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Mike Conway
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Experimenting with special effects on Super C. Poor Super C.
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Now this is a set I'd love to build.
In the not-too-distant future, next Sunday A.D... there could be a LEGO set based on one of the most iconic TV shows of all time! Mystery Science Theater 3000, or MST3K ...
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I am completely speechless seeing this. Gwah... Too cool for words.

Real surprise, the casting for Mon Mothma. I thought they must have manipulated the original actress from the first trilogy, but no, they just recast her that well!

Oh, and that music at the end... yeah.
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You should always take safety measures when riding your dragon.

I wonder if anybody had to have this lecture in DragonLance?
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Despite a really tight deadline, my submission for the Public Domain Jam 3 went in last night at 3:30. Wow.

The game is a visual novel called "Langwidere of Ev: The Trade" It's based off the novel "Ozma of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. I realize I went for kind of an obscure character, but I like Princess Langwidere and think she has some potential.

This was a real learning experience, in terms of how to plan for making a game and what to tell your artist, and I'd like to revisit it someday to expand upon it, improve on the storytelling, maybe make more endings.

In the meantime, feel free to download it and give it a try.

If you want to see the other entries, you can find them here:
https://itch.io/jam/the-public-domain-jam-3
Princess Langwidere gets a unusual call for help
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Over on the Heroes of Oz RPG page, I share a write-up of a magicial sort, a major character in the books.
 
Just a quick note, the Kickstarter is still on, but I'm consulting with some experts to make it the best darn Kickstarter campaign Oz will ever see.

Meanwhile, to continue to whet your appetite for RPG googies, here's a Hero preview with a magical twist: Glinda the Good!

(I'm particularly proud of Heroes of Oz's magic system. It's simple and elegent and easy to use, without tons of spell lists or rules to get in the way.)

GLINDA THE GOOD (The Good Witch of the South)
Glinda is a Caucasian female, apparent age mid-20's, about 5' 6" tall, about 125 Lbs., with red hair, and blue eyes.

Concept: My Hero's name is Glinda the Good and is a beautiful adult human sorceress from Quadling Country who rules the Quadling people.

Approaches:
Careful: Superb
Clever: Good
Flashy: Fair
Forceful: Great
Quick: Fair
Sneaky: Good

Gifts:
Sorceress
Eternal youth and beauty

Troubles:
Hates Transformation magic

Magic Effects:
Conjuring*
Enchantment
Extra Sensory Perception
Wizardry

Note on Glinda’s Approaches:
Glinda’s been around the block a bit, being over 300 years old at the time of the books’ publishing, so she’s honed her Approaches over the years. For playing as a Hero, if the Historian would prefer her to be closer on par with other Heroes, he can just simply reduce Careful, Flashy, Forceful, and Sneaky by 1 Level.

* Glinda uses Conjuring to make things - she cannot use this effect without tools and supplies.
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Today is the 160th anniversary of the birth of a man whom I admire and whose books have inspired me and brought me great joy: L. Frank Baum. Happy birthday, Frank.

Today, I am working on a visual novel to submit to the Public Domain Jam 3 on itch.io. The last time something based off of Oz was submitted for this kind of thing, it was horrible.

This particular game will be based on a short story I wrote about Princess Lanwidere that was turned down for publication in Oziana. Apparently, dealing with a suicidal woman was "too dark." Ah, well. I'm proud of the story, and I think Oz will be well-represented here.

If I have time, I'll do another visual novel for Oz. I have several ideas. Links shall be posted.
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Welp, I like her already.
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Jacob is a fellow gamer and an all-around great guy, and quite the creative game designer. His games are available on Drive-Thru RPG and RPGNow. Look for the Fudge-based Monster Kart Mayhem and Psi-Punk and give 'em a try. He could use the business and the help.
 
My friend Jacob Wood has experienced a terrible fire at his home. Everyone is ok, but they have lost nearly everything. There is a GoFundMe to help him and his family out. If you care to give a little, here's the link: gofund.me/6uwubj6k
Jacob Wood’s house recently suffered a major fire. Jacob has a young family, a busy self-made career with his wife AshleyRose in game development, freelance writing and layout, and is legally blind. Luckily nobody was hurt, but they’ve lost nearly everything. Aside from the irreplaceable memento...
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A quick thing: Bruce Gray, who provides the setting information in Heroes of Oz, is currently in the hospital having fallen seriously ill. Please send prayers or good energy his way.
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Game designer, video producer, brony... superhero? Maybe...
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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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Gillette, Wy - El Dorado, Ks - Lander, Wy - Colorado Springs, Co - Denver, Co