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Nathan Paoletta
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Oh hey, I will also be at Gamicon this weekend! I'm running some games for Corridor Games on Demand, and will be on a couple panels with +Kenneth Hite - you can see his conveniently detailed post for more info!
I shall be a Guest of Honor at Gamicon Fe this weekend in scenic Cedar Rapids, Iowa alongside famed designer +Nathan Paoletta and minis painter Steven Groom.

And even before you have recovered from that breath-taking news, here's my Gamicon schedule as I know it:

FRIDAY Feb 24

8pm - 10pm: Worldbuilding and Setting Design
The setting - be it a whole galaxy or a single palace - helps define your game. Setting constrains plot and defines character; it's what the designer or the GM brings to the table before anyone else sits down. How do you build a setting that's robust and interesting? Do you alter history or design a whole new world?
Event Location: Elm

SATURDAY Feb 25

10am - 12 noon: Getting into the Industry/Business of Gaming
Presentation and Q&A with Ken Hite & Nathan Paoletta on getting into the RPG business
Event Location: Elm

2pm - 4pm: Podcasting 101
Podcasting is a lot of work, & a lot of fun. Kenneth Hite and Nathan Paoletta will help you minimize the former & maximize the latter, in everything from picking a topic to audio editing. Put your beautiful voice out there!
Event Location: Elm

8pm - 10pm: Game Mastering Master Class
The Game Master's craft is a tricky one. What are the tips and tricks you find most useful when it comes to making your games come alive? And how do you handle... That guy? The answer may surprise you!
Event Location: Elm

SUNDAY Feb 26

9am - 11am: Cthulhu in Gaming (What's the Attraction?)
There are now several board and role-playing games featuring HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. What is essential to getting the mythos right? What are some common pitfalls when attempting to emulate Lovecraft's eldritch horror?
Event Location: Elm

You can pre-register for the convention and pre-sign up for these and all the other events at the website, but I suspect the kindness and openness of Iowegians means there will be plenty of welcome left for walk-ups and last-minute deciders. So come on out to Cedar Rapids this weekend and get your Gamicon on!

http://gamicon.org/index.php

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If you're in the NYC area and able to get to Brooklyn, the 20 Sided Store is running a four-week season of WWWRPG in March!

For a wrestling fan, there's no greater time than Starr Wrestling Alliance's biggest show of the year: the Ultimate Showdown. The lights are brighter, the crowds are bigger, and the pressure to put on a memorable show is greater than any other time. And with owner and CEO Ben Starr making a surprise announcement to kick off the Countdown to Showdown, this year promises to be bigger than ever before. So lace up your boots and step into the squared circle, and be ready to dance. Your career could depend on it.

Sounds fun!

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If you're in the NYC area and able to get to Brooklyn, the 20 Sided Store is running a four-week season of WWWRPG in March!

For a wrestling fan, there's no greater time than Starr Wrestling Alliance's biggest show of the year: the Ultimate Showdown. The lights are brighter, the crowds are bigger, and the pressure to put on a memorable show is greater than any other time. And with owner and CEO Ben Starr making a surprise announcement to kick off the Countdown to Showdown, this year promises to be bigger than ever before. So lace up your boots and step into the squared circle, and be ready to dance. Your career could depend on it.

Sounds fun!

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I was on a Columbo podcast so, if you want to hear me yak it up about the other seminal 70s detective TV show, here's the opportunity! I also talk about my two-player Columbo RPG One More Thing at the top, so if you want to hear me run that down a little bit, check it out.

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Hijo de Phantasma! (Aka King Cuerno)
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Hey friends, a new episode of Two Hundred a Day is out! +Epidiah Ravachol and I talk about S1E19 of The Rockford Files - Charlie Harris at Large.

Rockford's old prison buddy "Charming" Charlie Harris is in some deep trouble, and comes to Jim to help him find the mystery woman that can save his bacon. This episode features some great character writing as well as a classic Rockford-style nested mystery, both of which we really enjoyed!

In the second half we talk about giving characters something to lose as well as something to gain in order to construct motivations, and the value and use of recurring narrative motifs in stories and games.

The episode and all the links to add it to your podcatcher are here: http://twohundredaday.fireside.fm/5

This was another really fun episode to record and we hope you enjoy it. If you do, consider supporting us on Patreon for only $1/episode - we're very close to our first goal, a shared database tracking the fun little details of the Rockford Files universe! https://www.patreon.com/twohundredaday

Thanks!

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Hi friends - I'm looking to fill my freelance calendar over the next couple of months. If you're looking for help with graphic design, layout or the publishing process, I'm happy to talk! I specialize in working with other small-press publishers.

You can see some examples of work and credits at portfolio page (linked), or email me to start a conversation at n.d.paoletta at gmail. In addition, I do all of the graphic design and layout for my own work, so if you like the look of my games, there you go!

Feel free to share this post. Thanks!

(Image is a set of icons commissioned by +Jason Pitre, currently featured in his Kickstarter for Sig: Manual of the Primes - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/Jagash/sig-the-manual-of-the-primes )

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Proof of the Squad Card play aid for carry. a game about war. Revised Edition. Already made some visual tweaks and ordered a new proof - primary change is that I figured out a better use for the Burden area.

A deck of these (15 cards) is included gratis in each preorder of the new revised edition in print, and will be a $5 extra after the preorder closes. Also, 20% of preorder sales will go to the National Immigration Law Center!

http://ndpdesign.com/preorder

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Heads-up - NJPW put Okada vs Omega from WK11 up for free for this week! It appears to be the version with the English commentary. If you want to see what all the fuss was about, well, here you go.

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carry. a game about war. Revised Edition preorder

Hi friends - I'm running a short preorder to fund printing the new, revised edition of my Vietnam war game carry. It's $20 (+ shipping) for a 118 page digest softcover with dust jacket that doubles as a play aid reference sheet.

The preorder includes:
- 20% of the sale total will be donated to the National Immigration Law Center ( https://www.nilc.org/about-us/what_we_do/ ) to support their efforts fighting the current administration's executive orders that effectively ban Muslims and refugees from entering the United States. The legacy of American intervention abroad should be one of inclusion and giving aid to those whose lives have been torn apart by war, not the opposite.

- All preorders will have the 15-card Squad Deck play aid included. This will be a $5 supplement after the public release of the game.

You find out more about the game here: http://ndpdesign.com/carry-a-game-about-war

And preorder here: http://ndpdesign.com/preorder

Or consider giving a donation directly to NILC here: https://nilc.z2systems.com/np/clients/nilc/donation.jsp?campaign=15&

Or the ACLU here: https://action.aclu.org/donate-aclu?ms=web_horiz_nav_hp

Thanks!

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