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Matthew McFarland
Works at Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Attended Cleveland State University
Lives in Middleburg Heights, OH
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Last Shout Before GenCon: Monsterhearts
Had hoped to do a chargen post, but I don't think it's happening. Instead, the Monsterhearts  session from the other day. Recall that last time , we started off Season Four with a class schedule, and at the end of the day, everyone decided to go and see The...
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Board Game: VCR Clue
The Game:   VCR Clue The Publisher:  Parker Brothers Time:  An hour or so Players:  Me, Al, Will, Teagan, and  +Michelle I played this game pretty frequently as a lad with my parents and sometimes my brother. In fact, some of the detective sheets still have...
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Movie #320: Jupiter Ascending
Jupiter Ascending  is an entirely underrated space opera directed by the Wachowskis and starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, and Tuppence Middleton. In this world, human beings originated on a faraway planet, and "s...
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Tuppence is delightful.
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Hey there! I have a hotel room downtown Indy that I need to transfer into someone else's name. It's for Thursday through Sunday of GenCon. Any takers? Contact me or +Michelle Lyons-McFarland.
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Cool. +Meera Barry and +Steven Warzeha: we'll stick with our existing plan that includes the kitchenette!
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Matt's GenCon 2015 Schedule
Just in case you want to find me at GenCon and, like, hug me. Or talk about gaming. Whichever. Matt’s Schedule Wednesday:  Running a game of  Chill  for our Indianapolis Regional Coordinator backers. Thursday:  From 3PM to 6PM I’ll be at the  Indie Game Dev...
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Movie #319: Jungle Book
The Jungle Book  is one of several versions that have been made over the years, and it isn't the more famous animated version. This version, by the Korda brothers, stars Sabu and a bunch of white people in brownface. Not having read Jungle Book , I'm not su...
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If you do ever get a chance, experience the actual book. Its the best adventure book ever. I love it. 
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Character Creation: Men in Black
Man, I was doing so well , too. I had like four in a row, and then I got busy with Demon  stuff and it just slipped off the damn radar. Well, anyway, I'm gonna try and do one more character before GenCon, and then do a few after I get back in between finish...
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Now that takes me back. I actually own a copy of that game after finding it at a Waldenbooks right after the first MIB movie came out.
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Movie #321: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park  is a sci-fi movie starring Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, Richard Attenborough, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello, Bob Peck, and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Stephen Spielberg! John Hammond (Attenborough) is a rich dude who's created ...
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Me too


My favorite character was actually Ray Arnold but I'm sad that Muldoon and arnald died

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Part-Time Gods: All Things in Moderation
The other night I ran a quick game of Part-Time Gods , in preparation for a review I'll be writing for RPG.net (I'm running the Fate version tomorrow). I figured I'd better do the write-up before I forget. I had been planning to do it before I went to Chica...
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Excellent! I've been very interested in this game, but the system didn't rock my world. A Fate port sounds like Exactly my thing.
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Night's Black Agents: End of the Op
Last time , the characters kidnapped Wolfgang's brother Fritz (well, truthfully, they saved his life from folks who were going  to kidnap him) and then took him to Berlin to make contact with Wolfgang. Fritz called Wolfgang and told him what had happened. W...
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Movie #318: Jumanji
Jumanji  is a 1995 family comedy starring Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, and Jonathan Hyde. It's what I refer to as a "chips n' salsa" movie; I'm happy to watch it and snack, but it's ultimately pretty forgettable. My kids like ...
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Movie #317: Judgement at Nuremberg
Judgement at Nuremberg  is a 1961 drama starring (deep breath) Burt Lancaster, Spencer Tracy, Judy Garland, Maximilian Schell, Marlene Dietrich, Richard Widmark, and Montgomery Clift. Oh, and a very young William Shatner. It was nominated for a whole slew o...
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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, boyfriend to Cheyenne, 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 crepes.
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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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