Understanding ignorance that you lack is a highly underrated ability.

My daughter navigated her first game session with aplomb. Aries of Ulnar, elf rogue extraordinaire, rescued a captured half-orc warrior from the clutches of a goblin tribe. Her traps thinned out the herd, and her sneak attack dropped the bugbear leader.


Dear Donald J. Trump:

If you want to be an Evil Overlord, please read the lore: eviloverlord.com/lists/overlor

"My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones" is literally rule #1.


Tired Of This Genre-Unsavvy Timeline

In lighter news: a friend is running an evil-overlords D&D game. Turns out, the open source tooling available for fantasy games is pretty incredible.

Resisting police tyranny has been American since before it was America. Black lives have mattered, both there and in general, even before Crispus Attucks.

I pray that someday soon, we find a better way to water the tree of liberty.

But I fear it won't be today.

Declaring forum / chat bankruptcy. If you want to be sure I've read it, you should @ or DM me.

(People locked at home type a lot. Who knew?)

This thought inspired by a friend playing it, and leaving me a perfect opening to play again in response.

Shared games might just be a love language of mine.

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I picked a game up from w00tstock, where you grab an odd turn of phrase from conversation and quickly reply "Coincidentally, Grab An Odd Tern is my Flock Of Seagulls cover band" or the like.

I'm rarely quick enough to pull it off in analog conversation, so when I can it's a joy.

Life tip: if the restaurant is weird and worn, eat there. Applebees might make it on ads, these places have to serve good food instead.

This message brought to you by the curry-with-mysterious-pepper-oil from the local laundromat / restaurant.

(My face is on fire. Tasty fire.)

#327: "Not allowed to Summon Monster IV just to have extras for the Monster Mash."
-- Rules Our CN Bard Will Ignore

What's your latest symptom of Covidiod cabin fever?

I've been inventing a kobold religion the hard way, via (evil) PC ascension. Already got a triune, holy books, an earth mother and *everything*.

Apprentices beware. Little rat-pangolin-men are coming for your spellbooks.

I've rented for half my life. Tuesday I decided to look for a house. Today I have financing arranged, and am making a formal offer.

It's not often I get the outside perspective on my own behavior. But I'm kinda beside myself, going "well, that was . . . quick".

"Nothing is ever always so."
-- Theodore Sturgeon

File under "sentences that would surprise a younger me":

I'm really looking forward to Microsoft's newest open source effort.


"Nooooo you can't just orchestrate petabytes of storage with software that's not even a year old."
"haha kubectl apply go brrr"

I just finished Gabriel's Trumpet, by Jon Black. Set during the Harlem Renaissance, it's a supernatural murder mystery full of voodoo, jazz, bootlegging, squamous things in the night, and odd historical figures.

Very enjoyable quarantine reading; I highly recommend it.

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