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Tonight +Alan Carlson GM'ed Deniable, a funny, dark spy RPG. Here's my character, Napoleon Hildreth.
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More about Deniable here: http://www.storyweaver.com/deniable/

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My partner just asked me: "What is that thing Vulcans do to people's neck?"
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It's called the Vulcan Kvetch.

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Cixin Liu's The Three-Body Problem is a masterwork of the SF field. It's critical of its own society, as well as of the global ecumen in which that society exists. And oh yeah, his society is one in which censorship is widespread and there are real consequences for expressing views that are not popular with the state. No one has ever been persecuted by the state for publishing an RPG - at least not here in the USA, so maybe a little less bellyaching about a business taking small steps to police itself?
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Last seen on +Rachel K​'s Calteir. Touch the Guardian and you may go somewhere. 
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Making sure Gemenos doesn't get out.

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Best scarecrow ever
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for scaring moisture farmer boys def.

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True Confessions: I had the purple edition and never read it. Now I'm through the first book, and it is putting some things Gloranthan into better context for me.

But boy oh boy, why does anyone complain about Tekumel being too complicated when Glorantha - where everything is in plain English (albeit spun sometimes through a pun filter that would make Piers or Robert grin) - has soooooo much more complexity and revision going on?

I'll be running HQG in February at Con of the North, but we'll be going for a safe, sane, and consensual level of background detail. Let's make this thing accessible! Maybe about the level of complexity of HQG. I'm reading King of Sartar for background feel, and detail feel, not detail retention.
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Very astute observations +Brand Robins​!

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Well, we are running 5 events at Con of the North in February! One session each of Feng Shui 2, Strange Stars Fate System Edition, Ubiquity Space 1889, Fate of Tekumel, and HeroQuest Glorantha. I am my own theme track for gamer ADHD. 
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Someone from the program committee will call you at some point...in the next  couple of months,,, to confirm details. :)

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My supplier came through again with more Filipino spec fic. This is a "Neal Gaiman presents" gig a partnership with the Fully Booked store chain in Manila. Gaiman's challenge to Pinoy writers was to embrace "Filipino Unrealism" and "Keep It Unreal."
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I'm in the last 90 pages of Cixin Liu's The Three-Body Problem which is one of the best hard SF novels I've read in a long time. And one of the best social SF novels I've read in a long time. 
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Everything about this post makes me jealous.

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Be seeing you.

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We're working on The Three-Body Problem together. Four-body if you count the camera. 
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That grey thing is the excluded middle. Hannah too, if you count the camera.

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Rambling reflections on my own Rocket Summer, title courtesy of +Scott Martin, with some Delaney criticism courtesy of +Bruce Baugh   
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Good time for rockets. Better post!
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