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Matthew McFarland
Works at Cleveland Metropolitan School District
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Lives in Middleburg Heights, OH
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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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Board Game: Guillotine
It's actually a card game, just roll with it. The Game:   Guillotine The Publisher:  Wizards of the Coast, originally, but who knows anymore Time:  20 minutes Players:  Me,  +Michelle ,  +John ,  +Jonathan , Morgan, Donovan Someone's for the chop. Game Play...
It's actually a card game, just roll with it. The Game: Guillotine The Publisher: Wizards of the Coast, originally, but who knows anymore Time: 20 minutes Players: Me, +Michelle, +John, +Jonathan, Morgan, Donovan Someone's fo...
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We were just playing this. It's fun, but you have to destroy the Callous Guards card.
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Board Game: 7 Wonders
More games, yep! The Game:   7 Wonders The Publisher:   Reops Production/Asmodee Time:  30 minutes, give or take Players:  Me,  +Jonathan , Morgan, Donovan,  +John Blurry Donovan is the 8th Wonder. Game Play:   7 Wonders  is what's called a "drafting" game....
More games, yep! The Game: 7 Wonders The Publisher: Reops Production/Asmodee Time: 30 minutes, give or take Players: Me, +Jonathan, Morgan, Donovan, +John Blurry Donovan is the 8th Wonder. Game Play: 7 Wonders is what's calle...
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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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Movie #369: The Long Kiss Goodnight
The Long Kiss Goodnight  is an action movie starring Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Craig Bierko, Brian Cox, Yvonne Zima, and Tom Amandes. I didn't realize until we watched it last night that it's a Shane Black script, but in retrospect that's pretty obvio...
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If movies are rated on a scale of how much I'm willing to watch it again, this is one of my all time favorites. I think only Grosse Pointe Blank scores higher on the "stop whatever I'm doing, it's showing again on cable" scale.

There's never a time I'm not up for watching A Long Kiss Goodnight.
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Board Game: Kodama: The Tree Spirits
Yay! Games! The Game:   Kodama: The Tree Spirits The Publisher:   Action Phase Games Time:  The box says 10 minutes per player, which seems about right; took us about an hour, but we were learning it, too. Players:  Me,  +Michelle ,  +Morgan ,  +Jonathan Mo...
Yay! Games! The Game: Kodama: The Tree Spirits The Publisher: Action Phase Games Time: The box says 10 minutes per player, which seems about right; took us about an hour, but we were learning it, too. Players: Me, +Michelle, ...
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Education
  • 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.
Introduction
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.
Bragging rights
I don't want to try and sound like a badass or anything, but I can make impossible pie.
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SLP
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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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