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US Army Vet, Table-Top Gamer, Frustrated Poet
US Army Vet, Table-Top Gamer, Frustrated Poet

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With the impending shut down you can find me here:
Twitter @iwooll
Tumblr https://axes-and-orcs.tumblr.com/
Blog https://axesnorcs.blogspot.com/
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First draft of Stars Without Number Spelljamming Helms
Reminder, helm refers both to the
place a vessel is steered and the person performing that duty, although
helmsman is also used and Spelljammer refers to the person operating a
spelljamming helm. In Spelljammer, a helm is a magical chair the operator sits
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Of course it's unrealistic, they're fucking elves, Brett.
D&D is the game where you can
have an Elizabethan elf, Thundarr the Orc in a loincloth, a half-dragon wizard
in a bathrobe, some kind of dirty child with a cockney accent, and two human
knights in different eras of armor about to fight a dragon after going ...
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On Sanctum Secorum Episode #38 and "Fencing" Weapons
Last week I listened to Sanctum Secorum Episode #38 Nine Princes in Amber. I   have some mild criticisms for what is an
overall excellent episode on one of my favorite books.   Around 17:25 Bob Brinkman talks about the use
of "fencing" weapons, rapiers, sab...
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Emmy Allen doing her work in MS Office gives me strength.
In which I try to be a spark of optimism in these dark times
not very gameable, really
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Originally shared by ****
Seriously stop attributing transphobia and other kind of harmful BS to quirky character traits. VS posted a "I identify as a helicopter" transphobic post and underlined that he was doing it during the transgender awareness week. He is clearly looking up for attention and signaling the far right free speech anti SJW crowd.

I fear that a portion of the OSR is taking the same route as the youtube right leaning atheist movement, fanboying over the same free speech toxic masculinity idols. I had a bad feeling when I started seeing similar names appear in OSR discussions (like Dr.Peterson and others, I suggest researching the actors of the atheist, "skeptic" and "free speech" scene). Some people are simply ignorant and are falling down the hole, other are perceiving that there is money to be made there and some others are hateful assholes. Whatever is the reason, this is worrying as a good way to signal this crowd is to advocate against transpeople.

If you have transgender friends or if you appreciate the work of transgender creators, please don't tolerate this shit, we currently deal with more than enough transphobia outside of our hobbies and creative work. Stop excusing harmful things as quirky character traits.

What VS posted:
http://archive.fo/XuJfV (this link don't generate clics toward his blog)

I am closing the comments as I don't have the energy to discuss this. I am trying to fall back on my feet and I have a lot of work to do to be ready for Montreal Expozine.
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On Armor as Damage Reduction in DnD
I'm a medieval weapon nerd. I used
to regularly do HEMA and can technically instruct folks in longsword, pollaxe,
dagger, and ringen, in and out of harness. But I'm out of practice and as I
learned more I realized that trying to make D&D model it 'perfectly...
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It was my birthday and the gods smiled down upon me
The box is beat to hell, but looks like all the contents are here and look fresh as fuck. It even has the advert stuff (not pictured).
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Blog Posts I Found That I Think Are Cool
It's the end of the month and with the slow death of G+ there's been a push to once again do the blogosphere thing which includes collecting RPG blogs into OPMLs for reading in feed readers, something I have never done before. Now while there are several bl...
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Real World Weapons - I guess I should have houserules edition
Pollaxe - 1d8/1d6 It can used from the second rank as a spear doing 1d6 damage or in close melee as a mace/axe/hammer for 1d8 or as a spear for 1d6. It can be used to make trip attacks against foes in close melee with a +2 to hit dealing minimum damage and ...
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