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Jürgen Hubert26,905Text hangout for the "Doomed Slayers" fantasy role-playing game setting as well as the ongoing playtest for its second edition. "Doomed Slayers" examines the social context of traditional fantasy "adventurers" and how they can exist as their own distinct social class in traditional pseudo-medieval fantasy worlds. The playtest files can be found under the attached link.Doomed Slayers Hangout2015-01-13 20:00:002  

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2015-08-24 08:12:05 (33 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Okay, let me try to summarize my understanding of the current Euro crisis:

1. When the Euro was proposed, the German government knew that they could only sell it to their voters if it was (a) constructed as a "hard" currency like the German Mark, with low inflation a primary goal of the European Central Bank, and (b) not a transfer union where more powerful economies would be obligated to subsidize weaker members (beyond the usual redistribution subsidies of the EU, but these are separate from the Eurozone).
2. Almost no EU countries (including Germany) actually met the criteria for entering the Euro when it was established, so everyone cheated. Some, like Greece, cheated a lot. Concerns that both the construction of the Euro and the vastly divergent economies of its member states would lead to long-term problems were ignored in a burst of pan-European optimism.
3. Immediately... more »

Most reshares: 26

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2015-08-28 15:05:28 (16 comments, 26 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

File this one under "Robots that make me vaguely uncomfortable". 

Most plusones: 77

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2015-08-23 19:35:15 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Latest 50 posts

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2015-08-29 05:11:24 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

It's not exactly "praiseworthy" - it's just overturning a policy that was really shameful.

Germany just did something huge for Syrian refugees — and for the future of Europe
___It's not exactly "praiseworthy" - it's just overturning a policy that was really shameful.

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2015-08-29 05:02:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Homosexuality explained in a German children's book.

Homosexuality explained in a German children's book.___

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2015-08-29 04:44:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I am sort of relieved. Hopefully that will be some time after I have started in a new job...

Drops to his knees 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!___I am sort of relieved. Hopefully that will be some time after I have started in a new job...

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2015-08-28 19:08:51 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Some interesting reading.

This article nicely summarizes why, when a nerd describes themselves as "not political", I hear it in the same way I do one of my grandparents telling me they're "not technical".___Some interesting reading.

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2015-08-28 15:05:28 (16 comments, 26 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

...huh.

(Via +Jonathan Black​ )

File this one under "Robots that make me vaguely uncomfortable". ___...huh.

(Via +Jonathan Black​ )

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2015-08-28 05:01:44 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Also a tale of how having unions matters.

___Also a tale of how having unions matters.

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2015-08-27 17:43:04 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Via +Ralph H.​

Lesepflicht!___Via +Ralph H.​

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2015-08-27 15:36:03 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Another case of Not Wanting To Get It.

(Via +Janaya Roberson​)

Another case of Not Wanting To Get It.

(Via +Janaya Roberson​)___

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2015-08-27 09:24:24 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Some interesting thoughts.

Some interesting thoughts.___

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2015-08-27 08:29:30 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

This post by sirharrok deserves to be preserved for later use:



(slow dissolve from Harrok's computer to the council chamber of the Queendom of Rell)

"...and so, your Majesty, the poor have no work and no food. They clamour for both," said the Priestess of the Fivefold Gods.

Queen Borealis shuffled her council papers, annoyed.

"We reduced taxes for the nobility so they would employ more people, and gave a grant-in-aid to the Arsenal for new ships, again to give people work. What happened, High Treasurer?"

"We have investigated this," said the High Treasurer. "The nobles kept most of the tax cuts in their strongrooms. And when my staff went the Arsenal, the shipwrights told them they had used the money prudently to pay off debt, so they would be well placed to expand when an upturn occurred. They... more »

This post by sirharrok deserves to be preserved for later use:



(slow dissolve from Harrok's computer to the council chamber of the Queendom of Rell)

"...and so, your Majesty, the poor have no work and no food. They clamour for both," said the Priestess of the Fivefold Gods.

Queen Borealis shuffled her council papers, annoyed.

"We reduced taxes for the nobility so they would employ more people, and gave a grant-in-aid to the Arsenal for new ships, again to give people work. What happened, High Treasurer?"

"We have investigated this," said the High Treasurer. "The nobles kept most of the tax cuts in their strongrooms. And when my staff went the Arsenal, the shipwrights told them they had used the money prudently to pay off debt, so they would be well placed to expand when an upturn occurred. They also said it would take at least another year to complete the plans for the new ships, and it's the building stage that employs people."

The priestess looked horrified.

"The people need money and work now, not in a year," she said.

Queen Borealis looked down the table. Right at the end sat a weedy young man in sage's robes. He looked nervous.

"And what have you got to contribute? Presumably you're here on behalf of the university? Where's the chancellor?"

"Your Majesty, she sent me in her stead. I'm one of the librarians. We have found a... book... in the archives that may assist the council."

"Go on," she said.

"Amongst out records, we have the journals of the famed wizard Faciar, who journeyed across many worlds. It appears he travelled to a kingdom facing similar problems to ours; he brought back a book by one its most famous sages that offered a solution. We've made a partial and imperfect translation, although there is still much we do not understand."

He opened a heavy tome, and read:

If the Treasury were to fill old bottles with banknotes, bury them at suitable depths in disused coalmines which are then filled up to the surface with town rubbish, and leave it to private enterprise on well-tried principles of laissez-faire to dig the notes up again (the right to do so being obtained, of course, by tendering for leases of the note-bearing territory), there need be no more unemployment and, with the help of the repercussions, the real income of the community, and its capital wealth also, would probably become a good deal greater than it actually is. It would, indeed, be more sensible to build houses and the like; but if there are political and practical difficulties in the way of this, the above would be better than nothing.

"What's that supposed to mean?" snorted General Gardank.

"You've got to remember that sages cloak the meaning of their words in metaphor," said the librarian. "And our translation is in any case imperfect.

"As far as we can make it out, a banknote is their form of money, made of paper. Naturally, you would put it in bottles so it didn't get wet. Here in Rell, we would put coins in chests. We could hide them away in dark dungeons, and encourage adventurers to seek them out."

"How would this be different to giving money to the Arsenal?" Queen Borealis asked.

"Your majesty, I believe the sage would argue that adventurers would spend all or almost all every additional gold piece they found, thus making it go around further. And they would spend it immediately. It takes a lot of planning to build a ship. It only takes a minute to decide what ten foot pole to buy," the librarian said.

"He's right, you know," said the High Admiral. "Adventurers and sailors. Spend everything they own."

"What happened to this sage in his own world?" asked the Queen.

"His plan was hailed by some as a work of genius, and his king made him a noble."

"Then if you make this work, I will make you a noble too."

And that is how the Queendom of Rell was restored to prosperity through an adventurer led recovery. ___

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2015-08-27 05:51:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Via +Deborah Teramis Christian.

Cool stuff (in tiny print)___Via +Deborah Teramis Christian.

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2015-08-27 05:20:30 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Aber als "rassistische Arschlöcher" dürfen wir sie schon noch bezeichnen, oder?

Aber als "rassistische Arschlöcher" dürfen wir sie schon noch bezeichnen, oder?___

2015-08-27 04:00:25 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I am using krita with a Wacom Cintiq Companion (Android version), connected to a Windows 8 64bit laptop.

Yesterday, I decided to upgrade from krita 2.8.3 to 2.9.6 (current version). When I connect the Companion - or when krita starts with the Companion connected to the laptop - first a window pops up which explains that krita couldn't detect the screen size of the connected tablet, allowing me to choose between two sizes or enter my own values. This hasn't happened with the older version of krita.

However, my main problem is this: The new version of krita no longer detects the pressure sensitivity of the Companion. This is definitely an issue with krita - GIMP, running at the same time, detects the pen pressure just fine.

Does anyone have any idea how to solve this?

I am using krita with a Wacom Cintiq Companion (Android version), connected to a Windows 8 64bit laptop.

Yesterday, I decided to upgrade from krita 2.8.3 to 2.9.6 (current version). When I connect the Companion - or when krita starts with the Companion connected to the laptop - first a window pops up which explains that krita couldn't detect the screen size of the connected tablet, allowing me to choose between two sizes or enter my own values. This hasn't happened with the older version of krita.

However, my main problem is this: The new version of krita no longer detects the pressure sensitivity of the Companion. This is definitely an issue with krita - GIMP, running at the same time, detects the pen pressure just fine.

Does anyone have any idea how to solve this?___

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2015-08-27 03:31:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Da bin ich letztes Jahr mit dem Fahrrad durchgefahren. Schaurig...

Da bin ich letztes Jahr mit dem Fahrrad durchgefahren. Schaurig...___

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2015-08-26 17:30:31 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

For +Sarai Pahla.

Via +Joel Arellano.

For +Sarai Pahla.

Via +Joel Arellano.___

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2015-08-26 17:23:34 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I guess the English lost any chance of a "Standard English" when they lost control of their North American colonies...

+Jürgen Hubert​ you've talked a lot about bizarre things in the English speaking world. Here's something I find quite strange about Germany (and yes, I know plenty of other countries do this too). ___I guess the English lost any chance of a "Standard English" when they lost control of their North American colonies...

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2015-08-26 16:07:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Where do all these ancient tunnels go? What do they hide?

Worldbuilding Wednesday - Zarach Qanat, Asikli Hoyuk, & Siberian Petroglyphs
Over on blog.persiaport.com, they herald "3-millenia old Zarach qanat to get World Heritage status" here . Also, on popular-archaeology.com, they share that "Archaeologists uncover human settlement dated to the dawn of civilization" here . Finally, on siber...___Where do all these ancient tunnels go? What do they hide?

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2015-08-26 15:55:13 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Von +Ralph H. 

Drüben bei https://www.facebook.com/PiratenparteiDeutschland geklaut ;-)___Von +Ralph H. 

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2015-08-26 07:06:34 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Gunnerkrigg Court:

Much becomes clear.

Gunnerkrigg Court:

Much becomes clear.___

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2015-08-25 18:34:48 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

So... what would happen if cases of spontaneous multiplication like this were to become common?

(Via +Paul Drussel.)


Suddenly exploding humans___So... what would happen if cases of spontaneous multiplication like this were to become common?

(Via +Paul Drussel.)

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2015-08-25 18:13:46 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Der Regierung fällt auf einmal auf, daß rechtsextremer Terror ein Problem sein könnte.

Der Regierung fällt auf einmal auf, daß rechtsextremer Terror ein Problem sein könnte.___

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2015-08-25 14:25:39 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

#NotTheOnion  

(Via +Janaya Roberson.)

#NotTheOnion  

(Via +Janaya Roberson.)___

2015-08-25 10:15:16 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What do you consider to be the current "must have" brush packs for Krita?

What do you consider to be the current "must have" brush packs for Krita?___

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2015-08-25 07:48:29 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Auch das sollte man nicht ignorieren - rassistische Arschlöcher sind keinesfalls auf den Osten beschränkt.

(Via +Ralph H.)

Was in den Nachrichten anscheinend untergegangen ist: Auf die #Mevlana-Moschee in #Delmenhorst ist offenbar erneut ein Brandanschlag verübt worden. Unbekannte Täter haben bereits am frühen Sonntagmorgen Müllcontainer an der #Moschee sowie an einem türkischen Lebensmittelmarkt angezündet. Verletzt wurde niemand.

#Islam #Islamfeindlichkeit #Rassismus #Niedersachsen___Auch das sollte man nicht ignorieren - rassistische Arschlöcher sind keinesfalls auf den Osten beschränkt.

(Via +Ralph H.)

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2015-08-25 07:36:41 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Via +Ingo Heinscher.

___Via +Ingo Heinscher.

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2015-08-25 07:06:04 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

So apparently I missed the bomb with 150 kg of explosives that was discovered in the downtown area of Kassel yesterday.

So apparently I missed the bomb with 150 kg of explosives that was discovered in the downtown area of Kassel yesterday.___

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2015-08-25 05:51:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Und schon wieder geht ein Flüchtlingsheim in Flammen auf.

#ThanksPEDIGA  

Und schon wieder geht ein Flüchtlingsheim in Flammen auf.

#ThanksPEDIGA  ___

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2015-08-25 05:17:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Thus, these spiders drink human blood by proxy.

Allegedly their bites are not strong enough to penetrate human skin. But surely it can only be a matter of time until they mutate and develop bites that are strong enough, and then they can go directly for the source...

Thus, these spiders drink human blood by proxy.

Allegedly their bites are not strong enough to penetrate human skin. But surely it can only be a matter of time until they mutate and develop bites that are strong enough, and then they can go directly for the source...___

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2015-08-24 15:51:51 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

#WordsFailMe  

#WordsFailMe  ___

2015-08-24 08:12:05 (33 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Okay, let me try to summarize my understanding of the current Euro crisis:

1. When the Euro was proposed, the German government knew that they could only sell it to their voters if it was (a) constructed as a "hard" currency like the German Mark, with low inflation a primary goal of the European Central Bank, and (b) not a transfer union where more powerful economies would be obligated to subsidize weaker members (beyond the usual redistribution subsidies of the EU, but these are separate from the Eurozone).
2. Almost no EU countries (including Germany) actually met the criteria for entering the Euro when it was established, so everyone cheated. Some, like Greece, cheated a lot. Concerns that both the construction of the Euro and the vastly divergent economies of its member states would lead to long-term problems were ignored in a burst of pan-European optimism.
3. Immediately... more »

Okay, let me try to summarize my understanding of the current Euro crisis:

1. When the Euro was proposed, the German government knew that they could only sell it to their voters if it was (a) constructed as a "hard" currency like the German Mark, with low inflation a primary goal of the European Central Bank, and (b) not a transfer union where more powerful economies would be obligated to subsidize weaker members (beyond the usual redistribution subsidies of the EU, but these are separate from the Eurozone).
2. Almost no EU countries (including Germany) actually met the criteria for entering the Euro when it was established, so everyone cheated. Some, like Greece, cheated a lot. Concerns that both the construction of the Euro and the vastly divergent economies of its member states would lead to long-term problems were ignored in a burst of pan-European optimism.
3. Immediately after the Euro got started, large banks started ignoring the "no transfer union" part, figuring that if a serious crisis hit the richer countries would bail out the poorer ones. They started handing out relatively cheap but unsustainable loans like candy, financing all sorts of dodgy real estate schemes and other projects which boosted GDP on paper and improved income in the poorer Eurozone nations, but which did little to improve the fundamentals of these economies.
4. So when the fiscal crisis hit, many of the banks had already divested their bad loans into spin-off banks which were unsustainable and required immediate government bailouts in order to prevent a collapse of the European fiscal system. European governments sprang in and provided loan guarantees, with various levels of government oversights over the bailed-out banks (the German government is still running Hypo Real Estate, for instance - while from what I remember the Spanish government didn't even force a change in management in the banks they bailed out).
5. Several Eurozone countries suddenly discovered that they were sitting on truly unsustainable levels of debts because of these bailouts, which means that someone would now have to provide loan guarantees to them in order to prevent their collapse.
6. The wealthier Eurzone nations - including but far from limited to Germany - were reluctant to provide such guarantees, since (a) it was unclear whether that money would actually be returned one day (in fact, the outlook was rather bleak), and (b) their tabloids were busy agitating their voters with racist caricatures of "lazy southerners". Thus, they settled on demanding "austerity" from these countries in exchange for the guarantees, which predictably did absolutely nothing in helping these countries recover, but it did have the advantage (from their perspective) in kicking the can down the road so that future legislative periods would have to deal with the political fallout instead of them.
7. Then Syriza gets elected in Greece, and they try to get better conditions from the other Eurozone countries. However, once it becomes clear that they are willing to accept any pain rather than leave the Euro, the other Euro countries realize that they are bluffing with an empty hand and doubling down on their demands. Schäuble, who wanted Greece out of the Euro from the start of the crisis, remains one of the strongest proponents of "austerity" as a way of punishing Greece for wanting to remain in the Eurozone, while Merkel once again breaks an uppity man who thought he could score a victory on her.


Did I miss anything?___

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2015-08-23 19:35:15 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Because it doesn't always have to be cat GIFs.

(Via +Lee Van Horn.)

___Because it doesn't always have to be cat GIFs.

(Via +Lee Van Horn.)

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2015-08-23 11:40:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Innenminister Thomas de Maizière kündigte an, dass die rechten Gewalttäter die "gesamte Härte des Rechtsstaates" zu spüren bekommen. "Wir haben eine gewaltige Welle von Hilfsbereitschaft, aber zugleich einen Anstieg von Hass, Beleidigungen und Gewalt gegen Asylbewerber. Das ist für unser Land unwürdig und unanständig", sagte er der Bild am Sonntag.


...diese Aussage wäre etwas glaubwürdiger, wenn er etwas weniger gegen "Asylmißbrauch" wettern würde.

Innenminister Thomas de Maizière kündigte an, dass die rechten Gewalttäter die "gesamte Härte des Rechtsstaates" zu spüren bekommen. "Wir haben eine gewaltige Welle von Hilfsbereitschaft, aber zugleich einen Anstieg von Hass, Beleidigungen und Gewalt gegen Asylbewerber. Das ist für unser Land unwürdig und unanständig", sagte er der Bild am Sonntag.


...diese Aussage wäre etwas glaubwürdiger, wenn er etwas weniger gegen "Asylmißbrauch" wettern würde.___

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2015-08-23 06:59:13 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

More from #MyFavoriteSoapOpera !

More from #MyFavoriteSoapOpera !___

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2015-08-22 18:04:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is probably of interest to this Community as well.

Worldbuilding based on Pathfinder classes, that is. An experiment in trying to fit character classes and worldbuilding together, with random tables.___This is probably of interest to this Community as well.

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2015-08-22 17:20:38 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Worldbuilding based on Pathfinder classes, that is. An experiment in trying to fit character classes and worldbuilding together, with random tables.

Worldbuilding based on Pathfinder classes, that is. An experiment in trying to fit character classes and worldbuilding together, with random tables.___

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2015-08-22 15:24:43 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

To get lost from time to time is essential for finding interesting new places. This was the case today, as I found a British WWI cemetery.

But let me start from the beginning. Since my time in Kassel is likely nearing its end, I am currently busy exploring the surrounding areas on my bicycle as long as I can. Today I went to Söhrewald, a former mining town to the southeast of Kassel, because most of the bicycle path was built on a former railway track. The track itself has been removed of course, but the resulting path made for a very slow but steady ascent, allowing me to climb 200 meters without raising much of a sweat (the next 150 meters, on the other hand, were rather more exhausting).

On the way back I wanted to go to a public swimming pool in the southern parts of Kassel (my favorite one, which is much closer to my apartment, is currently closed). Since I didn't know... more »

To get lost from time to time is essential for finding interesting new places. This was the case today, as I found a British WWI cemetery.

But let me start from the beginning. Since my time in Kassel is likely nearing its end, I am currently busy exploring the surrounding areas on my bicycle as long as I can. Today I went to Söhrewald, a former mining town to the southeast of Kassel, because most of the bicycle path was built on a former railway track. The track itself has been removed of course, but the resulting path made for a very slow but steady ascent, allowing me to climb 200 meters without raising much of a sweat (the next 150 meters, on the other hand, were rather more exhausting).

On the way back I wanted to go to a public swimming pool in the southern parts of Kassel (my favorite one, which is much closer to my apartment, is currently closed). Since I didn't know the area, I relied on Google Maps for navigation - which directed me to overgrown footpaths more suitable for mountain bikes than trekking bicycles, but on the other hand I suddenly stumbled across this cemetery whose existence I had not been aware of.

Apparently, a few years after WWI ended it was decided to transfer all soldiers of the British Empire who died on German soil into four central cemeteries, which are maintained by the UK to this day. And this one - Niederzwehren Cemetery - is one of them. 1783 servicemen are buried there.

More details - including a complete list of the people buried there - can be found here:

http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/91502/NIEDERZWEHREN%20CEMETERY,%20KASSEL

So... if anyone among my readers has a relative interred there, tell me and I can take a picture of the grave the next time I visit the area.___

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2015-08-21 10:32:04 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

More details on that particular GenCon fiasco.

When things go pear shaped, there is gigantic power in documenting the hell out of it. ___More details on that particular GenCon fiasco.

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2015-08-21 04:30:35 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

I like what I see. I like what I see a lot.

I like what I see. I like what I see a lot.___

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2015-08-20 15:57:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Eine Runde Mitleid...

wie lange haben die immer wieder gesagt, dass elektroautos niemals eine zukunft haben werden und dabei die fördergelder abgegriffen? 20 jahre?

und jetzt gaaaaanz plötzlich machen elektroautos die automobilindustrie kaput. einfach so, ohne vorher zu fragen ob sie das dürfen. egal, schieben wir bmw, mercedes, vw und so weiter einfach ein wenig geld hintenrein,___Eine Runde Mitleid...

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2015-08-20 15:43:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

More map coloring practice with krita. The original Inkscape-drawn map can be found here:

http://urbis.wikidot.com/city-of-nimdenthal

I also did the hachures (lines representing elevations) originally with Inkscape, but I think I will use krita for those in the future, since krita has more suitable brushes for that.

More map coloring practice with krita. The original Inkscape-drawn map can be found here:

http://urbis.wikidot.com/city-of-nimdenthal

I also did the hachures (lines representing elevations) originally with Inkscape, but I think I will use krita for those in the future, since krita has more suitable brushes for that.___

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2015-08-20 09:39:46 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Interesting indeed.

(Via +Sarai Pahla.)

Made for interesting reading. ___Interesting indeed.

(Via +Sarai Pahla.)

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2015-08-20 09:00:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Creature inspiration.

___Creature inspiration.

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2015-08-20 08:49:46 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Apart form useful for general research, this might also work well for Alternate History games.


(Via +T to the E to the O)

Apart form useful for general research, this might also work well for Alternate History games.


(Via +T to the E to the O)___

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2015-08-20 08:14:52 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Okay, let me get that straight:

- GenCon managed to set up a panel about "Writing Women Friendly Comics" which had no women on the panel.
- After complaints, they get some women on the panel. However, the moderator is still a man, and during the panel discussion he proceeds to insult and mock female members of both the panel and the audience, interrupting them constantly when they were trying to say something.

Read the whole thing for yourself - my summary cannot do it justice. #WTF , #GenCon ?

(Via +Whitney Beltrán)

Okay, let me get that straight:

- GenCon managed to set up a panel about "Writing Women Friendly Comics" which had no women on the panel.
- After complaints, they get some women on the panel. However, the moderator is still a man, and during the panel discussion he proceeds to insult and mock female members of both the panel and the audience, interrupting them constantly when they were trying to say something.

Read the whole thing for yourself - my summary cannot do it justice. #WTF , #GenCon ?

(Via +Whitney Beltrán)___

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2015-08-20 05:36:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Die Erkenntnis, daß es rassistische Arschlöcher nicht nur bei uns gibt, beruhigt mich nicht.

Die Erkenntnis, daß es rassistische Arschlöcher nicht nur bei uns gibt, beruhigt mich nicht.___

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2015-08-19 19:29:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Another campaign framework for Eberron - this one is intended to support Call of Cthulhu-esque investigations.

Another campaign framework for Eberron - this one is intended to support Call of Cthulhu-esque investigations.___

2015-08-19 14:45:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Backstory time: I started working on Urbis, my fantasy setting, back in 2002 during the Wizards of the Coast Setting Search. However, looking back, I see quite a few things that could be improved.

The setting is quite heavily inspired by the Age of Industrialization of the late 19th century. And one issue I didn't want to do away entirely was the sexism of the area, although I made this largely a human issue (the nonhuman races generally have far less restricted gender roles). But looking back now, I think I should weaken even human sexism further, with suffragist movements making great strides and women winning the right to vote in more and more regions.

But yesterday, I came across this essay about "Gender in Tamrielic Faith".

https://www.reddit.com/r/teslore/comments/233vdg/gender_in_tamrielic_faith_part_1_ayem_the_mortal/

Then I decided to... more »

Backstory time: I started working on Urbis, my fantasy setting, back in 2002 during the Wizards of the Coast Setting Search. However, looking back, I see quite a few things that could be improved.

The setting is quite heavily inspired by the Age of Industrialization of the late 19th century. And one issue I didn't want to do away entirely was the sexism of the area, although I made this largely a human issue (the nonhuman races generally have far less restricted gender roles). But looking back now, I think I should weaken even human sexism further, with suffragist movements making great strides and women winning the right to vote in more and more regions.

But yesterday, I came across this essay about "Gender in Tamrielic Faith".

https://www.reddit.com/r/teslore/comments/233vdg/gender_in_tamrielic_faith_part_1_ayem_the_mortal/

Then I decided to see how the major religions of Urbis were doing and after looking over the deities I came to the following result:

Male deities: 16
Female deities: 4
Genderless deities: 2


Whoops.

I didn't think about this issue at all when I wrote up the deities back then - but that, of course, is part of the problem.

But before I start rewriting existing religions in this world or add new female deities, I think I had better do some research. I don't want to ignore gender issues by making every deity neutral - I want to include gender issues but make them interesting, fun, and playable.

Therefore I am looking for good feminist examinations of mythology - any mythology (including possibly fictional ones, like the Elder Scrolls series). What articles, books and so forth can you suggest?___

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2015-08-19 12:46:31 (13 comments, 13 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Okay, this is brilliant.

Poster sagaston over at RPGNet took a weather map of a storm system and transformed it into a fantasy world map:

http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?763842-Create-A-Setting-Storms-Make-Cool-Fantasy-World-Maps

The only thing I would do differently is use the rain intensity as elevation levels.

Okay, this is brilliant.

Poster sagaston over at RPGNet took a weather map of a storm system and transformed it into a fantasy world map:

http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?763842-Create-A-Setting-Storms-Make-Cool-Fantasy-World-Maps

The only thing I would do differently is use the rain intensity as elevation levels.___

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