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Hi all, I'm Shane, a software developer from Texas. I've got a huge interest in fantasy in general, and a strong believer in the power of stories and art to define ourselves, and as such have a huge interest in tabletop, particularly Dnd.

I'm checking out Mastodon to see if it's a better fit than what tumblr might be headed towards, so here's to making new friends!

I was thinking about how drow and how their depictions have changed from being ... you know, full on dark black, to being shades of blue and purple.

And I thought, what if you took that to the extreme, and said they were born milk while, like cave fish and salamanders and stuff, and changed color to purples and blues based on their diet like flamingos.

What if you too *that* to its extreme and said drow that eat glowing mushrooms become glowing drow

"As we say in Germany, if there’s a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis." - Dr Jens Foell

"We hired the author of 'Black Hawk Down' and an illustrator from 'Archer' to adapt the Mueller report so you'll actually read it" | Insider
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It feels like nobody read the Mueller report. That's a shame, because it's an important document, depicting possible crimes by a sitting US president.

Fun numbers:

A 1 kg spool of PLA is about 335 m of filament, and costs a little less than $20.

If you print a worthwhile whatsit that uses ~1 m of filament, and sell it for $3, seven of those good bois will pay for the entire spool,

leaving you with enough material to print another 328 of them.

remember in artemis fowl when the bad guy was like "and who's going to stop me?" and artemis said "my magical fairy friends." and they bad guy laughed and said "well your fairy friends are more than welcome to try"

which was great because magical creatures need permission to enter a human dwelling and artemis was wearing a wire so all his faerie friends could hear

I've got to say, I'm a huge fan of the openforge movement. Printing and painting these 3d dungeon tiles adds such a ton to your gameplay, and if you use the magnetic option, they make building rooms and cooridors a breeze.

when i was a kid my mom bought books on how to seduce and marry a rich man, and she actually had guys take her to fancy restaurants and art galleries, but they always tipped like shit and tried to explain art to her so she'd end up ghosting them in favor of some broke motherfucker who'd take her to see an ac/dc cover band and do donuts in the parking lot after

Anyone have any recommendations for good people or groups to follow? Funny or insightful or creative people to flesh out my homepage with more than just bots.

After a few months, take a moment, and really look at your table's player characters. Who are they? What have they been consistently perusing? What have they been explicitly asking for? What are they in relation *to that world*?

This can give you an idea of what they might see as a satisfying end for the game, their character, the table's collective story. THEN, try to fit that into what has been fun for you.

(looks in to the mirror and sighs) but what if this IS my final form

i love that ppl on tumblr really will put any words in any order and make a sentence and then 50000 clowns will come rolling out of their clown car and honk "good post op" "finally someone said it"

This flowchart about choosing a D&D character class is rather tongue-in-cheek but is actually really useful to show to a new player who wants to get a sense of what they want to play.
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Gonna start writing absolutely unhinged LinkedIn articles like "How cannibalism could improve YOUR business' productivity" and see how many CEOs share them because they're all fucking sociopathic monsters with no human empathy

Comfortable Play - Respecting Boundaries in Tabletop RPGs - Extra Credits youtu.be/syXYISF82k8 How to keep the table relaxed enough to have a good game. Even if playing some scary, disturbing, or upsetting material.

Current Minor Arcana Suits:

Order, for structure and unity
Chaos, for freedom and growth
Elements, for emotions and drive
Reflections, for intellect and personas

A few example categories of Major Arcana:
Monsters, IE Litch, Dragon, Tarrasque
Archetypes, IE Vizer, Noob, Munchkin
Classes, IE Warlock, Druid, Rogue
Symbols, IE Dungon, Artifact, Hoard

Trying to gauge interest in a project I'm working on- Dnd themed Tarot Card deck, where the suits and arcana are replaced with more culturally relevant items (at least to Dnd players.) The deck would be illustrated by a wide selection of commission taking character artists, and include a booklet with interpretations of upright and reversed cards.

IE, Instead of drawing a spread of the Chariot, the Eight of Cups, and the Ace of Swords, draw The Hoard, the Eight of Elements, and the Ace of Order.

Distant storm: *Rumbles a bit*

me: Don't threaten me with a good time.

I know it's super well edited and such, but I'm really excited to see where humanity goes with space travel, NASA posted this like 5 days ago and I didn't see it til now!
youtu.be/vl6jn-DdafM

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