There are currently *two* bundles of holding for Symbaroum! One of the core books, and one for settings and adventures:
First month of pandemic legacy S2 done! There was some tension, the puzzle the game puts on the table is as much fun as the previous ones, in my opinion. We got the translated version which was way cheaper, but it's poorly done which can be frustrating. Still worth saving like 40€, and I am definitely thankful that we have it as an activity option now that we are not allowed to be outside in the evenings, or from 13h on on weekends 🙄
Yesterday we played air, land and sea, which is a really fun quick game we can get a few round of during our lunch breaks!
After dinner we played search for planet x. Very cool deduction game where you play as a telescope!! I did not find planet x but found way more astral bodies and only lost for a point 😁
So second lockdown is here. Just like for the first one, we are getting a few new boardgames to have some additional things to do during. Probably pandemic legacy season 2 (half price if you get the Portuguese version!) and gloomhaven jaws of the lion. Between that, consulting detective - jack the ripper, and arkham horror path to carcosa, I think we will have enough to keep our PCs off in the evening 🙂
On a local boardgaming discord:
"Hey I am interested in this kickstarter, if anyone wants to join me we can share posting costs!"
"I tried that game. Was not fascinated by it. I like this other game best"
Uh. Did I ask. Your opinion. Or did I ask if anyone wanted to go halfsies on shipping costs. You absolute dillweed.
Important D&D Dungeon Master tip
Never make your players feel bad for cancelling on you.
We all know how hard it is to arrange a session everyone is available for, but you don't know what's going on in people's lives. Don't expect them to tell you why.
Additionally, if you are friends enough with your players to know about their lives, 'I'm really anxious today can we cancel?' or 'I'm having a high-pain day' are obviously acceptable reasons to cancel.
We were invited recently to Paul Rollins' anarchist permaculture garden. We dubbed it "anarchist" because it mostly lets the plants decide for themselves how to grow with and around each other. It also doesn't require most of the typical "work" associated with gardening, such as weeding and troweling. It literally uses every space available to produce food. If you live in a place that doesn't get much water, it's great because it doesn't even require watering! It also produces an incredible yield. It can fit a lot of food into even a small space.
Any open yard space or empty lot can do; his is in the front yard of a house he's renting.
Of the many ways to adopt concepts that increase Community Wealth and make an ecostead, this one would be effective for ending food apartheid. (@emsenn probably will enjoy this)
1. Mow down the grass or weeds.
2. Cover the ground with cardboard or several layers of craft paper ... plastic can be used as well. Anything that can hinder undergrowth works.
3. Add a layer of straw. How thick this layer need be depends on many things: one is the amount of rain you get. More rain = more straw. The straw will eventually act like a sponge, helping the garden share and re-circulate the moisture underground.
4. Add a thick layer of compost, or compost / dirt blend. This is where anarchy thrives best, among all the decomposing ruins of a system.
5. Toss a seed blend (cover crop) over the whole thing. Cover with another light layer of straw and compost... water and walk away.
6. (optional) Plant large sunscreen-type crops (sunflowers and corn) near your indoor windows for extra air conditioning power in hot climates.
Some bitter, hateful old Trump supporter sent us this photo of one of our stickers, staying he had destroyed the sticker because—in short—he is in favor of mass deportations and similar fascistic measures.
It’d be poetic justice if this photo he sent ends up seen by more people here on the internet than the original sticker would have been had he left it up where it was! Please share this post around to that purpose.
You can get copies of this sticker here for cheap:
I've been working really hard the past couple of weeks building a new stats system for my web game Improbable Island.
It's a text adventure at https://www.improbableisland.com, there's a lively roleplaying community, player-owned places (with a programming engine!), hundreds of pages of story and no ads/tracking/nastystuff. We've had problems getting new players 'cause the places we used to advertise are all going offline, so if y'all could help me out with a boost that'd be much appreciated
games! games everywhere! video, board, table top role playing! main is @Sissas
We are an inclusive Mastodon community for everything tabletop (and more).