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Jeff Rients
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I had a dream about pro wrestling last night. It was very muddled, but I remember a couple of details. It involved this lady luchador named Jispy Perfecta. Jispy had a playing card motif with hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs on her mask and costume.

She was feuding with the Black Scorpion. His mask was way cooler than the one he wore during his horrible WCW angle, more like that asymmetrical boney-looking number I've seen the Great Muta wear, but in black.
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Female for wrestler: Luchadora
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FYI only the pure of heart can find the holy grail.
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This music makes everything better: https://youtu.be/Un6_PsJrES8
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Google maps projected onto a Judges Guild hex map.
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There should be an app for that
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Love this big, dumb song.
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That is classic (I really like the Laibach cover of it too.)
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Hey, remember me?  The semester is over and I have half a minute before my summer class begins, so I decided to write about little something.  This is an idea that’s been brewing since January when that venerable institution the Guardian ran a story titled ...
Hey, remember me? The semester is over and I have half a minute before my summer class begins, so I decided to write about little something. This is an idea that's been brewing since January when that venerable institution the Guardian ran a story titled “Fairytales much older than previously ...
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Eyes Recovered From Witch
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Carlin Masonic lodge is upstairs in a fin de siecle opera house. They keep this original valve from the gas lighting on display.
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Ah, Lyonesse, right?
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This is a cute little project. Random tables + art gallery = fun times
Mutants are the dominant civilized people (or people-like entities) of the MORTASHEEN world, many of whom devote their lives to the research, propogation and modification of its many grisly battle-monsters. Though recognizably descended from Homo sapiens, they vary wildly in deformity from the ...
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+Daniel Luce thanks. :)
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First new blog post this year.
Hey, remember me? The semester is over and I have half a minute before my summer class begins, so I decided to write about little something. This is an idea that's been brewing since January when that venerable institution the Guardian ran a story titled “Fairytales much older than previously ...
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Amen to ALL of this stuff. I also find gameable thoughts in Northrop Frye's The Anatomy of Criticism. It's totally worth considering where your game falls on his wheel of Mythoi; is it a Romance, like many adventure stories, or does it tend towards Comedy (happy endings, society is healed),Tragedy (heroes with fatal flaws), or even Satire (providing an ironic commentary on society). Where is it on the Romance Realism axis? Where are your PCs on the scale of power? Different in abilities and kind from the common man or only in abilities? Or are they on a level with peasants? Or are they even scum that are below the common run of humanity, particularly morally? Is your campaign a Modernist one where the ironic plot circles back to the Mythic? Guess this is what you get for being an academic gamer ... 
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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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