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Rockalypse Leverage action: remixing Muzak with helpful subliminal messages, and sneaking into target buildings to swap it in. Success with style on the infiltration = the laser dance from Ocean's Twelve. Success at cost = an original Scooby Doo musical sequence. 
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Jean-Michel Jarre has a second album of collaborations out, called Electronica 2. His roster of collaborators is, once again, impressive: Gary Numan, Hans Zimmer, Cyndi Lauper, and among others, the Pet Shop Boys. Enjoy!

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I have both volumes. Enjoying both.
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We don't demand solid facts! What we demand is a total absence of solid facts. I demand that I may or may not be Vroomfondel!
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"I wish to, how you say, rock and roll this evening, and then have a lovely soiree every day, monsieur.  Oui?"
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Some initial reactions to the PDF version of +Paul Ettin's Breakfast Cult:

#1. I am a hard sell when it comes to entertainment about kids and teens. I'm simply not interested, generally - my life took me off in other directions, and I find little that hooks my interest in most stories about them. This, though, is an exception. There's an alchemy in the elements of setting, dramatic hooks, character types, and presentation that adds up to something I would likely have fun playing.

#2. I'm also a hard sell when it comes to humor. Most gaming stuff intended to be funny does not make me smile or laugh. Again, this one's an exception.

Occult scholars also like to talk about known and unknown science. Known means we know why it works, as in we can explain why the curves of this magic circle make it great for summoning or why those equations are making that horse float. Some smart cookie with a paper can, anyway. Unknown means we have no idea what that horse is doing and it is probably time to panic.

#3. I'm also also a hard sell on a lot of cartoony art styles. But...you got it. I'll put in image links in the first comment.

Executive summary: This is fun to read, with a lot of nifty mechanical ideas worth borrowing for other purposes, and a remarkably open, extendable setting.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/182520/Breakfast-Cult?src=grid_view
Breakfast Cult - From the author of Inverse World Accelerated and Retrocausality!In the Weird Age of the late 21st century, the newly-dis
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Oh, yes. Jean-Michel Jarre and Hans Zimmer.

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Hey, the Pet Shop Boys have a new album out! Spoiler warning: being middle-aged has not slowed their music. At all.

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As usual with the Boys, there's a bunch of fun stuff and also a bunch of thoughtful, sometimes sad, stuff. They do serious emotions as well as they ever have.
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Musical comfort food, my way. Be it noted that this is the original release; the remastering is overall good, but adds a couple minutes of building ambience right at the outset that I don't care for. I prefer the first song to start right off with the voices.

For my readers who aren't much familiar with vintage progressive rock, by the way, this is as solid a "this is as what it's all about" pick as I can think of. The lyrics are an intensely pretentious set of free-form rambles around concepts from Autobiography of a Yogi filtered through epic levels of psychoactive drug use, and this work, released as a double album has four (4) songs, each filling an LP side. So, like, if you're after 3-minute pop songs, this ain't gonna do it. But the sense of license and freedom of space lead to some really amazing moments of very well-honed craft in the service of thoroughly ambitious artistic goals.

And this particular album remains a favorite of mine, as it has ever since I first heard it.

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Hey, +Daniel Swensen, you seen this?
 
What is scary? I got every one of these jokes and knew all the real people they were parodying. I'm that much a synth head.
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Some initial reactions to the PDF version of +Paul Ettin's Breakfast Cult:

#1. I am a hard sell when it comes to entertainment about kids and teens. I'm simply not interested, generally - my life took me off in other directions, and I find little that hooks my interest in most stories about them. This, though, is an exception. There's an alchemy in the elements of setting, dramatic hooks, character types, and presentation that adds up to something I would likely have fun playing.

#2. I'm also a hard sell when it comes to humor. Most gaming stuff intended to be funny does not make me smile or laugh. Again, this one's an exception.

Occult scholars also like to talk about known and unknown science. Known means we know why it works, as in we can explain why the curves of this magic circle make it great for summoning or why those equations are making that horse float. Some smart cookie with a paper can, anyway. Unknown means we have no idea what that horse is doing and it is probably time to panic.

#3. I'm also also a hard sell on a lot of cartoony art styles. But...you got it. I'll put in image links in the first comment.

Executive summary: This is fun to read, with a lot of nifty mechanical ideas worth borrowing for other purposes, and a remarkably open, extendable setting.

#4. Also, it's a great demonstration of how well you can model complex game-world phenomena like multiple overlapping systems of magic within FAE, without making everything feel homogenized.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/182520/Breakfast-Cult?src=grid_view
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Yep! Just to clarify, there'll be a POD version soon. When it's up we'll set up a coupon so people who got the PDF and want to upgrade to a print copy won't pay more than folks who get Print+PDF later.
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