• Design Inspiration on the Go

    by  • May 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Sometimes all you need is just a little inspiration. That can be especially true when it comes to decorating your home. You’ve seen the same walls, window treatments and furniture for long enough that it’s hard to imagine anything else. That’s where a service like DecorPad (www.decorpad.com) comes in handy. It is, in many...

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    Making up a Language for Fun and Profit

    by  • May 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Ever since I first read Tolkien, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of creating a language. Of course, J.R.R. created several languages as he built the foundation for Middle Earth. It gives the narrative a cohesive feel, as if his languages had developed and evolved over thousands of years, and you can sense the...

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    Calculate the True Value of Your Investment

    by  • May 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    It may not be something you really want to think about in depth. Especially if that depth is underwater. But, there is a quick and easy way online for you to learn just what kind of investment you’re home has turned out to be. The calculator, at CNNMoney, takes four factors into account. When...

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    Gardening Without a Garden

    by  • May 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Many people who love fresh herbs and vegetables find themselves jealously watching their neighbors working in their gardens every spring. That’s because not all of us have available or suitable ground for our own gardens. Factors including soil quality and too much shade can keep would-be gardeners out of business every year. Of course,...

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    Gondgûl: Screams in the Dark Session #1

    by  • April 29, 2013 • 1 Comment

    And so it begins. We’ve gathered at Gigabytes Cafe in Marietta for our monthly Atlanta Gamer’s Guild Dungeon World game.  I’ll try to recap as best I can, although my memory isn’t completely reliable and I hope the players who read this will offer corrections as comments. At the table, as I see them, from...

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    Gondgûl: Finishing the Map and Building the City

    by  • April 28, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Gondgûl

    Because I was in a rush, I needed to complete the map of Gondgûl quickly before taking it to an office supply store for printing. At this point, the only thing left is to add buildings and labels. I start with the dock warehouses, the gold colored buildings around the harbor. For these, I use...

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    Gondgûl: The Map for a Dungeon World Campaign

    by  • April 26, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Gondgul

    In the first part of this series, I talked about some of the thought that went into the design of my new Dungeon World campaign, which kicks off tomorrow. Today, I want to talk about creating a starting map, the base location for the adventures that begin tomorrow. For me, creating the map always...

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    Gondgûl: Creating a Dungeon World Campaign World

    by  • April 25, 2013 • 1 Comment

    I’m running a new Dungeon World campaign beginning Saturday, so I thought I’d offer some insights on how I’m approaching this game. I’ve run DW once and five Apocalypse World campaigns. I love the highly improvisation nature of the game. But, this time, I’m going into the beginning with more prep than I have...

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