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Weekly linkage

This week’s internet cruising, in which I was evidently trying to make up for lost time.

Weekly linkage

Down to six hundred sixteen unread Google Reader items! Here are some of the coolest of the nearly 200 I’ve read in the last couple of weeks (as well as random surfing, of course):

D & D: Well, That Was a Slaughter

The level 1 to 30 D & D 4e campaign Greg and I started last week has proved… difficult. Our intrepid adventurers handily took on the set of Fell Taints (tee hee) they first set out for, despite the whirlwinds and strangely difficult terrain in the big room.

On the second excursion, though, the four grumpy adventurers found themselves up against their most difficult encounter: a young black dragon. …In a small room. …With a pit in the middle. Major advantage to the dragon’s breath and fear weapons.

They fought valiantly, but ended up as tasty dragon snacks.

Turns out they were mere appetizers for the main course. The dragon had scooted himself to a strange, cross-shaped area while the four replacements were being rallied. Three of the four went in hoping the fourth would die, as he had an annoying tendency to shout out his status in the third person and name his actions. “LO-KAG DOESN’T FEEL WELL!”

Unfortunately, LO-KAG! was the one who kept the dragon at bay, so when he went down, the gig was up.

The last woman standing–a bard depleted of healing powers–dodged fairly well for a little gnome weighed down by chainmail and a shield, but the dragon ultimately peeled open her mail like a tin can and ate her, too.
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Weekly linkage

I’m still flying high from a wonderful 3 hours of dance last night. I had a whole lot of energy, even at the end, and managed to do all right at keeping up. I blame the belly dance show last weekend.

There are a fair number of posts this week. I’ve been oot and aboot.

  • Roleplaying Tips: Delegating – I really like the idea of splitting up some of the administrative work in running a game, especially in a game with 5+ people that will be running for a long time. I've seen in a 4-year one-on-one game how difficult it is to keep track of what's happened and who I've spoken with. If there were more than just me, this kind of delegation would be necessary.
  • Is this for real? – Let's hope it's not. Texas seems to be seriously considering dropping out of federal Medicaid in order to cover their budget shortfall this year.
  • My son is gay « Nerdy Apple Bottom – "If you think that me allowing my son to be a female character for Halloween is somehow going to ‘make’ him gay then you are an idiot. Firstly, what a ridiculous concept. Secondly, if my son is gay, OK. I will love him no less. Thirdly, I am not worried that your son will grow up to be an actual ninja so back off."
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