I like restrictions / themes in deck building for creativity! I might not buy the parts for this, I’ll try playing online with friends first, but either way it was a fun design activity.
Talrand decks are apparently a well-explored edh thing, but most have a few creatures. There’s a cool combo with Proteus Staff and the general: rearrange the entire deck! That only works if there are no other creature cards, though.
Yes I am a nerd that designs magic decks for fun, who finds it as fun as the game itself. Such a Johnny player.
AN IMPORTANT REMINDER to not reblog posts that are obviously from kids where they’re saying something fucked up, including -ist stuff. even if you aren’t going to bully them and just want to share how bizarre they’re acting, you’re inviting other people to! if you want to correct them, please please please do it privately. do not promote the harassment of children.
It’s just a good idea to correct things privately, in general. Yes, for children especially, but really for anyone. Though things might change a bit based on how well you know someone / how public a post is / etc.
Deep Red - I’m in love with you. Red - I love you. Pink - I think you’re cute. Blue - You’re amazing. Rose - You’re pretty Purple - You’re hot. Plum - I would fuck you. Violet - I would date you. Aqua - I could stay on your blog for hours. Lavender - You are my tumblr crush. Orange - I want to get to know you. Tangerine - We have a lot in common. Amber - I wish you would notice me. Cream - I don’t talk to you but I really love your blog.
A guy (a stranger in a loud bar/dancing setting) gently held my arm and started hitting on me. I brought my hands in front of me, and then Brett gave him a disappointed stare and shooed him away. He then apologized for hitting on me… to Brett.
dudes, why do you do this
It was very disappointing.
Now that other guy, later, that I think was hitting on me, or maybe both of us? Or was maybe just really friendly? was actually respectful, eye contact, no touching, etc. And he didn’t ask again when I didn’t want to give him my phone number. Basically the example of how to do that right.
Would this be a good basis / hook for an email based rpg?
Effort Points: represent a combination of the following:
Cash: money or suitably liquid assets
Connections: friends and favors
Competence: skills and free time
Get one per week?
to: any combination of players or gm (if gm specify what you’re doing / who you’re talking to irl)
cc: always cc the gm, never cc anyone else.
limit: 3 emails to players per week, if you don’t use them you lose them, any number to gm
Just a step into the future. Slightly more cyberpunk. Examples:
Medical: body parts can be grown to order, but cost a lot and take a few months.
Tech: faster, smaller. Prototype brain interfaces work somewhat for simulated experiences or saving your thoughts, but expensive intensive surgery required.
AI: is a thing, but mostly about the intelligence of 10-year-old. This is difficult to measure, as development is not always analogous to growth in the human sense. They don’t all work on the same principles and ai psych is in its infancy. Mostly owned by governments and large research universities, plus a few companies (think of the big data supercomputers of today). Some have been working towards codifying ai rights, but there has yet to be an ai that has requested rights, so the movement has been slow…
Government: similar, there’s a (even more so than today) growing concern that it moves slower than culture and tech.
Culture: similar, newer media is a bit less new.
Player characters frequented a forum for demo scene / hacking / art / music / programming. Forum is about 3 years old, started being cool about 2 years ago. (Each player character design must include a reason why they spend much time on forum.)
Before start of game, forum has been mysteriously shut down, no word from the admins / owners, no news, no reason… apparently.
At start of game, someone claiming to be a forum admin (but using a new email address) has started giving out to forum users limited-use accounts on SecuSend, a secure (among its users) email service. SecuSend is known for refusing to work with government requests for information, and has somewhat costly accounts at different tiers (# of emails per week).
Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this. Lots of students choose to wrestle the snake. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. Then he threw the snake out a window.
Q: Does everyone fight the same snake?
A: No. You will fight one of the many snakes that are kept on campus by the facilities department.
Q: Are the snakes big?
A: We have lots of different snakes. The quality of your work determines which snake you will fight. The better your thesis is, the smaller the snake will be.
Q: Does my thesis adviser pick the snake?
A: No. Your adviser just tells the guy who picks the snakes how good your thesis was.
Q: What does it mean if I get a small snake that is also very strong?
A: Snake-picking is not an exact science. The size of the snake is the main factor. The snake may be very strong, or it may be very weak. It may be of Asian, African, or South American origin. It may constrict its victims and then swallow them whole, or it may use venom to blind and/or paralyze its prey. You shouldn’t read too much into these other characteristics. Although if you get a poisonous snake, it often means that there was a problem with the formatting of your bibliography.
Q: When and where do I fight the snake? Does the school have some kind of pit or arena for snake fights?
A: You fight the snake in the room you have reserved for your defense. The fight generally starts after you have finished answering questions about your thesis. However, the snake will be lurking in the room the whole time and it can strike at any point. If the snake attacks prematurely it’s obviously better to defeat it and get back to the rest of your defense as quickly as possible.
Q: Would someone who wrote a bad thesis and defeated a large snake get the same grade as someone who wrote a good thesis and defeated a small snake?
Q: So then couldn’t you just fight a snake in lieu of actually writing a thesis?
A: Technically, yes. But in that case the snake would be very big. Very big, indeed.
Q: Could the snake kill me?
A: That almost never happens. But if you’re worried, just make sure that you write a good thesis.
Q: Why do I have to do this?
A: Snake fighting is one of the great traditions of higher education. It may seem somewhat antiquated and silly, like the robes we wear at graduation, but fighting a snake is an important part of the history and culture of every reputable university. Almost everyone with an advanced degree has gone through this process. Notable figures such as John Foster Dulles, Philip Roth, and Doris Kearns Goodwin (to name but a few) have all had to defeat at least one snake in single combat.
Q: This whole snake thing is just a metaphor, right?
A: I assure you, the snakes are very real.