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Because Dr Who has been fused with Sponge Bob and this is what happens ...
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Something I just put together in about a half hour using PowToon.  
I have to say, they sure do have a pretty excellent thingie-whats-it.  Great job, PowToon!  Great!
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Oh thank you. :)
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If you want somewhere historical to set a game or just some ideas for scenery/settings! :)
Inspirational Places for Table Top Games Bruges  The Bells! The Beellllls! Recently I went a wandering on a much needed holiday to Bruges in Belgium. Whilst I was ambling my way with my camera around this beautiful place...
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From "Who Owns the Future" by Jaron Lanier
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I think I only understood half of what you said +As If​, but my character tosses a Farthing into your character's bowl. Well sung, friend.
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Creeptastic  ...

Of course we should consider that maybe he's just kidding ... maybe ...
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Oh man, it looks both amazing and like a cruel joke on Philip K Dick expense. This was one of his worst nightmares.
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I once had a book on RPG Angels.  It was rather thick, hardbound, and had all of the major Christian Angels with their stats and powers listed, as well as, iirc, some interesting information about their goals and such.  This book is quite old, as I owned it way back in the 1980s.  I somehow lost track of it, and google searching for it has availed me little luck.  Has anyone seen a book of this kind, and if so, would you happen to remember what its title is and who the author might be?  

I have a player who recently asked if he could play an Angel in my world... and the only reason I said no was that I had no Angels defined in my system.  I do have devils and demons, though ... time, I think, to add some Angels.  You know, Balance the Light and Dark Sides and all that.  I think that book might be a good place to start, but I can't recall the name.
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No, not that one John, but thanks. Looks interesting.  I think it was Fantasy Wargaming that I had in mind.
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Yup Yup.  :)
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Meh. I expect it would be better with someone else in this role. Jason Statham, for instance.
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Those of you who might be following my stream may have noticed that I've been posting various notes about Jaron Laneir's "Who Owns the Future", a truly fascinating book which I highly recommend to everyone who is interested in the future of our civilization.  Yes, it's that big.  Jaron has been around since the formative years of the Internet, and is a pioneer in VR among many other things.  He's deeply connected with Silicon Valley and has deep insights into the mindset(s) that prevail there.  In his book he discusses with brutal honesty the flaw in the system as it has been constructed, and offers what he believes is an alternate vision of how the networking infrastructure and business models of today could be modified to encompass a future far richer and more satisfying than the one we seem to be heading towards now.  He blames our current trajectory squarely on the Internet and how it has been designed to offer a zillion free treats in exchange for something of far greater value - our information - and with that information certain companies are automating their way to vast fortunes while impoverishing our future.  It's a fascinating read.

And it has a bearing on our prospects here.  Have you wondered why it is that it's so hard for us, even with the awesome power of the internet, to actually make significant headway with our business models, whether they be to start small publishing companies to produce RPG books, or online utilities of various sorts?  My opinion is that Jaron is on to something, and he is presenting us with not only why this is happening, but also what we might be able to do about it.  Maybe.

I sure would be interested if anyone has read his work and has any opinions regarding his observations.  Do you agree with him?  Do you see other alternatives?  Are you resigned to the current paradigm?  I'm quite curious... what's your take on it?
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I think it is definitely worth reading, and commenting about, and encouraging others to read.  I think you'll see why after you've read it.
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And then there's this ...
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So True!
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A review by the NY Times ... worth a read I think,  both the review and the book "Who Owns the Future?"  
The computer scientist Jaron Lanier provides insights on technology in his new book, “Who Owns the Future?”
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Every time I see the title I say "those who show up for it"
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Thoughts on VR by Jaron Lanier...
Technologist Jaron Lanier shares his thoughts about Facebook's acquisition of Oculus, Zuckerberg’s vision, and the future of virtual reality.
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    Medieval History, 1993 - 1994
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Elthos is my art form.
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I'm 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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