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

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 

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.

Lately I've been diving deep into Pathfinder 2nd Edition. I had meant to play it last year but things got out of control even without considering Covid. I'm thinking about getting into organized play since that doesn't require a stable group or regular schedule commitment.

phone annoying 

Long story short, instead of setting up my smartphone with the new carrier, it's in wifi only mode while my old alcatel flip phone has service now.

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phone annoying 

Today I learned that even though the moto e4 supports GSM and CDMA, sprint moto e4s have a special OS image that will prevent GSM SIM cards from working.

This is different from a carrier lock, because it can be bypassed by flashing a new OS image.

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I love it when a new set comes out and it doesn't break my bots.

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