[stx] Mavinda, Students' Advocate 


@wouter There's some new stuff at the store like the chocolate bunny on the table, but no new recipes.

After a year of uncontrolled growth, my flowers are looking indistinguishable from weeds!

@Sylvhem I misread the channel as "Linux Tech Tips" for years. I thought seeing it on Youtube's home page every day was just targeted advertising.

@Trashbang In my first experience with OpenGL, all the functions that I was encouraged to use weren't implemented in hardware yet, and all the functions implemented in hardware were deprecated by the standard.

My new favorite way to create security questions is the passphrase generator.

What was the name of your first pet? "Seminar rebuilt dweller sedate."

The real breakthrough we need in game studies is how to present research without losing the entire scheduled time slot to debating "what is a game".

To summarize, Bartle scales gamer psychology on four dimensions: Achievers, Explorers, Socializers, and Killers.

The Angry DM extends this to eight: Sensory Pleasure, Fantasy (Escapism), Narrative, Challenge, Fellowship, Discovery, Expression, Submission (aka mindless gameplay loops)

I think Angry's addition of Expression and Submission are particularly important for games like, say, Animal Crossing.

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As someone who attended many Games Studies PhD defenses and has heard the Bartle taxonomy more times than I care to count, I recently saw this article by the Angry DM which covers "8 kinds of fun" that I find more nuanced than Bartle's "4 motivations for gamers".



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[stx] Professor of Symbology 

@mtgspoilers AHHHH SHE'S SO CUTE!

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[stx] Professor of Symbology 

Creature — Kor Cleric

When Professor of Symbology enters the battlefield, learn. (You may reveal a Lesson card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand, or discard a card to draw a card.)



1000 FOODS.

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Oh my gosh I found the printouts for the old monster-battling game I wrote for the TI-83+.

It had a doofy code-generating system you could use to import you monster into other people's games to fight each other.

@rysiek Oooh that's neat. I love configuration verification with real VMs.

@mycroft I believe wubrg is hosted by masto.host which was not directly impacted by the fire. mastodon.social/@mastohost/105

I'm able to access the about/more page but it does seem slow.

@solaslux I'm not familiar enough with 5e to give an accurate answer, but from what i hear, it makes the rules more internally consistent but no less complex.

They say pathfinder is still the "crunchy" alternative to D&D.

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