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our role-playing game
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(Reading that, I realized that I pronounce "role-playing" as a two-syllable word.  "Role-plain," or maybe "role-playeen.")
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OMG.
 
<p>Dust, grease, blood and Chocodiles. Medusa is shiny and chrome. Witness her!</p>
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Ask Meg Anything.
 
AMA time ! Go!

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damascus_steel

Was just reading this article, because swords are awesome.
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I have a smithy friend of mine that can't stand the over the top hype that Wootz gets. Something about how the unbelievable, mythic properties of Wootz are exactly that, mythic exaggerations of decent steel made from poor materials.
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http://www.slideshare.net/dings/would-the-real-mary-poppins-please-stand-up-49259549

Reading this article +Jessica Hammer linked about gamification makes me think about another theory of education and fun, which I might call "The Cat in the Hat" i.e. "It's fun to have fun but you have to know how."

Almost everything I've learned via, and for games has been so I can either learn to play the game (i.e. have fun at all), learn to play the game better (i.e. have more fun), or prepare to play the game in a new way.

IDK, just chewing on it.
Be it playful design or gamification: It usually takes about five minutes until the Mary Poppins tune “Spoonful of Sugar” is evoked. This talk will explain why this reference is both true and false, how the movie entails two radically divergent theories of fun that match what we know in psychology and educational research, and how to translate this into designing for fun. My talk given at Gaminomics 2015, June 11, 2015 in London.
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Like, subtraction is boring, but when you want to play D&D, subtraction is a pretty easy and good thing to learn.
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Sculpting in choice.

(I can't justify this, yet, but I'm thinking about it.)
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I want to remind everyone that Worlds Without Master exists, and you can back it.

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French Edition of Amidst Endless Quiet.
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Damned! We have already played it in English. Didn't know they wanted to translate it.
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Best line of the "Undead" monster entry from D&D [1]

"They do not make noise."

[1] Moldvay, 1981
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Worlds Without Master is great.
 
Wednesdays, amiright?
Worlds Without Master, Issue 9 3.99 Add To Cart Worlds Without Master Issue 9 has just been released, and it is the second largest issue we've ever done. Losing out to issue 3 by only 8 pages. This 40 page monstrosity barely contains: * "Nine Years of Mourning," a tale of a vengeance that crosses the world by P.H. Lee, a tale that was inspired by Rachel Kahn's wonderful cover to issue 4! * "High Upon the Table of...
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A good article about the misuse of China in American national discourse.

To be clear: Don't do this thing.
They spin tales about its successes and failures, but they don’t care about its complexity.
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For a while, I was seriously thinking about writing my dissertation on this very phenomena, from both sides.
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