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Jeff Rients
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Aside: I have long wondered if the people who loathe murderhobos have ever seen any of the Man with No Name films.
Participants in- and gawkers at- the tabletop RPG scene will have noticed a theme in commentary on D&D and its ilk: Played in the default style, D&D doesn't come out like Tolkien, and this is the subject of much wroth and writhing. For instance, Burning Wheel--one of many attempts to remedy that ...
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+Alan Kellogg Ok, sure: lay out the evidence then. Prove every single designer whose game has murder hoboes fails to grasp that their game takes place in a world.
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This is a fun little video.
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Nice. I just saw them in concert on Friday night at The Observatory, in Santa Ana, CA.
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So I've been reading Towers Two, the new LotFP adventure by Oderus Urungus and Jobe Bittman, in bits and pieces. I've only made it to page 28 and like all the best LotFP adventures I get that frisson of "I don't know if I can run this" and "I really want to run this" at the same time.
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Just got mine yesterday. Im worried that my players would either hate it or get waaaay too into it. I might start finding out things about my friends I'd rather not know
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This next semester I am going to experiment with giving my students a menu of possible ways they can be graded. Don't like writing papers? Take more quizzes. Hate exams? Do more in-class presentations.

Logistically, it will probably be a pain in the ass, but I'm tired of simply assuming that 3 papers/2 tests/umpteen quizzes gauges student learning of the subject matter. I think it is more likely that my current practice gauges how well the students write papers and take tests.
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I would rather have someone call me at randomly at any hour of the day or night for surprise phone quizzes than do have papers and homework.
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So I guess I've been collecting inspirational EC-related images for a couple of years now.
In the beginning… belief and rituals shaped the first gods from the dreams of man. As the civilizations of man grew, so did the strength and influence of their deities. In return for sacrifice, the gods gifted their followers with mystic might. But the people wanted more than these gifts could ...
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Amazing! Just what I've been looking for!

Thanks, Jeff!
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ROFLMAO I like it!
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Don McKinney, Traveller guru, longtime chairman of the Winter War gaming convention, and best man at my wedding is in the hospital, presumably because of his heart again, and not expected to recover. My thoughts and prayers are with Don and his family. :(
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=( Condolences to all involved.
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This might be my favorite live recording of anything.  Love the band, love the track, love the guitar solo.
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I can't fucking believe I had not listened to this wonder. I'm being dazzled by Fire of Unknown Origin as I write. Thank you for sharing! 
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This video is back from the era when MtV occasionally allowed Dr. Demento to pick the playlist.  14 year old Jeffy thought these guys were rad to the max.
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WARNING: WHITE BOYS "RAPPING".

Evidently they were trying to be the West Coast Beastie Boys.
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You know you're doing it right if your party looks like this.
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My new favorite thing on the internet.
A simulation of everything. (by Orteil)
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you're just not at the bottom yet ;)




zet was ze joke!
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