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If this is a true story -- and I have no reason to doubt that it is -- then it is indeed the most amazing Halloween costume ever.
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So ... sorry I've been out of touch for so long; I've relocated to Troy in Upstate New York, just outside of Albany, and have been consumed with moving and utilities setup and job searching and a death in the family -- all happening at once! -- and haven't been able to do as much with ye olde Google+ for awhile. Anybody out there knows of any good jobs in the Troy/Albany/Schenectady area -- I write! I design! I edit! I've done voice-work! I've created whole worlds and guided players through them! -- feel free to let me know. :-)

Talk more later, fellow Google+ers!
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Scott Kurtz and the guys from Penny Arcade have made a new comic.

Good times....
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Yeah, the art's really promising.

I'm also fond of the "I'll beat my head against this desk until I'm as stupid as you want me to be" panel. I know this feeling well....
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Haven't had a chance to read anything but the lede at this point, but this seems like it's a fairly spine-tingling read about the bin Laden mission.
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Huh. This guy's got some neat-ish ideas for running Pathfinder like the classic, 1st edition AD&D of yore.

One thing: I remember class training. None of this ding you've gone up a level! adjust your character sheet! Nope: Back to town, pay for a month's worth of training, head back out. I'm not sure I'd want to go back to that.

On the one hand, it's realistic and it requires players to think about goals and resources: "Hey! Jim just got enough XP to advance; can we afford to head back now? Or should we slog on?" But, on the other hand, it slows down the whole process of earning rewards and could lead to player boredom/antipathy.

Hmmm. Delayed vs. instant gratification. I'll need to think on that....
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Something to think about....
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Red Shirts: Keeping the universe safe for actors with lines since 1966.
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So: I'm very sad that Steve Jobs has died; but I think this is genius.
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Now playing: Superdrag, "In the Valley of Dying Stars."
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If you've not seen this, you should see this.

Not really safe for work. Or small children. Or corrupt politicians. Or people who have a weird, religious devotion to the purity of '70s-era "Schoolhouse Rocks" songs.

In other news: John Oliver is AMAZING.
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Something for the Shakespeare/Stoppard fans out there.

Not at all sure who made this (I didn't) but it made me lol.
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Yes. I enjoy watching Gary Oldman deduce scientific breakthroughs from first principles. And Tim Roth not pretending to be American. And Richard Dreyfuss trying to win an award for Most Acting. It's a fun flick.
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The iPhone app for Google+

Yaaaaay!

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iPhone, meet Google+

Share just the right stuff, with just the right circles :-)

This app should be rolling out over the next few hours. Try getting it here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google/id447119634?ls=1&mt=8
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I am, in no particular order, a rabid tabletop gamer, longtime game master, copy editor, guitar player, reader, graphic designer, aspiring writer and all-around news junkie.
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