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hairylarry
Gamer+ News June 22, 2020

Tonight, at 9:00 PM Central, on Inspired Unreality we will be talking to Vivian Heyl about family games, how to play DnD with kids, expecially your kids. Please join us in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Inspired Unreality is an open game chat. Everyone is welcome.

Last week at the Related To Geeks Book Club Megan and I talked about "Circe" by Madeline Miller. We both liked "Circe" and we're going to read Miller's earlier book "Song Of Achilles", another fantasy novel based on Greek mythology.

Then we decided on the books for the next three months.

July 20 - Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson
August 17 - Armada - Ernest Cline
September 21 - Gilgamesh

The Brandon Sanderson book is licensed Creative Commons. Sanderson discusses what this means here.

https://www.brandonsanderson.com/warbreaker-rights-explanation/

"Warbreaker" is available for free download on unglue.it. Mobi, epub, and pdf formats are available.

https://unglue.it/work/7775/

I've done a lot of work on the Related To Geeks website, integrating it into Gamer+ and reposting photos and links to Gamer+.

Here's the photos.

https://gamerplus.org/photo/userphotos/relatedtogeeks

Here's the links.

https://gamerplus.org/links

And here's the website.

https://relatedtogeeks.com/

I also posted a Related To Geeks Podcast about House Rules.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2282

Join us tonight on Inspired Unreality. It's going to be a good discussion.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com







hairylarry
Gamer+ News June 1, 2020

Tonight on Inspired Unreality it's the Related To Geeks Podcast. We will be discussing "Podcasts and Vlogs - producing audio and video for the internet", in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on discord. Inspired Unreality is open game chat. Everyone is invited to participate.

In two weeks we will host the Related To Geeks Book Club. Our book for June is "Circe" by Madeline Miller. Because it takes most of us more than a day to read a novel I try to make announcements in advance. For more about the Related To Geeks Book Club and to make suggestions for our upcoming reads here's the link to the group.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

I enjoyed the Circle Of Worldbuilders Masterclass. I didn't have time to
tune in on Sunday but they will be posting the whole class and the notes for people to view/read on their own time.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2221

More pictures in Tabletop Inspiration. Have you ever played The Battle For Wesnoth fantasy adventure video game? Well not only is it a great game but there's a lot of fantasy art made available under Creative Commons or GPL licenses. Enjoy!

https://gamerplus.org/groups/35

Please forward this newletter to your game playing friends. Stay in touch and stay creative.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com


hairylarry
Gamer+ News May 18, 2020

I finished "Neuromancer" by William Gibson this morning just in time for the Related To Geeks Book Club tonight. We will be meeting in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern at 9:00 PM Central. This is an open chat, if you like Gibson or cyberpunk as a genre you are welcome to join us.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

I posted our first episode about "The Tower Of The Elephant" by Robert E. Howard on Anchor.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2192

ZDL started a group called Tabletop Inspiration. She says "This is a group for sharing pictures that can inspire ideas for places and characters in tabletop role-playing games."

https://gamerplus.org/groups/35

Megan started a new Youtube series called Indie Five where she does quick reviews of indie video games.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2191

As always let me know what you've been doing. Stay in touch and stay well.

Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Gamer+ News May 11, 2020

Tonight at 9:00 PM Central is open game chat on Inspired Unreality. Everyone is welcome to participate. All gaming is on topic. Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Our initial topic for tonight is Wizards Creating Spells, how does a DM deal with a creative wizard?

Next Monday the Related To Geeks Book Club will discuss "Neuromancer" by William Gibson. This cyberpunk classic is available on the internet library at archive.org. There's still time to read it before the book club discussion.

https://archive.org/details/NeuromancerWilliamGibson/page/n11/mode/2up

Also available on the Internet Archive is the rules for the game "Neuromancer".

https://archive.org/details/manual_Neuromancer/page/n15/mode/2up

Fun!

Yesterday was Mothers Day and my granddaughter's birthday so the Related To Geeks crew spent the day in virtual visits and sharing special videos while we all stayed home. It was great. Not as good as it should have been but still, great.

Our favorite blogger and podcaster, FollowMeAndDie, has been doing everything he can to stay healthy during the pandemic only to discover that he has cancer. He discussed revising his plans on his podcast and blog. Please check in with him. All prayers that he will be fine. Best to you, brother.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2187

If you are reading this in your email the newsletter is also posted in a Gamer+ blog post. Please share this link to pass it on.


https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/192


Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Gamer+ News April 20, 2020

The Related To Geeks Book Club meets tonight on Inspired Unreality. We will be talking about  "The Darklord of Derkholm" by Diana Wynne Jones. Inspired Unreality is held every Monday at 9:00 PM Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Interested? Drop by. Also, join the Group.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

JesseQ is organizing "The Bespin Diamond Heist". In this game you are rescuing Hans Solo from Jabba The Hut.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2169

FollowMeAndDie has a podcast and a blog post about his Return To Gaming on Roll20.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2172

On Easter Sunday the Related To Geeks family had a game day on Megan's Discord, Megantopia. We did some crafts and played drawing games and word games on Jackbox. This was my first experience playing on Jackbox and Discord. As soon as I realized the game played on both screens at the same time everything was copacetic. I mean, I still lost every game but I wasn't completely confused while losing every game.

Have you been picking up your online game play during the lockdown? What are your favorite online gaming platforms? Post your game plans on Gamer+ and I will include them in this newsletter.

Thanks and stay in touch,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
hairylarry
Gamer+ News March 16, 2020

Tonight the Related To Geeks Book Club will be discussing "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman. Starting at 9:00 PM Central we will be in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

Join the group here and help us pick our next three books.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

Last Monday on Inspired Unreality Vivian spoke (through a microphone) and we discussed memories of Kendrick.

And there has been a lot of game development going on at Gamer+.

FollowMeAndDie says "My series Roll20 For The Absolute Beginner is linked on the getting started page for Virtual Gary Con!"

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2108

DragonMac says "I'm proud to announce that my rpg game system Adventure Maximum is now on sale at DriveThruRPG."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2107

Here's a discussion about DIY card decks.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2104

Stay in touch,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
hairylarry
Gamer+ News February 24, 2020

Inspired Unreality Open Game Chat starts tonight at 9:00 PM Central. Our initial topic is Pets and Familiars. Anyone can start a new discussion. All gaming is on topic.

Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you've never joined Tenkar's Tavern I have an invitation for you on Gamer+.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Last week Megan and I discussed "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow at the Related To Geeks Book Club. We are picking our reads for the next quarter now. Your suggestions are welcome. Here's the Gamer+ group where we discuss what we are going to read.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

FollowMeAndDie posted several links. I'm going with his YouTube announcement. "I just passed 45,000 total views on YouTube and one video is over 20,000 views!"

https://youtu.be/Jbayc1GToow
 
And here's his page so you can catch up on his blog posts and podcasts too.
 
https://gamerplus.org/user/FollowMeAndDie
 
I found The complete pets D&D thread by Dungeon Master Ewington.
 
DM ‘You open the chest and find treasure inside.’

Cat: ‘I empty the chest of everything.’

DM: ‘You take out all the treasure.’

Cat: ‘I get in.’

DM: ‘What?’

Cat: ‘I get in the chest and close the lid.’

DM:. ‘Okaaay’.

Cat: ‘-and wait for a sneak attack.’

DM: (sighs)...

More here.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2073

Enjoy!

Open Game Chat Tonight on Inspired Unreality. You're the guest and the host. Everyone is welcome.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Gamer+ News February 17, 2020

"Little Brother" was written by Cory Doctorow. We're just going to talk about it. At the Related To Geeks Book Club, Monday, February 17, at 9:00 PM Central. You are welcome to join us in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

I use OBS, Open Broadcast Studio, to record podcasts. FollowMeAndDie is using OBS to stream RPGs. He's got a video and a blog about this linked here.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2064

Glen Hallstrom posted "Bad Session Takeaway" on anchor. He talks about new GMs, bad game sessions and how they can learn from them.


https://anchor.fm/radio-grognard/episodes/Bad-Session-Takeaway-easn7e


Thought Eater posted Sunday Zine Club #4 with guest, James Maliszewski.

https://frothsofdnd.blogspot.com/2020/02/sunday-zine-club-4-guest-james.html

Much more on Gamer+ especially in the View Last 60 Items Here feature in the footer.

https://gamerfeed.gamerplus.org/public.php?op=rss&id=-4&key=2c0wl25d431f049948f

What have you been doing? Let me know and I'll add it to Gamer+ News. Post on Gamer+, message me, or send me an email.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Gamer+ News January 27, 2020

Inspired Unreality tonight! Open game chat in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Inspired Unreality starts at 9:00 PM Central every Monday night. Tonight the opening topic is initiative. How do you like to run initiative? How do you like to play initiative? Anyone can change the topic. All gaming is on topic.

Last Monday was the first Related To Geeks Book Club on Inspired Unreality. We discussed "The Tower Of The Elephant", Conan, Barbarians in general, and Dungeons and Dragons. Next month on Monday, February 17 we will discuss "Little Brother" by Corey Doctorow. Click over for the full schedule and download links.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

FollowMeAndDie points out that "D&D was published towards the end of January, 1975 making this the 45th anniversary of D&D."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2035

RobboG released new artwork for his "Universe Unleashed" SF Game.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2033

FollowMeAndDie just released, Old West Campaign Setting Design Book.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2036

Feel free to forward Gamer+ News to a friend.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com






hairylarry
Gamer+ News December 23, 2019

It's not Christmas Eve but it's close. So for our Inspired Unreality open game chat tonight the initial topic will be games as gifts. Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar 's Tavern on Discord.

In a very special review ZDL covers 1PG/Hero Force and then she discusses RobboG's supplement, "Hero Force Giant Size Super Special" including Victory City. So we have a Gamer+ gamer reviewing a supplement written by a Gamer+ gamer.

Here's the review.

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/144

And here's a link to GSSS at Drive Thru RPG.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/50380/Hero-Force-Giant-Size-Super-Special

Starting January 20 we will be hosting the Related To Geeks Book Club. Our first book will be "The Tower Of The Elephant" by Robert E. Howard, one of the first Conan adventures.

Here's a link to our schedule for January, February, March, 2020.

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/145

So ... Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

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