Went camping this weekend, on Fire Island, which is a barrier dune island just south of Long Island, in the Atlantic.

Gorgeous. Windy. Hot in the sun and cold in the clouds. And mosquitoes big enough to pick up and carry away a small child.

It was wonderful.

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I've got a Kickstarter launching tomorrow with some friends. We're going to compile 9 different RPG scenarios for Trophy Dark and socks are gonna be rocked.

Grave robbing! Crawling through a desert looking for angelic gold! Riding an interstellar drag racer to your doom! Lich kings vying to extend their lives in a doomed ziggurat! Wow!

You can sign up to be reminded when we launch tomorrow:

marriage talk 

@compostablespork Congrats on the anniversary!

@maenad That is pretty dang classy. Do you have a spare velvet skirt for guests to swish around in while you serve beverages in those?

D&D home game pet detectives update 

@vicorva An overview would be awesome. Thanks!

D&D home game pet detectives update 

@vicorva This sounds really awesome. Any chance you'd write up the animal fighting ring stuff? My group would probably love it (and I'll fake my own version if you don't/can't).

Went to weapons practice tonight, and it was the first time with bokken in... Five months? And I didn't suck entirely? And managed to teach a few things to someone?

My head is spinning, I'm not used to feeling competent. Luckily I am sure it will pass soon. :)

Les Mis 

@wsteria I love it, but mostly for the music, and the cathartic crying as characters die (pausing only for a solo).

@platypus I am really happy with my local library. They are doing amazing work to keep getting books to people and staying safe, and I'm just so glad they are there.

My son just looked at a ten-year-ago photo of the family, turned to me, and said, "Wow, you looked like a circus ringmaster." Then he walked off.

That's my morning, how is yours?

Somehow hurt my back this weekend. Yesterday I thought it was just sorry and worked, until the evening when the pain was so bad I couldn't move.

So today I will take the day off and lie flat all day.

Stupid bodies.

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Some friends and I have a website up where one might purchase /actual physical copies/ of our RPG projects.

Candlelight: play a post-TPK party wandering as spirits, trying to maintain their humanity

Devil, Aim For Me: hunt a bank robber in a haunted Weird West setting and find your doom

So You've Been Tossed Down a Well: get back from out of that well


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So if you didn't back my kickstarter, you may not know that I've published my game Climbing the Witch's Tower.

If you want spookiness and dark fairytale and tarot... check it out maenad.itch.io/climbing-the-wi

My wife turns to me and asks, "Why are you crying?"

Apparently the answer "The Nine Inch Nails album The Fragile is so beautiful it makes me cry" is not an expected answer.

(Specifically, the first half of the album is the best, and double specifically the song The Great Below, but the song wouldn't be as good without the rest of the album to build up to it)

re: Family medical - 

@wsteria Absolutely the right choice.

Family medical - 

@wsteria Oof, that's hard to hear. I hope he's doing okay, and that you're taking care of yourself today.

This morning: biked to weapons practice (yay), practiced jyo forms for an hour (yay), got a ticket for riding my bike through a red light (argh).

Me being me, I am much more focused on the argh than the yays, so I am trying to remind myself to focus on the good parts.

The problem with an early-afternoon bike ride is that now I want a mid-afternoon nap.

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*slaps roof of Tennessee* this bad boy can fit so many Nashvilles in it

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