It just dawned on me, @emsenn I think you might REALLY enjoy "Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead" by Olga Tokarczuk (a Polish anarchist feminist)

I'm also going to check if I misread the style of game they want to play. It's sounding like they want a "Kick in the door, slay monsters game."

If I did, we'll recalibrate. If I didn't, it's going to get grimdark for the PCs.

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In last night's TTRPG session, I continued my efforts to drop regular hints that the organization (the Ministry of Harvest) that they work for is not a good organization (Monsanto-esque).

They encountered a faction that are fighting for food security…but only after the players chose the path of assault.

One of the character's continues to bring necromantic Magic as his aid another method.

I'm going to check-base with the players to see if this is the path they want to continue down.

The web that raised me was a digital playground in the truest sense. It was made up of HTML experiments frankensteined together by people still figuring it all out.

The beauty of not completely knowing what you’re doing is a lack of premature judgement. Without a standard to rise to, you’re free to go sideways. Explore. Try things that don’t work, without any expectation they _will_ work. An open world with a beginner’s mindset.

The web that raised me was a little…

A thing I just learned: myths from all over the world describe the Pleiades as seven sisters, with a story about why only six are visible. But 100,000 years ago seven of them would've been visible, so the original "seven sisters" name may have been coined then, which was _before humans even left Africa_:

(Content warning: several of the myths involve shitty male pursuers in the form of the constellation Orion, because of course they do. *sighs at, e.g., the Greeks*)

@takeonrules I describe brave old world, my version of dungeon world, as a game to "tell stories to answer questions about the world"

People often ask me if I mean the game world, or like, the real world.


Listening to @Judd's Daydreaming about Dragons episode about playing Burning Wheel with his dad. It's so lovely hearing about sharing your passion with your father (which in a way he instilled in you), and hearing him go full on RP into a game.

As a father, I loved when my son ran a game for me. In running that game, he shared a bit of his understanding of the world and RL systems in which we navigate.

I don't think people realize why its important to remove white supremacists from your board/forum/web community.

- They are extremely motivated.
- They have a tradition of recruiting via meme(in the classic sense).
- They have centuries of effective propaganda.
- They will take over. Slowly at first then suddenly.
- They will always create more moderation work for you. They will never stop pushing.

Every society struggles with this. And it's not some conspiracy.

Free eBook courses from the Open University, on a broad range of topics:

I kinda babbled into my daily record today and ended up splitting it into two posts:

The value of taking notes


Against Web-first Writing

(What's interesting is both "pieces" kind of emerged from me looking through my notes on notes, looking for arguments in favor of my model for interacting with computers and the Web.)

You should write

There's been a lot of posts about blogs that have come across my radar in the past couple days.

I'm adding on.

An important message for hackers:

It is imperative you understand, and come to understand the implications of, that the lead server developer of Parler had/has the following phrase in his profile on the site:

Hack the Planet


There are a fair number of you who have that phrase in your own profile, yet hate Parler and everything they do, and everything they represent.

It should give you pause and cause for introspection, that digital fascists arrived where they are, largely, from the same information and choices that y'all have learned and made. What "firewalls" do you have in place, in your own cognition, that ensure you won't be "infected," living life in a way so close to that way the fascists live it?


I bring it up because last week, I lost an ally, and in part of their argument why I should trust them, they quoted their own microblog profile at me: "Hack the Planet"

The phrase clearly means something important to them. It is a phrase they orient their actions and beliefs around. But... it also is the phrase the fascists use to discuss their reshaping of the world.

Y'all talk about the dangers of open-source, how Microsoft might use your script for converting video formats.

Do you think about the dangers of your hacker culture, how a belief in entitlement to shape the world is nothing but pursuit of Christian-style creationism, a desire to impersonate Gilgamesh in the Great Cedar forest, might help fascists argue their legitimacy?

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