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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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Chill: The Black Dog Bites At Midnight
Last Monday I ran Chill . I'll skip the excuses for why I haven't done the write-up and just do the damn write-up. We ended last time  with Ian having been chomped by the Hound, and everyone deciding to sleep on it and do more research in the morning. The n...
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Love is Action, and Action is Effort
I say "love is action" a lot. It's a useful mindset, in my humble opinion, because it neatly dodges some of the issues in abusive relationships (for any value of abuse). "Oh, but she loves me." Sure, but how do you know that? What does she do  that's loving...
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Movie #305: Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder  is a horror/psychodrama directing by Adrian Lynn and starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pena, and Danny Aiello. I'm hard pressed to explain why I own it. Well, that's not entirely true. There was a video store in Toledo called Video Connection ...
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One of my all-time favorites, and a huge influence on my writing.
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I'm on spring break this week (which means I get more sleep, among other things). I have a buttload of ‪#Beast development, but on Michelle's orders, I can't just work from the moment I wake to the moment my brain goes "SLEEP NOW". I have to do other things, too. Things I like make characters!

So I'm gonna make a character today. If you want to suggest a game, please do so. If you want to inspire me with a song, please do so.
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+Tom Scott: Don't think I didn't consider it. :) I'm actually going to save that for the Kickstarter, like I did with Demon. 
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Movie #304: The Italian Job
The Italian Job  is a remake of a 70s heist movie. This one stars Mark Wahlberg, Donald Sutherland, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Seth Green, Mos Def, and Jason Statham. Charlie (Wahlberg) leads a team of thieves, having taken over said leadership from Jo...
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I don't own it, so nope.
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Promethean: Translatin' Like Whoa
Not a terribly exciting title, I guess. So, last time, the characters were heading from Enoch's place (surrounded by crazy typhoon storm) to Feather's place in Skokie. They needed juice, though, so they snuck down to the rail lines to grab the third rail. E...
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Monsterhearts: Debts and Smoke
So it's been a while, but we finally managed to play Monsterhearts  yesterday, and kept our brutal mojo going. Last time , recall, Genesis' brother Bastion had died due to smoke-jaguar thing that Erika had called up. We fast-forward a couple of hours. Most ...
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Character Creation: World of Dew
I'm averaging about one character a month . I'd love to up that to every two weeks, but I've been busy . I'm not going to continue italicizing the last word in every sentence, I promise . The Game:   World of Dew The Publisher:   Woerner's Wunderwerks Degre...
I'm averaging about one character a month. I'd love to up that to every two weeks, but I've been busy. I'm not going to continue italicizing the last word in every sentence, I promise. The Game: World of Dew The Publisher: Wo...
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Chill!
Last Monday was Chill , and I've been in New Orleans all week, working on Beast  when I'm at the computer. So, haven't really had a chance to do this update. But I'm gonna do it now! Last time , which was a good long while ago, the characters found the dead...
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Promethean: Fires and Frying Pans
So! Last time, Avalon was flying around in bolt-fly form, and then got grabbed and tossed into a bag. Oh, dear. Feather saw this happen from the apartment. Grimm told her to open the door, and he used Chimera to turn into a pigeon. He flew out, swooped up o...
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Movie #303: It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life is one of the more famous films shown around Christmas; due to a copyright niggle it was public domain for a while, so it got shown on TV like whoa. It stars Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, ...
It's a Wonderful Life is one of the more famous films shown around Christmas; due to a copyright niggle it was public domain for a while, so it got shown on TV like whoa. It stars Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, ...
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Folks who write horror RPGs: Do you put stuff in your games that you wouldn't use at your table, because it would make you uncomfortable? I'm not talking about stuff that's actively exploitative in general or legit triggery to you, just stuff that, as a writer/developer, you think "I can see someone else using this and being fine with it, but it wouldn't fly with me." 
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I have.
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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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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.
Education
  • Cleveland State University
    SLP, 2005 - 2008
  • University of Toledo
    English/Theatre, 1992 - 1997
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