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When it comes to rules sets, what are your preferences regarding editions/revisions, and why? Also, how does availability of a translation to your native language affect your choice? Boosts welcome ;-)

Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on

#privacy #google

@Judd excellent episode! Just listening to it for the second time. Thanks!

Daydreaming about Dragons: E80S2 Structure for Improvisation / Inspiration Goat: Leaving Kansas by Emmy Allen

Interesting discussion about science fantasy on wandering DMs podcast:

I feel later editions of D&D, especially radiating into pop culture, deeply encode "D&D Fantasy" as it's own genre.

How much Sci-Fi do you think is left in 5e or modern D&D Fantasy as a genre?

Do you use LibreOffice?

Please help share.

Please tell your purposes with #LibreOffice in the comments.

d100 Wondrous Items just dropped on Papers & Pencils. I have endeavored to present the greatest diversity of physical objects I could, marrying each to a magic power intended to push players to engage with the game in new ways.

@Judd great post about an often overlooked topic, thanks!

I'm presently "refereeing" character creation for a game of we plan to start in September. So much fun already ...

My original plan was to use the classic spinward marches sequence as a backbone, ancients and all that.

But travellers character creation generates so much detail to expand on. It's just great to take the time, take notes and watch things grow.

"Replicator, can you make a slice of lime pie like my grandmother used to make it?"
"I do not have that exact recipe," the replicator said. "Can you describe it?"
He did, at length.
"I am sorry, that is not enough for me to replicate it."
"That's okay, I can taste it now."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

When your character starts out as a noble in you receive one or more land grants right away. You don't level up to eventually play the dominion game, you start with the dominion game ... These character creation rules are amazing, so much implicit world building ☺️

Do you know of any rules set, that's published under Creative Commons license, but still basically compatible to OD&D?

Along the lines "you can't copyright gaming mechanics" such a thing should be legally possible. Or not? And who said that, anyway?

Does anyone know: could a single book be in part CC and in part OGL?

Would you know of any examples/precedents?

I'm currently re-reading AD&Ds (1e) Monster Manual. Two things stick out to me:

  • especially the entries about humanoids and giants don't just give bland stats, they in fact are rollable mini-settings.

  • clearly, humans are the most complex and most dangerous "monsters", huge numbers, all "hero types" have high hit dice very low armour classes, usually fast move on horseback and high probabilities for magic and magic items.

I like that! πŸ˜„

Do you use an RSS/Atom reader?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

Hey people of the great Fediverse :) - We are releasing a new project that you might find interesting (we worked a lot on) -

In essence we provide free alternatives to Youtube, Facebook, Google Search and the like. And we release today. We even have a live about it in a few hours -

Here's the list o what we provide:
  • Friendica with open registrations and we plan to keep it open forever
  • Nextcloud with 3GB storage + ability to add external storage; together with Only Office and a few other tools
  • Peertube with unlimited uploads (restricted to 2GB a day so we don't blow up the server) + Live + video conversion + a few plugins
  • SearX that we fine tuned to be as relevant as we could make it
  • Lufi to send files up to 3GB and 7 days storage
  • Etherpad with open access
  • Diagrams
  • RSS Bridge
  • Framadate
  • Libre QR
  • Invidious and Bibliogram
  • Our own Music player/services as a desktop alternative to Spotify
There are no ads, no data collection, no premium accounts. Purely free.

Would be great if you can share it - it is after all for everyone ;)

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Delta on running mass combat in classic

"My best experiences have been running things purely narratively without a board or map..." πŸ˜„

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