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Mike Conway (Harper of Oz)
Works at Darkstar Eclectic Media
Attends School of Hard Knocks
Lived in Gillette, Wy
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Loving this comic. I hope to start sponsoring it on Patreon soon.
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Don't underestimate the effect you can have in the world, even if you don't see it.
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This almost happened to me at Hasting's. I really didn't call the counter girl a bitch; I don't even know her to make that kind of judgement. Fortunately, she listened to reason when my partner talked to her after I left. Some people aren't so lucky.
A Toronto man with Tourette syndrome says he was kicked out of a downtown nightclub after a bouncer mistook his tic for a sign that he was using drugs.
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I was excited when I made this progress.
 
All right, Ozites, some great news. The first preliminary draft of the Heroes of Oz game is finished, and I'm pretty happy with where it's at currently. The final rules may change a little between now and release, but at least the main thing is done.

The rules have changed slightly from what you've seen in Instant Oz, and they're better for it, so I'm going to have to update that soon.

Now we're going to get the Kickstarter campaign planned out and started, and I'm writing up some blog posts to keep everybody updated and entertained. 2015 is shaping up to be pretty cool, wouldn't you say? Let's get this game off the ground!

-Mike
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Neat. I think i might budget to support this.
 
I'm supporting this, as of just now.
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That artwork is captivating!
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I'm a fan of both crossovers as well as unusual romances, which is why I'm writing a love story about a famous vampire and a Neverland fairy. But I've been considering continuing the idea.

So, let's go with a crossover romance of eternal beauty and strength: Dorian Gray/Pippi Longstocking. He could live long enough to see her grow up and fall in love with the adult she becomes. Whatcha think?
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An update on what's happening with Heroes of Oz.

Oh, did I mention the Kickstarter to happen in October? Well, it's happening. Stay tuned.
 
Our website is currently down, but that's not keeping us down. We are working on getting it up and runing once more.

However, I've been busy getting an updated and revised version of Instant Oz prepped up. The rules have been adjusted and updated, to make it even closer to an Oz literary experience. The Abilities have been replaced with Approaches from Fate Accelerated, and I've reworked how Gifts work slightly, to make them simpler. Also, I've done a lot of proofreading and caught a lot of mistakes I let slip by before. Those mistakes are no longer there.

All in all, it gets better all the time, and what you see in Instant Oz is what you're going to see in the Heroes of Oz Core Rulebook when October's Kickstarter is all said and done.

Just to give you an idea of what's coming, here's a couple of finished pages. Input is welcome, but I think this setup is easier to read and flows better, and yes, Heroes of Oz will be in full color.

-Mike
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I decided to try out the Stakes rules for RPG's that were written by +Levi Kornelsen . I have to admit, it did take some getting used to, thinking on my feet to figure out Dangers and Opportunities, but by the end of the session, it started to become second nature. I do believe I want to work this kind of thing into more games.

We decided to play in the world of Sgt. Frog, an anime. My one player, +Jude Dodd , played an uplifted cat who had to rescue Keroro's Gundam model from the Pikoponian girl's bedroom. He challenged me, that's for sure.

The dice system I decided to use was from the Moonlight System I'm developing. Roll a d10 per dot (1 thru 5), try to get an even result, each one being a success, or a "hit."  Rolling a 0 on the die is a "Full Moon" and counts as two hits.

The Stakes system seems to be great at helping someone learn to think on their feet better. It was doing that with me. Neat side effect. Thanks for the great rules, Levi.
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This is from an eye-opening documentary by Laurie Gabriel called "Heal our Schools." Here, we find out what teachers are required to do during these all-important tests that they're forced to teach to.
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It's not efficiency they seek, it is the appearance of efficiency.
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<me watching Jeopardy>

Category: "Quad" - "Along with Munchkinland, one of the countries in the fictional land of Oz."

<no one answers> Quadling. Quadling! <silence, me screaming at TV> It's the friggin' Quadling country! QUADLING!! <bee-bee-beep>

Alex: Quadling.

Me: Read a friggin' book for a change! <Mom grins at me>
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Education
  • School of Hard Knocks
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In a domestic partnership
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Mikelo
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Game designer, video producer, brony... superhero? Maybe...
Introduction
Blogger, YouTube personality, game designer, self-published author, brony, plain clothes Hare Krishna devotee, and open-source advocate.

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Have a fantastic daugher and a pair of twins, winner of Young Authors competition, 11th grade, in a relationship with a wonderful man and woman.
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Game designer, voiceover provider, writer
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  • Darkstar Eclectic Media
    Founder, present
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Gillette, Wy - El Dorado, Ks - Lander, Wy - Colorado Springs, Co - Denver, Co