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“About 30 percent of computer science concentrators at Harvard are women, but the more upbeat news is that the percentage is growing and is about twice the national average. That progress can be attributed in part to a relatively young but vibrant student organization… The goal of this latest initiative is ‘basically a tool kit for computer science faculty here and to students at other universities’…”
Step by step, a growing Harvard women’s student group is helping to change the male-dominated culture of computer science by creating fresh realities.
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A kraken, printed at 25 microns on a Form 1+ using MadeSolid black resin, taking about 26 hours.

This is probably about as tall as a Form 1+ can print, which was part of the reason I tried it. I used the "cure with UV light while underwater" technique, but messed it up a bit (white patches on tentacles).

The model is from Thingverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:539669), but I hollowed it out a bit before printing to save resin (the body still took ~180ml, so not cheap). I probably should have made more tentacle tips.
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It came out awesome! Don't forget the tentacles. I linked them on the same page :-D
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Anti-snark on this one (well, except for the boob window mini). While I don't really care about yet another D&D module, the way this one is being built deserves some attention. Breaking away from the status quo on how RPG stuff is presented electronically makes for a worthy experiment. (Also, the structure of their reward levels is great.)
Burning Yeti Studios, LLC is raising funds for The Lost Dungeons of Xon: An Innovative RPG Adventure on Kickstarter! The first episode of an epic story presented through an interactive PDF that offers features beyond traditional RPG modules.
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I like the idea of stat blocks that pop-up when clicking on the character name, that was a good idea.
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Just the secret overlord's first step to printing DNA.
3-D printing started with a wrench. Today, scientists are making molecules.
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We can already print DNA essentially. http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v5/n2/abs/nrd1960.html
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Wordman's tips on fatherhood, rule #56: when an entertainer, clown or waiter offers to make a balloon animal for your child, it is often far less drama just to punch them in the face and walk away.
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If you are discombobulated in San Diego, my sister is now in the organization business. Give her a ring.
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A deck of many things -like artifact, Dungeon World style.

Consider this a first draft. Feedback encouraged. In particular, tell me what your favorite card is and then tell me how you would change your least favorite.

(Shout out to +The Decktet.)
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I kind of like it(I have read mostly the effects of cards), BUT I think it's more suited not for players(some are really too strong, they would spoil the fun), but for stories(look down for examples)...

Here some example of cards effects for a campaing:
Battle, Borderland, Calamity(all good for a campaign, with it actually happened or as goal of the querent), Excuse(I would add that someone remeber some memories of the other timeline, it would create heroes trying to restore the world as it was, trying to avenge something or becoming allies of the querent(if they knew who did it)), End(the querent cult try to ressurrect him with a real complicated ritual, involving something(see record of lodoss war)), Huntress("Make me the ruler of this world, and I will mate with you"... a "classic"), Knot(similar to End, this one is perfect if you want a querent like a really powerfull being(ex: a demigod dark overlord)), Light keeper and battle is a great combo.

Here something I would correct:
RITE is a great idea as feat of the villain, but for this reason(also if it's a player who got this) I would lower the damage taken from killing one marked.
SOLDIER I would erase: "The new enemy becomes extremely persuasive", because he just knew the enemies of querent, reader and witnesses(wich with this should have a bonus of persuasion), and should be clever enough to use their resources to accomplish his mission.

Examples of villains:
-an order with the querent(who can be a powerfull being, not always human) as leader, who try to use multiple times the cards for his goals;
-an order lead by a council(guided by a goal or behind it there is a leader, but he never partecipate to the rituals), (seeing the effects of some cards, most likely this one);
-an alliance of individuals(human or inhuman)(think of a legacy), who act individually(but there could be limitations given by the rules and decisions created in their reunions) but could have a goal in common. This one could be a neutral or enemy organisation for the player if they have the goal to use the card, and anyone who use the ritual could be welcomed in it(mostly ex-underlings of them).
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I would like to add Ptolus to Numenera! I think it would be a great addition to the world. And alot of fun to adventure in, too.
What does everyone think?
Would anyone be willing to submit conversion's for NPC's, monsters, etc?
I would love this to turn into one GIANT community conversion!
#Ptolus   #Numenera  
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Reading #designersanddragons  has been harder on my wallet than I expected. One of the things I semi-drunk ordered on Amazon was a box of the Everway Companion Collector Cards. This box wound up containing three full sets of these cards, plus extras. I only need oneof them. If you want one of these full sets, tell me and I'll send one one to you.
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Yeah, I knew I had it. :)
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This hack of Dungeon World into the setting of #Earthdawn  has progressed from the draft I posted a while back into a form that is as complete as I ever intend to make it. The details have been changed a bit since that draft, and I've added a number of new sections, but the basic approach remains the same.

Feedback welcome. Tinkering and posting the results even more welcome. #FourthWorld
Since its creation in 1993, the fantasy world of Earthdawn pushed my buttons. Now, the recent kickstarter to fund the game's fourth edition has rekindled my enthusiasm for the game. Yet, as eagerly as I backed the kickstarter and long to play in that world again, my interest in going back to ...
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Man. A number of pdf readers really don't like the vectorized logo. Skim and most linux readers take a long time to render that first page.
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"This machine is not suit for the person who corporeity weakness, reaction slow of impediment pneuma (include children) use, unless it guide by the person who had safe responsibility and safe use."
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I keep getting caught up on the last use of "had", which gives the whole thing an even weirder, existential vibe, and implies a disturbing back story. 
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I missed #RPGCoverArtAppreciationDay and my first choices were posted by others. But here are two that always struck me in ways I've never been able to articulate. 
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