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Real World always trumps Stuff We Do For Fun! Do what you got to do, Tommy! We'll still be hare!
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Thanks Tommy!

Yeah - the Jobs were supposed to be self balancing, but there's not  enough "Pull you away from the music" going on for the brtter jobs.

I love the "Too big for the band" thing! Great idea! :D
This is one of those that I was dying to read when it was announced: An RPG about playing members of a rock band, by the guy that made an RPG about playing members of a baseball team. ETHICS IN GAME JOURNALISM DISCLAIMER: T...
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+Adam Schwaninger - Remember that fantastic commercial for (IIRC) Cartoon Network that featured Josie and the Pussycats going through various incarnations like Kiss-metal and country and electronica? Like that! :D
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Ha! Everyone here in the Boston area knows about the Great Molasses Flood! :D
Over on the Mirror.co.UK website, there is a recent article titled "Dead weird: After the 'atomic wedgie' here are 21 of history's most bizarre deaths" that got me thinking about how to start tabletop RPG scenarios.  I think ...
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+Franck Michaux Don't worry, we've all seen Red Dwarf, so can handle vindaloo monsters and suchlike. 
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Our friend and neighbor, Debora Silva, is a sweet girl whose mother is very ill in Brazil. She's started a GoFundMe page to get enough money to fly her and her little brother down to Brazil to see their mom before it's too late. She has had some very rough times in her life, but she has retained a sweetness and openness that is very rare. Help her if you can, and pass this along if you like. I don't usually put stuff like this out there, but I want to help Debora do this.

Thank you very much!
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Here's a picture of Kevin Glasheen - a Boston rocker who passed away recently. To the right of his face are the names Carnelian and The Phantoms - two of my bands - on the walls of the band room at the Rat. Courtesy of the Boston Groupie News.

I'm not sure who wrote them there - probably Piggy! :D

www.bostongroupienews.com/BGNphotos/NewsPage2/Kevin1.jpg
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I'll be there with bells on!
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Luna in Lowell Was Right!

Luna is the accepted multinational name of Earth’s only moon, which has many names in Earth languages. Luna was used by the Martians as a raiding base for taking human slaves, and they left a number of intact structures on the far side of Luna, which humans discovered and re-inhabited when they became capable of reaching Luna. Great artificial farms were renovated and adapted to Earth crops to feed the growing population.

Martian artifacts were found and studied, and through understanding of the underlying principles, many devices were created and refined. Most important were the various crystals used to enhance and control PSI abilities, which before this were elusive and almost unusable. The famous Luna University located here grew out of these scientific explorations and research units, one of most prestigious institutes of higher learning in the Solar System.

This complex is known as Luna City, and it has grown, with new structures built by Humans and Martians, as well as the various Galileani. Luna city is the only place near to Earth where Humans, Martians, and Galileani can meet and trade. The gravity is almost identical to that of the Galilean moons, and the Galileani have built huge flight cages to live in.

The Great Concourse of Luna City is famous for the availability of anything from anywhere. Great liners from Earth put in here, and hotels and restaurants have sprung up to serve the tourists. Luna City is the stepping off point for travel anywhere in the solar system.
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Huh! I thought I was the only gamer on G+ to love that show! I thought it was consistently excellent in every department, and was hugely disappointed that it was cancelled.

I started watching it because it was based on the premise of an immortal who was not a vampire-type inhabiting a world of normal people. This is always an interesting problem in roleplaying, especially with my own Blood Games series of games, which has immortals exactly like Henry Morgan - people who only found out their immortality after their first death.

I was blown away at how well the show was written and acted. Everything worked believably, and was revealed in dialog without any infodumps beyond the title scenes. Wonderful!

Thanks, again Mark! :D
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I keep hoping against hope some other network distributor would pick it up.
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Wait 'til I finish High Strung! :D
There are a few obvious choices I could have gone with, like Over the Edge, Unknown Armies or (the game I about posted) Low Life...but Tools of Ignorance has to take the cake. Why? For starters, a lot of people don't even kno...
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There is a point there.
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Resharing this - had a bad link!

Try https://www.gofundme.com/DeboraSilva
 
Our friend and neighbor, Debora Silva, is a sweet girl whose mother is very ill in Brazil. She's started a GoFundMe page to get enough money to fly her and her little brother down to Brazil to see their mom before it's too late. She has had some very rough times in her life, but she has retained a sweetness and openness that is very rare. Help her if you can, and pass this along if you like. I don't usually put stuff like this out there, but I want to help Debora do this.

Thank you very much!
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Cult-like Obscurity and I are best buds! I know cult-like obscurity, and you are not cult-like obscurity! :D
I generally get 5000 views a month on this blog. I though that was a pretty healthy viewer count, some months (especially recently), I've received 10,000 views. I'd have thought that this would be enough to make a minor blip ...
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Compared to me, you live in a blaze of public attention and adulation.
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Well, after being accused - perhaps justly - of spamming with my last "Luna in Lowell Was Right!" post, I have decided there is only one thing I can do. I am going to set up a new circle, consisting only of people who are interested in stuff I am writing. I will only post stuff about what I am writing to this circle, to the Roleplaying Games community, and to the Better Mousetrap Games community, both of which I own. The BMG community is tiny, so there is no significant overlap with anything else.

If you are interested in the crazy, unpopular, and ridiculously niche things I write about, feel free to +1 or comment to this message. This will reduce circulation of my garbage to a stupidly low minimum, but since this is entirely opt-in, no-one can accuse me of spamming. Thank God I don't give a rat's ass whether anything I write sells a single copy - otherwise I'd be doing what everyone else is doing instead of designing idiotic baseball RPGs or  "what if science in 1880 was basically correct" RPGs that nobody gives a dead cockroach about - because I'm cutting off my nuts as far as getting anyone new to read what I write. I'd rather do that than be spamming anyone!

Meantime, I will not post to public, and only post to my Gamers circle about general interest stuff, which means maybe once in a blue moon.  I'm not here for a popularity contest. I'm here to talk about roleplaying! That means I will continue to comment on other posts I like, and not spam!

Here's hoping this will make folks who do opt-in more ready to comment, because I live for discussion! :D
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Any friend of Brad's is a friend of mine, +Noah Doyle! Welcome aboard! :D
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Galilleani Cultures in Lowell Was Right!

Galilleani typically have a free-wheeling lifestyle, with mature males maintaining a harem of between two and ten females each, rarely with the same individuals each breeding season. These are known as “breeders”, and are generally low-level workers. As they age, male breeding activity tapers off quickly, and the male Galilleani enter a long, fruitful period in which their imaginations and intellect increase in inverse proportion to their interest in breeding.

Female Galilleani, on the other hand, have longer breeding lives, though at a lower level than males, retaining their usual intelligence throughout their breeding period. They foster and maintain close relationships with the co-wives of their various mates long after these breeding harems have broken up.

The Oddfellows

This is the term for males of breeding age who do not for whatever reason attract mates. Some are defective in some way, others are disinterested, and still others prefer their own gender. They do retain their intelligence through the breeding years, and often attain high rank early, but without wives, cannot access the female Wives Network, and thus miss many opportunities.

The Wives Network

This is the relationship web of co-wives, which functions in the anarchic Galilleani system as bankers, investors, and government rolled into one. They bankroll projects by their ex-mates and former co-wives which interest them, after coming to a general consensus. There is not one Wives Network - nothing so fixed is possible with the Galilleani - but many such networks, though it is always spoken of as if it were singular.

The Elder Clubs

These are the associations of post-breeding males, who gather together for companionship in clubs when their breeding days are done. These clubs are a secondary source of infrastructure investment, but as these clubs are considerably smaller than the Wives Networks, their financial impact is lesser.

Human and Martian Enclaves

There are small enclaves of humans and Martians on all four Galillean moons. They have generally cordial relations with the Galilleani, but the Galilleani have no more concept of Martian-style Houses than they do of human governments.
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As far as I know, I'm the only clash bowley on the net, so you've come to the right place! I design, write, and publish roleplaying games

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