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No foolin': Today is the last day of the Worlds of the Cypher System KS campaign. Become a god, explore the Cretaceous, or don a mask and gain its powers--and madness. Really creative settings for the Cypher System by Dennis Detwiler, Shanna Germain, Bruce Cordell, and Monte Cook. And about a million stretch goals already hit!
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We're down to the last 90 minutes of this incredible campaign. Don't miss out!
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No foolin': Today is the last day of the Worlds of the Cypher System KS campaign. Become a god, explore the Cretaceous, or don a mask and gain its powers--and madness. Really creative settings for the Cypher System by Dennis Detwiler, Shanna Germain, Bruce Cordell, and Monte Cook. And about a million stretch goals already hit!
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Less than 90 minutes left--and a really cool stretch goal hangs in the balance. Will we make it??
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The Strange, our RPG of dimension-hopping adventure in the shoals of Earth, is currently a Bundle of Holding deal--but just for the next few hours! For the price of the corebook alone, the deal includes almost the entire game line--well over 1000 pages of incredible content. And a chunk of the money goes to charity. But hurry--the whole thing closes down in just a couple of hours!
(Looking for our other offers? Bundle of Nerves -- Bundle of Nerves +3 ). Recursor! Our fellowship of Estate Operatives brings you the Strange Bundle, featuring the recursion-spanning tabletop roleplaying game The Strange from Monte Cook Games, publishers of Numenera.
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2032: The forest darkens as the land becomes steeper--rough and boulder-strewn. Travelers find a network of trails much easier to negotiate than the rugged and tangled woods. But these are carefully tended by the forest's inhabitants to lead intruders into nests of giant spiders.
These three Hex Crawl maps were created using Gygaxian democracy: The Hexenbracken, The Kraal and The Colossal Wastes of Zhaar. I found them after being inspired by this post from Playing Dnd With Pornstars about covering his...
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Check out Loot!'s great deal today! (If you aren't familiar with Loot!, you should definitely give it a look. An incredible deal on an RPG product every day.)
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A lot of people are complaining that the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement are unclear (often with the subtext--or just plain text--that the protests somehow aren't legitimate because of that). Well, watch this, and complain no longer.
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Best video I've seen on the four of the main #OccupyWallStreet demands:

1) Reinstate Glass-Steagall
2) Audit the Federal Reserve
3) Repeal "Corporate Personhood."
4) Reform Top 1% and Corporate tax rates.

Why #OccupyWallStreet? Four Reasons from DC Douglas
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No foolin': Today is the last day of the Worlds of the Cypher System KS campaign. Become a god, explore the Cretaceous, or don a mask and gain its powers--and madness. Really creative settings for the Cypher System by Dennis Detwiler, Shanna Germain, Bruce Cordell, and Monte Cook. And about a million stretch goals already hit!
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Down to the last 90 minutes or so--and a really big stretch goal is hanging in the balance. Get in there now before it's too late, and help make an incredible deal even better!
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I had the chance to go on Skirmish Supremacy and talk for an hour about No Thank You, Evil!, the Cypher System, and the Kickstarter (which ends today).
Tonight Nick and I sit back and talk with Charles Ryan from Monte Cook Games about No Thank You, Evil, their family-friendly board game/rpg geared for the younger members of the household and The Cypher System Kickstarter where they are not just launch one, but THREE all-new campaign settings! The Monte Cook Games Home Page: http://www.montecookgames.com/ Check out their Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/montecookgames/wor...
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Less than 90 minutes left on the Worlds of the Cypher System Kickstarter. It's hit some incredible stretch goals--don't miss out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/montecookgames/worlds-of-the-cypher-system/description
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Hey, Numenera fans, did you know that MCG recently launched an official G+ presence? Our page is called, perhaps not surprisingly, Monte Cook Games. We're just getting started, so not much there yet, but we're ramping up the activity!
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Kurt Russell stars in my latest discussion on writing, on how having a big dumb guy as your main character can really enlivenate your story.
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Yeah, it's a stretch to call my protagonist particularly big or dumb--in fact, his wits are really his only survival tool--but the premise still fits.
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This is really cool: A reunion photo of the cast of The Princess Bride.
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I have a history with this movie: I had actually read the book (the Goldman version, not the original) several years before the film came out. It was one of my all-time favorite books, but virtually nobody I knew had even heard of it. One day, years later in college, a friend called and said "let's go to a movie." Turns out his roommate was also a longtime fan of the book, and had heard that there was a free screening of the movie (They made a movie of it? Cool!) if you went to see some other movie. So we and a bunch of people went and paid for and watched the other movie (I think it was Stakeout, but whatever, it was forgettable), and then watched The Princess Bride. What a cool experience it was to find someone else who had read the book, to discover that there was a movie of it, and to so totally enjoy the movie, all in one day.
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"In the 1950s, under Dwight Eisenhower, whom few would call a radical, it [the top marginal income tax rate] rose to 91 percent. [the marginal tax rate, not all income of course!] In the 1960s and 1970s the highest marginal rate was around 70 percent. Even after exploiting all possible deductions and credits, the typical high-income taxpayer paid a marginal federal tax of over 50 percent. But contrary to what conservative commentators had predicted, the high tax rates did not reduce economic growth. To the contrary, they enabled the nation to expand middle-class prosperity and fuel growth."

Until 1977...
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Robert Reich, one of my heroes, explains how we got into this economic No-Man's-Land.
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COO at Monte Cook Games. Also a novelist and game designer
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Author of The Mason of New Orleans, a five-star rated epic of medieval action and intrigue with just a hint of tasty time travel.
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Gaming grandee. Past D&D Brand Manager. Past Chairman, Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design. Past squad leader, 29th Light Infantry.
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Liss, Hampshire - Kent, Washington - Pound, Virginia - Playa del Rey, California - Blacksburg, Virginia - Fairfax, Virginia - Mayport, Florida - Estoril, Portugal - Lisbon, Portugal