titled Fearsome Beasts. It’s a creature sourcebook in the style of some of the 2nd edition books…
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Marvel: No More Heroes
Last night we played the first session of our Marvel Heroic event, No More Heroes . Let's watch, shall we? It's the Taste of St. Louis cookoff, and several blocks have been closed to traffic so that restaurants and so on can set up stands. Harmony is wander...
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Game Notes: Night's Black Agents
I did the writeup for yesterday's game, and then Michelle and Al and I walked around in the park for a while chasing little cartoon monsters (and there's a fun new people watching game called "is that person also Poke-monning"), and now we're home and I wan...
I did the writeup for yesterday's game, and then Michelle and Al and I walked around in the park for a while chasing little cartoon monsters (and there's a fun new people watching game called "is that person also Poke-monning...
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OK, if you're looking for me at GenCon:

Tuesday: I will be there, but I know not when. I am a phantom, a promise of things to come, a possibility.

Wednesday: I'll be doing booth setup for the IGDN booth, but I'm not sure when. I will, however, be at the IGDN Social at Loughmiller's at 6PM.

Thursday: I'm in the booth (#2311) from 9AM to 2PM. After that I'm playing in +Jonathan Lavallee's game of Critical, and then I'm running Chill (Marriott, ballroom 7). I think there's an RPG.net meetup that night, too, that I might swing by.

Friday: Playing in a game of Time Watch in the morning, then running curse the darkness at 2Pm (once again, Marriott, ballroom 7). Then I think I'm going to get tapas with some folks.

Saturday: Doing a Dark Eras panel, 10AM, Crowne Plaza ballroom D. After that, I'm free for basically the rest of the day, so I'll be in the dealer's room doing shopping-type things. If you want to find me, your best bet is to message me, email me, or otherwise get my attention and I'll meet you somewhere. I love talking to people!

Sunday: I'm in the booth again, 10AM-2PM. After that, I'm...in the booth some more. After that, I'll be around, 'cause I ain't leaving until Monday.

Want to talk about Chill, Chronicles of Darkness, Changeling 20th, whatever? I'd love to. Come find me.
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I don't have a lot of fully-formed opinions yet; mostly I'm just trying to shut up and listen. But I will say this: Admonishing "both sides" to come to peaceful consensus doesn't seem like it works unless a) there are definable sides and b) those sides want consensus.
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Me too, Stephen.
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New Pal
Tim pulled his shirt up and wiped his face with it. The shirt was black, and the sweat left a shiny smear just under the Batman symbol. His mom would've yelled at him if she's seen it, but they never let parents in during recruitment. Marius sat down agains...
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Movie #370: Looper
Looper  is a sci-fi/neo noir movie about time travel and contract killing. Fun for the whole family! It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels, and Pierce Gagnon. Joe (Gordon-Levitt) is a "looper," a low-rent hitman w...
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Over here at Growling Door, we’re beginning work on the next Chill supplement, tentative titled Fearsome Beasts. It’s a creature sourcebook in the style of some of the 2nd edition books…
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Marvel Heroic: [Event Title Here]
I meant to do all of the game prep yesterday, but Night's Black Agents  took several hours, and then I tried to start working on Marvel  but I was tired so I knocked off and made nachos and watched Shaun of the Dead  instead. So here we are. Super heroes!  ...
I meant to do all of the game prep yesterday, but Night's Black Agents took several hours, and then I tried to start working on Marvel but I was tired so I knocked off and made nachos and watched Shaun of the Dead instead. So...
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Adorkable picture!
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  • Cleveland State University
    SLP, 2005 - 2008
  • University of Toledo
    English/Theatre, 1992 - 1997
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I'm Matt. I wear a black hat. I write games, I help kids communicate. I cook. I pay attention.
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Matthew McFarland. SLP, working for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Owner/president of Growling Door Games, Inc., which probably sounds more impressive than it is. Writer of lots of RPG books. Proud dad of two awesome kiddos and stepdad of two more. Husband to Michelle, pack alpha to Sephi, Leo and Si.
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I don't want to try and sound like a badass or anything, but I can make impossible pie.
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  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    SLP, present
  • White Wolf Publishing
    Developer, 2001 - 2004
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Middleburg Heights, OH
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Toledo, OH - Atlanta, GA
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