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Elthos is my art form.
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“The genesis of the thinking for Sidewalk Labs came from Google’s founders getting excited thinking of ‘all the things you could do if someone would just give us a city and put us in charge,’” explained Eric Schmidt, Google’s former executive chair.
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Elthos RPG - Meta Game
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Celestial Island Map - The Realm of Saturn - Coastal Region.

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Each Hex is 100 Miles
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Observation - those of us in the RPG community are what I'll call The Creative Set, and we collectively demonstrated a fast action willingness to not only jump social media platforms but also continue to use the dying one to good effect. What this suggests is that we are able to use the platforms more than they use us. Maybe only by a fraction, but it is nevertheless significant. We decline to be enslaved by habit or fear. Carry on.
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Last Friday (Nov 2nd) we played the final Round of the Primordial Age for the Meta Game. There were a lot of passes at that point as the Elkron decided it might be wise to save some of their Kismet for the Dawn Age (and beyond). After all, they have plans for the Dawn Age. Some of them want to create new Races, Cultures, and found Capital cities at locations that make sense given the Terrains they created during the Primordial Age (total of 6 Rounds, starting with 600 Kismet each). They've all gotten quite crafty over the course of the game, and now they are really starting to vie for power, and challenging my comprehension of the Meta Game rules. Which is good. It's a game test, and we need to work out just what the rules need to do. The Dawn Age rules, as they stand now, are a bit sparse given how much can happen during this Era. There will be 6 Rounds. Races will cost somewhere between 6 and 12 Kismet each. So far, because they chose to create a few Races, at double cost, during the Primordial Age, we have a Race of Crystal Giants, a Race of Centaur-Pegasae, and a Race of Neanderthals who are destined by the Elkron of Death to mine Plutonium and be turned into an army of undead. So, needless to say... this is getting interesting.

We will be playing the first game of the Dawn Age, we hope, next Friday. However, two of my three players are married, and will be receiving their first child from the surrogate sometime in early December... so we agreed, since they may wind up very busy before that, to play it by ear. I expect, either way, that we will have a pause in the game for about three months while they settle in with the baby. But they are very keen on continuing the game, and we've had a great time as friends during our get togethers so I feel confident that the games will resume as soon as possible. Stay tuned.

In the meantime I will be working on ironing out the Meta Game Rules, and getting the Mythos Machine and the Elthos Rules Book into final form for release, After that, I should be looking for interested World Authors to build Worlds in the Mythos Machine and put them up for sale to other GMs at a price they set. In essence I designed the Mythos Machine to be a kind of RPG Printing Press for World Creators. I give that phase another month or two, frankly, as I'm incredibly busy with many projects and putting the entire thing together is ... well, time consuming. And besides, as I always say - don't rush me. I'm a slow poke!
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On the Invasion Isms in the World of Fantasy
I tend to not want to discuss the topic of -isms in RPGs, frankly. I consider it a kind of bear trap where you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. This is because there is so much polarization out there now at the political level, and a lot of peo...
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The tragic reality of Social Media and how shifts in technology can truly impact people in the real world...

So there I was, tooling along with my new job as programmer / analyst. I'm usually very picayune with my work, detail oriented and thorough. I pride myself on quality over speed.

So I have sent out a few emails lately. As is my habit from blogging, I go back and read them over to hunt for any misspellings or grammatical errors. These slip through into my social media posts mostly out of a now ingrained habit wherein I post, then read, then edit the corrections and re-post.

That, friends, does not work with emails. So the habit that I picked up from social media has resulted in my sending out emails with spelling errors and/or grammatical errors. Emails, however, can not be edited after they are sent.

It's a problem. I need to remember that whenever I am about to send an email, but the impulse to click Send is so strong it is very hard to remember. Meanwhile my boss must be thinking I have a serious deficiency. It doesn't bode well. And in some sense, while it is my fault... it's also not my fault. It is the fault of being conditioned by a newer technology to use certain behaviors that no longer fit, and are in fact the exact opposite of what is required for other, every similar older technologies. Unfortunately, my boss is old school, and really has very little experience with the newer technologies, and so from her point of view - my behavior is simply "defective".

Sucky. I will venture to guess that I am not the only one who has seen this effect.
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