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Peter Kisner
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A pretty neat spaceship super-structure structure creator, cribbed from a post elsewhere by +Beloch Shrike.  The ship name seems to be the ship seed, so typing the same name twice will give two different people the same ship image.

Only thing I wish is that there was a good one like this for ship interiors (not to knock the sweet geomorphs out there).

Not sure what category this should best go in, figure we can start with Items + Artifacts.
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Heavy Metal Band Name Generator
http://p3.no/humor/the-internets-official-heavy-metal-band-name-generator/

Combinations aren't infinite.  But cycling through a few times, this thing seems like a great muse, coughing out place names and adventure seeds, as well as 'tagonists of both the pro- and an- varieties.
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The necromancer drew his wand "Your steel will not avail you against Rigor Finger!"
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Not exactly a blog update, nor strictly an OSR thing maybe (though I seem to find it in OSR a bunch):

Wretchedness:  Filthy, miserable, conniving, cheated, petty, ignominious, duplicitous, disease ridden and probably dead soon.

Morbidly fascinated about by the idea of trying to persist in this awful condition, I've been gradually compiling a list.
In case anyone else cares, there's this.
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Sources of OSR Wretchedness I LoveBlue Rose (Unofficial) - See also: Map of Blue Rosistan The pretty much unrelated Blue Rose / Conan Debates Here’s Some Fuckin’ D&D - A delicious nugget of Searchers of the Unknown, nestled in a delicious layer of verbal abuse and profanity. HMS Apollyon - Giant decrepit ship / dungeon / community
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Interesting stuff, some of which I wasn't aware of. Thanks!
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How about the fact that they could have cut out Matt Damon's character entirely and his whole dumb "ice cloud" planet with almost entirely no impact on the rest of the plot?

And, yes:  The "love transcends space-time" aspect was presented with epicly deus ex machina hamfistedness    . . . and I say this as a huge fan of Wrinkle In Time, with a personal theology pretty much centered around the concept of transcendent love.
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Forgot about this for awhile, but They Stalk The Underworld provides a plethora of unstatted descriptions of monstrous weirdos for any fantasy game.
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Sights while exploring any giant hive-insect colony.
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Pointers toward that creepy ambiance you're looking for.
Can "getting the creeps" be an evolutionary adaptation?
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This would make a great one-shot, but I think you could even turn it into a campaign. 
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Bout to realign some chakras!

The obvious use of crystal brass knuckles in a game would be to administer beatdowns (metaphysically).

Though I suppose it could also be used in less violent competitive events (e.g. http://www.bikramyoga.com/press/press1a.htm )

(this inspiration c/o the Unknown Armies mailing list)
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Now, do I love the first three minutes of this because it evokes the flying head or Zardoz?
Or did Zardoz just make me aware of it and I enjoy this despite the association?

Probably both.  Without Zardoz I'm not sure it would have the quite the associations of glory and futility, power and decadence and desolation.
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A little magic system kludge I've been thinking about for a couple weeks now.


Edit:  No intended association with the Jeremy Reaban Warlock class posted recently.
Standard spell slot casting never sat right with me: too little magic at low level, too much at high level. And why fire and forget everything for the rest of the day? After playing the D&D 5th Edition Warlock class a bit, the magic system there seems like a good start as to how to go about ...
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Apparently, while making an edit, I accidentally pushed this blog post back into Draft mode.  It's reinstated now.
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Pursuant to avoiding inconvenience to those with a particular interest in mind, I almost never do Public postings.  Instead most posts will be go to one of the following circles:

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Note:  I typically attempt to practice Christianity in the Roman Catholic tradition.  I also tend to feel that maybe people in general have a responsibility to look out for each other's well being in some ways that good governance might help facilitate.  So it's not inconceivable that religious or political topics might show up in General Interest.  But for the most part I'm pretty loath to bring up such things, as I'm trying to curb my own epic attempts to fix something wrong on the internet.
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