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The 14th semi-annual National Capital Area Gameday (aka DC Gameday XIV) will be on March 29th and 30th, 2014. Join fellow adventure, storytelling, and roleplaying gamers in the nation’s capital for two fun-filled days of games. The event is free to all participants thanks to the generous support of the gameday organizers. You must be 18 years old to register and attend.
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Awesome. This only reinforces my belief that there also needs to be a FAE hack of +Chad Underkoffler's "Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies" :)
I was happy to see folks interested in both a Core and Accelerated hack of 7th Sea. This one will be much shorter, since I'm less concerned with modeling system elements here. Thanks to +Ryan Macklin for inspiring me on the A...
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Epic, indeed.
 
FUCKIN EPIC
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Looks painful to me.
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Oh yeah!
 
Registrations are set to begin at 8:00pm tonight! Be there or be square!

http://www.dcgameday.org
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DC Gameday X! March 24-25, 2012
 
The 10th semi-annual National Capital Area Gameday (aka DCGameday X) will be on the 24th and 25th of March, 2012. The event will be held at the AFT building, at the corner of New Jersey Ave and F St NW (555 New Jersey Ave, N.W., Washington DC, 20001), two blocks from the Union Station stop on Metro’s Red Line.

Join fellow adventure, storytelling, and roleplaying gamers in the nation’s capital for a fun-filled day of games. The event is free to all participants thanks to the generous support of the gameday organizers. The event website is http://www.dcgameday.org for information and registration.

Doors open at 9:30am. There will be two sessions each day. The first session will begin promptly at 10am and end at 2pm. The second session will begin at 3:30 pm and end at 7:30 pm. Morning GMs should plan on arriving no later than 9:30am so that they are ready to start at 10am.

Following the last session on Saturday, there will be a group dinner as usual, although the location has not been finalized. Register to attend by March 10th if you plan on attending the dinner.

If you'd like to run a game, please email admin@dcgameday.org after completing the registration process so you can be added to the system as a GM. If you ran a game at the last gameday, you should still be set up as a GM in the system and won't need to email us.

Prospective GMs can start posting games on Friday, February 24th.

Player signups will open at 8pm on Friday, March 2nd.

If you have any questions, check out the Discussions forum at http://www.DC Gameday.org.
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I've hit my goal in less than 24 hours (actually within 3 hours of me posting it last night), because all of you people are awesome. But, without meaning to be crass, I'm not done yet.

If you haven't donated but were thinking about it, please, please do so anyway: the more money I can get for my students now, the more supplies I can get for them now, and more importantly, the more books I can get for our classroom library (as well as subsidize their field trip fees, and/or pay for other educational support resources that the school district doesn't have the money to fund).

Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed -- you guys are truly amazing!
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Dear wannabe pedants: please get to know and understand the singular they before immediately dismissing it as incorrect. Avoid that awkward embarrassment when you realize that you actually don't know as much as about grammar as Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and George Eliot. 
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That is interesting. The other thing is: many of the rules of grammar and spelling were codified after Shakespeare's time. The Victorians loved codifying shit. In Shakespeare's day, you could spell words and phrase sentences in many, many ways, providing you were understood.

That's not, of course, to say there was no grammar, but it wasn't as much the case that there were explicit grammatical rules. Those rules are a more modern thing. As I understand it.
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When was the last time someone ever told you their dream came true, or more specifically, they were given the dream job they've always sought? If it's been a while, your dry spell is over. This is what it looks like.

As of Friday, February 1st, 2013, yours truly will be a teacher for the Fairfax County Public School system, teaching Journalism/English: 1 section of Journalism (all grades, 9-12), one section of English (11th grade), and three sections of AP/Honors English (11th grade), at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, VA. And I am apparently supervising the school newspaper as well.

There's an incredible story as to how all of this happened and came about, and I'm happy to tell that in-depth to whoever wants to hear it (preferably over a brew or three), but for now, just know that pretty much everything I've been working very hard to make happen for myself, for pretty much close to 30 years, is coming true this Friday.

I have names of people to thank longer than the Old Testament's "begat" list (e.g., Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah... and so on), but for now, three folks are at the top of the list: Cindy Phelan, my original teacher mentor who never gave up on me (even when I did), +Tracy Barnett, who both inspired me and never hesitated when I asked for help or advice on how to make this happen for myself, and of course, my wife +Elizabeth Cadorette, who has somehow unceasingly believed in me and what I could accomplish, despite my best efforts to prove her wrong, and who never failed to give me a swift boot to the ass whenever I tried to turn away from the path of all the hard stuff I had to do to make this finally happen.

There are other folks who I need to thank, who've been there to either help me or bail my ass out whenever I've been in deep kim-chee, and I will that -- but for now, this will have to do, because I still have a ton of paperwork to fill out, and a long trip to make tomorrow to Staunton and back to fetch some college transcripts so that I actually get the contract I've been offered.

And, of course, the obligatory "OMG, what have I done? I'm totally scared shitless about all of this -- why on EARTH did they hire ME for this position? Were they smoking crack?" post.

No time for that right now. :) 
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+Tom Cadorette Like Tracy said (and I love that dude), please do not hesitate to call or whatever to chat...anytime.

Email for my phone number.
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If you haven't already, you might want to add +DC Gameday Organizers to your circle(s). We haven't done much with G+ yet, nor I have done much here myself, but the next few weeks will likely see a change in both of those things. :)
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Hey friends o' mine at GenCon? If you can, please ask Cubicle 7 when "Priority Advance" copies of "The One Ring" will ship & PDFs get sent?
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So you're mad about something on the Internet? ;)

Thanks to +kirin robinson for this.
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