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Looking forward to May, might even take some time off if the powers that be can afford to miss me for a week,  :-)
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yep. currently-available details at game-chef.com
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Name: Slayde (also known by some as Eye Stalkers)

Appearance: Slaydes are jet black creatures composed of a human sized torso, a large snake-like lower section and two or more arms.  There is no head.  The most alarming features of the slayde are the large vertical maw (when open, the broken 'ribs' are exposed like large jagged teeth) and at the end of each arm is a clawed hand with a perfectly formed eye in the palm.  As the creature gets older and consumes more victims, it grows more arms with eyes from its prey.  Its first two eyes always match the corpse from which it was hatched.

Personality:  Slayde are clever but not intelligent.  They prefer to scavenge their food, but have been known to ambush the un-wary.   It is not uncommon for a handful of them to hunt as a nocturnal pack.  Such a pack consists of several two armed ‘youths’ and a multi-limbed leader of exceptional cunning and power.

Power:  While not particularly fast, slayde as very stealthy.  They’ll wrap their powerful tails around prey to trip or immobilize them and then savage the hapless victim with dirty claws and its fetid maw.  Mature slaydes can use their multiple eyes to lure and confuse their prey, often mimicking human or animal noises.  Slaydes may share some magical heritage with slugs as they take the equivalent of acid damage from thrown or spilt salt.
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Wow, mystery box is so mysterious.  That would be a great way to start the new year.
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The Dust RPG looks like a blast!
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A blast of Dust?
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Keeping it a little cozy, I didn't spam the RPG forums like I have done in the past.  Here's what is on the ConPlanner site.
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01 Friday Morning: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 9:00 AM - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 11:59 AM

 Deep Space (The Stars Adrift boardgame beta test), three seats open

02 Friday Afternoon: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 1:00 PM - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 4:00 PM

 zorcerer of zo, three seats open

03 Friday Evening: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 5:00 PM - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 8:00 PM

 Jadepunk: Kausao City Capers (Fate), two seats open

 Of Steam, Steel and Murder (Fate), full

04 Friday Night: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 9:00 PM - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 11:59 PM

 Cards Against Humanity, two seats open

 Zero Plot Blues (Fate Accelerated Edition), three seats open

05 Saturday Morning: Sat, Oct 19, 2013 9:00 AM - Sat, Oct 19, 2013 11:59 AM

 Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple, one seat open

06 Saturday Afternoon: Sat, Oct 19, 2013 1:00 PM - Sat, Oct 19, 2013 4:00 PM

 Golden Sky Stories: Yuki and Yuji, full

07 Saturday Night: Sat, Oct 19, 2013 5:00 PM - Sat, Oct 19, 2013 8:00 PM

 Meanwhile In A Parallel Universe... (Wushu), two seats open

 Star Wars D6 : Blow the Bunker, six seats open

08 Saturday Night: Sat, Oct 19, 2013 9:00 PM - Sat, Oct 19, 2013 11:59 PM

 Challenge The Unknown - a Gumshoe system game, one seat open

 Robot Vacation (DodecacheDRONE), five seats open
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Looks like StarWars D6 and Robot Vacation could use a little love.

Slot five one has one seat open and slot six is barren of open seats. If a GM wants to jump in and run something, there that would be cool. Creating an activity is as simple as going to conplanner.com, signing up for free, and hosting an activity in one of the time slots.
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Good catch..  Wow, that filled up fast from when I last checked.
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Brain storming the Yellowstone super volcano as an event and fishing for thoughts on a post-apocalyptic world (circa 2035 with the eruption happening in 2020.)

I'm doing a solo play-by-post/creative writing game and part of the setting is that Yellowstone exploded without warning.  The ash fall would cover the majority of the US and trigger a mini-ice age forcing a mass exodus from North America and Europe.

I imagine that the social and financial impact would be vast.  For example, 100 million refugees flowing into Mexico.  The potential for billions of people dying from starvation as whole ecosystems are re-written.  One of the ideas I want to play with is refugee flotillas that are moored to the sides or towed by the few functioning aircraft carriers (acting as the core of a migrant fleet providing power, light manufacturing, medical, and administrative services.)

What would tickle your speculative fancy in such a setting?
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Ouch.  http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/ash/agric/
Looks like a large portion of the US would be rendered sterile, toxic, and acidic.  A super volcano could also cause fish populations in lakes and rivers to be threatened by low Ph levels.  Cities that get their water from rivers can suffer significant damage to equipment and filters. 
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Wow, much goodness.  Thanks for the full plate!
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Caper sounds interesting. Neil Grayston was really entertaining in Eureka. Hunting evil in an RV though? I guess it worked for Shazam in the 70s. No, wait...
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Just saw today that the Buckaroo Banzai RPG might make it into print in time for Xmas.  Any GM types out there that are BB fans?
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I have been in anticipation of this for quite some time. I can't wait to kick some lectron butt.
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Brandon added a Monsterhearts game for Friday Afternoon.  All 'MonkeyCon TImes' are US Central Time.
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Dorbridge High Adventures: Zombie Invasion

02 Friday Afternoon: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 1:00 PM - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 4:00 PM CST

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Host: Branden Leavens

Age Range: 18 - 99

Dorbridge High-school sits in the most auspicious spot for supernatural occurrences to happen, and so they often do. Hauntings, possessions, magical powers, mysterious unexplained disappearances, you name it; Dorbridge High has it.

You are a student at the often supernaturally menaced Dorbridge High-school. Unlike the rest of the community you are aware of all the supernatural troubles that go around because you are one of them. You are a teenage supernatural monster attending classes with other unsuspecting unbelieving mortals.

The game may explore sexuality (handled off screen), and contain examples of underage drug and alcohol use, and violence perpetrated by and on teenagers. Game may contain some player vs player conflict.

Game may be on G+ or Skype and will likely use Roll20. Email is mediumpimpin1138@gmail.com skype name is onyxseraph, please contact me if you join this game
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Cat herding (and cross posting), it's what I do...  :-)

For those that want to stay in sync with 'Monkey Time' here are the eight slots for this year.

01 Friday Morning
Fri, Oct 18, 2013  9:00 AM CST
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 11:59 AM 

02 Friday Afternoon
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 1:00 PM CST
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 4:00 PM 

03 Friday Evening
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 5:00 PM CST
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 8:00 PM

04 Friday Night
Fri, Oct 18, 2013  9:00 PM CST
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 11:59 PM 

05 Saturday Morning
Sat, Oct 19, 2013  9:00 AM CST
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 11:59 AM 

06 Saturday Afternoon
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 1:00 PM CST
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 4:00 PM 

07 Saturday Night
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 5:00 PM CST
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 8:00 PM 

08 Saturday Night
Sat, Oct 19, 2013  9:00 PM CST
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 11:59 PM 

Some reasons, hour breaks are civilized.  You can get fed, watered, take a bio break, or put your laundry in the wash.  If a game runs long, you have a buffer so you won't miss the next game.  We actually have some European players, so the early time slots are not as crazy as you may think.
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Yeah, Virtuacon just kind of showed up out of thin air.  But more power to them if they're leveraging the *Geek community.  MonkeyCon got its spark from the Monkey Took My JetPack and GutterSkype podcasts.  Which also explains to some extent why the previous focus has been centered around Skype.  G+ is a new and interested development for this.
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Spent 12 years in the USAF before becoming a computer programmer.  Long time gamer; RPGs, computer, and war games. 
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