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Month: June 2018 (Page 1 of 2)

Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

Resistance need not be major to add up. Be the sand grain in the cogs – civil disobedience, duty “as ordered” (i.e., without any effort made), refusal to serve or slow service, all adds up to increasing “operating expense” for the opposing force. This ties back to understanding your goals – if you aim to overthrow a government, simply making it too expensive to govern might be as efficient as a frontal attack… and much less dangerous to individual health.

Question of Sevens

The cave system has never been well-explored, so finding that it contained ruins was not so much of a surprise as it might have been. But the axe.. that was a moment of luck…

GM’s Tip of the Week

Hello, fellow Portalites!
So, last week I talked a little bit about including the full spectrum of sexuality and gender representation, writing people, writing real people. This week I’m going to talk about the subject that frequently reduces every one of us to giggling teenagers… which is fine, I’d rather touch the subject with humour than with judgment and unpleasantness.

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Kickstarters of Note

Hello, fellow Portalites. I am back again with a couple of Kickstarters, and a headsup on a project that might interest some of you. Mostly, it’s maps and minis this go ’round – I’m back to having trouble finding stuff I think you all would be interested in. But, I did find a few things amongst all the dice bags and other fascinating bits and bobs.

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Site News

Still too much going on at the paid job to devote time to the new codebase. I was made aware of a few bugs with the scenario system, and they are on my list to be fixed. Once live, this should resolve being unable to link images, and make it a little harder for the web form to eat data when inputs are missing.

Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

When trying to negotiate a solution, remember what can and cannot be accomplished. Shy of mind control, no amount of negotiation will keep a devil from being a nitpicking lawyer, after all…

Question of Sevens

    When first sighted, the bottle is tiny; just a little spot of green in the vast ocean. Nearer .. and nearer, and nearer it becomes clear; this is no mere bottle, but a tiny ecosystem encased in glass…

GM’s Tip of the Week

This is not intended as a political post, despite being a possible trigger; just bear that in mind while discussing it on the Portal. I was at a bit of a loss what to talk about, but.. it is Pride month. I have friends who are celebrating, there are rainbows all over the place, and I’m right there with them and I suspect there are GMs and players who are trying to figure out how to – if you will pardon the expression – be more inclusive.

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Site News

Somewhat belated, because I took yesterday off to do nothing whatsoever that involved a rectangular display and a keyboard. Code is still stalled while I work through soul-sucking ${WORK}. I did manage to get the Oracle newsfeed integrated into Discord – I think – and Thorne assembled a few custom emojis over there.

Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

It is important to keep abreast of local customs and holidays. Not much use taking a day off to resupply when everyone is at the local festival and no craftsmen can be found, for example…

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