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I'm actually really excited for Arena. Hoping that this makes drafting practice cheaper and more accessible.

Eeeeeeeeeee my Unstable boxes came in two days ahead of schedule.

I love the horniness permeating #MTG's Amonkhet setting

Rewired, brainwashed Gods oversee a city of oiled, athletic 20-year-olds preparing for a sadistic game-show gauntlet. The ultimate prize is for a jackal-god to stab you through the heart with her big fork.

All your needs are handled by blank, mummified failed contestants, and you regularly pace around the magical bubble protecting you from the horrors beyond and ponder the benevolence of whoever gave you this world

I feel like all of the modern D20 rule systems are competing for ways to make Charisma relevant.

I have been playing tabletop RPGs like D&D since I was 8.

By that, I mean I found the rulebooks when I was 8, learned ALL the rules, and barely played any games with anyone.

I mean, I guess the work is just on me to hunt for good people to follow. I suppose I can sneakily search mastodon.social by using my account there, but it'd be nice to be able to do something like a remote search of a hashtag.

After about what... 10 days living on a vanity mastodon instance? It feels like a freshly minted Tumblr dash. I see a few boosts here and there but by and large it's rather quiet.

Not that I mind: I do appreciate the refresh even if it's still kind of hard to discover new people.

My opponent got his sunglasses out to avoid my blurry beeble, but i snuck in another one when he took them off. He saw me tap one blue but I was too fast for him. :)

Last day of Unstable draft. Wife made it in the top 50% for the first time! I played Black-Blue spies, splashing red to do the monster mash: which is even more fun than it sounds.

Poirot is such a good character and deserves at least as much exposure as Holmes

Day 2 of unstable. Ran a green ramp/augment deck with a ton of efficient hosts. My main bomb rare was just opening more unstable boosters and filling the field with stupid etb effects. :P

Anyway that's enough complaining. TIme for a second day of Unstable Drafting.

Also, low-key annoyance: why not just put the Patreon 5% fee on the patron too? Why hide that behind the recipient? Seems like an unnecessary idiosyncrasy.

I'd like to see something like the humble bundle model.

Set your budget: Allocate percentages to Creator, Platform, Process Fees (some percentages are fixed).

One payment, easily subdividable, entirely transparent.

This whole mess just annoys me. I suspect that what they are hoping will happen is creators will accommodate the change by upscaling their reward tiers.

I thought the low-friction model was really solid. "I'm already contributing to this person, I guess I can add this one other person since i'm already on the platform." Removing friction is key for micropayments. When every payment is nickle-and-dimed, that encourages a lot of second-guessing.

This business is really disheartening. I specifically remember when they became a thing because I thought the way they bundled small donations to avoid large exchange fees was very innovative.

I get that fake patrons and chargebacks are a real problem for lots of creators, but this seems like a lazy way to deal with it. The risks and additional regulation of holding escrow probably didn't sit well with the VCs.

This is a really important time to push free and open source alternatives to #Patreon! I've considered using @Liberapay, but was afraid I had to use Patreon to get the network effect.

Please tell people about #Liberapay, post about it on Reddit (r/patreon), vote it up on Alternativeto, etc alternativeto.net/software/lib

Please boost! This kind of opportunity to topple a near monopoly with FLOSS does not come often!
Are there other FLOSS #crowdfunding platforms?