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I do love meticulous planning. Well done, Darths and Droids! http://drcpunk.livejournal.com/284077.html
 
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Mental institutions have been a favorite tool for exercising tyrannical power for a long time. They provide a cover of "helping" the target and a way to bypass whatever shreds of protection the legal system might offer. Thanks for letting us know about this.
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I'm slowly catching up transcribing various convention notes, focusing on the gaming write ups first, because they're (theoretically) easier to decipher due to context.

Well, sort of. Usually.

I'm looking at a line that says:

We have never made a <something illegible>. Not successfully.

Now, my best guess for the illegible bit is "Persia". Normally, I'd dismiss the notion that this could be correct, but... these are my note from Dreamation 2014, from a wonderful, surreal game of Itras By. I can't be sure one way or another about the word.

On the up side, I figured out how to transcribe a doodle, sort of:

Cat><Cat-----Head of the oldest man
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I have 2 GM manuals for our larp. They need to get a table of contents, and there may be more bits to go in them, but they're now two notebooks, not a huge messy stack of papers.
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Sigh. Got paper and pen because I couldn't figure out how to edit contacts in new Google interface. (I know to click on the pencil, but couldn't find anything clickable to actually add a friend's mobile number.)

This isn't just a Google thing, but I am growing to hate "Hey, we've just changed the user interface you've learned, oh, and by the way, if you Really Insist, you might be able to use the old one for a Little longer, but you know, we don't actually work for you, we just kind of own you."

One of these days I will actually create a full paper and pen address book, as I keep meaning to do. I'll still use the online one, but I really do want hard back up of some things.
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Can't imagine what you were thinking there... :-)
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Back from Maelstrom, pondering the nitty gritty of Monsterhearts -- what to avoid as MC and why, what to do and why, how to be a good player, how to choose moves that will come up in play and work rather than sit unused on the paper, how to make sure xp and advancement happen, and so forth. Also pondering advice I was given about describing fights when playing not just World Wide Wrestling but also other games, how to make the convention even more fun, and why the heck I had trouble sleeping through the night in the hotel bed, although the humidifier did help. Also, the newer Chinese place across the street has excellent crispy duck rolls.
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They don't necessarily do that in a literal way, unless you take the appropriate move (and I suspect you can rechrome it so no sucking is involved). And they're good at manipulation, turning people on, shutting people down, and holding steady.
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Pondering what games to bring to Metatopia. Monsterhearts kit, obviously. Heroine. Pondering what else -- by which I mean what else in hard copy. I have, fr'ex, a gajillion Fiasco playsets, but I can bring those electronically.
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And I can't seem to keep Penn Station and Port Authority separate in my mind, despite being a lifelong NewYawker.
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A sign you're gaming with the right people:

DexCon 2014, And the Band Played On, Fate Accelerated

Player (utterly unprompted): So, I suddenly realize that unlike Laurent, I've never been on one of these boats and I have no idea where I am. I'm lost. I don't know how to get back.

(Why yes, I am transcribing a year's worth of old gaming notes, alternating between Dreamation and DexCon. This was also the game where "Musically Inept" was a legitimate and quite serious Trouble Aspect, as the poor fellow -- the one played by the speaker above -- went to increasingly desperate lengths to avoid playing his instrument, the French horn -- which featured PROMINENTLY in the company anthem, of course, with its 13-bar solo for the French horn...)
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Survived Intercon O -- a lot of fun, but presents the socialize vs sleep problem. Also, a slow drive home, as we all wanted to arrive intact.

I was:

On various panels and in the audience of various panels for Precon
Various roles in The Tales of Irnh on Friday night
GM covering mostly rooms and items in Presque Vue on Saturday morning
Penelope Printemps and Millicent Wintermute in 'Tis No Deceit to Deceive the Deceiver on Saturday afternoon, and got all my songs in, appropriately timed
Eshe Kamon in (re)Course on Saturday evening
Up Way Too Late Saturday / Sunday
Margaret Wade in This Time For Sure

Not a bad game among the ones I played. Now, I have to answer one post-game questionnaire and help tweak another.
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Sounds like a good time was had, if a busy one. 
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