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Tobold Stoutfoot
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No Man's Sky
In a presumably not highly original way I put all the games I see on Steam that interest me over the year on my wishlist, and then buy them when they are heavily discounted. The Steam Summer Sale just started this weekend, and one of those heavily discounte...

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Moral dilemmas in D&D
In 2014 I used this blog to collect ideas for a D&D adventure, which I then wrote with another blogger, and played in my 4E campaign . It is the story of an evil princess who wants to succeed her father on the throne, but the father prefers his younger son....

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Elemental Evil: Session 3
In the previous session the group had started to clear out the Redbrand Hideout in Phandalin, albeit with some difficulties. This session started with them talking to the prisoners they had liberated. These were the wife and children of the local woodcarver...

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Expropriated
I have been playing Magic Duels for two years, nearly every day, and on two accounts: One on my iPad, and one on the PC. During that time I bought or earned over 5,000 cards (both accounts together), which is about $600 value in cards. Yes, the bigger half ...

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Predicting the shape of the Brexit with game theory
Next Monday the negotiations between the UK and the rest of Europe about the exact conditions of the Brexit begin. While the very word, the referendum, and the "Brexit means Brexit" slogan suggest that people actually know what Brexit means, in reality ther...

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Eulogy for Magic Duels
Wizards of the Coast just announced that there will be no more new cards and expansions coming to Magic Duels . Which means that the game will be dead soon. Which is what WotC wants, because they are launching "Magic Digital Next" later this year. And by fo...

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Devaluation
60 years ago, in 1957, the USA threatened Britain to sell off a bunch of Sterling denominated bonds, which would have driven down the value of the British pound. At that point in time your currency losing value compared to others was considered such a scary...

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Not a consumer technology
I will spend this evening dismantling half of my 3D printer in order to remove some stuck filament from the stepper motor. As I already did this once before, it isn't as scary any more. I did have to buy a special torque screwdriver to do it the first time....

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The Division free weekend
Just in case you missed it: If you were interested in the game The Division, but didn't want to spend 50 bucks on it, you can try it this weekend for free. You just need the UPlay launcher to do that, which you might already have if you own other Ubisoft ga...

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The long tail in video streaming
Recently a friend of mine started a D&D campaign playing in ancient Egypt at the time of the pharaohs. I know just a little bit about that period of time, so in the interest of making the game a bit more authentic, I wanted to know more. Once upon a time I ...
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