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OK, I've just started playing a gnome ranger with the backgrounds "Woolly Rhino Wrangler," "Frost Range Guide," and "Failed Illusionist." His OUT is "I know what the North Wind is saying," and he rides his wooly rhino into battle.
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We actually just winged it.
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Just got a free desk copy of Chris Ware's Building Stories in the mail (since I'm teaching it this fall in my comics course).

Some days I love my job.
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In the house! (Well, office)
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But of course
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Escalation Dice @ Cracker Barrel - 3 for $10!
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I want them for ironman character generation.
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Is there some sort of entertainer/jongleur/minstrel/jester background planned? Because I'm kind of getting the urge to play Scaramouche as a Fighter with Duelist and that background.
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I should write this up on my blog, but then I'd have to come up with tables for the personality traits!
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Was thinking of showing my Fall 2014 comics class some of Crumb's stories from Zap #0 and Zap #1 as a way of getting across the impact subsequent cartoonists have attributed to those issues. Got my hands on the Fantagraphics volume containing those stories.

Um, wow. Had heard about Crumb's problematic use of black stereotypes but had not seen how extensive it was until now.

Not sure what's left to use from those issues that isn't just stoner humor.
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Happy July 4th!
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Comics! University courses! Peanut butter meets chocolate!
Here, in pictorial form, are the ten titles I'll be teaching this coming fall semester in ENGL 121, the comics and graphic narratives class I added to my university's literature curriculum. The books are spread out across the...
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Eric, some things should stay between a man and his long box.
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I really like the Inspiration rule. I really love Walt Simonson's run on Thor. So I get all chocolate and peanut butter on you in this post.
Here's a more constructive variation on my previous post. There are been complaints that the new Inspiration mechanic in D&D 5E is "dissociated," "meta-gaming" that pulls a player out-of-character. How Inspiration does this w...
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This is good stuff. Thanks for this post.
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I really like the Inspiration rule. I really love Walt Simonson's run on Thor. So I get all chocolate and peanut butter on you in this post.
Here's a more constructive variation on my previous post. There are been complaints that the new Inspiration mechanic in D&D 5E is "dissociated," "meta-gaming" that pulls a player out-of-character. How Inspiration does this w...
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First, any example that uses Simonson's Thor run is OK by me. :-)

I've been thinking about another example, from Star Wars. If Han has the "won't abandon my friends" trait, I think it's fair to say he earned an Inspiration by coming back for Luke at the Death Star run. Did he spend it shooting Vader off Luke's back, or did he do that under normal rules (advantage: flying out of the sun), and the gift an Inspiration to Luke: "Blow this thing, kid, so we can all go home" ?
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I was sick of this term back in 2009. Nothing has changed since.
Yes, we get it. You like your elf-games to be fully immersive. That's a fine play-style. Now stop thread-crapping our non-immersive discussions.
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Yeah, I know. I've learned nothing from the masters.
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My earlier Cap+Rockwell post was all about a great image, but this sequence from What If #44 (April 1984) is a more accurate representation of what I love best about Steve Rogers ...
Peter Gillis and Sal Buscema deliver one of my favorite Captain America speeches ever in What If #44 (April 1984). Be safe this weekend!
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How neat.
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