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G+ roadmap for enterprise
Video of Google Plus PdM +Danielle Buckley chat about the G+ roadmap; it's all about the enterprise features.

https://youtu.be/awUpTWQcwKc

I'd just like to say I'm really looking forward to meeting some of you folks that I've interacted with online, but never met "in the flesh", at GaryCon next week! 

Random question: any of my followers out there practicing Satanists or Luciferians? One of the podcasts I listen to is looking to perform an interview and I mentioned I'd reach out to my eclectic followers to see if I could help find a candidate.

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A lot of interesting announcements from The Goog this week
New this week: Google+ for Business, New Hangouts, Google Cloud and more

This week was Google Cloud Next ‘17, with presentations and announcements for both Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. While the focus is on updates for businesses, many of the updates will apply to us regular consumers as well.

For an overview, check out 100 Announcements from Google Cloud Next ‘17:
https://blog.google/topics/google-cloud/100-announcements-google-cloud-next-17/

My top updates this week:

* Introducing the new Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat
* Google+ for G Suite: 2017 Road map
* Google+ gets a new notification bell
* Google+ Create Turns One
* YouTube Community Contributions lets viewers help translate your video titles and descriptions

Plus updates and tips for YouTube, Google+, GBoard, Google Photos, Webmasters and more!

Get all this week's tips and updates:
http://www.peggyktc.com/2017/03/weekly-update-march-11-2017-google.html

Upcoming

14 March: AdSense livestream: Grow your online business in Latin America (Spanish)
https://plus.google.com/+AdSense/posts/BouXeGx7Eek

14 March: AdSense livestream: Grow your online business in Brazil (Portuguese)
https://plus.google.com/+AdSense/posts/AKKxgxNT6aB

15 March: #AskAdSense office hours
https://plus.google.com/+AdSense/posts/bpq9fHXfZF1

17 March: Local Guides: Deadline to Reach Level 4 to qualify for 100 GB free storage
https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/General-Discussion/Google-Drive-Storage-Promotion-Ending/td-p/145512

17 March: YouTube Works for Brands entries close
https://events.withgoogle.com/youtubeworks/#content

Image: March Hares: Rabbits on a Log by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1897) (Public Domain)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rabbits_on_a_Log_by_Arthur_Fitzwilliam_Tait,_1897.JPG


Seriously people... has anyone ever really used the Scroll Lock key on their keyboard? (I mean.. for something like scroll locking?)

They Served Brandolyn Red being reprinted
Buried in today's DCC RPG 4th Printing Kickstarter update was the following:

"We ran out of They Served Brandolyn Red during shipping. The good news is it’s a popular module! We’re re-printing another short run to fill the outstanding orders. Backers waiting on this module will have to wait a little longer while we do a fresh print run."

As my daughter-the lovely Ms. d12-would say: All the feels.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409961192/dcc-rpg-4th-printing/posts/1827802



I had to draw a complex timeline for my kids on my D&D dry-erase mat to describe how/when each movie in the Planet of the Apes universe took place and also the time-traveller paradox of the talking apes being the ancestors of themselves (what could be more nerdy that that?)

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My new DCC RPG Western starts playtesting soon #dccrpg
Coming Soon: The Last Will and Testament of Obediah Felkner

So, I finally finished the Alpha draft of my latest adventure, The Last Will and Testament of Obediah Felkner. It is a new first-level DCC RPG adventure, but it takes place in the Old West. Here's my first draft of the blurb which will likely change as it goes through playtest:

1869 California. On a cool evening in the town of Los Castores, a lawyer summons a group of five strangers into his office. Obediah Felkner, a prominent resident and landowner, has recently passed away, and surprisingly the five strangers have been named his beneficiaries. Felkner’s stake to the Los Castores’ quicksilver mine is about to become theirs.

However, the lawyer says the will contains a peculiar precondition: the only way that deed can be transferred is if the party collects the holy relic known as the Hand of San Roque before dawn and delivers it to Felkner’s widow. The artifact is rumored to be hidden somewhere in the old San Roque Mission, abandoned by the Spanish 30 years prior.

And should they refuse? The lawyer points out they too have been afflicted with the same disease that took the life of Mr. Felkner, and the retrieval of the relic is their only hope if they wish to survive.

While the adventure is technically a western (inspired by such fabulous DCC supplements as Black Powder, Black Magic and Dark Trails), it is completely self contained and requires no other setting material to play.

I will start playtesting within the next two weeks, and then I'll need to start commissioning art and what not, so it will likely be published in either late summer or early fall.
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Coming Soon: The Last Will and Testament of Obediah Felkner

So, I finally finished the Alpha draft of my latest adventure, The Last Will and Testament of Obediah Felkner. It is a new first-level DCC RPG adventure, but it takes place in the Old West. Here's my first draft of the blurb which will likely change as it goes through playtest:

1869 California. On a cool evening in the town of Los Castores, a lawyer summons a group of five strangers into his office. Obediah Felkner, a prominent resident and landowner, has recently passed away, and surprisingly the five strangers have been named his beneficiaries. Felkner’s stake to the Los Castores’ quicksilver mine is about to become theirs.

However, the lawyer says the will contains a peculiar precondition: the only way that deed can be transferred is if the party collects the holy relic known as the Hand of San Roque before dawn and delivers it to Felkner’s widow. The artifact is rumored to be hidden somewhere in the old San Roque Mission, abandoned by the Spanish 30 years prior.

And should they refuse? The lawyer points out they too have been afflicted with the same disease that took the life of Mr. Felkner, and the retrieval of the relic is their only hope if they wish to survive.

While the adventure is technically a western (inspired by such fabulous DCC supplements as Black Powder, Black Magic and Dark Trails), it is completely self contained and requires no other setting material to play.

I will start playtesting within the next two weeks, and then I'll need to start commissioning art and what not, so it will likely be published in either late summer or early fall.
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D.A.M.N Magazine resurrected
The #dccrpg magazine has been rebooted by +Paul Wolfe and a host of others. I have a couple of articles that appear in this new issue:

Optional Rules for Extreme Spellburn: just as it sounds: if you burn too many stats, your body is not going to like it.

Optional Rules for Permanent Injury: In my home campaign, I didn't like that Wizards become more and more corrupted as they adventured, but all the other classes were unscathed. This article provides rules to make sure your fighters look as grizzled as your spellcasters at higher levels.
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