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I will see this one fo shizzle
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I look forward to seeing this. The book was really good.
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Today in Tribality, +Colin McLaughlin presents an overview of the history of wands, from prehistory to J.K. Rowling's works, and argues for more use of wands in fantasy gaming. Check it out!
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In case you haven't seen this ... a thread of interest...
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Yup, +Curtis Helsley​, totally agree. There is also a latent children's market.
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Hey Uber drivers ... you better read the contract carefully. My guess: you are the liable party in the event of a crash. Just a hunch.
The ride hailer is set to launch its first fleet of its inaugural driverless cars in Pittsburgh this summer, reports Blo
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The usual and expected happened... surprised?

M$ started its career as Evil Empire. It swayed the rest of the modern computer industry to the Dark Side. Much of the malfeasance of the industry can be rightly said to have started with decisions made by Darth Vendor. Some companies gained popularity by temporarily pretending to be the Anti-M$, but the pretenses faded quickly. Meanwhile. It looks like Windows 10 is carrying forward with the grand tradition. Oh well. It's a monopoly. Congress is supposed to protect us from those, instead of fostering and colluding with them. Follow the $$$. The end result? Fast forward to our current Plutocracy. How's that working out for ya? If you're a member of the .001%, it's going great. Yay.
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Good article. Seems the good things about Win10 are a nice shiny Trojan horse. I'm planning on building a PC for 3D design and printing soon...it will run Linux: More stable, faster, and not sneaky.
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Thread: Would you pay a GM to run your Game?

... Interesting responses. Feel free to chime in on their thread, btw.
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I don't think the sentiment of "You can't do this as a career" is pretty far off base. Maybe you can't do it as a career with $3,000/mo rent, and $1,000/mo car payment, and $1,200/mo student loan debt, and $5,000/mo living expenses, but hey, we can't all live like doctors and lawyers.
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Go check to see what Facebook (if you bother to have a FB account anymore) categorizes you as politically. If I'm curious how accurate it is. Here's how to check:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/us/politics/facebook-ads-politics.html?_r=0
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I don't have a Facebook account, but the comments here intersting to read.
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If the NSA can't protect its own infrastructure then we have to consider that the entire computer edifice has been hopelessly compromised by poor design, sloppy software and hardware development, and Dilbert Management. We can not both continue along in this infrastructure and survive. It will be one or the other, and sooner than most people expect. But that's none of my business. Anyway, read on...

ACLU’s principal technologist reacts to NSA hack with the perfect tweet about Apple/FBI battle

http://flip.it/scirHs
It’s just ten days since I pointed to a Microsoft security leak as proof of my point that any iPhone master key created by Apple would inevitably fall into the wrong hands in time – and even …
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"But we can't give up on our snowmen! They're so cool!"

Okee dokee.

It's all fine and dandy until the avalanche takes you out. If and when the actual Cyber War starts in earnest people will realise what a cyber avalanche actually is. There will be regret. We should not have let Silicon Valley do this to us. But that's none of my business. 
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Just a reminder for those of you who would like to be added to the GM Profiles Page on the http://ProfessionalGamemasterSociety.com website ... here is a link to the document on how to create your profile.

We are still trying to arrange for the profiles to be directly on the website itself, rather than separately hosted as a Google+ page, but I'm having trouble connecting on that one. Hopefully we can get to this soon. In the meantime, it really isn't difficult to set up your profile on Google+, so you should do that anyway. It's a good independent way of advertising yourself as a Pro-GM, should you feel courageous enough and be ready for that awesomeness. :)
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How to Create your GM Profile on G+How to Create Your GM Profile Page on Google+ Before you get started, take a look at my Google+ GM Profile Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/111193673863924049303/111193673863924049303/about Ok, now … Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Notes If you want to use your real name, that’s fi...
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... once you have your profile created let me know and I'll post it to the site
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I'm VB Wyrde, a Role Playing Game designer, working on the Elthos Game System, which I started in 1978. Ok, I'm a slow poke. Don't rush me!
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Created Elthos RPG and lived to talk about it.
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    Medieval History, 1993 - 1994
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Love this restaurant. The service is friendly, the food is great, the price is right and the atmosphere is elegant.
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I agree with others who rate this barber shop highly. They do a great job for a reasonable price, and their shop is pleasant and in a nice area. After a cut you can go look at the Hudson. Lovely. :)
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