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anthologos | writer, teacher, games and cultural history. Ph.D in Medieval Language and Lit (CMS, University of Toronto). Now living in T.O.
anthologos | writer, teacher, games and cultural history. Ph.D in Medieval Language and Lit (CMS, University of Toronto). Now living in T.O.

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Find out how to help the person you're caring for to still feel valued by creating a range of meaningful activities they can enjoy regularly...
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We are very pleased to announce an announcement....

Scarfolk has been bringing you archival artefacts for 5 years and it's time our council archivists took their mandatory break to get blood transfusions. So, we're having an intermission.

But this doesn't mean the end of Scarfolk...

We are very pleased to announce that we are now at work on a new Scarfolk book - a Scarfolk annual - which will be published by William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins.

Additionally, the Scarfolk TV series is still in development with Retort and there will be new and exclusive Scarfolk t-shirts available through Dark Bunny Tees.

The makers of Scarfolk are also currently very busy making a new, short animation series called Dick & Stewart about a boy and an eyeball who struggle to survive in dystopian Britain. It's being produced by Rook Films in the UK & Matador Content in the US and stars Julian Barratt.

For more information please reread.
https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2018/03/intermission.html
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My own introduction to rpgs, and D&D in particular, came about in a slightly unusual way, to judge from others' stories. I learned of the game from this article in the April 20, 1980 edition of the Boston Globe Magazine, a Sunday insert in the Globe. Although not written for kids, I read, re-read, and parsed it dozens of times before I finally spotted the Holmes box set in my local Hobbytown, and several more times before I summoned the courage to ask my dad for the princely sum of $10.

It remains one of my cherished possessions.
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4/4/18
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anyone familiar with old time radio communities? haven't found any active. Been researching 1950 and the late forties for a book and for my sanity, and have been listening to all I can find.
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while rescuing some books from a rather neglected and dusty endtable of my mom's, I chanced across a few novelty cape cod texts from the 80s. Mr Beyle had quite a factory going, churning out these little tomes, chock-a-block with goodness. Including quite a few potential gaming nuggets...

Beyle passed away just last year at the comparatively young age of 76. He was one of those invaluable eccentrics who actually knew things, and who was a genuine author and historian of the Cape Cod town I know best, Eastham, and of the best part of Cape Cod, the Outer Cape. He will be missed.
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3/26/18
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Have joined a few communities for caregivers related to dementia and other memory and cognitive declines. My role is sometimes more peripheral than others, but I experienced first-hand my dad's slow six year decline and final passing with immense pain, and have for the past two years been dealing anew with my mom's decline. Being his primary caregiver for all those years took the life out of her, and when he died she kind of fractured mentally--despite the burden, caring for him kept her mind together.

Those of you who have experienced this will understand how horrible it is to witness, and how frustrating it can be to get real help, or even receive sympathetic understanding. Any form of help and insight is a blessing, and I hope the communities here can provide a bit.

Most of what I use G+ for is indulgent, creative escape into my gaming interests. Thinking and reading about games has been a rare outlet from the extraordinary difficulties my family has faced, and the blogs, printed books, podcasts, and general chat has been a balm. If I sometimes seem overly-enthusiastic about some of the materials some of you whom I follow have produced, consider it the joy of a man whose recent years have been pretty bleak indeed.
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Good morning! Urban boar in Berlin.
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A one-night stopover in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, netted me a few books from Crow's, including this oddity from a museum closer to home. The cover is as unsettling as it gets, however, as the bulk of the pamphlet surveys the far-sunnier-than-the-Puritans approach to child-rearing New Englanders had during the first five decades after Ratification. Still, a nice find...
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