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Related To Geeks - Season 2 Episode 11 - Murder Hobos
Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2020

This Related To Geeks Podcast, was recorded July 6, 2020 on the Monday night Inspired Unreality open game chat held at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. For more about our geeky family visit relatedtogeeks.com. For more information about Inspired Unreality join Gamer+, a social network for gamers, at gamerplus.org. 

The music for this show is "Sneakin' Round" by Hairy Larry from the "Blue

Related To Geeks Book Club - Season 1, Episode 3 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2020

You have been listening to the Related To Geeks Book Club, recorded March 16, 2020 on the Gamer+ Inspired Unreality open game chat held at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. For more about our geeky family visit relatedtogeeks.com. For more information about Inspired Unreality join Gamer+, a social network for gamers, at gamerplus.org. 

Megan and Larry discussed the Neil Gaiman book, "The

Related To Geeks - Season 2 Episode 7 - House Rules
Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2020

Megan, Larry, and Carl are joined by Alan Wortman, creator of "The Chronicles Of Ember", discussing House Rules in board games and role playing games.

Monopoly Board photo by Horst Frank, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3627036

Here's the script for the outtro.

You have been listening to the Related To Geeks Podcast, recorded March 2, 2020 on t

Related To Geeks Book Club - Season 1, Episode 2 - Little Brother
Posted on Monday February 17, 2020

Megan and Larry discuss "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow on the Related To Geeks Book Club, recorded February 17, 2020 on the Gamer+ Inspired Unreality open game chat held at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. For more about our geeky family visit relatedtogeeks.com. For more information about Inspired Unreality join Gamer+, a social network for gamers, at gamerplus.org. 

Megan and Larry

Related To Geeks - Season 2 Episode 6 - Board Game Resurgence
Posted on Tuesday February 04, 2020

Board Game Resurgence

The Related To Geeks Podcast, recorded February 3, 2020 on the Monday night Inspired Unreality open game chat held at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. 

Megan, Carl, Sarah, and Larry talk board games.

The photo, by Megan Heyl, was taken at a church game day put on by the NEA Gamers Guild.

For more about our geeky family visit relatedtogeeks.com.

Related To Geeks Book Club - Season 1, Episode 1 - The Tower Of The Elephant
Posted on Monday January 20, 2020

Megan and Larry are joined by Datum discussing this early Conan adventure by Robert E. Howard. "The Tower Of The Elephant" is public domain in Australia and available for download from gutenberg. http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600831h.html

Related To Geeks - Stay at Home DM Episode 1
Posted on Thursday January 09, 2020

Carl plays RPG's with his two precocious youngsters Emily and Connor.

Related To Geeks - Season 2 Episode 5 - 2019 Geek Agenda
Posted on Tuesday January 07, 2020

Just what did we do in 2019? A lot. Including radio, video, reading, writing, reviews, playing games, running games, creating games, and conventions. Lots of conventions.

Related To Geeks - Season 2 Episode 4 - Role Playing Memories
Posted on Tuesday December 03, 2019

Megan, Carl, Sarah, and Larry discuss some of their favorite role playing memories.

Related To Geeks - Season 2 Episode 3 - Fantasy and Science Fiction Reads
Posted on Monday November 04, 2019

Megan, Carl, and Hairy Larry along with special guest Masked and Danger discuss some of their favorite books.

Show notes

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Megan lists 25 of her favorite indie games available in the 2020...
Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2020



Megan lists 25 of her favorite indie games available in the 2020 Steam Summer Sale right now!

Comets
Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2020

Here’s a couple links to articles about the show in the sky right now.

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is now visible to the naked eye

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/7/1958758/-Comet-C-2020-F3-NEOWISE-is-now-visible-to-the-naked-eye

Anticipation Grows for Comets NEOWISE and Lemmon

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/anticipation-grows-for-comets-neowise-and-lemmon/

I hope you get to see some comets!

Here’s comet Neowise over Rome. The dashed line is the space station.

czepeku: DnD Campaign Maps Get our whole set of named and...
Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2020





czepeku:

DnD Campaign Maps

Get our whole set of named and unnamed campaign maps for DnD. Insert them easily into your world!

Get the whole set at our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/czepeku

dmsden: Worldbuilding 23 – Tracking the Campaign Hullo, Gentle Readers. As 2019 draws towards a...
Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2020

dmsden:

Worldbuilding 23 – Tracking the Campaign

Hullo, Gentle Readers. As 2019 draws towards a close, we’re also coming to the conclusion of our 2 year journey of working on our Beyond the Borderlands campaign. Honestly, at this point, I would feel comfortable jumping in and running a Session Zero for this campaign. But I thought we could look at some techniques I’ve used over the years to make successful campaigns. And this month, I wanted to talk about good old-fashioned campaign tracking.

You might have a million great ideas every day for your game, but, if you don’t record them in some fashion, they’ll disappear over time, and those wonderful ideas might be lost forever. I’ve mentioned before that pretty much every campaign setting I’ve ever created starts with a notebook and the notes I start jotting in it. As time goes on, it’s fun to look back at these early notes and see if there’s anything I haven’t already used in the campaign, and, if not, see if I want to include it now, or save it for some later game.

Your own individual style will inform your record keeping. Some people prefer analog formats, and some may prefer electronic. If the format you prefer works for you, then it’s the right answer for your campaign.

If you prefer paper, then you might want to use a simple notebook for the sheer back-to-basics nature of it. You may prefer a three-ring binder of different folders to contain your ideas, which you might stuff with pictures, maps, notes, and other materials that you intend to use to inspire your games. There are even products that have been made specifically for tracking campaigns, and you’re likely to be able to find these in your local game store.

If you like electronic formats, you might use One Note, Google Docs, a Wiki, or a simple folder of different text documents. Once again, there are plenty of companies out there specifically developing tools and websites designed to help keep you organized.

I personally use a combination of different formats. My original campaign designs were on paper, but I eventually developed a Wiki for the campaign on the Obsidian Portal website, because I liked the ideas of hyperlinks and letting my players make notes of their own. I also use an app called Notebook to put together my notes for each individual game and the new Encounter Builder tool on D&D Beyond to develop and save combat encounters. I even use paper on a regular basis – I have paper calendar pages I use to keep track of the passing of time in the campaign, in order to see when the players are taking action vs when various events and NPC actions are likely to take place.

So what am I tracking in all this? Well, I use my Wiki as a living encyclopedia of people, places, things, events, battles, and the like. I write descriptive text, including a reminder of how the players have been involved with the entry. Obsidian Portal allows for notes that’re only visible to certain players or only to the DM, so I jot a few things in there as a reminder of plots and secrets I might want to expand on later.

You’re going to want to keep track of NPCs, rumors of adventure that you’ve let the players hear, plots that you’ve had ideas for, secrets of your campaign world, and so on. During the game, I jot notes on the calendar so that I know I’m keeping track of things. I also take notes of any NPCs or place names I make up over the course of the session (which happens more often than people think). After every game, I sit for a bit and take notes from the session I just ran. If necessary, I add new entries to my wiki over the course of the week, or I update existing entries.

At some point in the week, I sit down and take notes for the next game session, and I have all of my various resources to look over. Quite often, I can come up with an adventure just by looking through entries for the various characters, places, and adventure rumors that the PCs know about.

Next month, we’ll be wrapping up this series of articles and soon we’ll be looking at 2020!

youandme-timeandspace: Women’s Work Science Fiction Stories...
Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2020



youandme-timeandspace:

Women’s Work Science Fiction Stories digest cover November 1956.

Sorcerer Quirks!
Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2020

creativerogues:

Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer Quirks

  1. You enjoy sleeping on top of any gold or wealthy possessions you own, always watching over them.
  2. A set of small pointed and unbranched horns slowly grow from your head.
  3. Small reptiles seem to follow you whenever you travel alone.
  4. You absentmindedly fiddle with small coins before quickly stashing them away.
  5. You always know the exact number of gold pieces in your coin pouch.
  6. Small coins always seem to reflect in your eyes, even when bent and filthy.

Wild Magic Sorcerer Quirks

  1. Every dawn, you taste a new flavour on your tongue, no matter the food you ate the night before.
  2. The tips of your hair change colour at random moments.
  3. Your heartbeat has the same rhythm as a famous bardic tune.
  4. Every time you belch or sneeze, colourful puffs of smoke rise from your nostrils.
  5. Any flames and bonfires you start always seem to have an altered appearance.
  6. Your tongue changes colour when you raise or lower your voice, turning a dull blue when whispering or a shimmering gold when shouting.

Storm Sorcerer Quirks

  1. You hair always looks like you were struck by lightning, no matter how you try to style it.
  2. You build up a small amount of static electricity wherever you walk, which harmlessly discharges when you shake someone’s hand.
  3. The faint smell of ozone always seems to stick to you.
  4. Quick flashes of lightning scatter across your skin before striking the ground.
  5. You always seem to predict the local weather with pin-point accuracy.
  6. You often find yourself muttering to the clouds, forgetting such things cannot respond.

Divine Soul Sorcerer Quirks

  1. Whenever you sing, your voice sounds like a choir of angels or cackling fiends.
  2. Your eyes always seem to glow with a faint otherworldly light.
  3. Flowers seem to wither or bloom in vibrant colours whenever you are near.
  4. Your dreams are always filled with images of another world.
  5. Two vertical lines can be found on your back, as if there use to be wings there.
  6. Sometimes the prayers and curses of others infiltrate your mind.