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I could answer interview questions from +Stacy Dellorfano all day, every day. Particularly when they are about my areas of expertise: (1) gaming, (2) having an awesome daughter.
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Crawljammer #6 finally available at RPGNow! I like this issue because...YOLOVARRRRRRRRRR!!!!
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Thanks for the heads-up, +Tim Callahan. I'm looking forward to giving it a read.
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My commentary on the new episode of +Drink Spin Run - An RPG Talk Show Podcast: +Adam Muszkiewicz is right about everything.
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Oh my. I blush.
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Celebrate the one year anniversary of Crawljammer by staring into the face of infinite wonder.
 
I am not entirely positive on the exact date, but I think the Mighty +Tim Callahan launched #CrawlJammer in February 2014. I didn't join the crew until issue #4, but this is my tribute to DCC's Greatest Science Fantasy Zine on its 1st Year Publication Anniversary! I tried to incorporate something from each issue and the GENCON "Demon Drums" module.

#Congrats on the 1st year of CrawlJamming adventures! Here is to many more!

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#HailToTheKing


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During a break in the Crawljammer action at TotalCon. #TotalCon
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You too +Terry Gwazdosky +Terry Gwazdosky +Terry Gwazdosky! See you next year!
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New Crawljammer issue now available and another reason why you should be checking out Mythoard!

For those of you who don't know, Crawljammer is my bi-monthly zine which thrusts Dungeon Crawl Classics into outer space. It's Jack Kirby meets Jack Vance. I'm up to issue #6, and it seems like people are enjoying it (and launching their own Crawljammer campaigns).

And Mythoard is just such a cool idea: Loot Crate for folks who love Role-Playing Games. I worked on something that will be part of the February release, and I hope you will check it out. 

Meanwhile, I will see you all (or some of you) at TotaCon in Mansfield, Massachusetts this week!
Fred Dailey knows how to draw Sky-Scavengers like crazy! THREE UPDATES for you, numerically arranged: (1) Crawljammer #6 is FINALLY available for sale. I still have a few copies to mail out to subscribers, and that process ha...
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Games I'm running this week at TotalCon in Mansfield, MA:

THURSDAY 1 PM: Escape from the Gladiators of Planet X
This new zero-level funnel may include a chariot race with flying eels, dinosaur wranglers, a robotic caliph, and aquatic apes. Maybe.

FRIDAY 8 AM: In the Thrall of the Space Gods
Level 5 DCC action -- can the Necromancer resurrect the dead god before it's too late?!?!

SUNDAY 8 AM: Secret Wars: The Final Days
Okay, this is a TSR MSH game, but it will involve hot rods and alien landscapes and the corpse of Galactus. Because DCC is contagious.

See you there!
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I had such a blast in your games last year I'm very sorry to miss them this year.
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I've played a LOT of versions of D&D with a lot of old timer and new players and everyone in between. (Both as a DM and as a player.) And I have never played with anyone who is 100% by-the-book (even if they wrote the book), and almost every game of D&D is roll a 20-sider, add some modifiers, hit some target number and every other situation is determined by a die roll based on the odds of success (some say, "you have a 20% chance to do that, roll percentile," others say "roll a d6. You have a 1 in 6 chance," others say, "roll a d20, add your Str bonus, you need an 18 or higher.").

So, basically, everyone has their own version of D&D and they are almost exactly the same as every other version of D&D in the actual playing. The dice rolled may differ slightly at times. But it's still, "roll these, hit a number or higher [or lower] (even if the number is secret)."

Do other folks have radically different experiences with this? Because I just don't understand the debates about the mechanics of the various editions. They are fundamentally identical (even 4e, which was still roll-a-d20-add-this). To me, the debate should be about tone and aesthetic. That's what matters. That's where the differences are.

This post brought to you by +Donn Stroud and +Adam Muszkiewicz and thinking some more about their recent DSR episode.
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+Tim Callahan, counselling can help. :-)
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#TotalCon pics. Great games this year! Great cupcakes too.
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Gargamel already had his heart eaten out by Smurf cultists. The game was dark.
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TotalCon! A corrupted Papa Smurf chants of R'yleh arisen to his devoted horde in today's Saturday Morning Cartoon AD&D game. #TotalCon

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We didn't have to kill Azrael but we just did ( some other smurfs ate Gargamel's heart, so )
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Survey Time (aka the way I profile my friends): My Mad Max Marvel Superheroes game features the following 5 characters (among others). Which of these five would you play in the post-apocalyptic landscape of Battleworld? For a Karma point bonus, explain the reason for your choice in the comments.
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Storm
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Dazzler
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Beast
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Ant-Man
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And leather.
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G+ is acting all weird about me posting this link, so let me try it this way: http://crawljammer.blogspot.com/

My newest post is about the Appendix N of Bizarre Tales!
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I write. And run games.
Introduction
I write about comics and play a lot of games and help to educate the world. Right now I'm publishing the bi-monthly CRAWLJAMMER zine for the DCC RPG.
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I once received a rejection letter from someone who worked for George Lucas back when George Lucas was cool.
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Writer, Educator
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  • Moon Dice Games
    President and Publisher, present
  • North Adams Public Schools
    Administrator, present
  • Comic Book Resources
    Writer, 2015
  • tor.com
    Writer, 2015
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