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Question about the US Election from a Brit (feel free to scroll past).

In the UK we have a law against inciting people to violence (now under the Serious Crimes Act called Encouraging someone to commit a crime but that is less descriptive in this situation).

Given when I've see of some of Trump's speeches and the violence that has followed from them I think he'd probably be completely on the hook for incitement to violence offences and I just can't imagine any mainstream UK politician speaking that way. *

Former leaders of our previous far -right party (The BNP) were arrested and investigated for inciting racial hatred on a number of occasions).

Is there an equivalent law in the US or is it protected as free speech?

*Which isn't to say this is some protesting utopia - thanks to a previous Gov our anti-terror laws would probably be used by the police to break up legit demonstrations anyway (Thanks Tony Blair!)


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I totally can't believe that #Lovecraftesque has been nominated for the Golden Geek Game of the Year award.

We are in some pretty rare company as well - Congrats to all the other nominees.

This is amazing!

Voting is here (if you feel inclined!) : https://rpggeek.com/thread/1538957/10th-annual-golden-geek-awards-nominees-announced
The nominees for the 2015 Golden Geek Awards have been chosen by you! The voting is now open via these links: Board Games · RPG · Video Game Instructions: * Select the appropriate category from the buttons at the top of the page. * Rank the items by clicking on the box and selecting the rank.
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+Lowell Francis and +Sherri Stewart have put together this really lovely and comprehensive review of Seven Wonders (and discussed how amazingly well edited it was!! Because +Cat Tobin did a steller job!)

They say lots of beautiful things about my game "When the Dark is Gone" so thanks a lot guys!
 
On Seven Wonders
+Sherri Stewart and I picked up the new Seven Wonders collection from Pelgrane. We both tore through it. Then after some discussion we put together our impressions, opinions, and amazements. So this is a reading review from two readers. Short version: a great anthology with some dynamite games. The whole project's brilliantly constructed and worth picking up. 
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I'm sure you've all already seen this... but if you haven't... you should totally check it out!
 
https://queergaymes.wordpress.com/

Hi all, I'm happy to announce that the Queer Gaymes anthology site is up and public! Deadline for inclusion is on May 1, 2016.

Check it out!

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Important (and depressing) research thanks to +Anna Kreider
 
The next part in my series on the demographics of crowdfunding platforms is up! This time I take a long hard look at KickStarter; I gathered data on EVERY SINGLE SUCCESSFUL RPG campaign in 2015 to crunch some numbers, and the results... well they're even more depressing than the numbers I put together on Patreon.

YAY. EVERYTHING IS DEPRESSING.
Lately, I've been working on a series looking at the gender distribution of crowdfunding, starting first with Patreon - which is a crowdfunding model that enables serial content. So far in the seri...
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Thanks Anna - it was a great job you did!
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So we have been watching the first series of Gotham. Pretty interesting. I preferred Jessica Jones and I'd like the women to have more air time than they do (but that is true of most media I consume).

But last night we finally saw what I shall refer to as the Alfred episode. From now I think I'll just be a little sad this isn't the Alfred Pennyworth show.

But then Sean Pertwee is always amazing.
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Barbara gets watchable right at the end of S1 and is actually quite fun in S2.
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And I found 1/2 a bag of malteasers I hadn't finished. Today is just full of win!
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I feel sad for countries that don't have a BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-35696027

There is a nuance and subtlety to their reporting which I feel other journalistic outlets lack.

A nationwide shortage of classic biscuits caused by flooding at the Carlisle McVitie's factory has left lovers of sweet, crispy snacks bereft.
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Has G+ taken away the ability to send private messages by setting a post to private and then plussing in a couple of people? I remember I used to be able to do that an in the new version I can't.

Do I need to go back to classic view or am I missing something?

Cheers G+!
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+Alessandro Piroddi's kickstarter for The Name of God has just started today. It is a lovely little nanogame!

I have a modest little stretch goal to my name so if you feel inclined please do check it out.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/unplayablegames/the-name-of-god-a-game-of-outcasts-and-urban-weird
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I've got a post up on the Pelgrane Blog talking about the design process for When the Dark is Gone!
 
"It all started with Fiasco..." Read Seven Wonders author +Becky Annison's post on designing her anthology game, When the Dark is Gone. http://pelgranepress.com/?p=20600
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I'm going to buy a copy just in case. In fact several copies just to make sure.
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Seven Wonders available for pre-order!!!

http://pelgranepress.com/?p=19903

The anthology of story games which Pelgrane produced last year in a preview copy for Dragonmeet is available for pre-order.

It contains When the Dark is Gone by me - a game about the children who participated in Narnia-esque adventures, grown up and trying to rebuild their adult lives in a joint therapy session.

It was designed to create a moving and emotional table top experience in 2-4 hours with no prep. Before writing it I wasn't sure it could be done but I am incredibly proud of the result.

Huge thanks to +Cat Tobin for making it all happen and for generously editing my writing into something reasonable ;)

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I shall have four! TWENTY-EIGHT WONDERS.
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I'm a game designer living in Derbyshire, UK.  I like knitting, cooking, green sustainable living, reading and role-playing games of many types.

Currently in the middle of a kickstarter for Lovecraftesque here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1122788890/lovecraftesque

Find me at the Black Armada website posting about gaming here: http://blackarmada.com/
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