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Scathing critique of common behavior. Expression of exasperation. Announcement of intent to do something else instead because blood pressure.
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My sister started playing D&D with me when I was 7 and she was 4 ( the GM was 10, the other player was 9; we were neighbors and best friends, always the four of us). When we moved across country 5 years later, I found gamer friends in middle school and she found other interests. Fast forward to now: she's started running D&D5 for my 9 and 6 year old nephews. So happy for them all.
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Please enjoy "Dungeon elementary"

http://dungeon-elementary.tumblr.com

A dad, his kid, his kid's friend. Surrealism ensues. Lots. 
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Hey, if you are on Twitter, I've been live-tweeting the Apocalypse World 2nd Ed game +Vincent Baker has been running for +Sebastian Baker and +Elliot Baker and me. #AW2e to find them.
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The first thing ever to actually tempt me to get a Twitter account.
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Did very much enjoy. Will play again.
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Interesting! I didn't know this version existed. The phone app is the first thing I had Aidan install when he got his smartphone so we could play together :)
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This article has a really good point about consumerism and evaluating purchase needs vs purchase wants vs purchase stuff-that's-been-marketed-to-you. Having been the person responsible for touching every item in my grandparent's house, including 14 rooms on two floors, plus attic and basement, and deciding what to do with it once they had died, I really appreciate the "someone will have to deal with anything I leave" awareness. There's good mindfulness here about time and attention and resources. And the author clearly lives in a house full of stuff he's evaluating.

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There are a couple key things missing that I'm curious about. Does he have a partner with whom he shares living space and life choices? Do they have children or pets? If so, that brings a bunch more stuff into the "things I need" pile. Until the kids are old enough to sort out their own bag, parents are going to be carrying 95% of the kid-required things, even if it's as little as clean diapers, wipes, waterproof bag, clean set of clothes for kid.

Do the seasons change where he lives? No mention of rain gear, warm layers or snow gear, shorts or other hot weather gear. No mention of shoes or boots, hats or gloves. At any given day, fully half my wardrobe is out of season, same for my husband and kids. Also, no professional or more formal wear like a suit jacket and one pair of good slacks.

Then there's the hobby angle. My grandparents hobbies were reading books from the library up the street, watching CNN, birdwatching, walking or going for a drive (until they couldn't any longer) and visiting with church friends. There was a little photography equipment and some 1960s era needlework supplies, some lawn and flowerbeds care stuff in the barn. Pretty limited, but still wouldn't fit in a bag. Unless your main creative outlets are digital, there a good chance your hobbies need cubic feet of storage. Maybe several dozen cubic feet, if you are a hobby carpenter or cook or electronics or music or textiles person.

Then there's the history angle. If you want to give everything away, I am so ok with that! Really. But when I look around right now from where I'm sitting, I see three things I absolutely do not need: my great grandfathers hat, a pillow his daughter made from wool his grandmother spun and dyed and wove, and a painting my sister made of my grandfather standing in the barn she built, which he didn't live to see finished. I don't need any of those, they would not go in my big-out disaster bag, but I'm not getting rid of them, nor am I willing to have only digital scans of them.

So yeah. A good article, but it leaves some room for question.
For years, I've enjoyed the writings of James Altucher (recommended reading: his book Choose Yourself). Although the man has made millions over the years,
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I like parts of the sentiment but agree it needs work. I wonder where art and aesthetics fit. Some folks are happy to scroll through photos of art. Others want it in the ambience of a room or a home. 
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More crowdsourcing history! We seriously doubt this mirror is the 1620 that came in with the family legend. Might be 1750. Any mirror or woodcarving folks out there?
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+Nick Kai Nielsen I agree. Family oral history is sometimes spot on and sometimes really not.
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Ok folks. Minecraft is really pretty just now. I didn't build that bridge in those extreme hills, but I did ring that canyon with torches so I wouldn't tumble in at night.
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If you use Optifine then carrying a torch in your hand lights up your surroundings. It doesn't prevent monster spawns but makes it easier to see when branch mining.
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Prince Valiant was one of the first serial comics I ever read. My grandparents newspaper ran the daily strip, and I'd read a week at a time every Saturday. It was pretty formative to many things in my childhood. I'm so excited to be part of this.
 
Folks! Less than $4,000 to go until the massive Indie RPG Designer stretch goal on the Prince Valiant kickstart.

Look at the list of talent you get at that level!

+Meguey Baker  (Psi*Run)
+Emily Care Boss (Shooting the Moon)
+Julia Ellingboe (Steal Away Jordan)
+Bret Gillan (The Final Girl)
+Jerry Grayson (HELLAS)
+Sage LaTorra (Dungeon World)
+Dev Purkayastha (The Dance and the Dawn)
+Epidiah Ravachol (Dread, Worlds Without Master)
+Laura Simpson (Companions' Tale)

You're going to want Prince Valiant on it's own merits, yeah, but that's eight indie game writing geniuses (and an Eppy) for the price of one!

Make us do this work!
An elegant RPG by Greg Stafford for players both young & old based on the thrilling stories & gorgeous artwork by Hal Foster.
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I'm pretty sure I'm more excited for you to be a part of it 😁
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If this type of suit had been available 40 years ago, my dear grandmother, who loved swimming more than just about any other activity, could have joined my sister and I in the backyard pool instead of wearing long sleeves and pants and a big hat and sitting under an umbrella due to sun-related skin cancer and strict no-sun direction from her doctors. She could have spent the last nearly half-century of her life being more active, happier, and probably in better health.

I buy sun-blocking swim Ts for my kids because it's a heck of a lot cheaper, easier, and more reliable than keeping track of when sunscreen needs to be reapplied. I'm considering buying one of these myself, because seriously, have you tried on women's bathing suits, with the tight cut into the hip joint and the straps and everything? Swimming in a T and leggings can't be less comfortable, and with my family history of sun-related skin cancers, it would be smart.

To think that an article of clothing has only one application, and that must of course be oppressive and worth legal restriction, is arrogant and narrow-minded.
 
"Every time anyone says something bad about the burkini, I get enquires and sales out of it."
Over the past eight years burkini inventor Aheda Zanetti has sold 700,000 swimsuits to clients all over the world. Her designs, costing from $80 to $200, are sought out from Norway to Israel and are each made in Villawood, western Sydney.
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I know several people concerned about sun exposure who would really like the sun safe version! 
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A perfect hardhold setting waiting to happen. All that flat flat flat land around to be a blasted wasteland, and this one deep pit with actual green and water.
Shanghai's ultra-extravagant subterranean lair hotel actually seems to be coming along
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As well you might, +Toby Sennett. As well you might.
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Crowdsourcing history! Anyone wanna take a stab at a date for this cast metal button? There's a cast shank on back that has broken at the loop, and the metal looks like it might have a silver tone if cleaned professionally.
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Ah, ok. Petals inside circle would have me thinking earlier, outside makes me think Mid 1700s because France before their Revolution. 
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I'm fairly confident I'm the only Meguey Baker. Having an odd spelling of an unusual Spanish flower name makes me pretty distinctive. Also, I'm basically friendly, so even if you were not looking for me, chances are I won't mind you asking to make sure. Textile conservationist, quilter, game designer, sex ed teacher, mother of three.

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Things I'm proud of: Raising three thoughtful and compassionate sons, each of whom I had on purpose. Writing 1001 Nights: A Game of Enticing Stories. Writing Psi*Run. Holding two one-woman shows of my quilts. Using fiberglass fabric to repair a car door. 12 years of working with new mothers to address post-partum stress and depression, and prevent child abuse. Designing games for girls in Ethiopia as part of a major project for social change with The Girl Effect.
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I restore, conserve, or complete vintage textiles, as well as create new ones. I also write and play role-playing games,
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The perfect end to a blustery day at Housesteds. We were there on the early side, so it was very quiet except for some cheery regulars at the bar in the next room. The food was great and generous, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere was welcoming and cozy. No grand pretension, just a pub of exceptional quality. Worth going out of your way to visit. -Bakers, visiting from the US on June 30, 2016.
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The food was great, the service was cheery, and the hand-made needlework and tea things made the little shop really really quite special.
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This is an outstanding museum. Although the building may be small, the amount of information and artifacts attractively and informatively displayed is impressive, and the incredible history in the surrounding landscape is stunning. This is an excellent family museum, perfect for kids as young as 6 or 7, and for all ages above. All of our party (ages 10, 16, 19, 44 and 45) very much enjoyed the hands-on displays that added to the full context of the exhibits. The cafe is really top-notch and the gift shop is lovely. I'd put this on par with the National Museum of Scotland, just highly focused and most of the things to see are in the landscape outside, which again makes it appealing for families! My one wish is that there was a guidebook to buy similar to those at Urquhart Castle, to consult as we walked the landscape and carry home with us after.
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This was perhaps the best place we stayed. Friendly and efficient staff, comfortable and well-kept rooms, a great kitchen and common space, laundry across the car park, and the most amazing views out the windows! If you stay, don't miss the loop walk down to the locks to watch the boats on the canal.
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