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Matthew McFarland
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Character Creation: Ghost Dog: The RPG
Felt like making a character today, so I took to Facebook to ask for songs to inspire me. A couple of interesting songs resulted, but the one that's sticking with me is this one: I had to think for a moment about what game would be appropriate, though. The ...
Felt like making a character today, so I took to Facebook to ask for songs to inspire me. A couple of interesting songs resulted, but the one that's sticking with me is this one: I had to think for a moment about what game ...
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Monsterhearts: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
We talk in Monsterhearts  about the song playing over the closing credits (the song playing over the opening credits, for the record, is probably this one ). Last time, when they spent all that time getting grapevines and then discovering they didn't work, ...
We talk in Monsterhearts about the song playing over the closing credits (the song playing over the opening credits, for the record, is probably this one). Last time, when they spent all that time getting grapevines and then ...
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Pirates: The Devil's Skull
Sounds like a cool title, huh? New story in our Pirates of the Spanish Main  game! I've been played Assassin's Creed: Black Flag , so I'm totally down for piracy. We even bought the sea shanty album! So anyway! We open in Tortuga, with the officers from the...
Sounds like a cool title, huh? New story in our Pirates of the Spanish Main game! I've been played Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, so I'm totally down for piracy. We even bought the sea shanty album! So anyway! We open in Tortu...
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Post #249: Hellboy
Hellboy is a movie based on the comic of the same name (created by Mike Mignola), directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt, Doug Jones, Karl Roden, and some bland boring nondescript POV guy (Rupert Evans). Our story be...
Hellboy is a movie based on the comic of the same name (created by Mike Mignola), directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt, Doug Jones, Karl Roden, and some bland boring nondescript POV ...
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That angel made the entire movie worth it (well, that and the fight scene on moving gears.)
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Notes for the NBA
Keep sportsin', guys! No, seriously, have to keep this quick, since gamers are here fairly soon and I have to cook. OK, so, last time they got in and got Imre with entirely too much ease, because I'm a fucking pushover and I should have pinned them down and...
Keep sportsin', guys! No, seriously, have to keep this quick, since gamers are here fairly soon and I have to cook. OK, so, last time they got in and got Imre with entirely too much ease, because I'm a fucking pushover and I...
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Well, I wasn't cooking for my players tonight, but I normally do. It's my kitchen, I'll cook in it. 

Monday night, for instance, I'm gonna buy some beer brats from the market and cook 'em down in Guinness, probably cook some pierogie as well.
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I wonder if there's any mileage in taking my love for stealth/assassination-based video games, stripping out the violence (I don't object, but it's not why I like them), porting it over to an RPG/board game kind of set-up, and seeing what happens? 

(Like I need another project in my brainspace.)
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Or move things towards comedic violence. "Ninja burger" had SOME aspects of it, but maybe something like Fallout 3's exploding pants riff, with fantasy characters...

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Character Creation: Ghouls
I have only a few "White Wolf" games remaining on my project , so given the day of solidarity with White Wolf and Onyx Path, I'll do one of them today. The Game:   Ghouls  supplement, for Vampire: The Requiem The Publisher:  White Wolf Game Studio, which ha...
I have only a few "White Wolf" games remaining on my project, so given the day of solidarity with White Wolf and Onyx Path, I'll do one of them today. The Game: Ghouls supplement, for Vampire: The Requiem The Publisher: White...
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Character Creation: Psi-Run
Now that I'm done with my first draft of Idigam Chronicle  and I'm on spring break, I'd like to try and do a character for my project every day. Today, however, I'm feeling weirdly tired and out of sorts (I think it's still adjustment to my new glasses as m...
Now that I'm done with my first draft of Idigam Chronicle and I'm on spring break, I'd like to try and do a character for my project every day. Today, however, I'm feeling weirdly tired and out of sorts (I think it's still ad...
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I dig PSI*RUN.
I'm currently working on a PSI*RUN/Cthulhutech game for a con in May.
PR rules and CT fluff. The PCs will mostly likely be a group of physchics and tagers running from the migu.
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Vampires! Vampires with Tentacles!
Night's Black Agents  Saturday night. Had kind of a big reveal. After their rescue of Imre Szabo, the bookseller, last session , the characters holed up in a safehouse. They stashed the van they stole in the garage downstairs, ensconced their protectee in a...
Night's Black Agents Saturday night. Had kind of a big reveal. After their rescue of Imre Szabo, the bookseller, last session, the characters holed up in a safehouse. They stashed the van they stole in the garage downstairs, ...
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It's an awesome game.
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TWO MORE HOURS. HALFWAY THERE. ARGH.
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Ah, y'know. It was a long shot, but I wanted to let it run its course. I have some ideas about how to retool and make it more broadly appealing, but I need to figure out when. 

Thanks, all.
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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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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, boyfriend to Sarah, 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 crepes.
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  • Cleveland State University
    SLP, 2005 - 2008
  • University of Toledo
    English/Theatre, 1992 - 1997
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