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by Leoff
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: New words for old
Replies: 77
Views: 5174

Re: New words for old

His aura of restrained contempt is entirely justified.
by Leoff
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Role Playing Games
Topic: Where do you get your setting names from?
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

I mentioned my Anglo-Saxon dictionary.
The index pages of the old Norse sagas, and other old literature, are another nice accessible source. That sort of literature, in translation, is also a great source of inspiration for story trivia and plot twist ideas.
by Leoff
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secret Santa 2018. Official. FtB 9000 compliant.
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Secret Santa 2018. Official. FtB 9000 compliant.

Gift ordered! Now it's up to the delivery camels.
by Leoff
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Role Playing Games
Topic: Where do you get your setting names from?
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Mostly my dictionary of Anglo-Saxon.
by Leoff
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33325
Views: 1028468

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

I like the use of forums precisely because it is intended to gather the discussion in one place. With multiple comment sites, one would have to read through all of them to find out how much repetition is going on and whether your comment has already been made. It dilutes the conversation without str...
by Leoff
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Quotes Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 13849

Re: Random Quotes Thread

I know toddlers. The simile is just fine.
by Leoff
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What TV shows would make a good RPG?
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: What TV shows would make a good RPG?

My experience with TV-shows-turned-RPG is that if one person plays the main character, everybody else gets short shrift. So I think that the best TV shows to turn into RPGs are those whose cast members get more equal light: Scooby-Do, Charlie's Angels, Ghostbusters.
I'd love to see a Brooklyn 99 RPG.
by Leoff
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello... again... possibly?
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Hello... again... possibly?

And you remembered your password, even! I'm impressed. Welcome back.
by Leoff
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33325
Views: 1028468

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Based on Lord Fowl's research, I suggest one: molition. But that's just another (badly constructed) word for "building". Unsatisfactory. Now, "vandalism" came from "acting like the Vandal hordes". So -- what group is best known for dashing about doing random and unasked...
by Leoff
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Written Word
Topic: What are you reading now? Provide links PLZ
Replies: 2148
Views: 125125

Re: What are you reading now? Provide links PLZ

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan. ISBN 978-1-44341-579-8

This is a good comfortable book about modern social media, ancient books and printing, library mystique, and conspiracy theories.

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