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I have a post up today at my company's tech blog about using OpenSCAD to create 3d objects, specifically a plane-based d20:
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I was playing D&D last night, and it went pretty late. Around 3 in the morning we ended the session, and I was sort of annoyed at myself, because I know I had to get up early this morning, and I wanted to be well-rested. Then I woke up and realized I'd been asleep and dreaming the whole time.

So. Psyched.
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I'm not a hardcore gamer. I'm an enthusiastic player of pencil-and-paper role-playing games, but I've probably played or run less that a dozen different systems. I like computer role-playing games, but generally only when played as a group, with multiple people in the same room. One thing I have never been able to get into is online role-playing games. I've had accounts on LambdaMOO and Second Life, but I haven't really done anything with them. It's the talking to strangers that does it, I think. I'm not good at striking up a conversation, especially if I don't have any information about the person. (Though I am only marginally better at doing this in person.) So instead of getting into World of Warcraft and EverQuest over the last few years, I've continued playing Dungeons and Dragons.

You know how a lot of people have been reading the 4th edition rules and saying "this makes me want to get out my dice and play again"? I had that reaction years ago with 3rd edition. And I've been playing since. I've been playing with friends while, it seems, all the famous people have been abandoning pencil and paper to do their gaming online. I don't have a problem with that. I think it's great that there's this new type of gaming developing. But it does mean that while a lot of people see the elements from World of Warcraft in 4th edition as two great tastes that taste great together, to me it looks like they're changing the formula for Coke so that it tastes more like Pepsi.

Note: This was set off by Eric Burns's post on the subject, though I don't have a disagreement other than personal preference with what he says there.


Aug. 27th, 2006 10:10 pm
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I am staying pretty darn busy. Work is busy, and involves producing electronic versions of reference books, which is always fun. [ profile] lumpybeast and I spent Thursday and Friday evenings getting her classroom set up for the arrival of her students on Tuesday. (This was made more pleasant by the arrival of [ profile] silkblade's entry in the Good Things Come to Those Who Wait mix swap.) We are both addicted to the very silly reality TV show Rockstar: Supernova.

Um, what else? Gaming, both D&D (playing, with [ profile] temvald and [ profile] tahnan running) and Buffy (co-running, with [ profile] lorelei_sakai). Very behind on many other projects.
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New D&D ad makes fun of [ETA: or tries to convert] online gamers.
JPEG page of images
From Boing Boing.


Dec. 7th, 2003 03:27 pm
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Just in from shoveling, am a bit winded.
So we were looking at the D&D 3rd edition Epic Level Handbook and found the feat "Zone of Animation" which led to this:

Cue the Pixies )

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