Apr. 18th, 2009

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Games I want to run/play:

D&D 4th Edition

I have a POC focal setting in mind (don't I always?). But basically I'd like to focus more play on social interactions and classic adventuring ("Guide the boat past the rapids!",etc.) with only one or two fights a night. And a heavy focus on Quests, with players making the majority of them. I think 4E has both gone a lot further in making tactical combat AND a lot further in non-combat stuff, but the latter part is overlooked. I really want to highlight that. Sadly, I can't see running it over Skype.

Bliss Stage

Post apocalyptic teenage angst. In giant robots powered by love. In a dream world. It's mostly the teenage angst mixed with robotic psycho damage that appeals to me. But it's also a damn great game.

Lacuna

Matrix paranoia in the world of the collective unconscious. I really like the "intense pressure-cooker" effect the game makes in terms of the missions and the agents just trying to get out alive. The rules are easy enough, though getting folks to catch the setting will be harder.

Full Light, Full Steam

This would be a long term game. Steampunk space game. I'd really need a solid group to do this. Though it'd be easy enough to strip the setting, I really want to play with the idea of a steampunk setting dealing with the colonized nations and their role as tools of England, etc. (of course, it always ends in revolution!, but, for that to mean something, I really want to explore the complexities.) It means a lot to me as a diaspora kid...

Primetime Adventures

I'd love to do an X-men academy kind of game with this. This is likely to be the first game I end up running in the future because the rules are easy, I can do it over Skype, and more of my friends are into X-men/superhero stuff and it's easier to communicate than a lot of the other games.
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Via Ilithiana:

Amazon hiding teh gay since 2008!


All of my novels have been aggressively censored by Amazon since (at least) January of 2008, when they were first released as Kindle editions and promptly rigged in the Kindle store so as not to register any sales ranks and bestselling categories, or to show up properly in Amazon search results. I have also experienced mysterious "sourcing fees" applied by Amazon to the list prices of my LGBT paperbacks, as well as the deletion of five-star customer reviews of them, the removal of their "in stock" status, and a host of other handicapping techniques which are still in effect today.
....
In the first week of March 2009, it suddenly all became crystal clear to us. We pulled every single Saint Marie LGBT title from the Kindle store, deleted all gay/lesbian categories and tags from them, republished them as plain, old, ordinary romances, and then sat back to see what would happen. If we were right, if our theory correct, we reasoned, then we should have sales rankings in approximately twenty-four hours…

Twenty-four little hours later, I couldn’t help but whoop with joy. There were sales rankings on all of my titles in the Kindle store, and some were even on the bestselling lists! A week or two later, we began gingerly adding the gay/lesbian categories once again. This time, however, without the search tags — and without consequence.


Strange how those glitches work, isn't it?
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This guy is hella sick! The last minute is some brutal double blade work as well!



Fast hands anyone?



This one is interesting- you get a lot more of the Hindu dance influence...



ETA: I just found video of my first silat guru: Roedy! He even has a Facebook! He was living proof you can be vegetarian and still be buffed.

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