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Metahuman News
Dating back to 11th century Japan Sagawa Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu the style focuses on how the body moves and overcoming armed and armored assailants.
http://housedok.com/aiki-jujutsu/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #TTRPG #MartialArts #Aiki-Jujutsu
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 14: Sagawa Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu
 
Continuing our Traveller Great Rift Adventures 1: Islands in the Rift adventure, the Travellers have found the ship they are looking for, but it doesn't have everything they expect. They are also hit with some rather substantial unpaid parking fees, and dig out more information about what happened to the crew.

There was one point where I was worried two of the party might end up dead due to poking their nose into somebody else's business, but they backed off and were allowed to walk away. I'd prefer not to kill the characters, but if they hadn't backed down then there was no reasonable outcome which wouldn't have involved a gunfight where the NPCs had the drop on them.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/07/finding-the-stranger.html
#rpg #traveller #roll20
Finding the Stranger
 
Our Zweihänder game continues, with a daring night time break in to a warehouse to rescue some captives. It goes surprisingly smoothly, but it seems that our biggest danger possibly comes from the peasants singing about how wonderful we are, and letting everyone know that we are responsible.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/06/night-rescue.html
#rpg #zweihander

Night Rescue
 
Metahuman News
Developed by a retired doctor to help defend his village, Kulo Wing Chun utilizes twelve sets of three movements as the foundation of this fast defensive style.
http://housedok.com/kulo-kung-fu/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #TTRPG #MartialArts #Pankration
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 13: Kulo (Gu Lao) Wing Chun Kung-Fu
 
The first session of our Pathfinder Serpent's Skull game was on 28th June 2014, so this, our 68th session, marked almost exactly the 6th anniversary of the campaign. Pathfinder adventure paths take an awful long time to run through.

In this session, we try to hunt down the assassins that tried to kill us, but fail dismally in our attempts.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/06/serpents-skull-part-68.html
#rpg #pathfinder

Serpent’s Skull – Part 68
 
A look at how stars and planets are named in WorldGen. At the larger scale, it's mostly taken from Traveller, but there's a specific scheme where planets, moons, rings and planetoids are concerned.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/06/astro-nomenclature.html
#rpg #scifi #worldgen

Astro Nomenclature
 
So, I too got myself the bundle for racial justice and equality from itch.io: https://itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racial-justice-and-equality
It's whopping 1700+ games, and of course it's not easy to navigate them.

Is anyone around here who knows some games to suggest?

The ones I can spot at a first glance are:
Blades in the Dark, a famous #PbtA "medieval heist" #tabletop #rpg
Celeste, a #platform #indie #videogame
Night in the Woods, a story videogame

any other gems hidden in this bundle?

#ttrpg
Italy 
Hol' up.

Wait a minute.

The Itch.io "racial justice" bundle has 8 items from "black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC)" creators.

Eight. Out of 1,700+. Less than 0.5%.

What the hell?

#Itch #Games #VideoGames #Tabletop #ttrpg #rpg #RacialJustice #Equality
 

Multi-Second Action Point System


Based on a discussion, here's a simple system for an RPG allowing multiple actions per turn. The goal is a "cinematic" feel, where the camera focuses on a single character's actions for a time before switching attention to another character.

Multi-Second System

Characters take turns in fixed order, randomly determined by card draw at the beginning of a scene.

On your turn, you get 11-16 seconds worth of action time. You declare consecutive actions. If you exceed 11 seconds, you roll 10+d6 to determine how many seconds you actually got. Any actions beyond the limit fail. Unused seconds don't rollover.

Optional: Different characters may have different time costs for various actions based on skills and stats

By making it optional to have differing time costs, the GM has flexibility. The GM can keep things simple, to keep players focused on non-combat gaming. Or the GM can make things more complex to reflect differences between different characters/species/classes/etc.

Link to discussion here - but it's Limited so you may not have access to it: https://pluspora.com/posts/f457df00900f0138a493005056264835

#RPG #TableTop #GameDesign #OSR #RolePlayingGames
 
Metahuman News
Not all who serve are heroes. Some fall from grace. Others we're never heroes to begin with. This month's one shot introduces the Night Warden, along with his crew of "reformed trustees," and three unique adventure seeds.
Content Warning: This adventure discusses abuse of power within law enforcement.
http://housedok.com/judgement-of-the-night-warden/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #TTRPG
Judgement of the Night Warden
 
Metahuman News
We travel to Western Africa to explore the traditional martial art of Hausa butchers, Dambe. A powerful striking style that uses one open hand, and one wrapped in cording. It's growing popularity has Nigeria looking to add Dambe to the Olympics.
http://housedok.com/dambe/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #TTRPG #MartialArts #Dambe
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 12: Dambe
 
There are many different types of worlds that can be generated by WorldGen, and they are all classified according to the Planetary Classification List. This is an overview of the various high level classification Groups into which worlds are divided.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/06/planetary-classification.html
#scifi #rpg #worldgen

Planetary Classification
 
We continue our search for the missing merchant in Zweihänder, and risk a fight where we don't have a massive unfair advantage to rescue a little old lady who is far too knowledgeable for our good. Then things get worse.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/06/dreams-and-death.html
#rpg #zweihänder
Dreams and Death
 
We conclude the Delta-Green operation MEASURABLE STARLING by ensuring that no non-terrestrial entities survive to make contact with the groups that were trying to summon them. At least, not in the way that they were presumably hoping for. We also start a rumour about 5G phone masts.

Next week, I plan to start a Traveller game.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/05/measurable-starling-5.html
#rpg #deltagreen
MEASURABLE STARLING 5
 
Memorial Day Weekend, marks the one year anniversary of Metahumans Rising. Today we launched Burning Earth: Arena, a new 60 page post-apocalypse supplement including a setting and repeatable adventure.
To give back to everyone during these strange times, it along will all House Dok PDFs are currently PWYW on DTRPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/5388/House-Dok-Productions

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #TTRPG
 
We make some new friends in our Zweihänder game by paying everyone else's taxes, some of which may be more dangerous than they appear.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/05/politics-and-medals.html
#rpg #zweihänder
Politics and Medals
 
The most likely game I'll run next for our group is Traveller. I haven't used any official Traveller rules before, but it's a setting I'm quite fond of.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/05/traveller-ideas.html
#rpg #traveller
Traveller Ideas
 
We continued our Roll20 based game of Delta Green, with Operation Measurable Starling. The advantage of playing in a game set in the real world, is that there are a lot of resources, such as Maps, Wikipedia and Streetview which can provide resources to find out more.

The disadvantage, is that we can spend a lot of time looking at Google Maps and Streetview to find out what a strange foreign country (the USA) looks like, and commenting on the strange looking restaurants and other locations, rather than actually progressing the plot.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/05/measurable-starling-2.html
#rpg #roll20 #deltagreen

MEASURABLE STARLING 2
 
Mapemounde 2020 is about to start!

What is Mapemounde?
Mapemounde is an analogue (non-electronic) map-game design jam. Participants are given a theme, a design goal, and 10 days to create a playable draft of an original map-game.

What is a "map-game"?
Usually, games use maps to enhance the participation of the players and to make sure everyone knows where their character or party is. Mapemounde intends to encourage the creation of games in which the map is not a simple tool, but an essential part of the game which is central in shaping the story and its narrative.
Submissions open from Tomorrow at 9:00 AM to May 18th 2020 at 9:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)

#mapemounde2020 #map-game
#tabletop #rpg #ttrpg #itch.io #itchio #gamejam #gamedesign
Italy 
Continuing our Zweihänder campaign, we go out to win the bounty being offered on a group of outlaws. However, Eva is starting to get a bit of a conscience about the whole affair, as well as getting lots of practice in giving sermons.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/05/the-foxes-of-foxton.html
#rpg #roll20 #zweihänder

The Foxes of Foxton
 
Metahuman News
Dating back millennia, across empires, and cultures, boxing has a long tradition. For our take on this martial art, we've chosen In-Fighter boxing, for it's sheer power and relentlessness. Hopefully, our write up captures the unrelenting force these boxers can unleash by trading defense for a more aggressive stance.
http://housedok.com/in-fighter-boxing/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #TTRPG #MartialArts #Boxing #InFighterBoxing #InFighter
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 8: In-Fighter Boxing
 
We are back to playing Delta Green, where we try to protect civilians from things people are not meant to know. Our mission, codenamed MEASURABLE STARLING, is to investigate supernatural sightings around North American military bases, and their relationship to right wing groups. To be honest, I'm more unnerved by the groups than the sightings.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/05/measurable-starling.html
#rpg #roll20 #deltagreen

MEASURABLE STARLING
 
A self-indulgent look back at how I started gaming in the early 1980s, starting with Fighting Fantasy and moving onto variants of Dungeons and Dragons, culminating in 2nd Edition at the end of the decade and the Temple of Elemental Evil campaign.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/05/munchkin-god-killers.html
#rpg
Munchkin God Killers
#rpg
 
I'd like to run another Pathfinder Adventure path, but they can take years to play through and I don't want to spend all my gaming time playing Pathfinder.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/04/pathfinder-ideas.html
#pathfinder #rpg
Pathfinder Ideas
 
#Unboxing - Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set (2019) - A cooperative deck-building adventure from Paizo Inc.

Check out our latest unboxing adventure where I look at the new and improved entry point for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game.

https://youtu.be/msN3LbPvG5w

#unboxing #BoardGame #RPG #Pathfinder
 

GAMA has created an FLGS locator

#Tabletop #Boardgame #RPG

To help find game stores to support during these challenging times, GAMA has created an FLGS Locator

https://www.gama.org/page/flgs-locator

If you need anything, find an FLGS to patronize!
 

Talking About It

A general thing I realize isn’t as common of a practice as maybe it should be; you should be talking as a group, during and after games, keeping everyone’s safety in mind.

RPGs are a group effort – collaborative creation whether it’s a GM-led or GM-less game, and it only makes sense to check in and coordinate with your fellow creator/participants. (Not to mention… your friends, I would hope).

I’m running an Apocalypse World game right now, and by default, it’s a violent and disturbing setting with violent and disturbing characters. I let my group know going in to think “Post Apocalyptic via Robert Rodriguez” and we set some initial content boundaries. My general goal is “weird and fucked up” but not “Silent Hill” levels of fucked up, and it’s important to make sure the line between “creepy fun” and “not fun” doesn’t get crossed.

But last night I wanted one of the NPCs to push boundaries on a PC, and I asked the players, “Is it ok to include a scene with animal harm? It won’t be graphic, but let me know and I’ll figure something else out.” – they were good with it and we got one of the riveting scenes in our campaign, but at the same time, I’m wasn’t “stuck” or set on having it happen.

There’s been a few nights where I check in afterwards, if only because since we’re playing by audio without cameras, I need to see if the silence is the “wow that was cool and messed up” like a good TV show cliff hanger or if that was “wow that not what I needed now” (so far, that’s never been the case, but checking in and re-aligning consistently allows you to make sure it NEVER happens).

As I’ve said in the past, if you can’t talk about how the game is working and how you feel about it, something is wrong. And by doing so, you can make sure that your safety tools, like first-aid kits, rarely need to be used. (Not to mention, you practice communication tools for being able to figure out how to navigate and better deal with situations if you DO end up having to use them).

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https://bankuei.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/talking-about-it/


This is very important to me, not only for safety reasons, but also more generally for the enjoyment of the game: I made a habit in my (somewhat irregular) gaming groups to talk a lot about how the game is going, to give each other feedback and inputs, and to discuss what is not working.
#tabletop #rpg #ttrpg
Italy 
This was our first game where I was able to try out the magic system in Zweihänder. Magic is dangerous - mostly to the spell caster, so it was a risky proposition but I wanted to give it a go.

We also had our first really prolonged fight, normally we've been able to ambush things and kill them quickly. The undead do not lay down so easily though.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/04/the-things-from-the-crypt.html
#rpg #roll20 #zweihänder

The Things from the Crypt
 
Metahuman News
"Into each life some rain must fall, but too much, too much is fallin' in mine."
In this adventure seed, we have a little bit of fun with the old phrase about April Flower. April Flowers turns disaster example from the core book into a one shot adventure where you can both as the Brood and as heroes.
http://housedok.com/april-showers/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #TTRPG
April Showers
 
At the end of this session of Blades in the Dark I decided to call an end to the campaign. It was quite an action intensive session, and I found myself really fighting the system (or rather, the lack of a system) when running things.

There are some nice things about Blades, and we've definitely had fun with it for the last six months, but overall it can be annoying and stressful to run, and I don't think it really works for the sort of game I'd rather be doing. So this was our Final Score, along with some last words by me on why I think Blades doesn't quite work for us.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/04/the-final-score.html
#rpg #roll20 #bitd

The Final Score
 

Tabletop QOTD 2020-04-15

Borrowing from the idea of the Pluspora Check-in get some tabletop conversation going. If you have any questions that you want to get on the list to be asked, let me know. Also, if you'd like to be added or taken off the list of participants, let me know.

If while playing a game you come across a rule that's either unclear or broken, how do you handle it during that play?

The answer is the same for me for both #Boardgames and #RPG - unless it's debilitating or will completely make the game not fun, play through the best that we can, and figure it out later. If it's something that we can't play through, then if it's an RPG and I'm GMing, I'll just make a ruling and figure it out later. If it's a boardgame, if someone has a strong opinion, that's usually it for the night- the conversations take so long that we end up never getting back to the game.

#Tabletop #QOTD

@Eric Franklin
@frasersimons
@Board Games Forum
@Curt Thompson
@Douglas Bailey
@Jesse Butler
@Keith Davies
@Martin Ralya
@Martijn Vos
@Nathan V
@Marsha B
@Stuntman
@Moe Tousignant
@PresGas (OSR) Aspect
@Craig Maloney
@Patrick Marchiodi
@Nathan Norway
@silverwizard
@Stephen Gunnell
@Joseph Teller
@Charles M
 
We are still managing to play Zweihänder online with the use of Hangouts and Roll20, and our GM is getting used to preparing maps and things on the latter. Unfortunately, one player has been unable to make several sessions due to a serious viral infection, so we're hoping they will recover soon.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/04/what-a-wonderful-smell.html
#rpg #roll20 #zweihänder
What a wonderful smell
 
Metahuman News
We're done hugging it out. Now lets get our heart rate up with a kick to the head. It's time to talk kick boxing. Our style of choice? Muay Femur, is an analytical form of traditional Muay Thai and is great for characters that want to go beyond brawling but keep the feel of laying into their foes.
http://housedok.com/martial-arts-in-metahumans-rising-part-6-muay-femur-muay-thai/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #MartialArts #kickboxing #MuayThai
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 6: Muay Femur Muay Thai
 
Our latest Blades in the Dark session, in which we didn't get much beyond starting the score because of spending a lot of time investigating, roleplaying and talking about what we're going to play next, because I'd like to take a break from running Blades.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/04/the-shucked-oyster-score.html
#rpg #roll20 #bitd
The Shucked Oyster Score
 
Eva records more of the group's activities in our Zweihänder game, now moved to Roll20. Mostly talking this week, with a plan to go fishing for a basilisk next.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/04/bishops-and-redheads.html
#rpg #roll20 #zweihänder
Bishops and Redheads
 
Metahuman News
Last week we teased grappling martial arts with Krav. This week we go to ground with Gracie Barra Braziallian Jiu Jitsu. Full disclosure, originally, I wanted to do a full write up for Hokuto Shinken, from Fist of the North Star. However, I ran out of time, so just add Specialty Head Explodey to your favorite style.
http://housedok.com/martial-arts-in-metahumans-rising-part-5-gracie-barra-braziallian-jiu-jitsu/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #MartialArts #BJJ
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 5: Gracie Barra Braziallian Jiu Jitsu
 
Going through selecting my second profession for my Zweihänder character. She started as a Monk, and is now 'levelling up' to be a Preacher.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/04/from-monk-to-preacher.html
#rpg #zweihänder
From Monk to Preacher
 
Continuing our Blades in the Dark game on Roll20, the crew try to obtain a relic that might help them against the vampire they've managed to upset. It involves, a party, drugs, fancy dress and a very big sword.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/04/the-nadya-vostik-score.html
#rpg #roll20 #bitd
The Nadya Vostik Score
 
In our Zweihänder game, we head out into the woods and deal with ancient spirits, but not all of us have a clear memory of exactly what happened. By the end of the session though, we get an opprtunity to advance to our second profession. Probably more on that later.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/04/a-hole-in-my-mind.html
#rpg #roll20 #zweihänder
A Hole in my Mind
 
Metahuman News
There is a reason behind fighting, and that is to win. How you define winning, what is the question. The IDF martial art Krav Maga states this goal simply, disable the opponent with minimal risk to oneself. Forget tradition, kata, or rules, fight, overcome, survive.
http://housedok.com/martial-arts-in-metahumans-rising-part-4-krav-maga/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #MartialArts #KravMaga
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 4: Krav Maga
 
What could have been a Blades in the Dark score involving much running and screaming, turned into a nice friendly chat in a study. Sometimes players surprise you in pleasant ways.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/the-artists-score.html
#rpg #roll20 #bitd
The Artist’s Score
 
While we are all staying in our houses, maybe it is time to either catch up...or begin... seeing the inspiration that ended up bringing us all here:

https://archive.org/details/appendix-n?tab=collection

Maybe if you have some spare cash a donation to the Internet Archive is warranted as a thank you:

https://archive.org/donate/

#RPG #OSR #adnd #dnd #tabletop
 
Image/Photo
I decided to add a little more #Dyson hatching to a couple of my #Geomorph #Dungeon tiles. Since I don't have much better to do at the moment.

#ttrpg #Tabletop #RPG #Gaming
 

Customizing your Genre Rules

I’m looking at running Apocalypse World in the near future, and the game has a very good way of giving the GM high level Directive Rules – Agenda, Principles, etc.

Anyway, for Apocalypse World, one of the directions is “Barf Apocalyptica” – basically infuse the world with all the things that make it post-apocalyptic – the weird mesh of our current world, ruined, with weird and strange and broken things. It serves to remind the GM to constantly push the agenda of the game’s genre.

A bit more focused, for you

So, as I’m prepping, I’m writing down some inspiration ideas that I can refer to for my game to make sure I have the kind of apocalyptica I want:
  • The verge of falling apart
  • Junk survives
  • Danger is around the corner
  • A junkyard solution, but once in a while something pristine
  • Critters are dangerous but never quiet
Mind you, these are basically cues to myself that I know I can use to inspire immediate ideas in narration and description – a different game, different group of players, and of course, each GM would come up with their own.

Any Genre

However, there’s no reason you couldn’t make a short list like this for a superhero game, or Star Wars, or whatever kind of game you’re looking to play. Whether they need to be something the players share in or just as reminders for you as a GM, that’s up to you.

Sometimes as GM’s we end up with a lot to juggle and the genre description can suffer a bit – between math, many NPCs, and players with lots of questions or actions all happening at once, it can be useful to have a reminder for yourself.

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https://bankuei.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/customizing-your-genre-rules/
i find these kind of reminder techniques very useful, since I can easily get lost in the action when GMing :D

#tabletop #rpg #ttrpg #apocalypseworld #GMadvice #storygames
Italy 
Another session of Zweihänder on Roll20, due to the lock down in the UK. One advantage of playing online is that we started on time and didn't get distracted in ordering (and eating) takeaway like we normally do when we're face to face.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/sewers-and-servants.html
#roll20 #rpg #zweihänder
Sewers and Servants
 
Linux native gaming!

"Iron Danger" (RPG / Steampunk / Fantasy / Nordic).

Feature trailer is here / game release 25.3.2020.

Based on The Kalevala which inspired one J.R.R. Tolkien heavily.

A tactical combat game with a unique time manipulation mechanic.

A never before seen combination that combines the tactical depth of turn-based games with the exciting action of real-time games. Check out the trailer and be intrigued.

==] https://youtu.be/Etqjr0OzVF0

Wishlist on Steam now! ==] https://store.steampowered.com/app/899310/Iron_Danger/



#rpg #steampunk #kalevala #daedalic #adventure #indie #linux #gaming #native #sauna

YouTube: Iron Danger - Feature Trailer (Daedalic Entertainment)

Italy 

Tabletop QOTD 2020-03-23

Borrowing from the idea of the Pluspora Check-in get some tabletop conversation going. If you have any questions that you want to get on the list to be asked, let me know. Also, if you'd like to be added or taken off the list of participants, let me know.

Have you ever played in any way other than Face-to-Face? Why or why not? And if you have, what are some tools that you've used/advice that you'd give in doing so?

I play almost exclusively non-face-to-face these days. Even before the COVID-19 epidemic, I'd found that it was easier to get together with friends, negotiate schedules, and meet new gamers online rather than trying to get anything together.

For #RPG I use the mediums of play by email or what I've come to term play by google doc (even though we don't always use google- the non-google alternatives I've used are https://cryptpad.fr/ and https://hackmd.io/). Though I have tried roll20 and Fantasy Grounds, I find that the asynchronous types of games seem to be easier to schedule and last the longest.

For #boardgame I've tried Tabletop Simulator and roll20, but again, the most successful have been more asyncrhonous types of games. We've used Google docs for those also and play by e-mail, but even more I've found myself using websites built for the games.

Some examples include
http://www.amarriner.com/#/ (the games are down right now, but played a lot of roads and boats there)
http://brass.orderofthehammer.com/
http://www.spielbyweb.com/
http://www.boardgaming-online.com/
https://www.yucata.de/en/
http://www.mabiweb.com/index.php (my love for In the Shadow of the Emperor came from too many games there)

There's also https://www.michaelschacht.net/pbm/modules.php?name=Game_Info, but I haven't played games there.

As far as advice, it seems to me that social contract becomes even more important when playing games online. It's too easy for interactions that are not conducted in person to go wrong, and having a baseline for what is expected help to smooth these along.


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Metahuman News
This week we travel from Brazil to China to dive into Hung Ga, Five Animal, or Five Element Kung-Fu. For those #Avatar fans we hope we did the martial art justice, even though our super style has a very different take.
http://housedok.com/martial-arts-in-metahumans-rising-part-3-hung-ga-five-animal-kung-fu/

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Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 3: Hung Ga “Five Animal” Kung-Fu
 
We were down one player for this Roll20 session of Blades in the Dark, so the crew decided to put off the plan to find the vampire hunter and instead for for something simpler – expanding their territory by claiming the Sanctuary.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/the-sanctuary-score.html
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The Sanctuary Score
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