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Matthew McFarland
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Hey, folks, guess what! Another free case added to the Growling Door Site! Go check out growlingdoorgames.com/resources to download The Temple of the Skin Man.
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Board Game: Monolith
Last night we did a little character jiggery for Marvel Heroic Roleplaying  and fought a giant mechanical hippo (to remind everyone how the system worked). I really wish I had cheat sheets for that game; mayhaps I'll make one. But that didn't take all night...
Last night we did a little character jiggery for Marvel Heroic Roleplaying and fought a giant mechanical hippo (to remind everyone how the system worked). I really wish I had cheat sheets for that game; mayhaps I'll make one...
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The Power of Blankets Compels You
So today, we made characters for  +Travis 's game of Nobilis . We're playing the 2nd Edition - that is, the Great White Book - which made some interesting moments during character creation as we worked to understand the prose. But we're playing this game fo...
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Character Creation: Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies
Back at it! Boo-ya! The Game:   Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies The Publisher:   Evil Hat and Atomic Sock Monkey Degree of Familiarity:  None. I've read it. Books Required:  Just the one, though the PDQ system has a free download somewhere. So, this game i...
Back at it! Boo-ya! The Game: Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies The Publisher: Evil Hat and Atomic Sock Monkey Degree of Familiarity: None. I've read it. Books Required: Just the one, though the PDQ system has a free download ...
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Feng Shui: OMG A BEAR
Well, that last post kinda blew up. Um. For anyone who's now looking through my blog to see if I always post long diatribes about conventions, normally I post reviews of movies and board games, and write-ups for the RPGs I run. A-like so. Recall that last t...
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Movie #364: Kingsman: The Secret Service
Kingsman: The Secret Service  is a spy-action film based on a (I'm sure far-inferior) comic by Marc Millar and David Gibbons. It's directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Sophie Cookeson, and Sofia ...
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Have you ever seen this video that Rocketjump did to help promote the movie? https://youtu.be/CpasSV_mw2o
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Night's Black Agents: New Agent, New Night
Oh, yeah. Back at it. Last time , the characters visited Belgrade and talked to Dr Bugarcic, the director the Tesla Museum, and realized he was connected to the conspiracy. They decided to bug his house, but in so doing, Gambone realized he'd taken a bug-ou...
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Movie #367: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels  is the debut film from Guy Ritchie and stars Nick Moran, Dexter Fletcher, Jason Flemyng, Jason Steakumms Statham, Vinne Jones, Lenny McLean, P. H. Moriarty, Frank Harper, and you know what, I'm just gonna stop there bec...
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Movie #366: Live & Let Die
Live & Let Die  is the eight James Bond film, and stars Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Geoffrey Holder, David Hedison, Gloria Hendry, and Clifton James. I've seen this movie before, but it's been a while, and I had never really how nuts  this movi...
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Movie #365: Little Women
Little Women is a period drama based on the novel(s) by Louia May Alcott and starring (deep breath) Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis, Trini Alvarado, Christian Bale, Gabriel Byrne, and Mary Wickes. So, to preface, I...
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Ongoing Fuckery: The Origins Story
I just got back from Origins Game Fair on Sunday. It was a good time - I got to hang out with folks I don't see often (disclaimer: if we talked this weekend and I don't mention you here, I'm sorry), I ran a couple of games, I played in a few as well, and I ...
I just got back from Origins Game Fair on Sunday. It was a good time - I got to hang out with folks I don't see often (disclaimer: if we talked this weekend and I don't mention you here, I'm sorry), I ran a couple of games, I...
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That's a shame that things are still like this at Origins. I used to go to Origins all the time, until it and another convention I regularly attended wound up on the same weekend for multiple years in a row. So I got in the habit of going to the other convention because I could reallocate money towards doing gaming stuff at Gencon instead. And even after dates changed for the other con, I was just out of the habit of going to Origins. I'd heard that more companies are putting more of an effort in there so I was considering giving it another shot, but this is rather discouraging.
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Promethean! (One-shot notes)
I'm running a Promethean  one-shot at Origins, so probably I should take notes. Let's talk a little. It's been a hard week to be a humanist. People did terrible things to other people. That's every week. People also stood up and helped, and that's every wee...
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I just thought you were a wizard. You still are :)
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  • 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.
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I don't want to try and sound like a badass or anything, but I can make impossible pie.
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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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