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Geoffrey Grabowski
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Sorry I haven't posted MONDAY DROP for a while.

It's because Dreams of Ruin is now closed to major new material and in clean-up before submission to the editor.

I have four great artists (+Bleys Ingram, Laney, +Mel Uran and SECRET ARTIST X who cannot be named at this time) and a fantastic editor. I'm looking forward to getting this product out to you, hopefully by mid-September.

#ogl #labyrinthlord #retrogaming  

The previous "Monday Drops" are all from the section marked "special encounters" below. Monday drop material can be found at:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HmDigqYBkMzmGhA5E1Z7jDH3Zwztcm-jE6UcnZJcC_w/edit?usp=sharing
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Hey game developers! Help Stanford find the copyright holders of these ancient video games they're archiving! You know who you are.
 
Stanford is archiving ancient software (1970-1995). Lots of it video games. And they're trying to contact the original right holders.

I notify extremely rarely, but for this one, I chose to ping some of you. If I did, I've got you in my "Game Developers" list and suspect you might help Stanford with finding some of the publishers mentioned there. Or providing info on where they went. Please do contact them if you can help out.

And if nothing else, reading the list will be a trip down memory lane ;) 
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Monday Noon drop? BOOM!

I have pretty much finished "Hunting Parties of the Evil Planes."
( link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HmDigqYBkMzmGhA5E1Z7jDH3Zwztcm-jE6UcnZJcC_w/edit?usp=sharing )

I have a few more parties to post, but have been hung up in working on the larger Dreams of Ruin book.

This week, I am releasing the Interlude, which seems enigmatic standing on its own, but is central to the description of the dreams.

The hunting parties will continue next week with the astral griefer.

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Oh I imagine it means "we have the power" but it doesn't matter much to me. I'd put the Six Arrows behind it personally.
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I Don't Sell Junk
Why I Believe in the Free Distribution Model: A Manifesto.

So, this will be a pretty short manifesto, but I think it's one worth writing out.

A large part of why I support a free distribution model is moral.

See, I have known media hoarders. It can be tragic, like, really tragic. I'm not going to regale you with lurid tales of how tragic. I don't need to, it's virtually certain you know an addict too.

I do not think my customer is someone who downloads every single game ever published and saves them unread onto their hard drive.

I have to tell you, I am not willing to take that person's money. I am an artist. I take money for my art. I hope you appreciate it enough to pay me. Otherwise, I'll have to stop and just struggle to survive.

As an artist, it's my responsibility to put myself and my work out there in a manner that can it gather sufficient notoriety to attract supporters. There are at this point no shortage of ways to do this.

It's your responsibility as someone who enjoys art of a given sort to realize, it won't be there if you don't support it.

But I want you to appreciate it, not compulsively stuff it into your archive-need. I understand I can't stop you. It's probably a good thing for our race this compulsion exists. I still don't want that money.

As a content creator, I think of free distribution as a harm reduction strategy for a certain kind of very self-destructive behavior my trade plays into.

This is really important to me. I think content originators should be more honest about the effects of media addiction. Open access is something I believe in because it mitigates greatly the financial harm of the addiction.

+Myroslaw Bytz +Lauren Weinstein +Christine Paluch +Gretchen S. +Bruce Baugh

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Monday noon drop!

Hunting Parties of the Evil Planes, Installment 3.

Here in the third week, it's now 15,000 words, just short of 60 pages long. 

Dropping just a little early this week.

Get ready to meet the up-and-coming rakshasa power couple Haider Khan and Giselle, and their secondary wives Clawsome and Frenchette.

I cleaned up the document a bit, modified the structure to conform more with the "usual" structure for these kinds of documents, and added some navigational links.


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Many are those who testify to virtue with words. Rather fewer testify with efforts.

Thanks to +Connor Sites-Bowen, Kittah and Robin for showing they have skin in the game of fighting urban blight.

Our haul for the city's spring cleanup was 22 contractor bags, 13 tires, 1 palette, 2 commercial dryer tops and 1 box spring over 2 days.

Total time of service was 21 man/hours. Any other 4 people working for 5 hours could to the same thing. You can, in fact, change the world. It's not a high bar.
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MONDAY DROP! BOOM!

Sorry for the delay this week, folks! We had a terrible thunderstorm here and I lost DSL connectivity.

This week's material is the first of the bonus material to Hunting Parties of the Evil Planes. Most of the material so far has been pretty location-agnostic, but the bonus material is in one way or another directly tied into Eumenides in one fashion or another.

This week's release, the Astral Griefer (Gonadic Deva) might seem superfically lighthearted. I hope people take them as they were intended, which is; hilarious to themselves, and objectively somewhere between a Aesir religious fanatic and a Chaotic (neutral) hoptoad.

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MONDAY DROP! B00M!

This week? Daemon-bird hunting parties.

This is relatively "succinct" in that it's a single monster write-up, but I think it's probably one of my most enjoyable results of the exercise, up there with the Rakshasa disaster tourists. Flightless birds in jump-packs with LRADS? How can you argue with that?

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Monday noon drop!

This one is pretty simple this week. Miscreant demons on a rampage.

Which, having made them up, man they're really horrible.


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BOOM!

It's the Monday drop!

It's the fugitive bushi! Renegade devils on the run, equipped with infernal war machines! I thought this was a good example for both an infernal raiding party -- they're supposed to be at constant war, right? -- and as an example of what devils might field in terms of war machines. They're supposed to be like Nazis with horns right -- brilliant, despicable, and full of ingenious contrivances?

Surely they don't just fight with claw and pitchforks, right?

I thought the use of the bronze golem was particularly ingenious, if I do say so myself.

Check it out!

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What's that noon drop thing? Still doing that?

Yup, still doing that. Hunting Parties of the Evil Planes comin atcha.

This week: Demon Boar Yokels. It got long because I ended up writing up a little mini-adventure related to their steading.

Next week: Haider Khan, Clawsome and the rest of the rakshasa sightseers.

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