Profile

Cover photo
Sophie Lagace
1,101 followers|706,933 views
AboutPostsPhotos+1'sReviews

Stream

Sophie Lagace

Shared publicly  - 
 
Pick up +Pelgrane Press Ltd's Hillfolk, Blood on the Snow, and a dozen additional series pitches for a tiny amount. Excellent resource both to play DramaSystem games and to use as campaign starters for your favourite system: Primetime Adventures, Fate, Savage Worlds, etc.

Here are my reviews and actual play posts on the books: https://mechanteanemone.wordpress.com/tag/dramasystem/
2
1
Sophie Lagace's profile photo
 
Who all will be going to KublaCon in May? (San Francisco Bay Area)  The list of games looks very traditional, we're wondering if it's worth our while.
1
 
#HorribleAutocorrectMistakes
I was trying to type "Fate RPG" while on a bouncy bus -- and nearly sent the post out autocorrected to "Fatal RPG "...
4
Jack Gulick's profile photoBryan R Shipp's profile photoStoryWeaver Games's profile photoChristine Lorang's profile photo
7 comments
 
I'm wincing with sympathy for everybody who gets this joke.

Sophie Lagace

Shared publicly  - 
 
+Lynn Rosskamp started publishing her new webcomic, telling the saga of Buckaroo Banzai!
10
1
Grégory Pogorzelski's profile photoEric Nieudan's profile photoSophie Lagace's profile photo
6 comments
 
read that game, even.

Sophie Lagace

Shared publicly  - 
 
I have received email from an ex-client who appears to think that files are engraved on a hard drive by very tiny homunculi.
8
Meguey Baker's profile photoNobilis Reed's profile photoSophie Lagace's profile photoclash bowley's profile photo
11 comments
 
Throwing their little wooden shoes, their sabots, into the works and making them grind to a halt! Yes, I am familiar with their fiendish tactics, +Sophie Lagace!

Sophie Lagace

Shared publicly  - 
 
Such a cool Google Doodle once again!
7
Have her in circles
1,101 people
Roy Watts's profile photo
Chris Reece's profile photo
E Zampieri's profile photo
Scott Dorward's profile photo
Awapal Seo's profile photo
Dany Ciriaco's profile photo
meite ismael's profile photo
Jack Norris's profile photo
Daniele Di Rubbo's profile photo

Sophie Lagace

Shared publicly  - 
 
#51in15
15. The One Ring
16. Cold City 
1
Ara Kooser's profile photo
 
Cold city has been on my list for a long time. 

Sophie Lagace

Shared publicly  - 
 
Not a bad weekend, despite starting less than sterling: I missed the Friday night Bulldogs! game because I was so tired that I fell asleep when I got home from work and didn't wake in time for the game... or when pizza was delivered... or when the cats reportedly ran up and down the house... I did wake up eventually, though... mid-evening... and after having cold pizza, worked on reviewing the draft layout for War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus and tracking down some additional images. On Saturday morning I did more of this.

Then on Saturday afternoon we got together with some friends, played a short intro of The One Ring (first time we tried it), and made characters for Night Witches, just 'cause. Lovely dinner, watched a bit of telly, went to bed at a reasonable-ish hour.

Sunday, Edmund was running Cold City at EndGame's monthly role-playing event, Square One RPG. We met a gamer who had recently moved to the SF Bay Area, Adi, and she was really nice. Even with just two players, we had a great game. Less betrayal than one expects in the setting, but trust was still tentative.

So I was not as productive as I should have been, but I also didn't didn't just goof off. Also, all goofing off is Edmund's fault...
3

Sophie Lagace

Shared publicly  - 
 
Bookmarked! To watch with +Edmund Metheny.
Nigerian filmmaker Nosa Igbinedion's African superhero short film 'Oya: Rise of The Orishas' is now available to watch online.
2 comments on original post
6
1
Michael Wenman's profile photo

Sophie Lagace

Shared publicly  - 
 
Man, +Dale Horstman is doing such a beautiful layout job on the War of Ashes RPG!
4
Dale Horstman's profile photo
 
Thanks Sophie!

Sophie Lagace

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy New Lunar Year!
6
Khairul Hisham's profile photo
 
4 day long weekend here! Woo! 

Sophie Lagace

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Today is Ash Wednesday!

There's a free, fan made, D6 version of Evil Dead in the Community header link to "Free D6 Books!" in case you want to celebrate :-)
View original post
5
1
John Reiher's profile photo
People
Have her in circles
1,101 people
Roy Watts's profile photo
Chris Reece's profile photo
E Zampieri's profile photo
Scott Dorward's profile photo
Awapal Seo's profile photo
Dany Ciriaco's profile photo
meite ismael's profile photo
Jack Norris's profile photo
Daniele Di Rubbo's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Civil and Environmental engineer / Writer
Story
Tagline
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
Introduction
Life takes you places you never thought you'd get to -- and then back again!

If I don't know your name and you add me to your Circles, tell me to which circle(s) I should add you.  Tell me why you're interested in, so I can place you in the right Circles, and not involuntarily spam you.  If I know you under an online handle, let me know that too!

(Edited 2015-02-13) *If you believe* that GamerGate is about ethics in journalism, climate change is a hoax, vaccination is optional, etc., then you should probably not add me to your Circles and I probably shouldn't have you in mine.

Put me in Circles about: photography, art, geek/nerd culture, tabletop/pen-and-paper role-playing games (a.k.a. RPGs), books, movies, feminism, science, skepticism, rationalism, freethinking, science fiction, comic books, BBC series, recipe sharing...  (more to come as I think of them.)

Don't put me in Circles about (UPDATED 2013-03-22): religion, partisan politics, makeup and beauty tips, tattoos, inspirational anything, Ron-Paul-for-president, MRA discussions, reality television, televised court trials, professional sports, celebrity gossip, astrology, homeopathy, crystal power, auras, ancient mystical magical races (unless you're Ken Hite), or other woo.

You may request to be added to the following circles: Anything on my interests list, such as Gaming (including specific games and specific conventions I volunteer for), Geek Gals, RPG Mapping, Photography, Art, History, Age of Sail, Food and Cooking, or if you think we have a lot of topics of interest in common, Conversations. 

(I may be getting to the point where I post enough astronomy links that I should break them off from Conversations as a Circle of their own, but no one has requested it yet.)

*this introduction modified from Kristin Moran's, via Tony Love, because I thought theirs was so awesome.

Bragging rights
Top notch civil and environmental engineering generalist. Publications monkey for Dragonflight Convention.Writing for Evil Hat Productions.
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Sophie Lagace's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Actual Play – The Quiet Year (12/15/2012)
www.seannittner.com

Players: Sean Nittner and Joe McDaldno System: The Quiet Year This was a ton of fun to play. Joe and I made a village that started with the

Building a Better Beorning: Chargen in The One Ring, Introduction
vargold.blogspot.com

A friend at Gen Con last Friday and a few too many positive RPG.net posts on the game caused me to give in and acquire a copy of The One Rin

Building a Better Beorning: Chargen in The One Ring, Part One
vargold.blogspot.com

To set the mood for this post, I've placed Tolkien's depiction of Beorn's Hall just to the left of this text. The first step in creating a T

Beorning Bonus: Botild Openhand as Drawn by Jon Hodgson
vargold.blogspot.com

Botild was created in partial response to "[The One Ring] Lets Make a PC," an ongoing RPG.net thread devoted to the creation of sample chara

Building a Better Beorning: Chargen in The One Ring, Conclusion
vargold.blogspot.com

Here's Botild's complete character write-up (now with the Beorning byname I forgot in Part One of the series): Name: Botild Openhand Culture

Building a Better Beorning: Chargen in The One Ring, Part Two
vargold.blogspot.com

The first step in hero customization is the determination of the hero's Calling, his or her particular motivation for adventure. Like Backgr

21 Women Writers From Before 1500 That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of | ...
entropymag.org

Hypatia (370 ? – 415). Hypatia was the daughter of philosopher Theon (who was the last head of the Museum at Alexandria) and was born in Ale

On Nerd Entitlement
www.newstatesman.com

White male nerds need to recognise that other people had traumatic upbringings, too - and that's different from structural oppression.

Japanese Asteroid Probe to Fish for Ingredients of Life : DNews
news.discovery.com

Following a successful mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth, Japan is poised to launch a follow-on expedition, with hopes of

6 Gross Thanksgiving Foods Your Grandparents Ate (We Tested) | Cracked.com
www.cracked.com

No matter how badly your harvest potluck ends up, trust that it will be nowhere as bad as the following meals.

Self-Rescuing Princess Society
selfrescuingprincesssociety.blogspot.com

The Self-Rescuing Princess Society is for those who realize no knight in shining armor is going to always be there to save us. Instead, we s

"I'll fucking cut you." Behind the scenes of the 1491s' segment on "The ...
missoulanews.bigskypress.com

Photo courtesy of Migizi PensoneauThe 1491s with Jason Jones of "The Daily Show." Editor’s note: Last night “The Daily Show” aired a controv

The Pirates - AsianWiki
asianwiki.com

Profile. Movie: The Pirates; Revised romanization: Haejuk: Badaro Gan Sanjuk; Hangul: 해적: 바다로 간 산적; Director: Lee Suk-Hoon; Writer: Cheon Se

The Many Names of Gamemasters (Updated)
ageofravens.blogspot.com

BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD STILL SCORE A CRIT From time to time in reviewing I’ve hit the problem of naming the Game Master. Also known as the

Paper & Plastic: [Review] Monster of the Week
atoolongurl.blogspot.com

Logo: License: Creative Commons License Everything in this website is under a Creative Commons License. If you use my stuff or if you link i

Here's Why Republicans Should Not Be Getting Into Burning Man | VICE Uni...
www.vice.com

Tax-hater and Congressional bully Grover Norquist just announced that he's attending Burning Man, which is ironic, because the festival is a

I only tried dessert yesterday, but the chocolate mocha cake was delectable. I looked at people's dinners and saw many things that looked appetizing -- I need to try a full meal there.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
We had the hot & sour soup, pot stickers, twice-cooked pork, scallops in hot garlic-ginger sauce, and chicken curry noodles (Singapore-style). Everything tasted fresh, delicious, with well balanced flavours. In addition, the ambiance was relaxing and the service courteous and friendly.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I don't often give 5 stars but Hanazen earned it. One of a kind, artisanal preparation of lovely fresh ingredients, creating complex, nuanced flavours. Eating there for the first time requires a certain dose of humility and appreciation for art. I've been in many nice, pleasant sushi places but it had been a long time since I had been in a top-notch place where everything is about creating art not delivering a product. I say "art" as a compliment, not sarcasm: the art of a perfect balance of flavours, aromas, colours, shapes, and textures. I'd read the Yelp reviews, especially the negative ones (I always do) before trying this place. I "get" what the negative reviewers were unhappy with, but I think they missed the spirit and quality of this place. For context, understand that this place is owned by a husband and wife who are chef and host--Kenji and Coco Horikawa--with no other personnel, and could seat 17 people at a time if it was jammed packed with no room to move. You go there for an evening of slowly savouring little bites of heaven and good conversation, not to have a well-timed meal before going to the Shakespeare play or the movies. Most of the condiments, pickles, sauces, infused salts, and garnishes used in preparing the dishes are made by the chef himself rather than store-bought. This means that every element is so good it can be savoured on its own, but together they build these lovely complex flavours that unfold like slowly as you eat. The sake menu is also diverse and offers a range of flavours as wide as any sommelier's choice of wines in a fine French restaurant. Service: The service started out formal and I understand why it seemed distant to some Yelp commenters. But as soon as we showed that we were interested, not too vain to receive pointers on how to appreciate the food and drinks, and happy to learn about the preparation details, we felt our host and server, Coco Horikawa, warm up to us. The service was attentive and helpful throughout the meal. Freshness and Choice: This is the very opposite experience of chain restaurants where you can find everything everywhere, but of mediocre quality and always the same; it's the one-of-a-kind experience that will be a little different every time. So no long menu with dozens of wacky Americanized rolls, just a solid core list and a board with a generous list of the current delicacies. Coco Horikawa is a sake expert, and Chef Kenji Horikawa's speciality is kaiseki, a method of cooking that marks the seasons in Japan. Let them guide you to what's good and fresh today, and works well together. Price: Just think why your run-of-the-mill sushi bar is cheaper: made faster, with cheaper, store-bought ingredients and using shortcuts like big piggish rolls instead of nigiri pieces. Let's not mince words, Hanazen is expensive for regular people on regular salaries--the kind of place we can only eat at for a special celebration. But it's priced correctly for the value, quality, care, and work involved. Reservations: It's clear that every spot is marked "reserved" all the time. I believe the owners prefer to work by reservation only so they can pace the work and plan the ingredients accordingly. If you want to sit at the counter, mention that when you make your reservation. Wheelchair access: Although Yelp says there is no wheelchair access, they actually put down a ramp in advance if you mention this in your reservation. However, don't expect that anyone will have time to stop preparing or serving food to take care of this if you don't mention it ahead of time.
• • •
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Lots of choices for breakfast, fresh, flavourful food, pleasant service. I particularly like the Gaucho with Cajun sausage.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
108 reviews
Map
Map
Map
I was delighted with my experience at Philz. Delicious coffee, friendly service, convenient hours. We don't have much in terms of real coffee places in this area, you usually have to go to the City -- it's so nice to have this place now! The iced mojito coffee is great summer treat, and the Sooo Good is... as advertised. :-)
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
So far this is my favourite counter-style Mexican restaurant on the Peninsula outside SF proper. Their salsas are flavourful, freshly made right there; the meats are well cooked, the portions are generous, and the services is cheerful and courteous. I really love the super burrito al pastor and the camarones a la diabla.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Four people, one birthday, six delicious rolls. Our favourites were the Go-Go Cherry roll, the American roll and the Beautiful roll. We also tried the Spider roll, the Raiders roll, and the Dragon roll, which were quite good. The vegan edamame gyoza were a nice surprise. Now we are all stuffed with sushi goodness.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago