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Aaron Griffin
I guess I do game stuff
I guess I do game stuff
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With the loss of G+, I've decided, and will often preach, the idea that "we" move back to blogging. Blogs require more effort, and have higher friction than social media, and this means the conversations are more meaningful. I am going to step away from general purpose social media.

If anyone wants to find me, my gaming blog is:

http://twistedcities.wordpress.com

You can also find my health and fitness blog (which I'm still struggling to find a voice for) at:

http://statincrease.wordpress.com

For other things, I'm fanning those topics out to more focused services:

I'll be using inoreader for following gaming and fitness blogs. If you want to connect on there and see what I broadcast: https://www.inoreader.com/u/aaronmgriffin

https://www.pinterest.com/aaronmgriffin/ for interesting art, mostly for RPGs. This one I use frequently.

https://trakt.tv/users/aaron-griffin for my tv viewings and ratings - I haven't yet spent a lot of time here beyond rating things, but do intend to.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7455391-aaron-griffin for books and perhaps comics. Again, I have little beyond simple ratings for now.

I will add more as this goes on.
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Jack Whitehall's Travels with My Father is one of the funniest fucking shows I've seen in a while.

Jack (a British comedian, if you're unfamiliar) takes his stodgey, buttoned up, conservative British father on a tour if southeast Asia.
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Sagas, wtf r u doin, stop killin people
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For anyone using inoreader to organize feeds for a variety of hobbies, I just discovered something neat that makes a lot of sense if you intend to make use of the social features.

The mobile app supports multiple accounts and easy switching, and inoreader supports email+suffix@domain.com. If you're unfamiliar with the plus in email, it's a freeform work that is intended for sorting incoming emails. Gmail definitely supports it, but you'd have to check other services.

So if you sign up for inoreader with myname+roleplaying@gmail.com and myname+parenting@gmail.com and myname+bronzeage@gmail.com you can then easily switch accounts and when you broadcast, only broadcast to the people who follow that topic of yours.

I do not know if this is easy on the web app or not, but I'm gonna dink around with it. Obviously if you dont want to broadcast topic by topic, just do it all under one main account.

Also, if you don't have inoreader friends, it doesn't matter. So maybe be my friend? My username is aaronmgriffin and you can enable social features by checking "enable social features" and using the Connections tab in the settings.
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I've been working on finding my voice for a fitness based blog. Here's part 2 of a set of articles on my training style that I use, including how I coach people.

Programming Clusters
Programming Clusters
statincrease.wordpress.com
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So G+ is dying in April and most of the cool people I like here don't have new homes.

Would anyone be interested in proboards.com or something?
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Talking about Doctor Who reminded me that Strax exists. Did you remember Strax exists? Remember him, human
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10 RPGs that influenced me, in rough order

1. AD&D 2e - my first rpg in the 90s

2. Planescape - yeah it's not a separate game, but it taught me a lot about setting

3. Warhammer FRP 1e or 2e - I can't remember which version we played, but it taught me that changing careers and building skills was fun,and how to do hardy and gritty characters.

4. Microscope - my first GMless game, helped teach me that player input can be awesome

5. Apocalypse World - while at first I didn't get it, the tight design of the game is an amazing ideal

6. Dungeon World - first variation of AW I picked up, made sense to my, and showed me what the system can do.

7. Primetime Adventures - showed me how games can be about character drama and still be fun and exciting

8. Sagas of the Icelanders - showed me how to do drama in a PbtA framework. Definitely a best-in-breed game

9. Mouseguard / Torchbearer - my current obsession. A system that benefits from mastery but in a way that makes sense in the fiction, not just in a spreadsheet.

10. DramaSystem - a drama based system that can be layered on top of other games (see: Malandros) to add cool interpersonal drama.
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