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Split up the functionality of @textmapper and @hexdescribe (two bots that post weekly links): one posts just a map, the other posts a map, and a link to a mini-setting. I'm starting to wonder if every generator I wrote to create a visual something needs a bot to spread the word, haha.

I've been working on my face generator for spider faces, and I wrote a little blog post about it.

CW: spider faces, of course!
alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2019-05-

As for @textmapper, I think the last map is a harsh reminder that global warming and an eventual water world is thinkable… but the description provided by Hex Describe is a bit lame. It thinks every blue hex is a lake: I need to differentiate between the open ocean, coastal regions, and lakes! botsin.space/@textmapper/10212

This is a useful discussion of how to run a hex campaign.
"So, there you have it – the procedures and philosophy underpinning my Hex campaign."
bearded-devil.com/2019/04/09/h

«The former system of eight "Grand Schools" (Abjuration, Conjuration, Divination, Enchantment, Evocation, Illusion, Necromancy, and Transmutation), a system that fit so neatly into the eightfold paradigm, suffered several esoteric but devastating blows. Transmuting base metals was shown to be a property of raw magic, not a separate school or class of spell.»
But the comments on the blog post are the best! 😁
coinsandscrolls.blogspot.com/2

The two episodes of Fear of a Black Dragon in Yoon-Suin make me want to order a print edition. I shall try to use it for my current campaign! It appears to be so eminently usable.

I'm still working on Hex Describe and I still love reading through those mini-settings. They get better and better, I feel! And reading through them gives me ideas for more stuff to add.
campaignwiki.org/hex-describe/

Introducing the kids of friends to roleplaying games while babysitting. (Not really babies anymore, haha.)
We’re using “Hexen & Haudegen” which is the German translation or Sorcerers & Sellswords, which is the Fantasy translation of Lasers & Feelings. It’s perfect! We played without GM and drew cards from Paizo’s Harrow Deck to inspire the story: The Avalanche, The Empty Throne, The Rakhshasa. Very nice!

Onym just happened to cross my radar: ostensibly a curated list of tools and resources for naming things, but it contains a wealth of links to numerous sites of interest to linguists and language-freaks in general: onym.co

@Judd’s podcast episode on writing about games and remembering games makes me think about my wiki and my blog. I write session reports on the wiki for us to remember what happened last time, for us to search for names and locations, but not to reread it after 10 years. I use the blog to write about rules and prep and all that. Those I will occasionally reread, mostly when talking to other people on the Internet. I’ll remember having written something years ago…

Music for prepping the game:
mixedsignals.ml/games/blog/cul
Music for running the game:
mixedsignals.ml/games/blog/cul
As for my current game, we play tracks from The Witcher CRPG (the first one). One of the players is in control of the music and picks appropriate tracks because I can’t multitask running the game and picking the music.

Anybody else putting out links to RPG blog posts they liked in the last few weeks? I think we need this kind of stuff.
ynasmidgard.blogspot.com/2019/

@kensanata I experimented with this a few years back.

6d6rpg.com/rpg/ink-fiend-a-mon

It quadrupled the writing time but I think it worked.

I want to write and read and run games like Kate Tempest playing on my phone right now.

I thought I would share this 1-bit tile-set by KenneyNL over on bird-site.

It's a CC0 licensed #gameassets pack containing 1,024 tiles/items/characters. I love its aesthetics and _will_ be making some things with it.

https://kenney.nl/assets/bit-pack

#gamedev #pixelart #1bit
An example of the 1-bit tileset…
A top down representation of a …
An example of the set used to b…

OMG I'm laughing, crying, in the office, and I can't stop. This list is hilarious.

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