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Matthew McFarland
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You might be expecting me to pimp curse the darkness, since it's in this bundle. And, yes, I would love it if you grabbed the bundle and checked out my little game about memory, death, loss, identity, and hard choices.

But there are some other truly awesome games in this Bundle of Holding, too, including +Misspent Youth, which I ran a while back and really loved. 

Less than $20, nine games. Simple math, yeah?
 
1 day left for IGDN Bundle of Holding

I am lucky enough to have +Misspent Youth in the Indie Game Designers' Network bundle, and you are lucky enough to get to buy it for one more day.

The bundle comes two ways: the cheaper bundle, which includes:

* Centurion: Legionaries of Rome
* Edara: A Steampunk Renaissance
* Psi-punk

If you don't have the screen-friendly version of MY, though, you can pick it up along with these following games in the bigger bundle:

* _curse the darkness
* _Fortune's Fool*
* Spark
* Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade
* SPLINTER
* The Fate Codex - Issues 4-7

That's pretty great company to be in.

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I need to download everything and dig into ctd in depth!
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HEY! Go Vote for Promethean. (Also a Promethean write-up.)
So hey! There'a a Kickstarter happening right now for Dark Eras , which I worked on as a developer and project manager. Long story short: There's a poll going on, which will close when the KS hits $118K, that has a Promethean  during the Year Without a Summ...
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No one ever reached the New Dawn by voting for it.
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Hey, check it out! Lots of games, one low price!
 
This is an amazing bundle of holding from a bunch of indie game designers/publishers who are members of the Indie Game Developer Network. In addition to Spark, you can get pdfs of games like Centurion (by +Fraser Ronald ) curse the darkness (+Matthew McFarland ), Misspent Youth (+Robert Bohl ) and Fortune's Fool. 

The thing that I think is even more important than those games? The fact that 10% of the payments go to the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project. Spread the word and let games help kids in need.
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Any of my friends in Columbus want to put me up for a couple of nights in March? Gotta go to a conference.
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Promethean, late again, dammit
In my defense, I'm busy as hell this week. So! Last time, the characters were leaving lunch with Devon Parker. They'd made arrangements to go to a Cubs game together, mostly at Feather's prompting (Feather is all about Community, and she wanted to show the ...
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Oh, sure. I played Victoriana (I think) at a con some time back, but I can't remember if I bought it or not. Anyway, it's a cool idea for a setting.
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Promethean Notes
Holy cats. So busy. Very frazzle. Space, space.... ....space... OK! OK, I know I want to bring Andrew Write's throng back into this today. I should have brought them in last time when Matt went to the Pier, but I was tired and didn't think of it. But today ...
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Chill: Edinburgh
I posted this a while ago on RPG.Net, but I don't seem to have posted it here. So anyway, the Chill HQ for my game, which is starting tonight: Last week, my four players and I sat down and did HQ creation of our Chill playtest (we made characters next sessi...
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The copycat is 'cool,' you say? smugly straightens an imaginary tie
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Feed the Oscars
I enjoyed the telecast on Sunday. Sure, the ceremony was notable in its whiteness, but they actually called that out more than I would have thought, and the performances from Lady Gaga and John Legend & Common were amazing. Plus, Oscar Night is an excuse fo...
I enjoyed the telecast on Sunday. Sure, the ceremony was notable in its whiteness, but they actually called that out more than I would have thought, and the performances from Lady Gaga and John Legend & Common were amazing. P...
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Oscars: Witness the Whiteness
For many years now (and you can scroll back through previous years here and here , if you're so inclined), I've been an aficionado of the Academy Awards. Some years that means we get some really interesting movies, and some years...well, the Academy has som...
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I'm expecting a lot of coverage of the Oscars on tumblr, along with a metric boatload of "wtf?" comments at the winners.
And more than a few complaints about all the dazzling whitewashing.
Next year's is going to be fun, what with "I'll star in anything sci fi" career fangirl Scarlett Johansson being cast as the Japanese Major Kusanagi in the live action GITS.
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Promethean: All the Milestones Ever
Wow, I haven't blogged since last time I ran Promethean ! Haven't been watching movies in the project (because of Oscars) or making characters (because of development of Chill ) or running other games (due to scheduling foibles and unexpected babies). I sho...
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That's great news! Please keep in touch, I'll certainly do my part to push the game here in New England as far as I possibly can.

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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 Cheyenne, 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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