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Ah yes, I'm going through my annual "I'd like to play minecraft but don't want to start a new world with an update coming so soon" phase

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Teens Flock To New App Where They Just Enter Own Personal Data Into Form bit.ly/3mkeEnB

Traveller RPG 

Elaborating more on "if you're human", lionfolk and wolffolk are among the game's core playable species...

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Traveller RPG 

Character creation is really interesting. I really like how most player characters will begin their adventures around age 30-40 (if they are humans). Apparently one of the game's nicknames is "mid-life crisis in space".

The whole idea of "mustering out" of your career and becoming a vagrant among the stars with your buddies scratches a thematic itch.

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Traveller RPG 

I absolutely love Traveller's FTL system. No matter how far you jump, whether one parsec or six, it takes a week. Then you still have to slowboat to port to refuel, which might take another. Information is only as fast as the ships that carry it.

This means that information must depend on a decentralized infrastructure. I imagine the delayed posting and forwarding of usenet, and maybe a mail delivery system leveraging volunteer couriers and public key cryptogry.

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Traveller RPG 

At the moment I'm most enamored with the lack of mechanical character growth in Traveller. I think this is cool for a few reasons:
* Levels are fake anyway. Supposedly the encounters are supposed to scale but you often reach a tipping point in D&D-likes where it becomes much harder for characters to be challenged.
* The game can be more deadly for PCs since you can have a narratively satisfying demise without an associated loss of mechanical investment.

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Against my better judgment I decided to pick up Mongoose Publishing's 2nd edition of the Traveller science fiction tabletop RPG.

It's interesting to see how it's evolution is so different from D&D despite their both coming about in the 70s. Just from the mechanics it's easy to tell the differences in what was important to the creators of these games.

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My brain: Clearly the solution to not playing any RPGs is to invest in another set of rulebooks for a different system!

Every panel in a Nancy comic is a javelin through my heart.

MTG Innistrad Spoiler 

on the other hand, i think you could probably pull off an all-dfc standard deck this season.

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MTG Innistrad Spoiler 

Full art graphic novel lands are sick but really burned out on double faced cards after last year.

Just started reading Strength of Thousands and oh boy this one looks like a lot of fun! I wouldn't want to run it until I had the whole thing but definitely has a spot on my short list of adventures. paizo.com/store/pathfinder/adv

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In case you weren’t aware, here’s one of the many ways unregulated electronics bought online can be dangerous. A regulation Australian IEC cable must have 3x 0.75mm²+ double-insulated stranded copper conductors. This cable appears to meet that requirement at first glance — it’s marked that way on the outside, and cutting in, the PVC colours are wrong but otherwise appear okay.

But then, scrape some of the copper, and it suddenly turns silver. It’s CCA, or Copper-Clad Aluminium. A sneaky and cheap but worse conductor. The aluminium holds up much worse to corrosion and bending, and will crumble to powder inside the cables over time. Through this process it will increase its resistance, turning into a fire-starter. Very dangerous and invisible without destroying the cable to examine it. #safety #psa

Me: Limited is the best way to play magic because each set introduces a new set of mechanics you get to play with!
Also me: *has literally played nothing but mono blue tempo in the unranked queue for the last two years*

Ah yes, Discord has threads now! This is precisely what the chat program needed to improve discussions!

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Oh boy play.date/ opens for preorder this week! I need more of this nonsense in my life.

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